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Toxic Artificial Sweetener ‘neotame’ May Be Lurking In Your Organic Food

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post Feb 12 2012, 02:07 PM
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Lots of link here to look over on Neotame

Neotame - Hidden Danger in Holiday Food Supply
http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/1210/n...food_supply.php

USDA Certified Organic’s Dirty Little Secret: Neotame
http://farmwars.info/?p=4897

FDA Doesn't Require Labels on Monsanto's Neotame
http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cf...;contentid=9551

Monsanto is the real food terror threat
http://ivn.us/news/2010/12/24/monsanto-rea...d-terror-threat

Monsanto's Neotame Molecule Allowed in USDA Certified Organic Foods
http://www.care2.com/news/member/914755234/2682143

Monsanto's Neotame will not be on ingredients lists
http://pennypincherpersonalfinance.blogspo...-not-be-on.html

Monsanto’s Neotame molecule allowed in USDA certified organic foods
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1309166/pg1


Toxic Artificial Sweetener ‘Neotame’ May Be Lurking in Your Organic Food
http://naturalsociety.com/toxic-artificial...ur-organic-food

Monsanto’s Neotame molecule allowed in USDA certified organic foods
Watch your sweeteners on your Christmas meal. Big food giant Monsanto is out to make you hooked on their

product that is not healthy at all
http://healthisahabit.wordpress.com/2010/1...usda-certified-

organic-foods-via-food-freedom

Chemtrails and Monsanto’s New Aluminum Resistance Gene – Coincidence?
http://farmwars.info/?p=2927

Monsanto’s Neotame molecule allowed in USDA certified organic foods
This page was removed, but here is what it had to say
QUOTE
By Mary Nash Stoddard
The Aspartame Consumer Safety Network


Everyone wants to indulge a sweet tooth at this festive time of year, without suffering the inevitable

consequences of weight gain. But, be aware of the hidden (not listed on ingredient labels) dangers of

Neotame sweetener in almost everything consumed by humans, and now even in feed for livestock raised for

human consumption.


In 1998, Monsanto applied for FDA approval for a monster molecule, “based on the aspartame formula” with

one critical addition: 3-dimethylbutyl [listed on EPA's most hazardous chemical list]. Neotame is touted

as being 13,000 times sweeter than sugar.


On July 5, 2002 – Monsanto’s Neotame molecule was approved by the US FDA over formally registered

objections of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and others. (Long term effects on humans are

unknown.) Read the full release on The Aspartame Consumer Safety Network.
The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for Neotame, and no one is

clear why this was allowed to happen. Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and without being included on

the list of ingredients, for:

1.USDA Certified Organic food items.
2.Certified Kosher products with the official letter k inside the circle on labels.
Ever ready to give the public what it craves – guilt-free, low calorie treats that taste as good as

sugar, is the multi billion dollar sweetener industry. The sugar industry pales by comparison, in the

profit generating arena. Fake sugars, in the form of Aspartame and now the Aspartame super clone,

Neotame, give ‘foodies’ and fitness fanatics false hope and the empty promise that all can ‘have our

cake and eat it, too.’ Not necessarily so.

The link
http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/12/2...usda-certified-

organic-foods


Tell Your Grocer here: We Want GMOs & Factory Farm Products Labeled!
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22309.cfm

Here's a post someone made
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Monsanto (thru the U.S gov) is clearly waging war in Europe to dominate the corn seed crop, (thanks

wikileaks!), unfortunately they are wining battles here in the U.S. as well.

I found this article very relevant, and very informative. It gives a description of the "new food order"

coming to our Whole Foods Store etc. It also discusses where we can find true non-gmo foods. Not

surprising,.. that shelf in our market is very small and getting smaller every year due to cross

pollination of Monsantos seed.

Makes me want to Buy local, Sell local, grow your own food!


"The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True

coexistence is a must." - Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011

In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating

the nation's 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America's organic consumers and producers are facing

betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic

Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it's time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these

companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such

as Monsanto's controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for

"coexistence" with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods

Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and "seed purity," gave the green light to USDA

bureaucrats to approve the "conditional deregulation" of Monsanto's genetically engineered, herbicide-

resistant alfalfa. Beyond the regulatory euphemism of "conditional deregulation," this means that WFM

and their colleagues are willing to go along with the massive planting of a chemical and energy-

intensive GE perennial crop, alfalfa; guaranteed to spread its mutant genes and seeds across the nation;

guaranteed to contaminate the alfalfa fed to organic animals; guaranteed to lead to massive poisoning of

farm workers and destruction of the essential soil food web by the toxic herbicide, Roundup; and

guaranteed to produce Roundup-resistant superweeds that will require even more deadly herbicides such as

2,4 D to be sprayed on millions of acres of alfalfa across the U.S.

In exchange for allowing Monsanto's premeditated pollution of the alfalfa gene pool, WFM wants

"compensation." In exchange for a new assault on farmworkers and rural communities (a recent large-scale

Swedish study found that spraying Roundup doubles farm workers' and rural residents' risk of getting

cancer), WFM expects the pro-biotech USDA to begin to regulate rather than cheerlead for Monsanto. In

payment for a new broad spectrum attack on the soil's crucial ability to provide nutrition for food

crops and to sequester dangerous greenhouse gases (recent studies show that Roundup devastates essential

soil microorganisms that provide plant nutrition and sequester climate-destabilizing greenhouse gases),

WFM wants the Biotech Bully of St. Louis to agree to pay "compensation" (i.e. hush money) to farmers

"for any losses related to the contamination of his crop."

In its email of Jan. 21, 2011 WFM calls for "public oversight by the USDA rather than reliance on the

biotechnology industry," even though WFM knows full well that federal regulations on Genetically

Modified Organisms (GMOs) do not require pre-market safety testing, nor labeling; and that even federal

judges have repeatedly ruled that so-called government "oversight" of Frankencrops such as Monsanto's

sugar beets and alfalfa is basically a farce. At the end of its email, WFM admits that its surrender to

Monsanto is permanent: "The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops

as well True coexistence is a must."

Why Is Organic Inc. Surrendering?

According to informed sources, the CEOs of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa

governor, now USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and in fact made financial contributions to Vilsack's

previous electoral campaigns. Vilsack was hailed as "Governor of the Year" in 2001 by the Biotechnology

Industry Organization, and traveled in a Monsanto corporate jet on the campaign trail. Perhaps even more

fundamental to Organic Inc.'s abject surrender is the fact that the organic elite has become more and

more isolated from the concerns and passions of organic consumers and locavores. The Organic Inc. CEOs

are tired of activist pressure, boycotts, and petitions. Several of them have told me this to my face.

They apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it's time to reach for the

consolation prize. The consolation prize they seek is a so-called "coexistence" between the biotech

Behemoth and the organic community that will lull the public to sleep and greenwash the unpleasant fact

that Monsanto's unlabeled and unregulated genetically engineered crops are now spreading their toxic

genes on 1/3 of U.S. (and 1/10 of global) crop land.

WFM and most of the largest organic companies have deliberately separated themselves from anti-GMO

efforts and cut off all funding to campaigns working to label or ban GMOs. The so-called Non-GMO

Project, funded by Whole Foods and giant wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) is basically a

greenwashing effort (although the 100% organic companies involved in this project seem to be operating

in good faith) to show that certified organic foods are basically free from GMOs (we already know this

since GMOs are banned in organic production), while failing to focus on so-called "natural" foods, which

constitute most of WFM and UNFI's sales and are routinely contaminated with GMOs.

From their "business as usual" perspective, successful lawsuits against GMOs filed by public interest

groups such as the Center for Food Safety; or noisy attacks on Monsanto by groups like the Organic

Consumers Association, create bad publicity, rattle their big customers such as Wal-Mart, Target,

Kroger, Costco, Supervalu, Publix and Safeway; and remind consumers that organic crops and foods such as

corn, soybeans, and canola are slowly but surely becoming contaminated by Monsanto's GMOs.

Whole Food's Dirty Little Secret: Most of the So-Called "Natural" Processed Foods and Animal Products

They Sell Are Contaminated with GMOs

The main reason, however, why Whole Foods is pleading for coexistence with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer,

Syngenta, BASF and the rest of the biotech bullies, is that they desperately want the controversy

surrounding genetically engineered foods and crops to go away. Why? Because they know, just as we do,

that 2/3 of WFM's $9 billion annual sales is derived from so-called "natural" processed foods and animal

products that are contaminated with GMOs. We and our allies have tested their so-called "natural"

products (no doubt WFM's lab has too) containing non-organic corn and soy, and guess what: they're all

contaminated with GMOs, in contrast to their certified organic products, which are basically free of

GMOs, or else contain barely detectable trace amounts.

Approximately 2/3 of the products sold by Whole Foods Market and their main distributor, United Natural

Foods (UNFI) are not certified organic, but rather are conventional (chemical-intensive and GMO-tainted)

foods and products disguised as "natural."

Unprecedented wholesale and retail control of the organic marketplace by UNFI and Whole Foods, employing

a business model of selling twice as much so-called "natural" food as certified organic food, coupled

with the takeover of many organic companies by multinational food corporations such as Dean Foods,

threatens the growth of the organic movement.

Covering Up GMO Contamination: Perpetrating "Natural" Fraud

Many well-meaning consumers are confused about the difference between conventional products marketed as

"natural," and those nutritionally/environmentally superior and climate-friendly products that are

"certified organic."

Retail stores like WFM and wholesale distributors like UNFI have failed to educate their customers about

the qualitative difference between natural and certified organic, conveniently glossing over the fact

that nearly all of the processed "natural" foods and products they sell contain GMOs, or else come from

a "natural" supply chain where animals are force-fed GMO grains in factory farms or Confined Animal

Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

A troubling trend in organics today is the calculated shift on the part of certain large formerly

organic brands from certified organic ingredients and products to so-called "natural" ingredients. With

the exception of the "grass-fed and grass-finished" meat sector, most "natural" meat, dairy, and eggs

are coming from animals reared on GMO grains and drugs, and confined, entirely, or for a good portion of

their lives, in CAFOs.

Whole Foods and UNFI are maximizing their profits by selling quasi-natural products at premium organic

prices. Organic consumers are increasingly left without certified organic choices while genuine organic

farmers and ranchers continue to lose market share to "natural" imposters. It's no wonder that less than

1% of American farmland is certified organic, while well-intentioned but misled consumers have boosted

organic and "natural" purchases to $80 billion annually-approximately 12% of all grocery store sales.

The Solution: Truth-in-Labeling Will Enable Consumers to Drive So-Called "Natural" GMO and CAFO-Tainted

Foods Off the Market

There can be no such thing as "coexistence" with a reckless industry that undermines public health,

destroys biodiversity, damages the environment, tortures and poisons animals, destabilizes the climate,

and economically devastates the world's 1.5 billion seed-saving small farmers. There is no such thing as

coexistence between GMOs and organics in the European Union. Why? Because in the EU there are almost no

GMO crops under cultivation, nor GM consumer food products on supermarket shelves. And why is this?

Because under EU law, all foods containing GMOs or GMO ingredients must be labeled. Consumers have the

freedom to choose or not to choose GMOs; while farmers, food processors, and retailers have (at least

legally) the right to lace foods with GMOs, as long as they are safety-tested and labeled. Of course the

EU food industry understands that consumers, for the most part, do not want to purchase or consume GE

foods. European farmers and food companies, even junk food purveyors like McDonald's and Wal-Mart,

understand quite well the concept expressed by a Monsanto executive when GMOs first came on the market:

"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it."

The biotech industry and Organic Inc. are supremely conscious of the fact that North American consumers,

like their European counterparts, are wary and suspicious of GMO foods. Even without a PhD, consumers

understand you don't want your food safety or environmental sustainability decisions to be made by out-

of-control chemical companies like Monsanto, Dow, or Dupont - the same people who brought you toxic

pesticides, Agent Orange, PCBs, and now global warming. Industry leaders are acutely aware of the fact

that every single industry or government poll over the last 16 years has shown that 85-95% of American

consumers want mandatory labels on GMO foods. Why? So that we can avoid buying them. GMO foods have

absolutely no benefits for consumers or the environment, only hazards. This is why Monsanto and their

friends in the Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations have prevented consumer GMO truth-in-labeling

laws from getting a public discussion in Congress.

Although Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Democrat, Ohio) recently introduced a bill in Congress calling for

mandatory labeling and safety testing for GMOs, don't hold your breath for Congress to take a stand for

truth-in-labeling and consumers' right to know what's in their food. Especially since the 2010 Supreme

Court decision in the so-called "Citizens United" case gave big corporations and billionaires the right

to spend unlimited amounts of money (and remain anonymous, as they do so) to buy media coverage and

elections, our chances of passing federal GMO labeling laws against the wishes of Monsanto and Food Inc.

are all but non-existent. Perfectly dramatizing the "Revolving Door" between Monsanto and the Federal

Government, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, formerly chief counsel for Monsanto, delivered one of

the decisive votes in the Citizens United case, in effect giving Monsanto and other biotech bullies the

right to buy the votes it needs in the U.S. Congress.

With big money controlling Congress and the media, we have little choice but to shift our focus and go

local. We've got to concentrate our forces where our leverage and power lie, in the marketplace, at the

retail level; pressuring retail food stores to voluntarily label their products; while on the

legislative front we must organize a broad coalition to pass mandatory GMO (and CAFO) labeling laws, at

the city, county, and state levels.

The Organic Consumers Association, joined by our consumer, farmer, environmental, and labor allies, has

just launched a nationwide Truth-in-Labeling campaign to stop Monsanto and the Biotech Bullies from

force-feeding unlabeled GMOs to animals and humans.

Utilizing scientific data, legal precedent, and consumer power the OCA and our local coalitions will

educate and mobilize at the grassroots level to pressure giant supermarket chains (Wal-Mart, Kroger,

Costco, Safeway, Supervalu, and Publix) and natural food retailers such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's

to voluntarily implement "truth-in-labeling" practices for GMOs and CAFO products; while simultaneously

organizing a critical mass to pass mandatory local and state truth-in-labeling ordinances - similar to

labeling laws already in effect for country of origin, irradiated food, allergens, and carcinogens. If

local and state government bodies refuse to take action, wherever possible we must attempt to gather

sufficient petition signatures and place these truth-in-labeling initiatives directly on the ballot in

2011 or 2012. If you're interesting in helping organize or coordinate a Millions Against Monsanto and

Factory Farms Truth-in-Labeling campaign in your local community, sign up here:

http://organicconsumers.org/oca-volunteer/

To pressure Whole Foods Market and the nation's largest supermarket chains to voluntarily adopt truth-

in-labeling practices sign here, and circulate this petition widely:

http://www.organicconsumers.org/arti...icle_22309.cfm

And please stay tuned to Organic Bytes for the latest developments in our campaigns.

Power to the People! Not the Corporations!

Ronnie Cummins
Organic Consumers Association


Aspartame rebranded - Monsanto's neotame is another poisonous sweetener
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?a...281474979032748

Why Was Monsanto's Neotame Allowed a USDA Certification?
http://saskfarmersmarket.com/0-18900-why-w...tification.html

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Neotame - Twice The Flavour Of Aspartame And All The Secrecy!

Thanks to thokling for posting this on his Blog after I posted this on ConCen

http://thokling.multiply.com/journal/item/...All_The_Secrecy

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=neotame
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