Aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria

Flickr / Steven Snodgrass

Flickr / Steven Snodgrass

By: Michael Ravensthorpe,
Natural News.

In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled “World’s top sweetener is made with GM bacteria,” which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States – and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the earliest disclosures on aspartame in a mainstream newspaper, received little attention after its publication – possibly because its implications were underestimated at the time – and it has long been forgotten.

Since 1999, the world has become a little more attentive to Monsanto and aspartame, but ignorance still abounds about the latter’s genesis. While more and more people are starting to awaken to aspartame’s destructive effects on our health, do they know how it is actually made? Fortunately, a 1981 patent for aspartame production, once confined to the drawers of patent offices, is now available online for everyone to see – and it confirms everything that Monsanto was happy to tell us in 1999 before their meteoric growth necessitated greater prudence.

The production process

The patent, which is entitled Process for producing aspartame and is credited to Bahl, Rose, and White, summarizes the process as follows:

“The artificial sweetener aspartame, a dipeptide with the formula Asp-Phe-me, is produced using a cloned micrcorganism [sic]. A DNA which codes for a large stable peptide comprised of the repeating amino acid sequence (Asp-Phe)n is inserted into a cloning vehicle which in turn is introduced into a suitable host microorganism. The host microorganism is cultured and the large peptide containing the repeating Asp-Phe sequence is harvested therefrom. The free carboxyl group of the large peptide is benzylated and then hydrolysed to benzyl Asp-Phe dipeptides. This dipeptide is methylated and then debenzylated to form aspartame.”

This scientific jargon obfuscates (perhaps deliberately) a truly disturbing process:

1.) ‘Cloned microorganisms’ (which the patent later reveals to be genetically modified E. coli) are cultivated in tanks whose environments are tailored to help them thrive.

2.) The well-fed E. coli cultures defecate the proteins that contain the aspartic acid-phenylalanine amino acid segment needed to make aspartame.

3.) The proteins containing the Asp-Phe segments are ‘harvested’ (i.e. lab assistants collect the bacteria’s feces).

4.) The feces are then treated. This includes a process of methylation (adding an excess of the toxic alcohol, methanol, to the protected dipeptide).

While common sense dictates that this abomination doesn’t belong anywhere near our bodies, the patent’s authors made no secret about their belief that aspartame constitutes a safe and nutritious sweetener:

“Aspartame is not only sweeter than sucrose, but is preferable as a food to sucrose. While sucrose can provide the body with little more than energy, aspartame is composed of amino acids, the building blocks of body proteins, and like other proteins is broken down by the digestive enzymes in the stomach to its constituent amino acids thus providing nutritive value. […] For these reasons, aspartame holds significant promise in replacing sugar as a sweetener.”

So there we have it: An official document that not only reveals the shocking truth behind aspartame production, but also freely admits that it was intended for mass consumption as a sucrose substitute. Therefore, the next time someone claims that your reservations about this sweetener are unfounded, direct them to this patent – the truth behind aspartame is now in plain view.

Sources for this article include:

Trending on the Web

32 Responses to "Aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria"

  1. Leonie Gardiner  August 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I know of people who have become ill and the doctors do not know what is causing it, but they were drinking 3 or more sugar-free energy drinks (containing aspartame 951) a day.

  2. Sorgfelt  August 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I will not justify the use of aspartame, which I won’t allow my kids to consume, but, really, lots of things that we readily consume are the excrement of bacteria. Many of our vitamins are made that way, and so is alcohol, yogurt, tofu – basically anything that is fermented. Again, I will not defend aspartame, but this is just sensationalism.

  3. Sandrine  August 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I’m with Sorgfelt, exactly the same thought.

  4. scopesmd  August 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    While I appreciate the risks of aspartame and avoid the stuff myself, I am obliged to comment on the sensationalist spin your site puts on generally solid information. Bacteria do not “defecate” and there is no “feces” involved when dealing with bacteria. If you stick to the scientific basis in your information, you will be just as effective and will be taken more seriously by many. I often choose not to share your articles because of this sensationalism, which undermines your site’s credibility.

  5. Jeanne  August 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    This is easy, just drink water people.

  6. Joe  August 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Unfortunately 15% of people drinking chlorinated water will get urinary or colon cancer from the accumulated effects of drinking inefficiently mixed chlorine in our water system.Get a pool water tester and check for yourself.
    I used to be in the water filtration business and tested my water which came in stronger than a mix needed for a public pool.
    I know people will try to argue this point but the fact is our deteriorating ancient water systems require more and more poison ( see the symbol on a chlorine bottle = skull and crossbones ) to maintain a low bacteria count.
    I filter all my house water for 240$ / year. For you ladies , that chlorine is killing your hair color and perms.

  7. Bobby  August 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Synthetic Insulin for those with diabetes is manufactured from GMO E.coli as well. Not all GMO is bad! GMOs has helped countless people!

  8. Dave  August 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I should name you the new Minister of Misinformation.

  9. Sky  August 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Well, Honey is just ‘Bee Vomit’, so I guess it’s all in the marketing…but seriously, Aspartame is NOT good stuff (unlike honey) – google Donald Rumsfeld and aspartame, and see how he finagled this getting passed by the FDA after it had ALREADY been banned – and see it’s not ‘what you know’ – it’s ‘who you know’ -


Leave a Reply