Resurrecting The Aspartame US Senate Hearings

US Capitol building with dark storm sky in Washington DC.

On November 2-3, 1987, the US Senate chamber was sparsely filled, yet it was grossly divided. Senators Edward Kennedy, Howard Metzenbaum, and Orrin Hatch sat behind an empty, polished wooden table, while predominant medical researchers, physicians, and consumer attorneys sat facing them in a hollow gallery; their briefcases overflowing with research documents. Their shiny leather shoes gleamed beneath the tailored cuffs of […]