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

Posted: 20 November 2009

Dear Dr. Johnson,

It's your statement that bothers me immensely. In other words, the information on free methyl alcohol is known scientifically throughout the world, the propaganda by the aspartame industry has been taken apart and shown to be in error for 3 decades, and what you're saying is no matter how much scientific evidence there is Food Standards is wrong you're not going to change. You're going to allow people to use a deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug that interacts with drugs and vaccine and is mass poisoning consumers in Europe and the rest of the world.

First Food Standards was given this report with comments from leading aspartame experts on the subject of the ADI and free methyl alcohol in aspartame: In one case there is a comment from Dr. Alemany who did research and showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol binds to tissue. That's binding to living tissue. When people are dead its called binding to dead tissue. In lay terms that's "Do It Yourself Embalming". And that's okay with Food Standards that the people of the UK have their tissues embalmed while they are living as discussed in Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, on pre-embalming. So let me be sure I understand, it's okay to be embalmed. This happens because of conversion from the free methyl alcohol which you state is safe?

Food Standards was created to get away from industry influence, so why doesn't Food Standards care about consumers health? You might as well hold up a sign and say: "We are influenced by the aspartame industry and scientific proof that their information is false will not be accepted!"

My letter to you showed that everything in your letter was wrong: Your letter to me today says that won't make a difference. Even the FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, who had asked that Searle be indicted for fraud, admitted to Congress as mentioned in this letter that no ADI should have been allowed to be made because aspartame caused cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment. So aspartame was approved illegally and as Dr. Gross told Congress in summary, "If the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?" Why do you think there is a Mission Possible International with operations in 40 nations warning the world off aspartame? Because FDA failed, and there is nobody to protect the public. The defense team hired the two prosecutors who were to indict Searle, and the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld got aspartame marketed after the FDA Board of Inquiry revoked the petition for approval. The FDA Commissioner who was about to sign it into law was fired in the middle of the night by the Reagan Transition Team that Rumsfeld was on. Why do you think there is a UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign? Because Food Standards has failed the people of the UK!

Furthermore, aspartame was not proven safe in the UK and was marketed there through a business deal with Paul Turner with the agency that became Food Standards to get away from industry influence. Read the article in the Guardian.

Further information to Food Standards proved beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame was never proven safe. The Bressler Report or FDA audit on some of Searle's studies showed the fraud, and two studies were so bad the FDA deleted them from the report so the public would never see them. Yet, they were used as pivotal in the approval of aspartame along with a 52 week oral toxicity study on 7 infant monkeys which showed 5 had grand mal seizures and 1 died. Four types of seizures are on the FDA list of 92 documented symptoms on aspartame. So the studies that put aspartame on the market to be rubber stamped around the world never proved safety but proved fraud and deceit.

What you're telling me Dr. Johnson is it doesn't make any difference, that you're going to keep aspartame on the market even though its a deadly poison that is killing people, murdering babies in their mother's womb or triggering birth defects like autism:,causing sudden cardiac death: and, triggering diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases, and causing cancer is okay.

Food Standards goes through the motions, meets with the UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign, accepts all scientific evidence and discards it to accept the aspartame manufacturers' propaganda, leaving consumers in the UK to be poisoned. Jim McDonald's letter to you says it very well:

Dear Mr Johnson, Thank you for your reply below, I would just like to confirm what you are saying.

You are confirming that:

  1. The COT /FSA has discounted the Free Methanol derivative of Asp as a danger to health for the past 27 years., and have never considered it in a safety review.
  2. FSA is unable to calculate and ADI for pure methanol, in spite of the wealth of accepted scientific evidence as to its toxicity.
  3. FSA have no reply to the Challenge, that when free methanol is considered the current ADI of Asp is 36 times too high for safety.
  4. FSA does not recognise that the symptoms (in your possession) shown by anecdotal evidence sufferers, exactly matches that of methanol poisoning.
  5. FSA is confirms that the population can consume small amounts of free methanol daily without eventual harm.
  6. FSA, having ignored anecdotal evidence for 27 years for not being scientific evidence, Will Still not accept that that when sufferers STOP using Asp (the source of the free methanol) they get better FAST.
  7. FSA does not recognise the MSDS as a credible source of information about dangerous chemicals.

I note your comments and have to say, either you are being deliberately evasive, or are not in possession of all the facts. Free Methanol is a cumulative poison and yes the human body can handle small quantity of free methanol safely, but not if repeated as an increasing daily dose for up to 20 yrs the reason is - free methanol is a CUMULATIVE poison.

Yours Sincerely

James McDonald
UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign 2008


From: Johnson, Stephen,
Sent: 19 November 2009 09:56
To: James McDonald
Subject: RE: Reply to FSA letter 9-11

Dear Mr McDonald

I am replying to your further letter of 12 November.

We have considered your views on methanol toxicity expressed at our meeting and in correspondence. As we said in our letter of 9 November, methanol is not a cumulative poison per se and the body can safely handle a small quantity of methanol.

We are interested in the claims of ill-health following consumption of aspartame made by some consumers and doctors, that is why we have commissioned a new research study.

At this stage we have nothing further to add.

Yours sincerely


Dr Stephen Johnson
Head - Food Additives Branch
UK Food Standards Agency
Tel: (0044) (0) 207 276 8508


Your views on toxicological effects of free methyl alcohol are industry propaganda and we proved that. Giving you correct scientific effects of free methyl alcohol from independent researchers and physicians you refuse to accept. You have proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that you only intend to accept industry propaganda and no amount of correct scientific data will be accepted ever.

Even Ajinomoto knows that we have gotten the facts all over the planet on aspartame toxicity and the politics that got a chemical poison marketed for human use. You may remember that MSG got a bad name so they changed it to many other names to confuse the public. No way to show MSG safe and non-reacting so the glutamate people used aspartame as a placebo for over a quarter of a century and even before it was approved. Now Ajinomoto is doing the same thing with aspartame because the public now knows its poison. They are changing the name of aspartame to AminoSweet: Article at OpEdNews - Article: World's largest aspartame maker Ajinomoto is trying to rename it AMINOSWEET!

Until such time as Food Standards and the European Food Safety Authority are willing to put consumers before industry influence, why is there a need for these agencies to exist? What you're doing it filling web sites with industry propaganda which stumbles the public so they will use a poison and can die or be seriously maimed with all sorts of diseases triggered by this poison. As Dr. Maria Alemany said to me in Barcelona, "Aspartame can kill 200 million people." The only way that Food Standards can change that is accepting scientific facts and rejecting industry lies. At least at EFSA, Dr. Herman Koeter put out a press release and admitted that EFSA was pressured by industry to hijack science.

You must remember that anyone on aspartame cannot be successfully treated for any of the symptoms and diseases aspartame triggers or precipitates because it interacts with drugs. As Dr. Roberts has said for a quarter of a century, the only way they can get well is to get off aspartame. So they are doomed while Food Standards turns a deaf ear and blind eye to favor aspartame industry influence. Food Standards also has to turn a blind eye to independent scientific peer reviewed studies which have also proved the point.

Food Standards has refused "factual" scientific evidence on free methyl alcohol in aspartame as well as a statement from the FDA toxicologist who investigated aspartame and said no ADI can be set because aspartame causes cancer.

I consider the situation deplorable. I've lectured in the UK twice and wherever I went people were seriously ill on aspartame, with reports of many who died. We've spent a lot of time and effort getting the facts to Food Standards to be intentionally disregarded to continue with industry influence and their fairy tale propaganda. What happens if your study proves toxicity. Will you ban aspartame or ask Ajinomoto what to do next? Will you ever answer why you do not accept the views of the two toxicologists who investigated aspartame and said it was never proven safe?

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

At 11:52 AM 11/19/2009
Johnson, Stephen wrote:

Dear Dr Martini

I'm replying to your letter of 13 November.

We are interested in the claims of ill-health following consumption of aspartame made by some consumers and doctors, that is why we have commissioned a new research study. We will also be interested to receive a copy of the study protocol you have offered.

We obviously have different views on the toxicological effects of methanol but I do not think further correspondence on this issue is going to resolve our different opinions.

Yours sincerely

Stephen Johnson

Dr Stephen Johnson
Head - Food Additives Branch
UK Food Standards Agency
Tel: (0044) (0) 207 276 8508