Aspartame to Blame?
Veteran NZ journalist Chris Wheeler has published a lengthy denouncement of the food additive aspartame on US sceptic site Rense. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in products such as Diet Coke, Equal, Lemsip and Wrigleys chewing gum. “… [W]hile we have finally accepted in our law courts and at a Government level that substances like Agent Orange, lead, and blue asbestos can medically disable … we seem quite unable to extend that logic to the artificial dietary chemicals that we consume every day, year after year,” writes Wheeler. “Little wonder then, that ill health and classrooms full of medicated children are part of normal, daily life and lunatic murders, road-rage, air-rage, depression and a steady media reportage of odd and irrational behaviour in people of all ages is just put down to modern living.” Wheeler heads the NZ branch of Mission Possible, a global organisation that campaigns against aspartame.