Escape the Aspartame Trap
by William Campbell Douglass II, MD
No matter how you look at it, aspartame is bad news in my book.
The massive introduction of this neurotoxin into the food supply
is nothing less than biological warfare against every single one
of us, and the only acceptable solution is to ban it from the
I wish I could stick to medicine and not get into politicsbut
the two are attached at the hipespecially in the case of
aspartame. So just to make sure were all on the same page,
lets go back to the beginning.
The sweet poison even the FDA didnt want to approve
For years, the GD Searle Corp., the company that manufactures
aspartame, tried in vain to get it approved. No one wanted to
go near the stuff. The FDA refused to approve it for 16 years.
In fact, according to a report I read, Dr. Adrian Gross, the FDAs
own toxicologist, told Congress that without a shadow of
a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer
But then, in the early 80s, Donald Rumsfeld made his move into
the political arena, joining President Reagans transition
team. One of the first things he did was appoint a new FDA commissioner,
Arthur Hull Hays. And in 1981, despite clear evidence that this
neurotoxin induced brain tumors in experimental animals, Hays
approved the chemical for public consumption. READ