USDA Certified Organic's Dirty Little Secret-Neotame


...elusive dreamer
Apr 5, 2009
USDA Certified Organic's Dirty Little Secret: Neotame

By Barbara H. Peterson - Farm Wars

Just when we thought that buying "Organic" was safe, we run headlong
into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA in
collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame.
NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved
version of this neurotoxin called Neotame.

Neotame has similar structure to aspartame - except that, from it's
structure, appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential
increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in
diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual
neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the
formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the
excitotoxic amino acid. ( <> )

But surely, this product would be labeled! NOT SO!!! For this little
gem, no labeling required. And it is even included in USDA Certified
Organic food.

The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been
dropped for Neotame, and no one is clear why this was allowed to happen.
Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and without being included on the
list of ingredients, for:
USDA Certified Organic food items. Certified Kosher products with the
official letter k inside the circle on labels. (Janet Hull)

Let me make this perfectly clear. Neotame does not have to be included
in ANY list of ingredients! So, if you buy processed food, whether USDA
Certified Organic or not, that food most likely will contain Neotame
because it is cost-effective, and since no one knows it is there, there
is no public backlash similar to what is happening with Aspartame. But
that's not all. Just love chowing down on that delicious steak? Well,
that cow most likely will have been fed with feed containingŠ
guessed itŠ..Neotame! A product called "Sweetos," which is actually
composed of Neotame, is being substituted for molasses in animal feed.

"Sweetos is an economical substitute for molasses. Sweetos guarantees
the masking of unpleasant tastes and odor and improves the palatability
of feed. This product will be economical for farmers and manufacturers
of cattle feed. It can also be used in mineral mixture," said Craig
Petray, CEO, The NutraSweet Company, a division of Searle, which is a
part of Monsanto. (Bungalow Bill)

Why would we feed animals food that is so distasteful that we would have
to mask the unpleasantness with an artificial sweetener? Most animals
will not eat spoiled, rancid feed. They know by the smell that it is not
good. Enter Sweetos (Neotame). Just cover up the unpleasant tastes and
odors, and you can feed them anything you want to, courtesy of the oh,
so considerate folks at Monsanto and company. But of course, Monsanto is
no longer associated with NutraSweet. In the time-honored tradition of
covering its assets, Monsanto has a proven track record of spinning off
controversial portions of its company that generate too much scrutiny,
such as it did with the Solutia solution.

Says the Farm Industry News, "Monsanto, which has long resided in the
crosshairs of public scorn and scrutiny, appears to have dodged at least
one bullet by spinning off its industrial chemical business into a
separate entity called Solutia a couple of years ago. Solutia has since
been hammered by lawsuits regarding PCB contamination from what were
once called Monsanto chemical plants in Alabama and other states"
(Source Watch)

So what is the solution to this problem? Buy local organic food, know
your local farmer, and don't buy processed foods whether they are
labeled "Organic" or not. This requires a drastic change in lifestyle
that most will not want to make.

For those who choose to ride the wheel of chance by succumbing to this
terrible adulteration of our food supply by those who stand to profit
from our sickness and early demise, my only comment is: it is your
choice. VISIT -


In seaerch of spicy food
Aug 8, 2009
When I flew out on vacation last month, I was talking to a portugese grad student who went to Carnegie Mellon. He was saying how US food sucks and even lettuce from whole foods (organic) is not organic in his mind since it lasta way too long without spoiling.


New member
Dec 13, 2010
USDA certified organic really is a joke anyway. What's the rule on chemical spraying anyway, nothing with in 25 yards? You can't tell me that's far enough away that the organic crop won't be contaminated.