Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599

Posted: 17 January 2018

This is in response to the article entitled, ďDiet Coke, Facing Sales Drop, Tries Out New Flavors, Sleek CanĒ which may be found at:

Coca Cola says it's breathing new life into the Diet Coke brand with new flavors, bright colors and a skinnier can., The new products may result in skinnier cans but as the study in 2011 showed the product is associated with larger waistlines. It has been known for over three decades that aspartame makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. That's even in the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn, (now American Beverage) when the pop companies were using Dr. Richard Wurtman's affidavit which said: "Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate-induced-synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and thus is part of the body's feedback system that helps limit consumption of carbohydrate to appropriate levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates." Translation: "If you want to get fat aspartame is where itís at."

Here is the entire protest: One thing the pop companies can't say is they didn't know aspartame would create an epidemic of obesity, misappropriately and deceptively labeled as a diet product since they protested about it themselves before turning around and lobbying for NutraSweet!

Aspartame also is known to precipitate diabetes and to simulate and aggravate diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroy the optic nerve, cause diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. ("Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" (1000 pages) by the late diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame, H. J. Roberts, M.D.) It has also been known for decades that aspartame causes an irregular heart rhythm, and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden cardiac death." Here are more reports on this from the experts: The Trocho Study showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. You're pre-embalmed before you die.

Over the years we keep learning about the changes Coke makes. Do enjoy the Coke Chronicles:

I don't know what kind of PR people they use but in 2013 amid falling sales Coke actually started a campaign to convince the public aspartame is safe. With controversy from before it was even approved defending aspartame has gone on for decades. Almost 100% of independent scientific peer reviewed studies have shown the problems aspartame triggers or precipitates from raising fasting blood sugar, strokes, heart attacks, metabolic syndrome and birth defects to all types of cancer. The FDA report itself lists 92 symptoms from four types of seizures to blindness, male sexual dysfunction and death.

What is the evidence for aspartame not being safe?

  1. The FDA tried to have the manufacturer of aspartame indicted for fraud, but both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. G. D. Searle kept trying to prove it safe but couldn't. When the rats developed brain tumors, Searle would excise them, put the rats back in the study, and when they died they resurrected them on paper. What would you expect as aspartame breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent. A couple of Searle's sons defended aspartame even to their friends and would only serve Diet Coke and booze at parties. Both of them died of brain tumors..

    "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." .. Galatians 6:7-9

  2. The FDA Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for approval based on the fact it could not be proven safe and caused brain tumors. G. D. Searle hired Don Rumsfeld to get it marketed. He was on President Reagan's transition team who fired FDA Commissioner Dr. Jeri Goyan who would have signed the revoked petition into law. President Reagan assisted Rumsfeld by writing an executive order which prevented the FDA from signing the petition until he could get someone to replace Goyan who would over-rule the Board of Inquiry. That was Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes. When Hayes left the FDA he went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer at $1,000 a day for ten years, Rumsfeld got his reward when Searle sold the NutraSweet Company, in the amount of $12 million.

  3. The FDA admitted aspartame was not proven safe and was on the market illegally violating the Delaney Amendment because it causes cancer, and FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake. From the congressional record:

    On August 1, 1985, FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress that 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 residue of cancer-causing chemicals in foods. Dr Gross concluded by asking, ?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 (8/1/85)

  4. The birth defects were so severe in original studies G. D. Searle made a deal with the FDA to seal them so the public would never know. Even Jerome Bressler when he retired from FDA said he had a hard time living with the fact that pregnant women were using aspartame and had no idea what the original studies showed. When I finally was able to find them and added them back to his Bressler Report it showed aspartame caused neural tube defects, spina bifida and even cleft palate for starters.. So what would you expect when the original studies showed such horrible defects? The same things in the population. Read chapter on Aspartame and Autism from Dr. Woodrow Monte's book, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills".

Today more and more aspartame is added to generics. I was given two, Zofran and Raglan where aspartame was in the generics and poisoned me. Zofran is used for nausea so what do you suppose physicians prescribe for pregnant women who have morning sickness? Zofran! Then these women gave birth to babies with birth defects like spina bifida, cleft palate and neural tube defects. Already there is a class action on Zofran and, in fact, Raglan as well.

Even today FDA admits they are broken and describes corruption, yet approve another aspartame product, Advantame. The river of complaints and deaths never stop but Coke keeps trying to convince the public this obesity and baby killing machine is safe.

Here is another article recently released:
Diet Coke Just Got An Insane Candy-Colored Makeover To Appeal To Young People

With new flavors like "twisted mango," "zesty blood orange," "feisty cherry" and "ginger lime," as well as slimmed down, candy-colored cans, the new Diet Coke is barely recognizable. You can read about this at:

Below my signature is a letter Dr. James Bowen's letter to the FDA on aspartame being mass poisoning

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

Original letter sent to FDA over twenty years ago:

STATEMENT TO THE FDA ON FOOD LABELING - (Dr. Bowen now resides in Oregon)
3118 S Logan Ste.3
Lansing, MI 48910

My statement for the public record regarding food labeling and the aspartame issue is serious if not somewhat facetious at times. The reason for this is because I have found little evidence of honesty, integrity or stability on the part of Food & Drug Administration officials regarding the aspartame issue, since its approval in 1981. This attitude is largely shared by the general public. I come in contact with approximately two new people each week who are now being or who have in the past been poisoned by aspartame.

All of them share the same reactions that it is not worth writing to the FDA or NutraSweet, because you and your agency have run amuck and are no longer a valid public benefactor.

The recent revelations about the problems surrounding generic drug approvals are compelling evidence of what happens when an agency considered itself above the law in dealing with these matters. In my opinion, this has resulted in the mass poisoning of the American public as well as seventy-plus countries in the rest of the world. Watching FDA officials walk through the "revolving door" and be further rewarded by being promoted to other positions of high public responsibility is clear evidence of a government out of control.

For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame content of food and drinks. To do so would imply that the government is taking some sort of responsible action...when 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 criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace. That includes those who work so diligently to keep in on the market as well.

Further, to label the purported aspartame content of a product would cover a number of toxic flaws in the product and its allowable daily intake (ADI) as follows:

  1. That the amount stated on the label was accurate and factual rather than theoretical. Aspartame breaks down relatively quickly in solution. Given the well established modus operandi of the manufacturer, there is no concern given the ultimate consumer. And cover-ups seem to be a part of the routine of doing business. The public should be well advised that the amounts really used in liquid products are relatively greater than those stated to accomplish a relative compensation for the loss of product sweetness occurring during storage in solution.

  2. That the ADI presently allowed is 50% greater than that expected to cause a reversal of the phenylalanine/tyrosine ratios in the human brain. This has profoundly bad implications for the human being, including dopamine and serotonin synthesis inhibition, causing depression, appetite changes, mental inabilities, increased susceptibility to seizures and a host of neurohormonal problems.

  3. Every known metabolite of aspartame is of marked or questionable toxicity and patently unsafe for human use. Methyl alcohol is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde in the eye, nervous system and other metabolically active organs. It immediately attacks and denatures the tissue structure proteins in which is metabolized to nascent formaldehyde. This stimulates specific organ and subcellular autoimmunity which seems to be a preponderant source of the bad experiences reported by NutraSweet victims. Aspartic Acid is a neuroexcitotoxic present in damaging amounts, it own right, at the ADI for aspartame. Simple logic tells one that it will vastly increase the metabolism of methyl alcohol to formaldehyde attach there. This corresponds well with the symptomalogies often experienced, such as Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), bulbar palsies, neurohormonal disorders, diketopiperazine issue remains totally unresolved and dangerous. The amino acids that are released by hydrolysis, form eimers and isomers that are either not sufficiently studied, or which are known substrates in undesirable pathological states such as Alzheimer's disease.

  4. There is the issue of the approval of aspartame for market, which has violated every principle of responsible science and responsible government. Everyone responsible for this hearing should at least completely review the approval process and the comments of the participants and observers who have so excellently elucidated all the malfeasance for the public record, such as Dr. Adrian Gross and many, many others (all on the public record).

In light of the above 4 points, I highly recommend that you deny in every way possible any subterfuge of respectability that the aspartame people have enshrouded themselves and their product within hopes of quickly denying its access to the worldwide marketplace. I write this, not believing that it will do the slightest bit of good in the sense of affecting the labeling issue per se, but that instead, it might reach some honest, concerned, conscientious individuals in the process.