We got rid of all the NutraSweet in the house some time ago because of concerns over the long-term effects of aspartame. This will be an interesting case to watch:
A RACKETEER INFLUENCED CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS [RICO] complaint has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit, filed by a member of The National Justice League, charges the defendants with manufacturing and marketing a deadly neurotoxin unfit for human consumption, while they assured the pubic that aspartame (also known as NutraSweet/Equal) contaminated products are safe and healthful, even for children and pregnant women. Present Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is mentioned throughout the lawsuit.
There’s a lot of money riding on this one.