As a preview of life with big government growing more intrusive everyday the latest threat is a tax on soft drinks.Citizens can handle their own choices thanks very much. These stupid bureaucrats do not read much research and if they did they would come across the medical fact that the more fat free and sugar free foods you eat the fatter you get. Why? They create, with the chemicals added including the artificial sweeteners, nervous system excitotoxins and cravings for carbs. Please do the research and if you are overweight eat fresh foods, start cooking and stay away from processed foods. If you do that and include a variety of cold pressed and organic oils you will drop the pounds. An undernourished body hangs on to every calorie thinking it is starving to death.
This move must have been backed by the artificial sweetener giant Monsanto. You must not count on your government for factual data, they follow anyone who donates and donates big. They are bought off. Who in their right mind would let an obese group like the government and all its depts make decisions about what you should eat and drink!!
In an article by Nancy Markle commenting on the World Environmental Conference and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is the warnings: “When the temperature of aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in aspartame coverts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis; thus people were being diagnosed with MS in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is .”
“In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as MS, especially for Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers…If you are using aspartame (NurtaSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms,shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss—you probably have aspartame DISEASE!”
THERE ARE MANY OTHER SOURCES OF THE SAME INFORMATION IF YOU LOOK. LET YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS KNOW YOUR FEELINGS.