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Old 06-07-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Erythritol dangerous??

just saw a post on facebook about fruitflies (test subject) developing motor control issues then dying in less than a week. The URL of the video wouldn't post. To be very clear, the video showed a Truvia packet, the print stated it was made from a yeast fed GM-modified corn maltodextrin. Has anyone heard of this?
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:59 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry at this point....even drinking too much water can kill you. I'd vote on someone making connections that aren't necessarily there....I think some people love to promote ideas that aren't necessarily science.
But that's just my take on it!
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:12 PM   #3
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It would need to be more specific -were they saying the Erythritol was dangerous or the "GM-modified corn maltodextrin"?
Pretty vague if they didn't differentiate, you know?
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just saw a post on facebook about fruitflies (test subject) developing motor control issues then dying in less than a week. The URL of the video wouldn't post. To be very clear, the video showed a Truvia packet, the print stated it was made from a yeast fed GM-modified corn maltodextrin. Has anyone heard of this?
No, I haven't heard of it, but I would be pretty suspicious of it - was there actual research being done, or is this just anecdotal? Who funded the study if there was one? How much of the stuff was ingested by the flies? and lots more....

Wouldn't be surprised if someone with an axe to grind didn't put this up - like maybe the sugar industry?
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I'd avoid it in massive amounts (undoubtedly the amount given in the study) if I were a fruit fly.

But, if you normally consume such things, I would continue to do so w/o fear. Most studies are purposely skewed and deceptively worded. They are easily picked apart to show they have proven nothing.

Personally, I avoid all GMOs anyway but I'm more of a purist than most people.
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It would need to be more specific -were they saying the Erythritol was dangerous or the "GM-modified corn maltodextrin"?
Pretty vague if they didn't differentiate, you know?
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How long do fruit flies live anyway?

Google knows- 40 to 50 days.
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I thought they only live 3 days or so anyway
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No, I haven't heard of it, but I would be pretty suspicious of it - was there actual research being done, or is this just anecdotal? Who funded the study if there was one? How much of the stuff was ingested by the flies? and lots more....

Wouldn't be surprised if someone with an axe to grind didn't put this up - like maybe the sugar industry?
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