GROSS! Artificial Sweetener Made from Bacteria WASTE

Aspartame Produced from E.coli Waste

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Yeah, so I had to do some more searching around to realize I wasn’t getting punk’d.

Here’s the original story I saw back in August: “Guess what aspartame is made from?

Then I saw this story: “World’s top sweetener is made from GM bacteria.”

Summary: aspartame is made from the byproduct and waste of modified E. coli bacteria.  This mysophobe just had his mind BLOWN.

Just for your curiosity, here’s a list of products that contain aspartame.

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