I sent an email to coke a cola asking about why they put ASTARTANE in there diet drinks and the replyed with...............
RE: Coke.com Other
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009 7:09 PM
Thank you for contacting The Coca-Cola Company, Unknown. We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns.
Please be assured that Coca-Cola brand soft drinks do not contain any harmful substances. Diet Coke and all Coca-Cola brand products are wholesome beverages manufactured in compliance with the federal law governing food safety and labeling, the laws of all the states, and the laws of over 200 countries throughout the world where they are sold.
Aspartame is a low-Calorie sweetener made primarily of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Amino acids, including the two amino acids in aspartame, are the building blocks for proteins and are found widely in nature in both plants and animals. The components of aspartame are found naturally in a number of foods. Milk (8 oz., 403 mg) and chicken (3 oz., 1,026 mg) contain more phenylalanine than a soft drink sweetened with aspartame (8 oz., ranges from approximately 10 to 85 mg). Aspartame is 180 to 200 times sweeter than sugar.
Prior to its approval, aspartame underwent one of the most thorough scientific reviews ever conducted. Regulatory bodies consider it one of the most widely tested ingredients in the food supply. The safety of aspartame has been affirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and leading independent health groups such as the American Medical Association.
If you would like to learn more about aspartame, we encourage you to contact the following organizations via the Internet:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
phone (888) INFO FDA [(800) 463-6332]
International Food Information Council
phone (202) 296-6540
phone (800) 323-5321
American Beverage Association
phone (202) 463-6732
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
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American Diabetes Association
phone (800) 342-2383
Grocery Manufacturers of America
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American Cancer Society
(800) ACS 2345
Lupus Foundation of America
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Sent: 3/17/2009 12:48:52 AM
Subject: Coke.com Other
(THIS IS THE FIRST EMAIL I SENT THEM LOL)
You put in your Diet coke etc Aspartame! why?
Do you not know this is bad for human comsumption?
please check links below:
Are you getting the picture yet?