I was disgusted to learn that a popular artificial sweetener is produced by what I can only call ‘unsavory practices’. UPI reports:
Though this fact was reported as early as 1999, not much attention was paid at the time to aspartame and its maker Monsanto, which was allegedly adding GM aspartame to soft drinks in Britain.
The patent refers to “cloned microorganisms” later revealed to be genetically modified E. coli bacteria.
. . .
The bacteria waste is then treated … to produce aspartame.
There’s more at the link.
Yes, I know that aspartame has been certified to be safe by innumerable scientific studies, yadda, yadda, yadda . . . but I just don’t care. If a sweetener is made from the same kind of bacteria found in my feces, no matter how ‘genetically modified’ they may be, I won’t be buying or using it, or any products made with it. Yuck!