This came in from BRIT.
Tapestry, the latest blog by “Derek is not far off the mark. The following is taken from “Stunning Statistics” by Jack Black –
The artificial sweetner,Aspartame, is marketed as Nutrasweet, Equal and Spoonful. It is used in many foodstuffs and almost every soft drink.
Since its introduction in 1981 it has been the subject of many complaints reported to the Adverse Reaction Monitors of the US Food and Drugs Administration. In an article published in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, John W. Olney said that animal studies revealed high levels of brain tumours in Aspartame-fed rats.
Just before Aspartame was legalised, a commissioner of the FDA six other operatives and two attorneys assigned to prosecute Nutrasweet for submitting fraudulent tests, left the organisation to work for a Nutasweet company.
Coca-Cola knew of the dangers of Aspartame because it originally opposed approval by the FDA. Indeed, its objections were published in the Congressional Record. It said that Aspartame was inherantly unstable and breaks down in the can, decomposing into methyl alcohol, formic acid, fomaldehide and other toxins.
And yet Aspartame, which is tremendously addictive, is found in every Diet Coke can.
G.D.Searle was the company behind Aspastame.When news leaked out alleging this company had falsified Aspartame’s test results, Congress pledged 60 million dollars for the prosecution of the firm’s Chairman.
However, the Reagan administration closed ranks and prevented the trial of one of their own from taking place. The Chairman of G.D.Searle at the time was Donald Rumsfeld who, until recently, was George Bush’s Defence Secretary and one of the leading hawks who took us to war with Iraq.
G.D.Searle is a subsidiary of Monsanto Products, the largest genetic engineering company in the world. Monsanto owns the Nutrasweet and Equal brands. The US firm, Paradigm Genetics,has been a partner with Monsanto in trials of GM technology. Innotech has a 12.4 stake in Paradigm Genetics.
Lord Sainsbury, owner of the supermarket chain and Tony Blair’s former Science Minister, owns Innotech.
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