Aspartame is the most popular artificial sweetener in the United States, with most people believing it to be a healthy alternative to sugar.
What some people don’t know is that aspartame is one of the most dangerous food additives on the market. Aside from being linked to heart attacks and stroke , aspartame has been found to trigger brain tumours , along with a handful of other neurological-related disorders.
WikiLeaks has released a John Podesta email that puts focus on the aspartame artificial sweetener which is anything but sweet. Besides pointing out how dangerous the substance is, it also tells about the adulterant approval of the sweetener as a food ingredient.
According to Wise Mind Healthy Body, an email was forwarded to Podesta by a Wendy Abrams in which says:
“I also have a friend who worked for the researchers at University of Chicago (which has a top-rated neurology dept) and the doctors there said when they gave NutraSweet to lab mice, it literally blew holes in their brains. They said they will tell a pregnant woman to drink any amount of alcohol before touching a sip of NutraSweet, it is that bad.”
In the following back and forth emails that were sent between Abrams and a man named Don Kennedy, it was fully explained how the substance came to be legalized and approved into the stores:
“He explains that the day after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, January 21, 1981, Searle – the original developer of aspartame – applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener for a second time [aspartame was previously banned]. Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., Reagan’s newly appointed FDA commissioner, proceeded to appoint a 5-person scientific commission to review the board of inquiry’s decision. When it became clear that the panel was going to uphold the ban with a 3–2 decision, Hull placed a sixth member on the commission so the vote would become deadlocked. Then Hull personally broke the tie in aspartame’s favor.”
Mission Possible World Health International is making tests and is a comprehensive resource of the known aspartame. Dr. Betty Martini who is a founder of the MPWHI has dedicated many years to prove that the substance is a slow killer that people digest it and use it into their lives. Here are two samples of the information that you will find on their website:
- An FDA report lists around 92 documented symptoms that the aspartame is causing, the listed are depression, anxiety, memory loss, headaches, vertigo, insomnia, weight gain, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, weakness, loss of taste, dizziness, blurry vision, seizure, rashes and blindness.
- Conditions that are associated with digesting aspartame that are listed are multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, Gulf War syndrome, mental retardation, lymphoma, DNA damage, birth defects and even death.
The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal
Before becoming legal, aspartame was banned twice by the FDA.
After it’s accidental discovery in the mid-1960’s, the company G.D. Searle put aspartame through some testing procedures, which eventually gained approval by the FDA. Unfortunately, the testing process was among one of the worst the investigators had ever seen, and that the product was in fact, unsafe for use.
Not long after approval, the dangers of aspartame brought G.D. Searle under major fire. In fact, aspartame triggered the first criminal investigation of a manufacturer put into place by the FDA in 1977.
Then, in 1980, the FDA banned aspartame from use, after having 3 independent scientists study the artificial sweetener. Why? Because they found that there was a strong risk for aspartame to cause brain tumours. Not to mention a whole list of other health issues created by the chemical.
It didn’t stay like this for long, however. Early in 1981, Searle Chairman, Donald Rumsfeld (former Secretary of Defence, no surprise), vowed to “call in his markers,” to get it approved. The day after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, Searle re-applied for the approval of aspartames re-use by the FDA.
Ronald Reagan’s new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry’s decision. The vote was 3-2 in favour of maintaining the ban of aspartame. It wasn’t until Hull appointed a 6th member to the board, which created a tie in the voting, 3-3. Hull then decided to break the tie himself, and approve aspartame for use in food products. In 1985, Monsanto decided to purchase the aspartame patent from G.D. Searle.
Without illegitimate un-banning of the product, aspartame would not be being used today.
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