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PepsiCo Swaps Artificial Sweetener in Diet Pepsi to Revive Slumping Sales

As consumers across the country are embracing healthier foods, PepsiCo announced that it’s removing aspartame, the controversial artificial sweetener in its popular Diet Pepsi soft drink. The company says it is switching to a sucralose-based sweetener, better known as Splenda, an artificial sweetener the company believes is less controversial than aspartame and could help declining sales rebound.

April 26th

Dairy Industry Wants to Put Aspartame in Milk

Dairy industry groups have asked the Food and Drug Administration to be able to put artificial sweeteners in milk, and not change the front labeling. The justification: The changes “would promote more healthful eating practices and reduce childhood obesity by providing for lower-calorie flavored milk products.” Ugh. According to Courthouse News Service, The International Dairy […]

March 1st

Kool Aid Marketing Aspartame to Moms and Kids

While watching TV the other day, I ran across a commercial for a new Kool Aid variety aimed at moms. The premise was basically that these Kool Aid Fun Fizz drops are fun for kids and healthier than soda, clocking in at just 5 calories per glass. A bright red, flavored drink that’s 5 calories? […]

July 12th

Are Artificial Sweeteners Making Us Fat?

Confession: In college, I was a complete Diet Coke head. There was always at least one case of the stuff in my refrigerator, and I usually kept an assortment of other diet sodas. I had no idea at the time that aspertame and other artificial sweeteners were so terrible for my body, and it was […]

December 21st

Can Diet Coke Kill You? Part 2

Due to the great popularity of “Can Diet Coke Kill You?” combined with a lot of controversy over it, I have decided to write this follow-up post. Most of the controversy over the last article was around the fact that the documentary I referenced cited data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) but that organization […]

November 15th

Can Diet Coke Kill You?

According to a UK documentary, “Sweet Misery,” the National Cancer Institute identified a significant and impressive increase in brain cancer starting in about 1984. Why did brain cancer shoot up? It looks like it is because of articial sweeteners such as those found in diet drinks and food!

September 28th