toxic or not tuesday (TNT) : aspartame

for the first ever TNT, i've chosen ASPARTAME. why? because it's SO incredibly common. what is aspartame? scientifically speaking, it is a white, crystalline, odorless, slightly water-soluble non-carbohydrate powder synthesized from amino acids, that is 150–200 times as sweet as sugar. also known as E951, aspartame was discovered in 1965, and has been used in the US since the 1980's. how is it aspartame made? aspartame is made from genetically engineered E. Coli. [...]