In a seminar in Wellington, New Zealand, Bernadene Magnuson amatuerishly disgraced herself. She was hired by Coke to promote their contaminated diet soda and lie to the public about aspartame since NZ citizens are kicking their Diet Coke addictions.
Magnuson attempted to discredit Dr. John Olney, founder of the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity, and one of the most renowned neuroscientists in the world today. See his CV (professional history) through the year 2000 http://www.dorway.com/drolney.txt In 1970 Dr. Olney performed a study on aspartic acid, 40% of aspartame, and found lesions in the brains of mice. Aspartic acid is an excitotoxin that destroys the brain by stimulating the neurons of the brain to death.
Magnuson stupidly declared that Olney's research was only about brain tumors when aspartame came on the market. However one of Dr. Olney's greatest concerns was that aspartame would destroy the minds of our children, since it causes birth defects. When MSG, another excitotoxin, is consumed the damage can be horrific. Aspartame has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG. http://www.truthinlabeling.org Read Dr. Olney's report to the Board of Inquiry. http://www.mpwhi.com/main.htm The American FDA agreed with Dr. Olney and revoked the the aspartame petition for approval, then later Don Rumsfeld, who ran the company making the poison, used political pull to get a new FDA Commissioner installed and the rest is bloody history. Dr. Olney's prophecy has been fulfilled. Consider the statistics of autism alone: http://www.mpwhi.com/autism_epidemic.htm
Dr. Olney recognized the brain tumors aspartame triggers, and insisted that studies be done in his own lab so he monitor and document the results. This is presented in the documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. In NZ it's available from Alison White of the New Zealand Safe Food Campaign, firstname.lastname@example.org or from http://www.soundandfury.tv in the USA. When his studies showed the brain damage Dr. Olney thought aspartame would never gain approval, but this research was never reported to the FDA, which nevertheless revoked the petition because aspartame couldn't be proved safe. Next FDA tried to get the manufacturer, G. D. Searle Co. indited for submitting fraudulent research! http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc
In the end through Rumsfeld's chicanery the toxic chemical reached the market. Watch this clip from Sweet Misery where Washington attorney James Turner, explains: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html You have but to read the FDA audit, the Bressler Report, to read about the fraud involved: http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt Unfortunately Searle wasn't indicted because both Federal prosecutors were hired by Searle's lawyers and the statute of limitations expired. Prosecutors Sam Skinner and William Conlon will go down in infamy for selling out America and the people of the world, including beautiful New Zealand. Note the rate of children's brain tumors today: http://www.mpwhi.com/waiter_remove_this_neurotoxic_drug.htm
Magnuson proclaimed that aspartame never gets into the blood stream so research on the brain tissues of rats is irrelevant because it never reaches the human brains. Balderdash!! Is she drinking asparpoison Diet Coke which triggers severe memory loss?
Aspartame is a molecule composed of three components, aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine. Says Dr. H. J. Roberts in Aspartame (NutraSweet) Is It Safe?
Page 30: "After ingestion there is a rapid breakdown and absorption of aspartame within the upper gastrointestinal tract. This results in a prompt rise of the two amino acids in the bloodstream."
Page 32: "Influence of Method of Administration" Both phenylalanine and aspartame concentrations in the blood plasma are significantly higher when aspartame is given as a solution rather than in capsule form."
Aspartame, Physiology and Biochemistry, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, L.D. Stegink and L. J. Filer, Jr., l984 (Pro industry, Significantly Corporate Sponsored!!) Searle, original manufacturer, was bought by Monsanto in l985
Page 161: TISSUE DISTRIBUTION OF ORALLY ADMINISTERED ISOTOPICALLY LABELED ASPARTAME IN THE RAT Yoshimasa Matsuzawa and Yuichi O'Hara, Life Science Laboratory, Central Research Laboratories, Ajinomoto Company, Inc. Yokohama, Japan
Page 162: RESULTS: Phenylalanine Moiety: "The pattern of distribution of (U-14CPhe) aspartame following its oral administration was very similar to that of (U-14C) phenylalanine after 0.5, 2.6 and 24 hr and 7 days. Thirty minutes after administration of these compounds, very high levels of radioactivity were observed in the lumen of the stomach and upper small bowel. Significant uptake of radioactivity was observed in the pancreas, gastrointestinal mucosa, hair follicles, salivary gland and liver. Radioactivity was observed in the kidney, adrenal gland, bone marrow, spleen and eye. Some radiolabel was localized to the BRAIN, SPINAL CORD, (emphasis added) heart, thymus, lung and testes.
Demographic studies dated from July, l981 when aspartame became commercially available, Dr. Roberts in DOES ASPARTAME CAUSE HUMAN BRAIN CANCER?, Journal of Advancement in Medicine,Vol 4 No 4, Winter 1991, emphasized the extraordinary rise of primary brain lymphoma in persons who were not immuno suppressed within one or two years after the availability of aspartame products. -- and for which no other reasonable cause could be identified. Primary brain lymphoma had been a rare brain tumor prior to that time; subsequently there was a striking rise of other more common primary brain tumors within several years after the availability of aspartame in soft drinks and other products, beginning July, l983. These data on brain cancer statistics were regarded by the American Cancer Society statisticians as significant, and for which no other cause was apparent. Dr. Roberts report was a milestone publication, presented 15 years after the previous demonstration of high incidence of brain tumors in rats given aspartame. Indeed, these experimental studies were the reason that FDA scientists, consultants for the GAO, and a Public Board of Inquiry had urged the FDA Commissioner NOT TO APPROVE aspartame for human use. Unfortunately, a new FDA Commissioner appointed by President Reagan to get aspartame approved ignored these warnings. In subsequent letters and books by Dr. Roberts, including a communication published in Lancet, Vol. 349, Feb 1, l997, Roberts reemphasized the matter, and urged the FDA to declare aspartame products an imminent public health threat for their potential carcinogenic, neurologic,psychiatric, metabolic and fetotoxic potential based on a clinical database now exceeding 1300 aspartame reactors.
After approval the manufacturer and their lapdog FDA declared there are no evidences for severe neurotoxicity, Dr. Roberts and others had listed and reviewed many reports to the contrary -- with emphasis on corporate - neutral studies involving "real world" products subjected to heat and storage. Even corporate-sponsored studies confirmed the matter. Example: "A 52 Week Oral Toxicity Infant Monkey Study (SC-18862) conducted at the Univ/Wisconsin Medical Center reported: "All animals in the medium and high dosage groups exhibited seizure activity. Seizures were observed for the first time following 218 days of treatment. The seizures were of the grand mal type...One monkey, m38 of the high dose group, died after 300 days of treatment. The cause of death was not determined..."
The study correlated the brain seizures with high amounts of phenylalanine. Half of aspartame is phenylalanine! The study determined: "following the end of the experiment, medium and high dose monkeys were kept under observation for three months. No further convulsions were detected during this period." In other words, once the aspartame was withdrawn from the monkey's diets, the brain seizures ceased. Monsanto spokesperson Dr. Robert Moser has said that aspartame does not enter the blood stream. The data submitted to FDA renders Moser's assertion that Aspartame doesn't enter the blood stream simply stupid. Magnuson too!
The levels of phenylalanine in the blood of monkeys fed medium and high levels of Aspartame prove that the compound is absorbed into the blood stream. The brain seizures followed. How can FDA claim a "pivotal " study in which five of seven monkeys suffer brain seizures, and one died, prove Aspartame is safe for you and your children?
This is how Big Pharma works today: You make a big snake-oil money-maker that happens to kill the population, then you hire a bunch of prostitute labs & doctors, like Magnuson, to bless it and ridicule victims who report the actual facts. Of course they'll lie for money. Next pay FDA to approve it, and hurry to the bank! America's FDA gets half their money from the companies they regulate. Think of it this way: The prosecutor is financed by the Godfather!
Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. in Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills explains that every molecule of aspartame metabolized releases a molecule of methanol (wood alcohol) is released into the blood. An EPA assessment of methanol declares it "is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed" The absorbed methanol slowly converts to formaldehyde by alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver (DHHS 1993a, Liesivuori 1991). Formaldehyde is then converted to formic acid by aldehyde dehydrogenase in the liver, by formaldehyde dehydrogenase in the blood or through the tetrahydrofolic acid dependent, one-carbon pool (Liesivuori 1991). Methanol thus breaks down into formaldehyde and formic acid in the body. Journal of the Diabetic Assoc. of India, A Health Alert, Emerging Facts About Aspartame, Vol. No. 35, No. 4: l995, J. Barua, A. Bal
During Congressional Hearings there was voluntary submission of Trade Secret Information, Document 31 revealing their strategy to getting aspartame approved which confesses: "We have no way of estimating maximum likely abuse and hence need to utilize data based on almost complete conversion to DKP. If we include this use in the original FAP, we stand a good chance of ending up with nothing in the short run and nothing in the long run whereas the other approach would give us something in the short run and quite likely as much as we would ever get in the long run."...
Translation: Don't tell FDA it mostly turns into a brain tumor agent!
DKP is diketopiperazine which is associated with brain tumors. Dr. John Olney found that DKP nitrosated in the gut it produces a compound similar to N-nitrosourea, a powerful brain tumor agent. A study by neurochemist Dr. Peter Nunn and Geoffrey Pilkington at Kings College researching aspartame & brain tumors, as yet unpublished said: "When we exposed human brain tumor cells to nitrosated DKP the cells became more motile and their rate of proliferation was significantly elevated. While it is somewhat early to speculate, it is possible that the aspartame breakdown product may be capable of enhancing the rate of malignant progression of pre-existing (and possibly clinically silent, undiagnosed) tumours in the brain." This confirms Dr. John Olney.
Searle knew before they marketed the poison that it breaks down to DKP, the rats developed brain tumors in original studies. One FDA toxicologist tried to stop approval, the late Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress that because aspartame produced brain tumors & cancer, FDA should not have set an allowable daily intake of the substance at any level. He said one of Searle's studies "has established beyond any reasonable doubt that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is extremely of high significance...In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established way beyond any reasonable doubt, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?" The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of carcinogenic chemicals in food. The conclusion by Dr. Gross is unforgettable: "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame, how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe" level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And IF THE FDA ITSELF ELECTS TO VIOLATE THE LAW, WHO IS LEFT TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC?" (Emphasis added). Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)
In Nov l996 John W. Olney, M.D, reported brain tumor rates rose for 17 years with a sudden 10% increase three years after aspartame was introduced. Olney linked aspartame's mutagenicity to the function of aspartate as an excitotoxic neurotransmitter. Dr. Olney appeared on 60 Minutes with Dr. Ralph Walton who declared that only studies NutraSweet paid for indicated safety whereas 83 of 90 independent studies show it harmful. (One of their rigged "studies" lasted a single day!)
Toxicologist, George Schwartz, M.D., wrote Monsanto: "By ignoring the scientific studies which disagree with your position, you are doing a great disservice to consumers. Further, you may have created base for litigation against your company by denying the existing science." (Letter on http://www.dorway.com ) Dr. H. J. Roberts has now declared Aspartame Disease to be a world epidemic and published the 1000 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com
In 3-year 2005 the Ramazzini Study by Dr. Soffritti with 1800 rats concluded that aspartame "is a multipotential carcinogen." The study was peer reviewed by 7 world experts. A followup study showed that a very small amount of the poison will not only cause cancer but it can be passed on to the offspring.If a woman uses aspartame during pregnancy, and if the baby survives, it may be sentenced to sickness and an early death by Aspartame, which is also an abortifacient, induces abortions.
An affidavit from N. Vera, translator, stated that studies were done in South America on humans that showed aspartame triggered brain tumors and seizures, and were never published by Searle. They also showed the toxin destroyed the central nervous system and brain and hardened the synovial fluids. Searle then sold to Monsanto who later sold NutraSweet to Ajinomoto, Child's in Boston, Merisant and Michael Dell.
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Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Report for Schools: http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm
Rebuttal to Magnuson/Burdock Study: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_manufacturer_funded_reviews.htm