Would you drink diet soda if...?

you knew it was linked to several medical conditions, drug interactions and that it never passed a single toxicity test? Did you know our very own Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of aspartames maker, Searle used political clout to get it on the market and that Ron Reagan used his clout to make sure the FDA could no longer... show more you knew it was linked to several medical conditions, drug interactions and that it never passed a single toxicity test? Did you know our very own Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of aspartames maker, Searle used political clout to get it on the market and that Ron Reagan used his clout to make sure the FDA could no longer block its introduction to the public despite the medical research against it? Knowing this, (and the research is EASY to find) would you be able to give up your diet soda and other treats laced with the deadly aspartame? Would you feel strongly enough to merely pass on the information, or would you just sit there and watch friends and family drink it down, and pay hundreds of dollars per year to something that contributes to ill health in a variety of factors, some of them deadly. Does this introduce concerns about the power the FDA has or had? thoughtful answers only please.
Update: merely do a search on aspartame poisoning or go to www.sunsetpress.com
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