What?? Surely this can’t be true? Ah, but it is.
Two powerful dairy organizations, The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to allow aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to be added to milk and other dairy products without a label. Read more.
Regardless of whether you think aspartame is “safe” or not, being allowed to add a manufactured chemical to something so prevalent is pretty scary. If they allow this, where is the cut-off line? How many other chemicals can they add without letting us know they’re there? What about those of us who are sensitive to aspartame?? In my case, it can cause pretty severe migraines. And sometimes it’s hard enough to avoid, even with it clearly written on the labels. Now mind you, I’m not a hard core “pure food” fanatic. Just because I try to feed my family as many pure foods as possible does not mean that everyone else should be forced to. But I definitely think that food ingredients fall into the category that should include full disclosure.
What do you think? Does it surprise you that they’re even considering this? Am I being far to reactive?