NutriSweet: A Monument to Regulatory Failure & A Letter to President Obama

I am investigating the health impacts of artificial sweeteners. Although I was already expecting a thick slimy layer of corporate greed & obfuscation, what I found has pried my eyes open even wider. I was moved to write a letter to the White House that I sent in today. It follows below…

President Obama and FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.

Many quarters have repeatedly raised concerns that the synthetic chemical sweetener aspartame (NutriSweet/Equal) actually increases the risk of obesity, causes seizures, endocrine disorders, and is conclusively linked to metastatic brain tumors and other cancers.

The aspartame approval was mired in controversy. Continue reading “NutriSweet: A Monument to Regulatory Failure & A Letter to President Obama”