In our recent Carrier Management article, titled “2B or Not 2B? That Was the Question for Aspartame,” we delve into the intriguing parallels between the chemicals aspartame and glyphosate. Notably, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate, the primary component in Roundup, as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” placing it firmly in Group 2A.
This article highlights that the key determinant in litigation development, asserting a link between aspartame consumption and cancer, could lie in the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency classifying it under IARC Group 2B rather than 2A.
It’s noteworthy that, focusing solely on carcinogenicity, both the IARC and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) overlook existing scientific literature suggesting potential connections between artificially sweetened beverages and other health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease and endocrine system dysfunction.
So, 2b or not 2b…that is the question!