Allegra N. Kim
Assembly Committee on Health
State Capitol, Room 6005
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please see that this report gets in the record, and I'm sending it by mail with attachments today. But just in case it doesn't get there in time it's sent by email, and because reports can be printed out.
I am the founder of Mission Possible International, a non-profit global volunteer force, operations in 39 nations, educating consumers on the deadly reactions of aspartame and Splenda. In the case of aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful, etc. I've taken the case histories of aspartame for over 17 years and the cases on Sucralose or Splenda since its been on the market. I have boxes and boxes of case histories plus over 100 email boxes of cases - and they never stop. Between these cases, the ones that come in by phone, fax, and letter, and those I have spoken to as I lecture in other states and countries, I probably have easily taken 50,000 cases of the sick and dying. In fact, because of an email that made world news in 1999 my computer crashed with 12,000 cases in one day.
First of all, aspartame is masquerading as an additive when, in fact, its an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines because of damage to the mitochondria or life of the cell. It is on the market illegally because additives are suppose to be inert, and this is a drug.
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)
So here you see not only is aspartame masquerading as an additive but that the FDA knew it caused cancer over a quarter of a century ago, violating the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting it in food. As the FDA toxicologist admitted, they should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake.
Two decades after this congressional hearing Dr. Morando Soffritti in England did the prestigious Ramazzini Study confirming FDA's records that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. http://www.wnho.net/new_aspartame_studies.htm He then did another study showing it only takes a small amount of aspartame to cause cancer and if a pregnant woman uses it and the baby survives her offspring can get cancer.
Further, aspartame is adulterated. See report below:
Aspartame Violates State & Federal Adulteration Statutes
From Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Edward M. Johnson
Attorney and Counselor at Law
11406 Woodwaters Way
San Antonio, Texas 78249
September 15, 2005
(Via USPS Priority Mail)
Dear Madam Chair, Gay Dillingham and Honorable Members of the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board:
Clifford Stroud, Vice Chair
C/O Barbara Claire
EIB Administrator New Mexico Department of Environment
1190 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
By way of introduction, background, training, and experience, I have been a licensed Texas Attorney since April 1971. I began my legal career as a Briefing Attorney to U.S. District Judge John H. Wood, Jr. (Deceased), then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for The Western District of Texas, and am the Former President/CEO and Senior Managing Shareholder of the 18th largest lawfirm in San Antonio, Texas, as listed in the 1995 "Book of Lists," "San Antonio Business Journal."
My biography has been published for the past 15 years in "Who's Who in American Law." I am now retired from the active practice of law, and am fully engaged in the ownership of a Health & Wellness Distributorship with large international business operations. I continue to stay abreast of health related issues involving things which are both beneficial and harmful for human consumption, and have been featured on an ABC TV Program involving "Dangerous Foods," in health related books, and in a recent full length film, "Sweet Misery in a Poisoned World," involving the great dangers of aspartame to humans.
As a briefing attorney to a U.S. District Judge, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, it was my job to interpret the meaning, application, and enforcement of federal Statutes and Regulations, which frequently required referring to the Congressional History of Federal Legislation by researching the history in the "Congressional Record." This also frequently entailed researching State Statutes.
I have reviewed the New Mexico Food Act (25-2-1 to 25-2-19 and 25-2-20 NMSA l978) on adulterated and poisonous foods. It is a strong, clear law with its criminal prosecution provisions for violators. It is quite clear in its meaning and in its intent, and is not hard to understand or interpret.
The said Statute provides that: A food shall be deemed to be adulterated, (1) if it contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious; (2) if it contains any added poisonous or added deleterious substance which is unsafe, and (3) if it consists in whole or in part of ... decomposed substance, or if it is otherwise unfit.
Under New Mexico law, inasmuch as aspartame clearly and unequivocally decomposes and adulterates, this is an open and shut case. You clearly have the right as well as the obligation to ban aspartame for the health, safety, and welfare of your citizens.
The Bottom Line is: (1) Aspartame is unsafe and adulterated, and is indeed dangerous to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of The State of [board, not agency] New Mexico, and (2) your Agency is empowered to and should ban aspartame from your State in order to protect and to preserve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of The State of New Mexico.
In Statute 25-2-15, NMSA, the authority to promulgate regulations for the efficient enforcement of the New Mexico Food Act is vested in your Board.
Therefore, the EIB has the right to ban aspartame. For example, in Minnesota, U.S. District Judge, Hon. James Rosenbaum, affirmed the right of a state to protect its citizens health, despite corporate claims of being protected by the FDA approval of their products and that nothing in the act which created the FDA was intended to preempt any state tort law or consumer protection statute or certainly the statutory powers given to the New Mexico EIB in statutes and in the New Mexico Administrative Code.
A recent example of FDA approval of dangerous substances is the Vioxx situation, wherein 55,000 US citizens were found to have died of causes associated with the ingestion of Vioxx. Don't let the much worse situation of aspartame poisoning continue in New Mexico, when you have the very clear right and very clear power to ban it from use in the State of New Mexico.
This could be the first step in removing what has been described by highly credentialed medical doctors as a "Worldwide Plague."
Aspartame is a prime example of an adulterating/poisonous substance forbidden by this law and should be banned now. The said New Mexico Statute is very similar to the Federal Statute. The May 7, 1985 United States Senate Congressional Record recorded the long, detailed protest of the National Soft Drink Association against aspartame specifically because of its unique instability. This does not bear repeating verbatim in this memo, however, the following salient excerpt states: "Specifically, Searle did not meet its burdens under section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 348 ("FDC Act") to demonstrate that aspartame is safe."
In fact, the FDA's own Senior Toxicologist, the late Dr. Adrian Gross, who took part in on-site investigations at Searle, said the studies carried out by Searle to show the safety of aspartame were "to a large extent unreliable." He said "at least one of those studies has established "beyond any reasonable doubt" that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this is of extremely high significance." Gross also testified before Congress that because aspartame was capable of producing brain tumors and brain cancer, FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake of the substance at ANY LEVEL. Congressional Record SID835:131 (8/1/85).
The FDA's own report admits to 92 documented symptoms triggered by aspartame from four types of seizures to coma and death. An 1138 page medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic," by H. J. Roberts, M.D. documents symptoms and diseases triggered by this deadly neurotoxin. See more at: http://www.sunsetpress.com
In the Trocho Study (Trocho C., Pardo R, et al. Formaldehyde derived from dietary aspartame binds to tissue components in vivo. Life Sciences 63: 337-349, l998) it was demonstrated that following aspartame ingestion, significant amounts of formaldehyde accumulate in the tissues. Russell Blaylock, M.D., discussing this study said that formaldehyde is known to bind strongly to proteins and nucleic acids, forming adducts that are extremely difficult to eliminate through normal metabolic pathways.
Ergo, aspartame was clearly in violation of the federal adulteration law and was illegally added. By admission of the National Soft Drink Association, "Section 402 of FDC Act 21 provides a food is adulterated if it contains, in whole or in part ...a decomposed substance, or if it is otherwise unfit for food." This is the same language as that of the New Mexico statute, which clearly gives The State of New Mexico and your Board the right and the power to ban aspartame in New Mexico.
The FDA's own studies of aspartame clearly demonstrate that aspartame breaks down in beverages in temperatures over 86 degrees Fahrenheit, into aspartic acid, an excitotoxin and formaldehyde, a deadly neurotoxin. This in fact occurred in the Gulf War, as pallets of Diet Coke were left sitting for days in the hot desert sun, and the temperatures reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit. I repeat: There are in fact 92 medical symptoms listed in the FDA's own records.
The above referenced medical text written by Dr. H. J. Roberts, M.D. (chosen by the editors of a national medical journal as "The Best Doctor in the U.S.") clearly makes the case against aspartame, and the fact that aspartame decomposes and adulterates. This fact is well documented in Dr. Roberts heavily footnoted and annotated 1138 page medical text and needs not to be repeated verbatim in this brief discussion. As we say in law, Res Ipsa Loquitor, "The Thing Speaks For Itself."
There is much more than a "smoking gun" here. There are in fact millions of lives ruined, and deaths that have occurred, as a direct and proximate cause of ingestion of aspartame since it was introduced. I myself am a victim of aspartame, and have had 2 pituitary adenoma (brain tumor) surgeries and radiation therapy. I have no doubt that these were directly and proximately caused by my heavy aspartame ingestion.
The banning of aspartame is not only well within your powers, but is in fact a long overdue service to New Mexico's consumers who are ingesting this product unknowing its toxicity.
You are to be commended for having moved this rule change along this far to take this much needed step of banning aspartame in New Mexico in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of The State of New Mexico. Other states will follow New Mexico's example.
Edward M. Johnson
Edward M. Johnson, J.D. Attorney
Texas Bar #10710000
Former Briefing Attorney to
John H. Wood, Jr., U.S. District Judge ('71-'72)
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney ('72-'76)
Serving as Deputy Chief, Civil Section
Western District of Texas
Member of Federal Licensing Committee, W.D. of Texas ('75-'77)
Former President & CEO, Johnson, Curney & Fields, P.C.
Named in the Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"
Letter to Environmental Improvement Board - Banning Aspartame in Mexico, Dr. Stoller knew Arthur Hull Hayes who over-ruled Board of Inquiry to approve toxin
Stephen Fox's email is email@example.com
From: KP Stoller, MD
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 18:01:17 GMT
Subject: Fw: Re: letter to the EIB
To The Honorable Gay Dillingham
Madame Chair, New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board
Dear Ms. Dillingham and Members of the EIB:
I spoke, along with Dr. Grant LaFarge, to the EIB previously about aspartame. I understand you now have to consider the legal issue of whether the EIB has the authority to regulate this neurotoxin based on the current statutes that are in place. I am a physician, not a legal scholar, but I have reviewed the statutes and it is very clear that the EIB does have this regulatory authority.
I dare say the decision you reach on October 4th will be a very important one and I will leave my comment on the subject at that, but I want to tell you a very relevant personal story.
I once knew Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr, M.D., the FDA Commissioner who approved aspartame back in 1981, over all of the objections of the internal boards and evaluations of the FDA at that time. Dr. Hayes flew out to San Francisco to interview me when I was applying to medical school, and it was because of Dr. Hayes that I went to Penn State where he was teaching in the mid-70s.
I remember when Dr. Hayes was chosen to be the head of the FDA, when he green lighted NutraSweet, despite evidence that it was an extremely harmful neurotoxin, and I remember that he resigned in 1983 when it was discovered he had been, in effect, taking bribes from pharmaceutical companies. Then he went off to work at the PR firm for the very company that owned the patent for, manufactured, and sold aspartame! As a former student of his, it was clear to me that his entire medical career was disgraced, and to this day he refuses to even talk about his role in getting aspartame approved.
The system is broken -- those governmental organizations, such as the FDA, that should be working for the people of our country, have been turned into corrupt trade organizations by the very corporations they have been mandated to regulate. This has been going on for decades now. We are ruled, in a sense, by a corporate plutocracy at the Federal level. Only the individual states have the ability, at this eleventh hour in our democracy, to act in accordance with the principles of our founding fathers.
I am not waxing poetic here, but I must point out very clearly to all of you as members of the New Mexico Environmental Board that your decision on the 4th is that important, and that the very nature of a government of the people, for the people, and by the people, is in your hands. Please do not cave in to pressures being brought down about you so that corporations can continue to sell a poison!
I have testified in front of a Congressional hearing on a related matter, but the hearing that I attended that made the biggest impression on me was the one I attended as a boy. As I youngster I watched Congress decide whether to put warning labels on cigarette boxes. The year was 1965! I bring this up because the influence of the tobacco industry on our government is still pervasive and endemic. In a real sense, we gave away our federal government first to the tobacco industry and then to all those that have followed in the tobacco industry,s footsteps. They have all done well because we let many profit by poisoning, polluting and stealing from us by not demanding our rights and sovereignty in these areas. But this will change if you can be the vehicle of this change by merely following the existing statute that empowers the EIB to prohibit the use of this neurotoxic food additive henceforth in New Mexico.
Kenneth P Stoller, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
UNM, School of Medicine
Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medical Center of New Mexico
President, International Hyperbaric Medical Association
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
I might add that this Board voted twice for a hearing and then Ajinomoto's attorneys came in behind closed doors which is illegal and stopped the hearing. I hope California will not put up with such shenanigans.
So you're talking about a product that is masquerading as an additive and is a deadly drug that if approved as a drug would never have been allowed to stay on the market with the deadly reactions and death, a drug that also violates adulteration laws and even Interstate Commerce because its illegal to ship an adulterated product for sale. Further it's a deadly carcinogen which violates the Delaney Amendment.
The next thing one would ask is how did such a deadly product get approved in the first place. Here is that information. The FDA knew immediately. back in the l970's it was a poison. The original manufacturer, Searle, couldn't take a poison and make it show safety so they got caught with their pants down doing such things as filtering out neoplasms so the FDA wouldn't see them, and removing brain tumors from rats, then putting them back in the study and when the rats died they resurrected them on paper. So the FDA asked that Searle be indicted for fraud. Showing you the power of the aspartame industry both U.S. Prosecutors Sam Skinner and William Conlon hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. But the FDA had no intention of allowing this deadly poison to be on the market and revoked the petition for approval. Here it is: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc
Don Rumsfeld was CEO of Searle at the time, put there because of Searle's problems, to clean up the mess and get aspartame on the market. Talking to former employees they told me "everyone knew aspartame was poison and people thought the office would be closed down". The Bressler Report shows you some of the things Searle did: http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt However, this is not the worst of the report as there is 20% missing, two mice studies that were conveniently removed when the FDA re-typed the report. The FDA thought it was so bad and so poisonous they didn't want anyone to know how bad aspartame really is, which doesn't say much for the FDA even though they tried to prevent approval. Dr. H. J. Roberts even asked his congressman to get the remainder after talking to Jerome Bressler but the FDA told the congressman it was confidential and they weren't going to release it even though its public record. So you have a corrupt FDA. I even attempted to get this material through FOIA but first it was confidential and then it was destroyed. http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_gate.htm Pretty pathetic. But the Bressler Report as stated above shows what Searle did to try and hide the facts.
Don Rumsfeld also knowing it was poison said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. What were those markers? President Reagan had promised to nominate Rumsfeld as Vice President and instead used George Bush. So Rumsfeld felt Reagan owed him a favor. The day after he took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes to be FDA Commissioner to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. The day after FDA had revoked the petition Searle sued to keep FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan from signing that petition into law. In the meantime, what to do with Jere Goyan who his wife said Rumsfeld had said had to go, because if he signed the petition aspartame would never have gotten on the market and millions of people the world over would be alive today who are now dead from this deadly chemical poison. Here's what happened. A member of the Reagan Transition Team called Jere Goyan at three AM and fired him. Here's a letter from his wife confirming this: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf
President Reagan then wrote an Executive Order making the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame until Arthur Hull Hayes got to the FDA 30 days later. From the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.com Here is the clip where James Turner, Atty, tells about this and the Executive Order: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html Then the Executive Order which by law must be public record was expunged so nobody could see it. Don Rumsfeld should be put on an iceberg and sent out to sea for the murders of all those who have died from aspartame, and those who are disabled the world over.
Once Arthur Hull Hayes took office he over-ruled the Board of Inquiry and then went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer and has refused to talk to the press ever since. He was on contract for $1000.00 a day for ten years. Quite a reward for getting a poison on the market that would kill millions and because of its addictive nature would make the company billions. One article says Hayes over the years was never at Burston Marstellar but about 15 days.
In l983/84 Searle decided to see just how fast aspartame kills and did studies in 6 countries. According to translator N. Vera people were sacrificed from poor villages. Some died. The studies showed aspartame hardens the synovial fluids which accounts for the horrible joint pain many times given the junkbucket diagnosis fibromyalgia so many aspartame victims experience. Some got brain tumors and some seizures. They showed aspartame destroys the brain and the central nervous system. Her affidavit also shows that the pregnant woman lost her baby, hemorrhaged and disappeared. They were never published, of course. Searle sold to Monsanto and Rummy got 12 million making his fortune for getting a deadly poisoned marketed for human consumption. According to NutraPoison by Alex Constantine: http://www.dorway.com/possible.html and the prestigious Ecologist in 2005: http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.doc aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. So instead of poisoning the enemy aspartame was used to poison consumers in the US and eventually in 100 countries of the world. Monsanto eventually sold to Ajinomoto, Merisant (a group of Monsanto managers), Michael Dell and Child's. Ajinomoto owns the major part of the aspartame industry.
When aspartame was originally approved immediately people began getting seizures, being diagnosed with MS, fibromyalgia, lupus and many other diseases and symptoms. The FDA listed 92 documented symptoms including the ultimate "symptom" death. http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf Senator Howard Metzenbaum immediately tried to get congressional hearings. Senator Orrin Hatch refused until l985 and he was given money by Monsanto. It was because of his influence it is believed that a bill by Senator Metzenbaum never got out of committee. It would have put a moratorium on aspartame and had NIH do independent studies on the problems being seen in the population such as seizures, what it does to the fetus, behavioral problems and drug interactions. Here is the May Congressional hearing: http://www.wnho.net/congressional_record1.doc So because of Monsanto's influence and paying senators nothing happened. There was another congressional hearing in August, l985 which we now have on web at http://www.mpwhi.com
Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, a former FDA toxicologist, and member of an FDA task force that investigated the authenticity of research done by Searle to establish the safety of aspartame, said she believes the original aspartame studies were "built on a foundation of sand." (Testimony of Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA Toxicologist, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, regarding "NutraSweet Health and Safety Concerns." (November 3, l987)
She testified in front of a U.S. Senate hearing in 1987 that flawed tests conducted by Searle -- used as the basis of FDA approval - were a "disaster" and should have been "thrown out." She said she believed the studies left many unanswered questions about possible birth defects and the safety of aspartame. Verrett said the team was instructed not to be concerned with, or comment upon, the overall validity of the study. She said a subsequent review discarded or ignored the problems and deficiencies outlined by her team's original report. She said, "serious departures from acceptable toxicological protocols" that her investigative team noted in the reevaluation of these studies were also discounted.
She warned that any of the improper practices would compromise and negate a safety study of a food additive. Verrett concluded the data in the study was worthless, and the safety of aspartame and its breakdown products have therefore not been determined. She emphasized that aspartame exists in the marketplace without basic toxicity information. She said there are no data to assess the interactions with DKP, excess phenylalanine, other aspartame metabolites, additives, drugs or other chemicals.
In her testimony, Verrett elaborated on DKP problems which aspartame breaks down to, including significant increases of uterine polyps and changes in blood cholesterol. DKP is formed when liquids in particular are pre-sweetened with aspartame. The production of DKP is vulnerable to increase in temperature, and higher temperatures produce increasing amounts of DKP. She reminded members of the Congressional Committee "that is why initially, aspartame was not intended or not planned to be used in liquids because of this decomposition...it was decided it was too unstable to be used in hot preparations, hot liquids, and also in diet drinks.
Keep in mind that even though the FDA knew you could not heat aspartame, its adulterated and decomposes as discussed in the protest of the National Soft Drink Association, now American Beverage http://www.wnho.net/open_letter_dick_adamson.htm they turned right around and approved it for baking in 1993. Note now that its been proven that aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment because it causes cancer, adulteration laws and the law is identified in the NSDA protest above, and even interstate commerce laws because you can't ship an adulterated product for sale. These diet drinks were sent to the Persian Gulf where they sat in 120 degree Arabian sun and the troops drank them all day. No wonder that the list of symptoms for Desert Storm Illness is identical to the FDA list of 92 symptoms. http://www.wnho.net/aspartameandgulfwar.htm The troops have many of the problems so notorious with aspartame such as Lou Gehrigs and MS, brain tumors, memory loss, joint pain, etc. Because aspartame is a poison, a chemical hypersensitization agent it even interacts with other toxins so in the case of depleted uranium the troops problems would be more serious.
Dr. James Bowen who has Lou Gehrigs or ALS from aspartame wrote the FDA 20 years ago and told them aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70+ countries of the world (now over 100) and that everyone involved should be criminally prosecuted. Amen. His letter regarding labeling is on http://www.dorway.com under experts. This should include the FDA who today is protecting the aspartame manufacturers even though they know it's a deadly poison.
It was James Turner, DC attorney and former Nader Raider who with the famed Dr. John Olney who founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity, tried to prevent approval of aspartame. Here is Dr. Olney's 49 page report to the FDA Board of Inquiry about how aspartame if approved would destroy the brains of our children. http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc The FDA agreed. Today there is no warning about birth defects on the label and ADD, ADHD, Tourettes and autism and such are epidemic. Even Dr. Louis Elsas testified before Congress in May, 1985, who at the time was a Pediatric Professor at Emory University, genetics. Back on November 3, l987 he told Congress: .."I am a pediatrician, a Professor of Pediatrics at Emory, and have spent 25 years in the biomedical sciences, trying to prevent mental retardation and birth defects caused by excess phenylalanine. And therein lies my basic concern, that aspartame is in fact a well known neurotoxin and teratogen which, in some as yet undefined dose, will both reversibly in the adult and irreversibly in the developing child or fetal brain, produce adverse effects."
So when you wonder about birth defects are so epidemic its because 70% of the population are using aspartame. It completely destroys families. As Dr. Bowen wrote in Aspartame Murders Infants: "In every point in the fertility process aspartame destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pope's eyes: it ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the baby, cursing future generations.
Talking about future generations, as I mentioned, Dr. M. Soffritti, did the prestigious Ramazzini Study in Italy in 2005 and showed what the FDA knew over a quarter of a century ago, that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. Besides brain tumors aspartame triggered thyroid, pancreatic, ovarian, uterine, testicular and mammary tumors for starters. The aspartame industry did everything possible to rebut this million dollar prestigious independent study peer reviewed by 7 world experts. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/12/business/yourmoney/12sweet.html?ex=1297400400&en=f5f573accc334534&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Here is one bogus study they tried to use: http://www.wnho.net/halt_the_spin_on_bogus_studies.htm The aspartame industry knew they had had it and they went all out to refute the study. The FDA and the European Union were asked about the seriousness of aspartame causing cancer. Would you believe what their excuse is for not removing it from the above New York Times article: " Putting restrictions on aspartame would come at a significant cost. Food companies and consumers around the world bought about $570 million worth of it last year. New regulatory action on aspartame would also jeopardize the billions of dollars worth of products sold with it." So neither the FDA nor the European Union were the least bit interested in the health of the world in using this carcinogen but were concerned about the finances of the manufacturers, and this is with full knowledge that aspartame is a deadly poison. This is an abomination!
Because of this rebuttal Dr. Soffritti did the second study showing not only is aspartame a multipotential carcinogen but even in small amounts and can be passed on through the mother to her offspring. http://www.laleva.org/eng/2007/04/aspartame_fda_spins_news_on_second_cancer_study.html Wonder why there is an epidemic of cancer? Now you know.
Of course aspartame is a carcinogen. The FDA knew it decades ago. Not only does it cause cancer but the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol actually embalms living tissue and damages DNA. When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity. Here is the actual Trocho Study done in Barcelona that proved this. http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf I spoke to Dr. Alemany in Barcelona about this study. He said, "Betty, aspartame can kill 200 million people." It no doubt already has. It's also an abortifacient. Just imagine the millions of babies murdered in their mother's womb. Why isn't this study known all over the world? Dr. Alemany explains the modus operandi of the NutraSweet people. They try to assassinate their character and then research funds are reduced. Here is Dr. Alemany's letter about this written when we tried to get aspartame banned in Hawaii. http://www.mpwhi.com/hhc-malemany.pdf How does the aspartame industry able to get research funds rejected or reduced. Just read the 8 month investigation of aspartame by United Press International: http://www.wnho.net/upi_1987_aspartame1.htm
How much worse can it get. I haven't scratched the surface. How about causing you to drop dead? Here are reports on this from renowned experts on aspartame:
H. J. Roberts, M.D., author of the 1000 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com wrote this one: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm
Russell Blaylock, M.D., neurosurgeon and author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com wrote this one: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm
Why do we have an epidemic of lupus? Dr. James Bowen explained: "The ability of methyl alcohol/formaldehyde to create antigenicity, especially as combed in aspartame molecules is so great as to cause severe autoimmune reactions to the tissues deformed by formaldehyde polemerization, adduct formation. The immune system turns against the victim's tissues: Lupus."
Why do we have an epidemic of MS: http://www.mpwhi.com/new_report_at_neurology_conference.htm
As you see renowned experts have documented all these diseases triggered by this deadly poison.
Why are seizures epidemic? Because aspartame is a seizure triggering drug proven by Searle themselves: http://www.aspartaam.nl/artikelen_eng/raorapport.txt There is even aspartame in some anti-seizure medication.
Today the aspartame industry has strong relations with all government agencies. I brought some of these damning reports to the European Union in Brussels when they were reviewing aspartame. I knew no matter what I brought them they would eliminate them and use industry propaganda. In fact, I was wired by a documentarian because they knew too. That's exactly what they did. They completely eliminated every document that exposed aspartame and they used industry propaganda even though I brought them reports showing how they fix the studies. Dr. Ralph Walton did research for 60 Minutes showing that 92% of independent scientific peer reviewed research showed the problems aspartame causes and only studies controlled or funded by industry ever said it was safe. http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html Here is the rebuttal to their report which was nothing but industry propaganda: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/scf2002.html If you read the postscript first you will see that this was reviewed by OLAF, The European Anti-Fraud Agency and they admitted this was written by only one individual and not the committee. Scientific Committee on Food seemed to disappear and then we have the European Food Safety Authority. The EFSA wrote the rebuttal to the Ramazzini Study saying the rats had respiratory disease. If this wasn't a hoot because as Dr. Soffritti pointed out respiratory disease is the dying process. Finally a member confessed that they were pressured by industry to hijack science. However, aspartame was never removed from Europe even with the confession. I've written many times to Food Standards in England, especially about having industry propaganda on their web site. You will see the many letters on http://www.mpwhi.com under "England". They refuse to answer my questions only saying they will have a new study with anecdotal reports. We've been swamped with those from all over the world for over a quarter of a century. They basically intend to do nothing.
Last July I flew to New Zealand when Abby Cormack, a young actress in Wellington almost died from aspartame in Wrigley's chewing gum. Gum is one of the worst aspartame products because it works like nitroglycerin under the tongue, goes through saliva straight to the brain. Here is Dr. Roberts report on aspartame and absorption: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_absorption.htm Aspartame has triggered a world epidemic of bipolar because the phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin which triggers bipolar, suicidal tendencies, panic attacks, paranoia, insomnia, etc. Abby was about to be diagnosed with bipolar until she happened to get on http://www.dorway.com and saw her symptoms and got off the poison and got well. Here is her story: http://www.mpwhi.com/abby_cormack_story.htm Here is what the experts say about Abby: http://www.mpwhi.com/experts_on_aspartame_and_abby_cormack.htm Suit was filed against Wrigley's in 2004 because they have been told for years. While they got out of it they were so arrogant and cared so little about the human race they turned right around and put aspartame in all but two of their gums, with full knowledge of what it would do to humans. Now that the information is all over the Internet Wrigley's decided to get rid of their liability and sold to Mars.
If you're interested in what went on in New Zealand the best article written was by an incredible journalist and Mission Possible New Zealand, Chris Wheeler. It's called "Dying For A Diet Coke": http://www.rense.com/general78/dying.htm
What Dr. James Bowen told the FDA 20 years ago applies today: He said: "The only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminal prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace. That includes those who work so diligently to keep it on the market as well."
Safe sweeteners are easy to make, they don't have to give the public poison. One sweetener is Just Like Sugar which you can get in Whole Foods or on line at http://www.justlikesugarinc.com Its made from chicory and orange peel, Vitamin C and Calcium, so its ideal for diabetics. Aspartame on the other hand can actually precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, causes diabetics to go into convulsions, destroys the optic nerve and even interacts with insulin. Dr. Roberts who wrote the medical text is a diabetic specialist. Why are artificial sweeteners used. People are upset over the epidemic of obesity, and its aspartame that is causing it. From Dr. Sandra Cabot, Mission Possible Australia - Aspartame Makes You Fatter: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm
Does anyone remember the epidemics we have today before aspartame was put on the market? Of course, not. Whoever heard of Autism which was rare. Today worldwide its 1 in 10: http://www.mpwhi.com/autism_epidemic.htm And they continue to add deadly sweeteners. Another one is Splenda which is a chlorocarbon poison and the complaints just don't stop. The Lethal Science of Splenda: http://www.wnho.net/splenda_chlorocarbon.htm There is a billion dollar suit to start in January in California against Splenda. Dr. Bowen also says because of the chemical hypersensitization of aspartame, if someone goes from aspartame to Splenda you will maintain the reactions to aspartame and pickup those from Splenda or Sucralose.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame