Department of Rumsfeld

Sunday, January 27, 2002

News From The Laboratory of Donald Rumsfeld

"... in 1977, Donald Rumsfeld...was hired as the president of G. D. Searle Laboratories. Searle was then seeking approval of a new controversial sweetener, which has since become popular as "Aspartame". Rumsfeld said he could handle aspartame as a “legal, rather than scientific problem.” In 1980, shortly after Reagan came into power, Rumsfeld was quoted as saying that “he would call in all of his markers and that no matter what, he would see to it that aspartame would be approved that year."

Rumsfeld was paid $3.5 million in salary and bonuses between 1979 and 1984.
Monsanto, a leader in biotechnology with important connections to the intelligence establishment, subsequently purchased Searle. During the first 12 years of aspartame use in the US alone, the incidence of brain cancer has increased by 10%. This is the same type of cancer associated with aspartame in primate studies done in the mid 60s before "aspartame" was considered for use as a a sweetener.
Stay tuned for news of further research on this topic, which has been carefully silenced by the corporate media.