Aspartame


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On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin takes a look at the artificial sugar aspartame, how it became approved and what it might be doing to our health. Abby then talks to Michael Ratner, President Emeritus at the Center for Constitutional Rights, about the case of Jeremy Hammond, and internet activist who is facing life in prison over the Stratfor emails leak. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with historian, Webster Tarpley, about the looming fiscal cliff and the ongoing crisis in Syria.


Can ingesting so many sugar wannabes be a good thing? Remember that saccharin and aspartame were once touted as safe and calorie free before they were found to be totally toxic. Anne Marie Chaker reports for the Wall Street Journal:

At the Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring, Md., the self-serve coffee counter offers four types of milk and nearly every imaginable alternative to granulated sugar. There’s unrefined sugar, evaporated cane juice, agave nectar—and a no-calorie sugar substitute called Truvia.

The green packets are tucked behind the cash register; if you want it, you have to ask…