We demonized sugars and replaced it with something far worse! Just understanding the origin of aspartame is enough for me to cross it off my list of acceptable additives. As consumers, we were searching for an alternative to sugar, something low calorie. This drove demand for a replacement; one such answer was Aspartame.
For any of you that don’t do not know the creation story of Aspartame, let me share some of it with you. They started by genetically modifying E.Coli bacteria, and then they then collect all the faces, as this contains the magic precursor of aspartame. From there it gets treated with methanol through a process called methylation, resulting in what we recognize to be Aspartame. While some refuse to acknowledge the potential dangers of Aspartame, many believe high levels in our lifestyles can lead to severe disease and disorders.