Dr. J. Mercola reports that much controversy has surrounded the issue of whether or not the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for consumption. However, the hot debate has reached an all-time high, as a $350-million class-action lawsuit has been filed in order to prove how deadly aspartame consumption truly is to the human body.
Also included in the lawsuit is the central role played by Donald Rumsfeld, former United States Secretary of Defense, in helping to get aspartame approved through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Plaintiffs claim that, despite objections of numerous FDA health researchers and negative studies, Rumsfeld used his political power and influence to get aspartame approved by the FDA.
However, Dr. Wright in his December 2006 newsletter
reports that small blue packets of sugar substitute with aspartame will kill carpenter ants within 24 hours.
That’s because 10 percent of aspartame is methanol, which is then converted to formaldehyde, which, in turn, is converted to formic acid–the same thing that’s used to strip epoxy and urethane coatings. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it doesn’t have the same harmful effect on your body. The other 90 percent of aspartame comes from phenylalanine and aspartic acid. These two substances are amino acides, which would initially make them seem safe. But in reality, when they’re separated from the rest of the amino acids our bodies use, they become neurotoxic.
The FDA refused to approve aspartame in the 1970s because there was evidence linking it to brain tumors and death in experimental animals. They were overruled by politics. It’s all about the money. See www.dorway.com.
Dr. Wright goes on to say he tried aspartame on carpenter ants in his house and it cleared them out in a few days. Jan Jenson reported on this in the Idaho Observer and noted that carpenter ants will eat aspartame dry, small black ants like it mixed with apple juice, and fire ants like it slightly dampened. She notes, as with any poison I recommend wearing gloves and washing any skin areas that come in contact with this poison, and avoid getting it in your mouth, despite anything the labeling might indicate.