The New Yorker article on May 22, 2006 by Burkhard Bilger really intrigued me, and I've been distilling it down to friends as "the people who work on inventing artificial sweeteners won't eat Splenda" speech, but the article isn't posted on the New Yorker website. Someone has copied it to their blog, which is useful, and if you are interested in reading this fascinating little snippet about artificial sweeteners, there is a link below.
The phrase that struck me, got right to the heart of why I'm afraid of artificial sweeteners:
"Sucralose was declared safe by the Food and Drug Administration in 1998, but most taste researchers I talked to won't eat it. "I look at that structure and I have an irrational fear of it," one of them said. "I've seen the safety studies, and you feed it to rats and mice forever and nothing happens. But it just scares me."
Here is the article: