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actinggal7 01-13-2006 09:45 AM

food science- aspartame is BAD! plz help
 
hi ive already been here alot and thanks to ppl that helped with topics...ive decided to do something on aspartame- you know the artificial sweetner (aka no calories)..ppl use it but its supposedly reallyu bad for you and it turns to methanol or whatever...the bad stuff and yea if heated to above 85 degress fareinheit..so like 86 it turns to that and two teaspoons is deadly or somethig and their have been so many cases like that but the food association still allows it..so some ppl just dont believe that its bad...but its in diet coke and in gum and so much stuff (also called nutrasweet and spoonfull or something)

buti dont know my research or problem quwestion..maybe if aspartame relaly is bad but i dotn know how to test it bc i dont want to harm anyone lol..but maybe on plants or insects..but they have completely diffferent bodies (duh) and i might not be alloud to har them

any ideas on a question?? about aspartame..like if its relaly bad>? plz help

dreamerofeternity 01-13-2006 07:59 PM

Do you know anyway you can measure aspartame or if the amount is given on the ingredients list? Perhaps you can measure the amounts of aspartame in different sweet foods. I think that it is hard to test whether or not aspartame is really harmful or not. I don't think the leaf or ant will do it. It's the buildup of aspartame inside the body, not because you've touched aspartame, that harms you. For the same reason, you can't pour aspartame solution on a leaf, observe the damage, and therefore conclude that aspartame is harmful. I actually wonder...if you can get pure aspartame, what if you water plants with aspartame, what would happen? (I don't expect the plant to die, but maybe stunt growth, or help growth, so if you want to try that, you need a control plant.)Or pour aspartame on plant leaves? Just some ideas. And on one more note--I'm don't know much about aspartame. (Maybe what I just wrote is absolutely impertinent.) If you could, could you give me some more info about it? Thank you, and good luck!

poohbear 01-17-2006 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by dreamerofeternity
Do you know anyway you can measure aspartame or if the amount is given on the ingredients list? Perhaps you can measure the amounts of aspartame in different sweet foods. I think that it is hard to test whether or not aspartame is really harmful or not. I don't think the leaf or ant will do it. It's the buildup of aspartame inside the body, not because you've touched aspartame, that harms you. For the same reason, you can't pour aspartame solution on a leaf, observe the damage, and therefore conclude that aspartame is harmful. I actually wonder...if you can get pure aspartame, what if you water plants with aspartame, what would happen? (I don't expect the plant to die, but maybe stunt growth, or help growth, so if you want to try that, you need a control plant.)Or pour aspartame on plant leaves? Just some ideas. And on one more note--I'm don't know much about aspartame. (Maybe what I just wrote is absolutely impertinent.) If you could, could you give me some more info about it? Thank you, and good luck!

wow...I learned something :) anyways yeah, it's also in Sweet n' low

BroadwayBaby 01-21-2006 08:53 AM

Well, aspartame is linked directly to many cancers. They say it is poisonous when it hits 98 degrees... OUR BODIES ARE 98.6 DEGREES!
And, Spelda is made out of sugar washed in Chlorine... which is bad for you!

dreamerofeternity 01-29-2006 09:01 AM

Sugar washed in chlorine?! It's really sad that all the food recently is sugar filled or fake-sugar filled. There are preservatives, artificial flavors, and all this junk that comes from these foods.

Anyways, how is it going with your experiment?

actinggal7 02-13-2006 05:01 PM

nope
 
no i had to change it bc i couldnt test it at home..plus i didnt know exactly what i was testing and i m doing the effect of water on popcorn kernels and popping but its so bad bc its below my level and theres no real explanatnion...plz help


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