Do you think dairy companies should be allowed to add aspartame to milk?

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  1. jenbeach21 profile image70
    jenbeach21posted 7 years ago

    Do you think dairy companies should be allowed to add aspartame to milk?

    Dairy companies are lobbying the FDA to allow aspartame in milk without labeling it as such to make it sweeter for kids hoping to encourage more dairy consumption. Do you think this a good or bad idea?

  2. greencha profile image72
    greenchaposted 7 years ago

    Definately NOT ,All labelling laws should be tightened.Oh yes they add sweetners to milk for kids,then they get tooth rot. So then the water companies happily add even more flouride in your drinking water to supposedly protect teeth from rotting. Well if this aint a potential viscious circle,I don't know what is. If your Government allow this then  its a disgrace. Get an online petition going.

  3. lemonkerdz profile image94
    lemonkerdzposted 7 years ago

    If god wanted us to have aspartame in milk he would have put it there in the 1st place. Will they do it by giving cows Gum or Fizzy pop which are the main that contain it.

  4. sclapaugh0323 profile image61
    sclapaugh0323posted 7 years ago

    Hasn't aspartame been linked to cancer?????? Do we need one more product out there that can up our cancer risk?? NO.  I already buy my son organic milk because I am horrified but what they can put in dairy.  That is outrageous and I hope that never passes.

    1. jenbeach21 profile image70
      jenbeach21posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I also buy organic or almond milk because of the things they do to cows!

  5. profile image0
    SilverGenesposted 7 years ago

    No, definitely not. Essentials for life like food and water should be available to everyone without tampering (hormones, pesticides, GMOs). I have enough problems finding water that hasn't been medicated with fluoride (and now there is talk of adding lithium to it to curb violence in society). Personally, I think all food and water should be left as nature intended and if it's anything else, it should be labelled. However, labeling it would discourage people from buying it so that should tell us something right there. This idea is disgraceful!

  6. JimTxMiller profile image71
    JimTxMillerposted 7 years ago

    Adding sweeteners of any kind to milk is not a good idea. If anything, we need to be removing sweeteners from commercially processed food and drinks.

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely NOT!!!

    This is not only deceptive, it is UNHEALTHY!  There is no need to artificially sweeten milk or other foods in order to entice kids to drink or eat.  This only leads to an enhanced taste for sweets, which in turn contributes to the obesity epidemic in this country.
    In any case, kids (or adults) do NOT "need" milk anyway, least of all cows milk.  We are the only species that drinks milk on a regular basis past infancy, and most certainly the ONLY species to raise purpose-bred herds of other species for the sole purpose of taking their milk....actually intended for their own young. 

    There are plenty of other sources of calcium to be had, including, but not limited to, oranges, almonds, baked beans and kale.  The trick to getting kids to like these vegetables, is to introduce veggies FIRST when they are infants.  That's what I did--when the pediatrician say "yellow fruits ok," I substituted a yellow vegetable..squash was the first.  Then came peas, green beans, etc., and I NEVER had a problem with my kids hating or refusing veggies as they grew up.

    With older kids, a household rule of, "You must at least TASTE a new food--no out-of-hand-based rejections based on sight or opinion allowed,"  should be in place...and in conjunction with that, you also must not force your kids to taste something you, yourself do not like or would not eat...

    So, in short, if your kids don't like milk--don't sweat it--it's not important.  Give them something else, like fortified soy milk or an orange and some almonds.  Drink more water--as we all should.

    1. jenbeach21 profile image70
      jenbeach21posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great information and I whole heartedly agre!

    2. gamal2013 profile image56
      gamal2013posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      gooooooooooooooooooood thank you

  8. gamal2013 profile image56
    gamal2013posted 7 years ago

    Yes this is an excellent product Thank you for this question
    thank you

  9. babyjamx3 profile image57
    babyjamx3posted 7 years ago

    I do not think this should be approved what so ever! Milk is a very important source of vitamins to us and especially our children.  Babies that is all they drink for the most part is their milk.  Aspartame is linked to cancers as well as the sweeteners.  I was told anything that is transformed into less calories less sugars anything that is not naturally how it is meant to be, Is not good.  There are so many diseases, cancers,  many wonder where it is all coming from.  There are so many bad health problems today with all ages because of the ingredients and additives that have no buisness being in our foods, drinks.  Speaking from a moms point of view all we want is for our children to eat healthy foods that are not being added with all these bad additives.  Good and healthy foods are like the fuel to our bodies, for our children and ourselves.  For the dairy company trying to add sweeteners and aspartame and hide it from us all!  What does this tell you about our world our government.  The intentions are beyond me they are sick, that money signs in their eyes are bigger than the side affects and the health problems that are ahead of us for ourselves and our children!  Everyone who does not agree sign the petition and try help and ban this idiotic idea that they are trying to push our fda to approve!

  10. WhatToCook profile image67
    WhatToCookposted 7 years ago

    No!! For one I have a allergy to aspartame that is bad. The next reason is our food is already getting to sweet as it is. a lot of people can not stand fresh homemade food because it dose not taste the same way it dose in a jar or can because of all the sugar they add to it. Another reason is that some believe that aspartame is additive and souse weight gain, head aches, and other health issues.
    My kids drink milk and eat whole unmessed around foods all the time. they do not need to make it sweet for kids to eat it.

  11. celafoe profile image67
    celafoeposted 7 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY NOT IT IS A POISON.  Its bad enough they poison all the toothpaste


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