Your Favorite Sugar Substitute Is Also A Pesticide!  

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
2665 posts
9/7/2006 7:47 am

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9/9/2006 11:19 am

Your Favorite Sugar Substitute Is Also A Pesticide!

(This bit of information comes from a gentleman on another site. I'd give his handle..but I'm not sure he'd want me to.)

For all the dire health problems associated with aspartame -- the worst of them being cancer -- the original "anything-but-sugar" substitute may have an ideal purpose to exist, not as a food additive, but as an ant poison

Already aware of aspartame's origins as a toxic chemical, a health-conscious consumer with an ant problem emptied one packet of aspartame in the corner of each of her bathrooms two years ago. The "sweet" solution worked brilliantly, as she's seen no signs of carpenter ants crawling around for the past year.

Aspartame may be just the thing for getting rid of fire ants (impervious to many poisons) too, although this solution takes a bit more effort. Initially, fire ants ignored their aspartame treat until a light rain moistened it. After the rain, however, the fire ants came back with a vengeance, taking the aspartame back to the mound by the hundreds. Within two days, any evidence that fire ants existed at all, save for an empty mound, vanished.

No mystery aspartame works like a pesticide, as the asparctic acid contained in this toxic product is a well-documented excitotoxin that causes specific brain cells to become excessively excited to the point they quickly die, just as both kinds of ants did.

Do you believe our government actually allows this kind of thing to be sold as a food additive!!


digdug41 49M

9/7/2006 7:33 pm

I'm not surprised by this...I'm just not

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puntachueca 105M

9/8/2006 4:46 am

So much of the "new" stuff is toxic...and so hard to find things that are natural....

think I'm going to use this stuff on the ants living in my walls and see what happens...

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
9/8/2006 8:30 am

The problems with aspartamine have been known for a while.
It is conceivable that the FDA did not about them when they
allowed the use of this chemical in foods and drinks. But
shouldn't they have checked? I have recently noticed a large
number of cases of autoimmune deseases. It might be a statistical
fluctuation. However, it is quite possible that what we eat
has a lot to do with such outbreaks.

Lovin_U_4_Fun 54F

9/9/2006 10:07 am

Anyone who believes our gov't cares about protecting "the people" is fooling themselves. Our govt is an oligarchy (the few, the rich) who are concerned with protecting their way of life.

Aspartame gives me a killer headache each and every time it crosses my lips. I have a friend who was convinced my reaction was all in my head, but... he would sneak it to me and then I'd have to end whatever we were doing because of the headache. He finally confessed -- the nut!

Back to the point. Our gov't protects businesses, not people.

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