But in 1981, rumsfeld had a different title: ceo of the gd searle company, the company that owned the patent on aspartame ceo of gd searle for more information on the dangers of aspartame, visit. When the gd searle co sought fda approval for nutrasweet they submitted doctored, fraudulent studies, so corrupt that the department of justice appointed two prosecutors to investigate searle. How donald rumsfeld got toxic aspartame approved was originally discovered by accident in 1965 by chemist james schlatter who was testing an anti-ulcer drug at the gd searle company in 1985, monsanto purchased gd searle. G d searle & company said yesterday that it had agreed to supply its low-calorie sweetener, aspartame, to the coca-cola company for use in its diet soft drinks it was the first agreement for use of the newly approved sweetener in american diet carbonated drinks the details of the. Aspartame turns into formaldehyde and methanol in the body when james sclatter, a chemist of gd searle company in 1981, donald rumsfeld, ceo of searle (the company behind aspartame) weaselled his way through the scientific proof set out in 1980.
In 1985, monsanto purchased gd searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in nutrasweet here's the kicker: when searle was absorbed by monsanto in 1985. Evaluation of consumer complaints related to aspartame use to g d searle and company, the manufacturer of aspartame while some reports are undoubtedly due to the coincidence of symptoms and aspartame consumption. Aspartame approval history and he unexpectedly discovered aspartame was incredibly sweet gd searle switched their fda approval application from an ulcer drug to the newest sweetener food additive co-chairman of the international life sciences institute grant panel. The shocking story of how aspartame became legal it all starts in the mid 1960 s with a company called gd searle in 1985, monsanto decides to purchase the aspartame patent from gd searle. Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names, nutrasweet, equal, spoonful, and equal-measure aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965, when james schlatter, a chemist of gd searle company was testing an anti-ulcer drug.
Aspartame was first manufactured and patented by gd searle, a so-called life sciences company that was later bought by the biotech giant monsanto. It is currently used mainly as a distribution trademark for various pharmaceuticals that were developed by g d searle & company (often referred to as searle) prior to its 1985 merger with g d searle's patent on aspartame was extended in 1981 and ultimately expired in december 1992. Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names nutrasweet, equal, spoonful, and equal-measure it was discovered by accident in 1965 when james schlatter, a chemist of gd searle company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated. In the early l970's, i examined the animal studies submitted by g d searle and co on aspartame prior to the initial approval by fda in l974. G d searle & co 1976 $6000 stock/bond certificate - pharmaceutical /nutrasweet g d searle's patent on aspartame was extended in 1981 and ultimately expired in december 1992 see my other stocks and bonds guaranteed original - no reproductions i combine shipping - see my other items. James m schlatter, a chemist working for the gd searle & company discovered aspartame in 1965 in 1985, monsanto company purchased gd searle, for 26 billion usd aspartame facts january 1.
Aspartame by mark d gold, steven wm fowkes and ward dean, md discovered in 1965 when chemist james schlatter spilled some aspartame while synthesizing an anti-ulcer drug for gd searle and company (searle) later. Dangers of aspartame in 1965, a researcher at gd searle pharmaceutical company inadvertently discovered the artificial sweetener aspartame while working on an anti-ulcer medication. Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965, when james schlatter, a chemist of gd searle company was testing an anti-ulcer drug aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983 gd searle, the manufacturer of aspartame.
Aspartame gate: when donald rumsfeld was ceo of searle searle, a drug company with little experience in food regulation esq alleged that gd searle hired rumsfeld to handle the aspartame approval difficulties as a 'legal problem rather than a scientific problem. Searle (g d) & co next searle searle and the food and drug administration, the us government approved the sale of a new artificial sweetener, aspartame, which searle sold under the nutrasweet brand name in 1985. The shocking story of how aspartame became legal it all starts in the mid 1960 s with a company called gd searle one of their chemists accidentally creates aspartame while trying to create a cure for stomach ulcers. In 1965, james m schlatter, a chemist at gd searle and company, accidentally contaminated the tip of his index finger with an unassuming white powder.