My experience ranges from working for the Food and Drug Administration as a federal investigator, to several years of professional and personal investment into research, epidemiology, and various other, on-going research into the brain's functions, and its responses to various food-borne or environmental toxins.
There is much we, the public, don't know about some of these "advanced products", and their potential exposure inducing long-term adverse health effects; and in many respects, across species, as well.
When it comes to the artificial sweetener, Aspartame (NutraSweet, et al), I must tell you that collusion was required between government officials and G.D. Searle, and Monsanto. A few years later, the FDA was immersed in the generic drug scandal of 1986-88, in which the FDA officials were caught (middlemen).
I have personally witnessed alteration of reports and investigative recommendations.
I have thoroughly investigated and collected evidence that in fact indicates the FDA is a political "machine", operating under the indirect influence of politicians, and in direct concert with various agri-chemical and pharmaceutical corporations.
The evidence is clear...as you know several drugs and medical devices claimed initially to be safe have been re-investigated by FDA, and reversed its initial position.
They have made a mistake with NutraSweet, also!!
I have collected various examples of FDA mis/malfeasance and some ethics violations which undermines FDA's health-safety responsibilities for the consumer. As such, other health organizations have "just taken FDA's word" for their face-value data. The American Diabetic and Dietetic Assoc.'s receive money from Monsanto, and this firm even writes some of their brochures.
I assure you, this is well-orchestrated media and misinformation attack for a Multi - Billion dollar ($) per year chemical and pharmaceutical poison industry.
These deceitful and criminal acts have been on-going for over 20 years...as such, in no way, shape, or form, has aspartame ever been proven safe....!!!
...and the burden, should not be on the people!!!!!!!!