Boycott Products with aspartame

Much controversy has surrounded the issue of whether or not the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for consumption. However, the hot debate has reached an all-time high, as a $350-million class-action lawsuit has been filed in order to prove how deadly aspartame consumption truly is to the human body.

Also included in the lawsuit is the central role played by Donald Rumsfeld, current United States Secretary of Defense, in helping to get aspartame approved through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Plaintiffs claim that, despite objections of numerous FDA health researchers and negative studies, Rumsfeld used his political power and influence to get aspartame approved by the FDA.

Those charged in the lawsuit are being accused of knowingly using the neurotoxic aspartame as a sugar substitute in the manufacture of Equal, while fully aware that consumption of it could lead to a plethora of health problems.

Health problems linked to aspartame:

  • Death
  • Arthritis
  • Brain cancer
  • Memory loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Hypertension
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache/migraines

  • Aspartame was successfully kept off the market for over ten years prior to GD Searle hiring Donald Rumsfeld as their CEO. Shortly after he was hired aspartame became approved through an unbelievable conflict of interest. Several FDA commissioners that voted against approving aspartame were replaced by those that voted for it and got it approved. Shortly after aspartame approval these FDA commissioners were given cushy jobs with quarter million dollar salaries as a reward for their help.

    This is criminal behavior of the first magnitude and these individuals and Searle have never been punished. Having Donald Rumsfeld grease the wheels was likely a major reason this was allowed to occur. The artificial sweetener can be found in more than 5,000 food products and all diet soft drinks sold in the United States.