It’s been thirty years since aspartame first came on the market as NutraSweet/Equal®. Researchers warned us as early as the 1960s that this artificial sugar substitute was harmful to human health, but their warnings never reached the consumer.
Today, the scientific research continues with the hope that the findings that aspartame causes cancer, memory loss, birth defects, leukemia, and lymphoma will finally get through to public awareness. Slowly, the truth is slipping out, but the questions most people ask are why aspartame is still on the market if it is unsafe, and why does the FDA insists that it is safe?
Aspartame’s history reveals the answer, and that involves a complex and alarming chronicle of events. I have written about the detailed history of aspartame’s very questionable approval in my book, Sweet Poison, and have included a link to the timeline in an article in my Newsletter archives.
Take the time to review aspartame’s history of approval – it will bring to light MANY truths.