Canadian scientists warn of artificial sweeteners in oceans

This is interesting - I didn't know that these sweeteners can't be broken down by the human body. Somebody should probably look into that. You know, that would be a good thing for an independent public service science organization. Pity that those are not funded well here in Canada.

While the Canadian study concluded that the effects are largely unknown, a professor of biochemistry at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, had a warning about the situation.

Amy Parente and her students found the sweetener made animals believe there was nutrition in the water, curtailing their need for other food and reducing the caloric intake needed to be healthy and reproduce.