Aspartame: Donald Rumsfeld the Poisoner

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's role in the poisoning of America (and the rest of the world) by means of the neurotoxin aspartame (used as an artificial "sweetener" in Diet Coke and other drinks and foodstuffs) is not widely known. You could begin your study of this matter by reading Rich Murray's How Aspartame Became Legal — The Timeline and continue with:

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When I see people drinking Diet Coke (which contains aspartame) I sometimes tell them that it is poisonous, and draw their attention to the "contains aspartame" notice on the can (and advise them to do a web search on this term). They never take this seriously. Often their response is to hold up the cigarette they have in one hand (the can in the other) and say something like: "Well, I'm already poisoning myself with this [cigarette] so one more [source of poison] doesn't matter." I wonder whether these people really wish to kill themselves, but are afraid to, so do it slowly.


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