LETTERS OF TESTIMONY TO THE HAWAII HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CONCERNING ASPARTAME



From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Founder, Mission Possible World Health International


To: testimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

To Senator David Ige and Senate Health Committee: Re: SB 2506 to ban Aspartame

Dear Senator Ige:

Thank you for scheduling this committee meeting Monday. Here is why aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal, etc.) is so deadly and unfit for human consumption:

The first ERF study (2005) was conducted on 1800 Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/per sex/per group). In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 5000, 2500, 100, 500, 20, 4, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began at 8 weeks of age and continued until spontaneous death. The results show that APM causes a statistically significant, dose-related increase of lymphomas/leukemias and malignant tumors of the renal pelvis in females and malignant tumors of peripheral nerves in males. These results demonstrate for the first time that APM is a carcinogenic agent, capable of inducing malignancies at various dose levels, including those lower than the current acceptable daily intake (ADI) for humans (50 mg/kg of body weight in the US, 40 mg/kg of body weight in the EU).

The second ERF study (2007) was conducted on 400 Sprague-Dawley rats (70-95/per sex/per group). In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 100, 20, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began on the 12th day of fetal life until natural death. The results of the second study show an increased incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in female rats with respect to the first study. Moreover, the study shows that when lifespan exposure to APM begins during fetal life, the age at which lymphomas/leukemias develop in females is anticipated. For the first time, a statistically significant increase in mammary cancers in females was also observed in the second study. The results of this transplacental carcinogenicity bioassay not only confirm, but also reinforce the first experimental demonstration of APMs multipotential carcinogenicity.

The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to put anything in food that causes cancer. Here is testimony in congress:

On August 1, l985 the FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress at least 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 of extremely 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 cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "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?" Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985) In original studies aspartame triggered not only brain tumors but mammary, uterine, ovarian, testicular, pancreatic and thyroid tumors.

Consider some of the problems such as precipitating diabetes, simulates and aggravating diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, causing diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacting with insulin. It also makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. So we have an epidemic of diabetes and obesity. But if cancer is not grave enough aspartame also triggers an irregular heart rhythm, interacts with cardiac medication, damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. Here is Dr. H. J. Roberts article on it: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote this Athlete Alert on Aspartame Sudden Cardiac Death: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm.

A new study just recently linked diet cola to heart disease and diabetes: http://www.rense.com/general80/meat.htm

Cancer and sudden death is about as bad as you can get but aspartame also embalms living tissue and damages DNA. I'm faxing Dr. Alemany's letter he originally sent to the House and wants you to have as well. He did the Trocho Study which proves aspartame embalms from the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol. I will fax that study.

Aspartame destroys the family. It causes male sexual dysfunction and ruins female response. It's an endocrine disrupting drug which changes the menses and causes infertility. If the woman gets off of it and gets pregnant and uses it again it's an abortifacient and teratogen causing birth defects and mental retardation. It also depletes serotonin triggering psychiatric and behavioral problems and interacting with all anti-depressants. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_psychiatric_disorders.htm It's a seizure triggering drug and interacts with all anti-seizure medication. So no drug is safe in this country as long as someone is consuming aspartame.

How much worse can it get? The free methyl alcohol blinds. The medical texts, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., (Rep Josh Green, M.D. has a copy, 1000 pages) and Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com go into endless neurodegenerative diseases aspartame triggers, and the FDA itself lists 92 documented symptoms from 4 types of seizures to coma and death.

Why would anyone want on the market a deadly chemical poison? It's not an additive as they must be inert by law or non-reactive. Aspartame is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug once listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf Several aspartame detox clinics are in the US and Essence Center in Asheville, North Carolina takes the addiction victims. We do have an Aspartame Information List that acts as a support group on http://www.mpwhi.com and Dr. Russell Blaylock has written a detox program to help.

So if you were asked if something should be approved for human use that destroys the unborn and damages children, blinds, embalms and causes sudden death you would no. You have an opportunity now to ban this poison. It is also against the law because its adulterated and therefore violates Interstate Commerce laws.

The lobbyists will tell you aspartame is made up of the building blocks of life. What they do not tell you is that there are some amino acids that cannot be isolated. The aspartic acid in aspartame is an excitotoxin or product that stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage. You will see Dr. John Olney's original study on aspartic acid, 40% of aspartame in this Report For Schools: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc

The phenylalanine, 50% of the molecule as an isolate is a neurotoxin, floods the brain, lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Also they are bound by a methyl ester, which immediately becomes methanol and converts to formaldehyde and formic acid (ant sting poison). They will try to tell you there is more methanol in fruits and vegetables but what they don't tell you is that in fruits and vegetables the methanol binds to pectin and takes it safely out of your body. Also, ethanol is the antidote for methanol toxicity which is in fruits and vegetables but not in aspartame.

How do they make this poison. This is what Dr. Bill Deagle said who told me he has seen the vats of toxic sludge:

Paragraph on Genetically Engineered Aspartame producing bacterial technology in Aiken, S.C.:

"Most people when asked how Aspartame is made do not have the first step of understanding. While an E.R. doctor and primary care physician in Augusta, GA in 1987 and 1988, I was told a number of interesting facts about the adjacent Aspartame factory. Bacteria with genes inserted generate a sludge which is centrifuged to remove the aspartame and many hundreds of contaminant organic and amino acids are present. We were told not to report illness or worker's compensation issues for fear of being fired by the hospital, now the Augusta Regional Medical Center. Many of their employees presented with psychiatric, neuropathy conditions, chronic fatigue and organic cases of loss of cognitive function. This powder from the dried sludge was then transported for packaging in factories elsewhere in the US, before sale as Equal and now the myriad of names of this neurotoxin." Bill Deagle, M.D., 888-212-8871

Here is the propaganda answered with medical references that are given by lobbyists and front groups like Calorie Control Council: http://www.dorway.com/offasprt.html They are really in violation of Title 18, Section 1001 for misleading the public with full knowledge.

One of the most despicable problems we have is that industry funds the professional organizations like the American Diabetes Assn, and American Dietetics Assn, etc. They use the above propaganda even with full knowledge. In 2004 the American Diabetes Assn had Racketeering charges filed against them for pushing aspartame, and even though they got out of it be assured they know they are sacrificing diabetics.

They will also get into economics. When the Ramazzini Study was done and made world news the New York Times asked the FDA why they didn't ban it. It's hard to believe their answer is because of the economics to the manufacturer. So its okay to poison the public but just don't disturb the manufacturer's checkbook. So if you're wondering why aspartame is still on the market its for the same reason as tobacco, profit, addiction and greed.

How did it get approved? It was approved not by science but by the political chicanery of Donald Rumsfeld who was CEO of Searle at the time. The FDA not only did not want to approve it but tried to have the manufacturers indicted for fraud. Unfortunately both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. See the DVD Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World and you will hear James Turner, Atty, explain exactly how Rumsfeld got it on the market. Here is a clip from that film: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html The FDA revoked the petition for approval: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc This DVD supplied to you gives you an opportunity to have the world experts testify on the toxicity of aspartame, just as if they were standing in front of you.

I pray you will ban this deadly chemical poison from the beautiful islands of Hawaii. People will be waking well from all types of symptoms and diseases once they are off this toxin, if its not too late. When thousands and thousands of booklets on aspartame were given out in Atlanta some years ago, within 60 days some blind people could see again, those crippled with fibromyalgia could walk again and even MS victims walked out of wheelchairs. Don't you want to see that in Hawaii. All you have to do is give it a "do pass" and free the people of the horrible effects of this poison now called "Rumsfeld's Plague"!

Respectfully,

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
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Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame