February 25th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Facing a decline in milk consumption in our nation’s schools, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is hoping to add artificial sweeteners to boost its flavor appeal and increase sales.
Read More:Artificial Sweeteners in Kids’ Milk? Dairy Group Hopes So
June 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Stevia, the revered South American plant popular in the U.S., Europe and Japan for its natural sweetness and use as an alternative to chemically-derived artificial sweeteners like saccharin and aspartame, is now facing hurdles of its own regarding claims that the product is natural.
Read More:Latest Offender of the Term ‘Natural’? Beloved Sugar-Alternative, Stevia
March 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Cancer has been linked to countless triggers from pesticides to cigarettes to ingredients found in soda. The artificial sweetener aspartame’s controversial connection to cancer has long been debated since Coca-Cola first added it to Diet Coke in 1983. And recent issues with 4-MI (also 4-MEI), found in the artificial color added to Coca-Cola and other popular brands of soda products, have forced the company to make major shifts in order to avoid adding a cancer warning to products’ labels.
Read More:Coca-Cola Narrowly Avoids ‘May Cause Cancer’ Warning Label