Did you read the comments under the video when you watched it?
I am no no fan of Aspartame - I cannot have it in any form as it produces headaches in me.
However, I think before these types of things are put out there...you might want to delve a little further into it? gmoanswers.com/ask/aspartame-made-feces-gm
o-e-coli-bacteria message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=87735 skeptoid.com/blog/2013/11/15/aspartame-and
And I get it...it's quite the attention grabbing headline (shock value). But what is it really?
While bacteria may not produce "feces" in the general term, they do produce "wastes." "Anaerobic bacteria (either obligate or facultative) produce ATP without the assistance of Krebs Cycle or the oxidative electron transport system. Many will therefore get all their ATP from fermentation, meaning they produce lots of acidic waste products. We can therefore differentiate between aerobes and facultative bacteria based on detecting these acidic waste products." (bacterial physiology) Laymen usually associate wastes with "poop" or "feces."
If a carpenter does a job and ends up with a pile of unusable pieces of wood, that pile is called "waste". Do you think a layman would consider a pile of scrap wood to be feces or poop?
Aspartame is made from amino acids made by bacteria.
See here how it is done:
http://www.enotes.com/aspartame (broken link)
Since the goal is to make the amino acids, they are not "waste" at all.
E. coli is also used to make other protein products, including insulin.
Do you eat yogurt? You know, the ones that have "live cultures" in them to aid digestion? Sour cream, made by fermenting cream with certain bacteria? Sauerkraut, also produced by bacterial fermentation? Buttermilk?
To say that aspartame is made from e. coli "feces" is a deliberate attempt to create an adverse image that is unjustified."
So - at the end of the day, is using it right, or wrong? For me, wrong - but I just think this kind of "shock value headline screaming" really does not do much.
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