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Coca Cola Zero, a diet drink with carcinogenic effects - The US version does not contain Sodium Cyclamate

Coca Cola Zero, a diet drink with carcinogenic effects - The US version does not contain Sodium Cyclamate

Why if the FDA (Foods and Drugs Administration) had banned the so-called Sodium Cyclamate, had it not banned Coca-Cola Zero in the USA? The answer is simple: The Coca-Cola Zero sold in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and most European countries does NOT have Sodium Cyclamate. This formula is sold in ‘poor’ countries (Eastern European and Latin American countries).


Coca Cola Zero has been considered a harmful and even deadly drink for human beings, because it contains an ingredient called Sodium Cyclamate E-952, it was banned by the US as in the United Kingdom since 1969, for being considered a substance carcinogenic. But despite this fact, it is marketed in our Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay since 2007 and in Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic since the beginning of 2008. At the end of 2008 in Mexico and Chile ) as well as in Canada, Australia, China, South Africa.

Regarding this ingredient called Sodium Cyclamate E-952, which is also found in several nutritional supplements, studies carried out by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English), have shown that it causes cancer and can also cause sterility among your consumers.

Dr. Laura Olguín, professor at the National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute, explained that Sodium Cyclamate has the ability to sweeten a product up to 600 times more than normal sugar. In combination with other compounds and in soft drinks it occurs because it provides a more natural flavor, than compounds such as aspartame that can cause cancer and also interfere with the synthesis of thyroid hormones and can cause allergies, so it is necessary to avoid its consumption in pregnant women and children.

According to the Cancer Institute of the United States, in the 1960s experiments were carried out - on poor little mice - and it was concluded that Cyclamate could increase the risk of cancer.

Why if the FDA (Foods and Frugs Administration) had banned the so-called Sodium Cyclamate, had it not banned Coca-Cola Zero in the USA?

The answer is simple: The Coca-Cola Zero sold in the United States in Canada, in the United Kingdom and in most European countries does NOT have Sodium Cyclamate. This formula is sold in ‘poor’ countries (Eastern European and Latin American countries).

Sodium Cyclamate is one of the most powerful and cheapest sweeteners used in the manufacture of low-calorie or sugar-free products, such as juices, soft drinks, industrial pastries, sweets, liquid sweeteners ... There is a list of food additives called 'Generally Recognized as Safe' (GRAS), additives generally recognized as safe. Sodium cyclamate (Sodium cyclamate) appears on the list but as withdrawn: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/opa-appa.html and for those who are fans of the FDA, it clearly prohibits it:


Coca Cola Against the right to life and labor rights

On January 2, 1980, the International Union of Food Workers (IUF) announced that the Coca-Cola unionist, Pedro Quevedo, had been assassinated. In 1994 two union leaders are assassinated in Colombia. A year after another falls. In 1996, two other union leaders and Coca-Cola workers were killed by paramilitaries in collusion with the company.

In 2001 another unionized Coca-Cola worker fell. And in 2002 another one. Blood runs and between 2002 and 2003 the largest ever known campaign against Coca-Cola was launched. For many, buying Coca-Cola has supported the war in Iraq and its subsequent occupation. Cola-Cola financed the Bush campaign with $ 610,000,000.

In other countries such as Guatemala, the Philippines, Pakistan, India, Israel or Venezuela, the social movement has denounced Coca-Cola for using, directly or through its subsidiaries, violence, non-compliance with labor laws, abuses, financing and their participation in the opposition to democratically elected governments, to achieve their economic ends.

The multinational has been denounced for racial discrimination, for the irrational use of water and damage to the environment. It has not wanted to commit to consumers not to use raw materials and transgenic products.

Coca Cola also faces problems with workers from other places. For example in Uruguay: The Federation of Beverage Workers (Fetrabe) decided to stop the distribution of Coca Cola products in four departments due to abuses in employment contracts.

In November 2000, Coca-Cola closed a lawsuit paying a record $ 192.5 million to 2,000 black workers. The company was accused of racial discrimination, for deliberately denying African Americans adequate pay, promotions and evaluations.

Coca Cola has caused severe water shortages in many parts of the world by overexploiting tap water resources in its bottling and bottling operations.

Coca Cola Zero is prohibited in Venezuela

"The product [Coca Cola Zero] must go out of circulation to preserve the health of Venezuelans," announced on June 10 the Minister of Health and Social Protection of Venezuela, Jesús Mantilla. At first, the information released by the Bolivarian News Agency did not determine the component for which it was prohibited.

A day after the announcement of its withdrawal, it was known that the decision corresponded to a legal infraction on the part of the company FEMSA de Venezuela (Coca Cola). The product contained Sodium Cyclamate (E-952), something that was not found in the application made in 2007 by the company and approved by the Ministry, as explained on June 11 by Deivis Antúnez, director of the Ministry's Autonomous Sanitary Comptroller Service. of the Popular Power for Health and Social Protection.

A few months ago, there was a competition at Delhi University of Who can drink the most Coke Zero and Diet Coke? The winner drank 8 bottles and died instantly as he had too much carbon dioxide in his blood and there was not enough oxygen. Since then, the director of the University banned all soft drinks.

What makes me angry is that despite the complaints against these transnational companies in developed countries, they still treat us like experimental rats, just like when they send a vaccine to Africa according to them of good will when in reality what they are doing is testing it.

The Ministry of Health reminds the general population of the convenience of a healthy and varied diet, in which fruits, vegetables, legumes and natural beverages prepared with the many fruits that our country produces should predominate.

It is a fact that Coca Cola, like many other sodas and artificial drinks, is high in sugar. Some presentations can add ten, twelve or more teaspoons of sugar, and the public is unaware. It also contains phosphoric acid that inhibits the absorption of calcium. No nutritionist would recommend drinking soda as part of a healthy diet, and yet this and other products of no nutritional value are intended for youth and children and are sold in our schools. This, added to the lack of physical exercise, and poor diet, contributes to an increase in the rates of childhood obesity, and seriously compromises the health of our childhood.

Sylvia Ubal - Published in International Barometer www.barometro-internacional.org


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