This is in response to the article "Babies Fed On Alcohol, Food Dye," which may be found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/01/20/1232213646777.html
You will also find the article in its entirety below my signature.
Critical mass has been reached in the over 20 year worldwide warning against aspartame, the deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic "sweetener". There are numerous medical text books, three congressional hearings, movies, scientific peer reviewed studies by famous independent researchers, Aspartame Detox centers and more. Would anyone in research raise their hand if they don't know aspartame is poison. You do not feed poison to babies.
Google lists 2,380,000 sites on aspartame. Surely the "researchers" must have had an inkling that it's a deadly poison. As neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. said in a lecture, "Understand the reactions from aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide." You do not feed poison to babies.
The controversy has raged for decades and the cries of the sick and dying destroyed by aspartame cannot be smothered. It's a teratogen, and causes birth defects and mental retardation. It can trigger autism, behavior and psychiatric problems, drop IQ and fog the brain. You do not feed poison to babies.
How many of the "research team" actually bothered to investigate this chemotoxin? Once the FDA asked the Department of Justices to indict the NutraSweet makers for fraud. FDA then revoked the petition for approval. Don Rumsfeld called in his markers and with political clout accomplished what his chemists couldn't - he got aspartame on the market with political muscle. Had to fire an FDA Commissioner to do the dirty deed. http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld.html You do not feed poison to babies.
Read world renowned neuroneuroscientist explaining how aspartame ruins the brain. Dr. John Olney's 49 page report to the Board of Inquiry of the FDA http://www.wnho.net/dr-olney1.doc You do not feed poison to babies.
The medical text: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com Over 1000 pages. You do not feed poison to babies.
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. http://www.russellblaylockmd.com You do not feed poison to babies.
The article states: "Those given the diuretic spironolactone were exposed to raspberry flavouring and aspartame, the same sweetener used in diet drinks." Keep in mind there is no safe dose. 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 ofextremely 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 declares 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)
The 3 year Ramazzini Studies have proven that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and if the mother uses it during pregnancy and the baby survives, cancer can be passed on from the mother. Dr. M. Soffritti showed that only a small amount causes cancer. You do not feed poison to babies!
Dr. Louis Elsas, pediatric professor, genetics, testified before Congress that aspartame is a neurotoxin triggering birth defects and mental retardation. http://www.mpwhi.com/louis_elsas_testifying_to_congress.htm You do not feed poison to babies!
Aspartame interacts with drugs and toxins: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_interacts.htm You do not feed poison to babies!
As to the mention of ethanol being given to babies, consider when they use aspartame it's worse. It releases free methyl alcohol that converts to formaldehyde embalming living tissue and damaging DNA.
Please send this letter on to the" researchers" who did this study to be absolutely certain they understand you do not feed poison to babies! http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf The fact that you don't feed poison to babies is known all over planet earth. The thought of "researchers" giving aspartame to premature babies is a murderous obscenity. The dyes are also carcinogenic and a study in Liverpool showed interaction between dyes, aspartame and MSG. Mice nerve cells stopped growing. http://www.organicconsumers.org/toxic/msg010306.cfm
And about the "researchers"! Where did they get their degrees - in a thermometer factory?
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
BABIES FED ON ALCOHOL, FOOD DYE
January 21, 2009
Prematue babies in neonatal units could be consuming up to seven standard alcoholic drinks a week and ingesting a food colouring which has been banned in three countries because some common medications contain high doses of toxic additives.
A study of babies in Britain who were up to 13 weeks premature found that those prescribed the diuretic furosemide, which contains ethanol, could be ingesting between 0.2 millilitres to 1.8 millilitres of alcohol a week, the equivalent of a 70-kilogram man consuming up to seven standard drinks.
Most authorities, including the Australian Medical Association, advocate a "no alcohol during pregnancy" policy, as exposure has been linked with central nervous system problems, low birth weight, mental retardation and abnormal facial features.
The study also found that neonates given syrup-based iron supplements were exposed to artificial cherry flavourings and the red food colouring ponceau, which has been banned in the US, Britain and Norway after being linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Public pressure forced Nestle to remove ponceau from Smarties in Australia last month.
Researchers found that none of the babies in the study, published in the journal Archives Of Disease in Childhood: Fetal And Neonatal Edition, had been exposed to toxic levels of ponceau but pushed for the additive to be removed from all medications designed for preterm infants.
More than half were exposed to high levels of sorbitol, a sugar substitute used in iron supplements, and dexamethasone, a medication for inflammation. Many babies in the study were exposed to up to 3.5 grams per kilogram of sorbitol a week, 1.5 grams per kilogram more than the recommended dose. Sorbitol can cause nausea and gut malabsorption.
Those given the diuretic spironolactone were exposed to raspberry flavouring and aspartame, the same sweetener used in diet drinks.
Medications designed for premature babies should be made available free of colourings and flavourings, a Sydney University nutritionist, Jenny O'Dea, said yesterday.
"These chemicals could certainly have an adverse impact on a baby and if parents can choose in a pharmacy to have a drug without additives, they should be able to make the same choice in hospital," she said.