Ten years ago, when the State of Hawaii was considering a ban on all foods containing NutriSweet, the artificial sweetener (generic name aspartame), Maria Alemany at the University of Barcelona, one of the few scientists with first-hand knowledge of its toxicity, wrote a letter to the Hawaii legislature, explaining why aspartame is toxic–and how it damages DNA, which can lead to all kinds of health problems, including cancer and neurological disorders.
Of course, the manufacturers of aspartame went out of their way in an attempt to discredit this research–and obviously it worked, as Hawaii did not end up banning this poison. It should be noted that in the European Union, it is illegal to market food products containing aspartame to children. Why would that be if it’s “perfectly safe”? Why is it an unspoken rule that pilots should avoid Diet drinks prior to–or during–flights? And it is no coincidence that the leading diabetes foundations received huge financial contributions from Monsanto to push NutriSweet on unsuspecting diabetic patients as a valid sugar substitute. No wonder the Diabetes Association is completely silent on aspartame toxicity.
You can read Dr. Alemany’s letter here:
J Duane Robinson
The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal
Rumsfeld, part of Reagan’s administrative team, personally appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. to the FDA, who resigned after being accused of receiving “gifts” for political favors; but not before he approved aspartame after it being banned TWICE by special panels appointed to review the substance, and voting NOT to allow it to be sold as a sweetener…Dr. Hayes ‘stacked’ the last aspartame panel, after vetoing its use for human consumption, so that he could cast the deciding vote, and assure himself a nice plush job after resigning form his government position.
Donald Rumsfeld and the Strange History of Aspartame
This article states that the approval of aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment, which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause cancer. They approved this dangerous drug for PROFITS, at the expense of your health!
Also, a large number of other articles on aspartame is at the end of the 2nd link above.
Rumsfeld after acquiring a position in the federal governemnt, used his power to deal in nukes, dangerous drugs that should never have been approved for human consumption, and was possible the person who acquired the anthrax for the tainted letters just after 09-11 happened; anything to make himself money and acquire powerful friends who are/were as big of scumbags as he is…