The Feingold Program eliminates synthetic sweeteners from the diet.   This includes:  Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, Cyclamates, Saccharine and Sucralose.

As manufacturers make stronger sweeteners, and combine various types of sweetener chemicals, one of their aims is to use so little of each ingredient that they won’t have to be listed on the label … in that way they aim to provide a “clean label.”  The Feingold Association’s Product Information forms, however, require disclosure of all ingredients.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for determining which sweeteners are safe and which are not. Unfortunately, the decisions are often made by the agency’s politically appointed leaders, not by the scientists who are qualified to do so.


A senior FDA toxicologist, the late Dr. Adrian Gross, who tried to prevent the approval of aspartame, told Congress that it violated the Delaney Amendment because it triggered brain tumors, and that “If the FDA violates its own laws, who is left to protect the public?”

Who, indeed?