If you ever wondered how they make the artificial sweetner aspertame, wonder no more. The European patent for aspertame is now available online, and reveals the alternative to sugar is made from the excrement of genetically modified E. coli bacteria! Ewwww! Scientists breed the genetically modified version of the E. coli then use the proteins it defects to harvest a specific acid that’s needed to produce the artificial sweetner. Controversy continues to grow around Monsanto, who produces aspertame as well as other food additives. Recently Coca-Cola defended its use of aspertame in its products, saying studies support the safety of its beverages. Now that you know what’s in it, would you deem it safe?
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Avoid the lines thanks to new tech.
Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015
Infant death from hot cars thankfully may be a thing of the past.
Wednesday, July 22, 201507/22/2015
Pull out your best dessert recipe and test your luck.
Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015
You’ve seen it on the Simpsons, now you can try it.
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They are gaining in popularity.