In the no news is no news department, one of the most studied chemicals ever - Aspartame, NutraSweet - has gotten a clean bill of health from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It s about time. But will it matter?
Since its discovery in 1965 and FDA approval in 1981, the artificial sweetener has undergone such rigorous scrutiny that one would think soft drink companies were trying to put plutonium in their drinks.
It has also been the poster child for conspiracy theories and phony scares, many of which have been the product of consumer groups, radical environmental groups and various other fringe conspiracy theorists.
Speaking of which, ACSH s Dr....