INDEX - HEALTH ID# 0621-03



POSTED: 1 August 2006 - 12:00pm HST

Stay away from NutraSweet, Equal and Spoonful

cup of jo over the logo of NutraSweet

The Molecular Holocaust Of Aspartame
Aspartame, known as NutraSweet, Equal & Spoonful
by Bill Deagle, MD on 1 August 2006

In 1985 Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet.

Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame's clouded past, including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors."

The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (currently the Secretary of Defense) vow to "call in his markers," to get it approved.

On January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan's inauguration, Searle re-applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener, and Reagan's new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry's decision.

It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2 decision, but Hull then installed a sixth member on the commission, and the vote became deadlocked. He then personally broke the tie in aspartame's favor. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and then took a position with Burston-Marsteller, the chief public relations firm for both Monsanto and GD Searle. Since that time he has never spoken publicly about aspartame.


Aspartame entered the food supply of America and many nations followed on the deception of Donald Rumsfeld and the FDA new director, denying the scientific facts of its toxicity.

In the stomach Aspertame quickly converts to methanol and formaldehyde, known neurotoxins and cancer induction agents. I spoke to Dr Olney many years ago and he told me that Aspartame would cause a 10% per decade rise in all brain cancers in all age groups and this level on increase in brain tumors, organic dementia and behavioral disorders parallels the spread of this most dangerous food adulterant. Diabetes and insulin resistance syndromes have increased in cases where my patients have used this toxin in their daily meal or drink.

As an International Civil Aviation Examiner, I have seen pilots who have been advised in the USAF and commercial airlines not to drink aspartame for the dangers of seizures or blackouts with fatal loss of control of their aircraft. How can a brain function with these addictive poisons flowing through their neurons?

Banning Aspartame from all foods and medicines immediately is the only rational route to regain some respect for our FDA and regulatory protection for the public. Co-toxic with mercury in vaccines, MSG, Splenda, and environmental pollution with heavy metals, our children and elderly are least capable of coping. Disabilities in learning and behavioral disorders, and dementia and diabetes are a bitter harvest for our corrupt government regulators and Big Pharma and Chema Transnational Corporations. Lead the way to a clean safe food supply and stop DNA, brain and fertility damage to our future generations by banning this and other toxins from our foods and medicines.

Dr. Bill Deagle MD
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