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The dangers of Aspartame

Donald Rumsfeld - yes, the same Donald Rumsfeld who helped waltz the US into the Iraq War - is the political operative to revived the chemical Aspertame after the FDA rejected it as too unsafe for human consumption.

One of the first things the Reagan administration did when it got into office in 1981 was kick out the FDA commissioner who was "holding up" aspartame and put in a new one who promptly approved it.