|Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 12:29 pm: || |
"PRODUCT PLUNDER OF THE WEEK: SPLENDA GOES TO COURT A federal court has rejected a request for summary judgment in a lawsuit launched by the Sugar Association against Splenda. The plaintiff alleges Splenda, a Johnson & Johnson company, is falsely advertising to consumers with its marketing slogan "Made from sugar so it tastes like sugar". Splenda is the synthetic compound sucralose, discovered in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation. The artificial sweetener is made by replacing hydroxyl groups in the sugar molecule with chlorine. There are no long-term studies of the side effects of Splenda in humans. The manufacturer's own short-term studies showed that sucralose caused shrunken thymus glands and enlarged livers and kidneys in rodents. But in this case, the FDA decided that because these studies weren't based on human test animals, they were not conclusive. As a result, Splenda is now one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in low calorie processed foods."
Learn more: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_9306.cfm
|Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 12:45 pm: || |
Thanks, very interesting - I'll pass this on to those who claim splenda is safe.
|Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008 - 5:11 am: || |
Soooooo - THAT'S why Spenda's formula resembles the old pesticide chlorine compounds that we all remember from years ago - the ones that don't degrade.....
Gee, they'll sell us anything. Absolutely anything they can - and if they mislead us properly - we'll buy it. My, things have gotten so much worse since I left the food industry.