Thursday, 30 April 2015

Pepsi and aspartame

It's in the news that Pepsi in the US is removing aspartame from their diet cola. Those who are concerned about the dangers of artificial sweeteners may think that this is a clear sign that there is something wrong with aspartame. It isn't. A Pepsi representative has said:
While decades of studies show aspartame is safe, we recognize that consumer demand is evolving.
They are not changing because there is anything wrong with aspartame, but because the name has become tainted by the constant unscientific suggestion.

The irony is that Pepsi will replace aspartame with two other artificial sweeteners which will almost certainly have had less stringent testing that aspartame has.


  • Artificial sweeteners - page 9