Please don't be fooled by the "government deems them safe for consumption " argument, they also allow the sale of cigarettes ! As pp have said there are many food additives/preservatives banned in Europe that are still allowed here, it usually takes a few years for us to catch up!
Natural is always best, stevia is a great way to start, common sense would tell you that drinking a can of chemicals a day can't be good for you!
Yes but cigarettes come with warnings, there are huge advertising campaigns that are govt funded to educate people etc. apples and oranges. With aspartame I have seen allegations anywhere from cancer to lupus to MS and still no firm evidence hence why it's still allowed both here and in europe etc.
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