Aspartame and Pregnancy

This article is a Monsanto favorite, because authors Anthony Zehetner and Mark McLean sum up websites expressing concerns for potential toxicity as sensationalist campaigns.Ironically, in their previous paragraph, they make the methanol issue deceptively simple with the “same amount in fruit” argument and, through selective reporting, fail to mention how methonal binds with pectin or to remind us that fruit juice typically has an offsetting amount of ethyl alcohol.Ultimately, Antony Zehetner and Mark McLean state: “Clinical studies have shown no evidence of toxic effects and no increase in plasma concentrations of methanol, formic acid, or phenylalanine with daily consumption of 50 mg/kg aspartame .”