Palm Breach Pist, United States - Editorial - Aspartame, is now claimed to be a natural product since it is made from "natural" amino acids L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine.
How does it taste? Like crap. But, because it makes people overeat and get sick, two great ways to stimulate the economy, if you own medical or food stocks, it is now added to food under the guise of a "natural flavor".
So, nature boys, enjoy your methanol, because the FDA now approves of you drinking wood alcohol. You can always say you are eating natural food, because methanol is natural too!
Let's go drink some! Just add plenty of aspartame to all your food. If it sickens you, you can always say you helped the economy!