From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
To: Commissioner-fda.gov, mitchell.cheeseman-fda.hhs.gov, email@example.com, laura.tarantino-fda.hhs.gov, inforeply-cdc.gov
Date: Mon, May 21, 2007 11:39 am
Subject: To FDA: This Is Criminal, More Aspartame To Marketplace
You people at the FDA know aspartame is poison. You also know a study in Liverpool has shown the interaction of aspartame, MSG and colors. Not one word from the FDA. So Food Standards has sponsored a study which shows behavioral problems. Immediately large chains like Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and ASDA started removing aspartame, and these additives from their products. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1007/1007033_end_of_line_for_enumbers.html
Even the CDC investigation showed mood alteration years ago, and then allowed a phony summary that contradicted the report. http://www.dorway.com/cdctext.txt
Meanwhile at the FDA who has known about these problems for a quarter of a century there is silence. A constant flow of studies, shows how deadly aspartame is while the FDA turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to the public. One of the reasons the blends are deadly is because these are drugs, not additives. You should be able to remove them because they violate the law, adulteration, Interstate Commerce and the Delaney Amendment. A new study has shown again aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen even in low doses, and you know that since FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Gross told Congress in l985 it violated the Delaney Amendment, and FDA violated the law in allowing it. Additives could not interact because they are suppose to be inert or non-reactive.
This is sickening to see more poison being poured on to the market while people the world over plead to have aspartame removed to stop the mass poisoning that Dr. James Bowen told FDA about twenty years ago. http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt It sickening to see you people become puppets to Big Pharma and bring shame upon this country and the world for allowing the steady release of unsafe food and drugs. Then you lie to legislators, physicians and the public at large. Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines so as long as someone is consuming this poison no drug is safe.
Do you ever consider the world you are leaving to your grandchildren with a poisoned food and drug supply? Do you ever consider the suffering and disability of millions of people the FDA has created by release of an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug? Have you no integrity at all. As one Monsanto employee told me years ago, "We control the FDA, they don't control us." How does it feel to be puppets and watch more and more poison thrown on the market to destroy the population?
Remember only the guilty take the fifth! I doubt if I will hear from you.
Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Artificial Sweetener To Stir Up Market
NutraSweet, Domino are teaming up on new product line
By John Schmeltzer
Tribune staff reporter
May 21, 2007
Chicago-based NutraSweet Co., manufacturer of the artificial sweetener bearing its name, is expected to announce Monday plans to distribute a new line of sweeteners that will compete head to head with Equal and Splenda -- two stalwarts already locked in a fierce battle for market share in the billion-dollar tabletop sweetener market.
NutraSweet said it has formed a joint venture with the manufacturer of Domino sugar, American Sugar Refining Inc., to market the new line of sweetener. It currently is working with Domino to market a light sugar product called Domino Pure D'Lite.
The new line will be marketed under the NutraSweet brand name and carry its familiar swirl logo first introduced in the 1980s when the aspartame sweetener first exploded onto the scene and came into wide use as the main sweetener for the diet soda industry.
NutraSweet executives are expected to officially announce its new entrant in the sweetener market at the National Restaurant Show here, which is being attended by more than 70,000 delegates.
The brand will become the fourth artificial sweetener competing in an already crowded tabletop category in which Splenda has grabbed nearly 60 percent of the U.S. market just seven years after it was introduced in the U.S.
Consumers currently have a choice between Splenda, which is sold in a yellow packet; Equal, which is marketed in a blue package; and Sweet'N Low, which comes in a pink packet. The artificial sweetener in both Equal and NutraSweet, when it is introduced later this summer, is aspartame.
"Our goal is to radically shake up the sweetener market," NutraSweet Chief Executive Craig Petray said in an interview Sunday. He said the company is reacquiring rights to its brand name July 1. "Nobody has done any innovation in the sweetener market in years and years."
Like Equal, NutraSweet is to be sold in a little blue packet that Petray said will be designed so consumers will be able to distinguish it from the Equal sweetener.
The decision is certain to create additional pressure on Chicago-based Merisant Co., which less than two weeks ago won a still-secret settlement with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that sells Splenda. Merisant had sued Johnson & Johnson over Splenda's advertising claims. The U.S. market share of Merisant's Equal has plunged to 13.7 percent from roughly 40 percent since Splenda was introduced in 2000.
Both Merisant and the NutraSweet Co. trace their roots to the Monsanto Co. Merisant purchased the rights to sell a tabletop version of aspartame in 2000 from Monsanto, while NutraSweet purchased the manufacturing and wholesale rights to the product. Merisant's lease rights to the NutraSweet brand name end this summer.
Merisant was purchased by an investment consortium led by Pegasus Capital Advisors LP, while NutraSweet was purchased by J.W. Childs Equity Partners.
Petray said that NutraSweet, whose sweeteners are used in more than 5,000 food and beverage products, plans to piggyback on the marketing muscle of Domino to gain access to the food service and retail categories.
But NutraSweet isn't stopping with just a tabletop sweetener. The company has a range of sweetening products that it plans to introduce later this year.
"We have more interesting concepts in the pipeline," he said. "We plan to introduce sweeteners with other functions and better taste profiles."
The alliance with Domino is a natural fit, according to Petray, who said the company's food scientists have been working for years with beverage companies to develop the blends of sweeteners they now use in their products.
Most beverages use two or three sweeteners to achieve the taste the manufacturer is attempting to create, he said.
"Each has a role. If you take two or three together you can increase the upfront taste of sweetness," he said. "We've worked years and years on putting various blends together to improve taste."
Executives at Domino parent American Sugar Refining could not be reached Sunday.