Artificial Sweetener

Ashley Koch

Question 1

Artificial Sweetener doesn't have any natural resources, it was born in a laboratory. It is put in sodas, like Diet Coke, instead of regular sugar. People say that it's made from sugar so it tastes like sugar. Sucralose, which is Splenda, was made in a laboratory like all other sugar substitutes.

Question 2

For Artificial Sweetener to be made, table sugar is modified in a complex with chemical processes involving chlorine and phosgene gas.

Question 3: Positive and Negatives

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Facts

There are 5, artificial sweeteners, saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet'n Low), sucralose (Splenda), acesulfame potassium (Sunett SweetOne), aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), and neotame. In 2004, the food industry made 2,225 less-sugar and sugar-free foods. Most of them were made with sucralose. 180,00 deaths worldwide are caused by sugary drinks. There are artificial sweeteners in jellies, baked goods, yogurt, candy, gum, fruit juice, and soda.

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