Donald Rumsfeld was heavily instrumental in making the toxin known as NutraSweet or aspartame available for public consumption. He was the President/CEO for G. D. Searle & Company during a time that he also worked with President Regan’s transition team. Searle, now owned by Monsanto/Pfizer, is a pharmaceutical preparation manufacturer that also focuses on agriculture and animal health. It patented NutraSweet/aspartame and turned it over to the FDA for approval.
The FDA Board of Inquiry rejected the request when it discovered that the artificial sweetener was a carcinogen which obviously could not be proven safe for public consumption. FDA toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress that “without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment, which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause cancer.”
A major problem with aspartame is that it negatively interacts with other chemicals and medications, such as hormones, insulin, vaccines and others. When the liquid version is heated to over 85 degrees, it turns into known toxins DKP and formaldehyde—a reasonable link to the mysterious Desert Storm poisonings. According to HSI’s Jenny Thompson, aspartame is linked to other symptoms, including headaches, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma, and cancer. And, the sweetener “also appears to worsen or mimic the symptoms of such conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, and depression.”
In all, the FDA refused to approve it for 16 years.
But in 1981, Rumsfeld joined the Regan transition team and new FDA commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr. was installed. According to Searle’s employee Patty WoodAllott, Rumsfeld stated “he would call in all his markers and that no matter what, he would see to it that aspartame be approved this year” (p. 499 of US Senate 1987). The poison was approved that year for use in dry foods.
In 1982, Searle petitioned the FDA for approval to use the product in soft drinks and in children’s vitamins. Hence, with full knowledge that their product can cause brain tumors and cancer, Searle had the malicious audacity to push for it to be released to children and to everyone else through widely-consumed soda. The next year, the FDA approved aspartame for use in carbonated beverages and in carbonated beverage syrup bases.
Around this time, the Centers for Disease Control conducted a study of 650 aspartame complaints to the FDA. Some 30 percent of these complaints involved individuals who had negative reactions to aspartame, quit taking it, and then got back on the product only to have the same negative reactions. The same day this report was released, Pepsi announced in a world-wide press conference it was rolling out their diet product which used aspartame, completely ignoring the CDC report.
Today, countess soft drink and food manufacturers along with our Rumsfeldian leaders, the FDA, Monsanto, and other political mechanisms, shamelessly disregard the health of Americans. Dr. Betty Martini of Mission Possible International chronicles that aspartame has brought more complaints to the FDA than any other additive, and that it alone is responsible for 75 percent of grievances to the FDA. From these 10,000 complaints, the FDA lists 92 symptoms of aspartame—and one of them is death.
Yet, due to the inappropriate appeal to the authority of our Federal government and its FDA-backed reports which site the safety of aspartame, it is widely consumed today. The war crimes of Rumsfeld and other autocrats now extend the foreign battle fields onto our home soil and into the population at large.
And there is little question that the Department of Homeland Security will turn its eye away from this mundane chemical warfare as it hones in on pro-lifers, agrarians, guns rights advocates, and garden variety Ron Paul terrorists.
Also see: Aspartame History FAQ