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Health Officials Sound Alarm: ‘Aspartame’ Now a Potential Silent Killer

Health Officials Sound Alarm: 'Aspartame' Now a Potential Silent Killer

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – According to health regulators, “limited evidence” suggests consuming aspartame, one of the most popular artificial sweeteners in the world, increases the risk of developing cancer.

Despite citing “limited evidence for cancer in humans (specifically, for hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer),” the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic” in documents made public on Thursday.

The recommended daily consumption for consumers at current levels was reaffirmed at the same time by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), composed of experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization and the WHO.

Kevin Keane, interim president and Chief Executive Officer of American Beverage, called this “another strong testament to aspartame’s safety.”

The health effects of consuming aspartame, which is present in a wide range of products, including Coca-Cola diet sodas, sugar-free Ricola cough drops, and some sugar-free Extra chewing gum products, were examined by the IARC and JECFA in separate but complementary reports released on Thursday.

The JECFA analyzed the permissible daily consumption and dietary exposure to aspartame, while the IARC assessed the artificial sweetener’s potential to cause cancer.

The IARC investigated aspartame for the first time, and the JECFA did so three times.

According to the IARC and JECFA publications, “both evaluations noted limitations in the available evidence for cancer (and other health effects) after reviewing the scientific literature.”

“IARC studies found drinking beverages with artificial sweeteners was a reliable indicator of aspartame exposure. The intake of artificially sweetened beverages and the risk of liver cancer, either generally or in significant subgroups of the examined populations, were positively correlated in three studies,” according to the records.

“However, chance, bias, or confounding could not be ruled out as an explanation for the positive findings,” the records stated.

According to the IARC, “there was also limited evidence for cancer in experimental animals and limited evidence related to the possible mechanisms for causing cancer.”

Following the study’s publication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that it disagreed with the IARC’s classification of aspartame as a potential human carcinogen based on this research.

It also stated that just because the IARC lists aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” does not mean it is genuinely connected to cancer.

Aspartame was initially authorized by the FDA in 1974 for use as a tabletop sweetener and in various goods. Aspartame has since received FDA approval for various additional purposes, such as its 1996 approval as a universal sweetener.

According to the FDA’s website, aspartame, one of the most studied food additives in the human food supply, “is safe for the general population when made under good manufacturing practices and used under the approved conditions of use,” except people who have the rare genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU).

The FDA is still keeping an eye on the scientific literature for any updates on aspartame.

Global health professionals concur that additional research is necessary before determining whether consuming aspartame is carcinogenic.

The JECFA “concluded that the evidence of an association between aspartame consumption and cancer in humans is not convincing,” according to Dr. Moez Sanaa, head of the WHO’s Standards and Scientific Advice on Food and Nutrition Unit, “but more research is required.”

Sanaa stated that the studies needed to be better and advised that they include repeated dietary questionnaires and prolonged follow-up in existing cohorts.

The director of the WHO’s Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, Dr. Francesco Branca, concurred, stating that “the assessments of aspartame have indicated that, while safety is not a major concern at the doses which are commonly used, potential effects have been described that need to be investigated by more and better studies.”

Branca emphasized the value of more research by stating that cancer is one of the significant causes of death worldwide.

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Mayorkas in Hot Seat For Allegedly Encouraging Illegals to Vote for Biden

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During a recent congressional budget hearing, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under intense scrutiny by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) concerning a deeply troubling allegation. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reported the discovery of a flyer, purportedly from Resource Center Matamoros, which brazenly encourages migrants to vote for President Joe Biden, promising, “We need another four years of his term to stay open.” This inflammatory material, allegedly found by independent journalists in Mexico and reported by Muckraker, raises grave concerns about the integrity of our electoral process.

The flyer, still unverified by mainstream media outlets and missing from the Resource Center Matamoros’s official resources, points to a potential scandal of significant proportions. The implications are severe—suggesting a concerted effort to manipulate U.S. elections by influencing the migrant population, a group explicitly ineligible to participate in our voting system.

Rep. Bishop confronted Mayorkas directly: “The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” illustrating a critical lapse in border security and immigration enforcement under the current administration.

Mayorkas’s response was both dismissive and inadequate, stating that “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and claiming that DHS does not oversee election enrollments but merely enforces border policies. However, this response starkly highlights the core issue—the Biden administration’s lax enforcement and oversight policies, which have allowed millions, including two million undocumented ‘got-aways,’ to potentially exploit loopholes in the electoral registration process.

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration must be held accountable for their role in what appears to be a flagrant disregard for the laws that safeguard both our borders and our ballots. This incident is not an isolated blip but a symptom of a broader, more disturbing trend under Secretary Mayorkas’s DHS: a deliberate softening of immigration policies that seem designed to favor political over practical interests.

It’s imperative for the integrity of our democratic process that thorough investigations are conducted. If migrants are indeed being instructed, implicitly or explicitly, to support a particular political outcome, such actions must be met with the full force of the law. We must demand more than lackluster assurances from our leaders; we need concrete actions and transparent accountability to restore faith in our immigration system and electoral integrity.

 

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Biden’s Blunders: Scripted Leadership in Crisis Times?

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Once again, President Biden has been caught on camera, not trusting his own words during crucial moments. During a recent Oval Office meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, while the world reels from a violent missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, Biden couldn’t step away from his pre-written scripts.

Photographs reveal that Biden, aged 81, resorted to a detailed cheat sheet, which embarrassingly included all-caps stage directions for pausing, allowing for translation. This was during his first public address since the devastating attack on Israel over the weekend. The contrast was stark next to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani, who spoke freely, without the aid of notes.

Instead of addressing the nation live while missiles were still threatening lives, the White House chose to “call a lid” early in the evening, opting only to release staged photos of Biden in the Situation Room. It was only after the immediate crisis had eased that Biden communicated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express U.S. support, and convened a discussion with G7 leaders—again, following the script too cautiously, reportedly urging Netanyahu to limit Israel’s response, seemingly more worried about political optics than decisive leadership.

In public, Biden stated, “The United States is committed to Israel’s security…We are committed to a cease-fire that will bring the hostages home and prevent the conflict from spreading further.” Yet, these words, read from his script, now ring hollow, reflecting a pattern of relying on scripted safety nets even in supposedly spontaneous discussions.

This tendency to lean heavily on pre-written prompts was noted not only in moments of international crisis but also in less formal settings like private fundraisers, causing discomfort among his own supporters, as per reports from Axios.

As crises unfold, the leader of the free world should be expected to address his nation and the world with conviction and authenticity, not hide behind carefully curated words. The frequent appearance of Biden’s cheat sheets raises concerning questions about his ability to lead through unscripted challenges—where real leadership is tested not by the ability to follow a script, but to speak from the heart and adapt with strength.

 

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Migrant Invaders Brazenly Charge at Swimmers in Speedboat

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In a blatant affront to American sovereignty, a dozen illegal immigrants executed a dangerous and illegal invasion of our shores, arriving at a California beach via speedboat with reckless disregard for the safety of Americans enjoying their leisure time. One surfer narrowly escaped harm as the vessel tore through the water at high speeds, a clear symbol of the contempt these lawbreakers hold for our laws and our people.

This latest episode in Carlsbad, a mere 30 miles north of San Diego, is a chilling reminder of the organized lawlessness that is being orchestrated across our borders. Once ashore, these illegal entrants scurried toward luxury vehicles, suggesting a level of premeditation and support that borders on an invasion facilitated by criminal networks.

Compounding the audacity of this episode was the abject failure of local law enforcement to respond, leaving law-abiding citizens to fend for themselves. Such incidents underscore a terrifying erosion of law and order, signaling to criminals everywhere that our borders are open for exploitation.

This incident is not an anomaly but a stark representation of a broader crisis fueled by a border policy that might as well hang a welcome sign for criminals and opportunists. The alarming influx of illegal crossings, particularly in the San Diego sector—where nearly 7,000 breaches were reported last week alone—is a direct result of deliberate inaction and misguided policies that invite chaos and endanger American lives.

The economic and social strain this unchecked immigration inflicts on our communities is unsustainable. The closure of local migrant shelters, once hemorrhaging millions of taxpayer dollars monthly, is a testament to the fiscal burden imposed by these continuous waves of illegal entrants. This burden has now shifted to our airports and bus stations, turning them into makeshift shelters and degrading the quality of life for residents and tourists alike.

It is evident that our current administration lacks the will to address this crisis effectively. The projected figures are a dire warning: with over 8 million people potentially on our streets, including two million with criminal intentions, the situation is nothing short of a national emergency.

Congress must act with urgency to secure our borders and overhaul an immigration system that has been exploited far too long. We need robust enforcement of our immigration laws, substantial penalties for those who violate them, and an end to policies that encourage illegal entry into our country. The time for tolerance of this disorder is over. The safety, security, and sovereignty of the United States must be enforced rigorously and without apology. We must protect American citizens and the integrity of our nation.

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