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ASPARTAME – a dangerous Neurotoxin

25th November 2006 by Janner Posted in Politics and Health

I want to start a blog on the dangerous neurotoxin – ASPARTAME!!

As there there is a lot to say on the subject – and much you need to understand to keep yourself safe – I will be posting follow up articles to this one!!

Pat

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DIET COKE AND ASPARTAME

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The photo of a crumpled can of Diet Coke told the story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Coke’s hometown paper. Fitting, poetic, just, but tragic for the company once rated “The Most Admired Business in the World”. Today Coke wouldn’t even make the list. Sales are down, profits collapsing, and 6,000 employees soon will be gone. To make room for 6,000 defense attorneys? The tragedy is stupendously larger than 6,000 jobs; it affects hundreds of millions of unwarned, innocent, afflicted consumers across the broad face of planet earth.

This crisis can’t be solved by belt tightening, greater efficiency, more advertising, etc. It’s so bad Coke can’t say the word; to pronounce it will bring instant cataclysm. That word is aspartame, and their only recourse is denial, denial, denial, though every ad and commercial builds higher the scaffold upon which Coke shall surely hang.

Reality is in that twisted Diet coke can. It’s poison. It’s killing the unborn, raining tumors and seizures on the population, destroying children, incapacitating workers, mimicking MS, erasing memory and blinding. Inexorably Diet Coke visits a plague of 92 symptoms listed by our FDA on a secret report they’ll never show which names diet soda as the first source of aspartame disease. And yes, Death was one of the 92.

Diet Coke is poison. And it’s addictive, some victims drink several liters a day and keep it on their nightstands. If Coke changes the formula to remove aspartame the world will heal and the surge of hatred and vengeance by the disabled and bereaved shall certainly destroy Coca Cola.

The poison in Diet Coke is aspartame. As a member of the National Soft Drink Association Coke opposed FDA approval of aspartame for beverages. their objections, running to several pages published in the Congressional Record of 5/7/85, said aspartame is uniquely and inherently unstable and breaks down in the can. It decomposes into formaldehyde, methyl alcohol, formic acid, diketopiperazine and other toxins. In a study on 7 monkeys 5 had grand mal seizures and one died, a casualty rate of 86%.

Coke knew; and knowing, broke their good faith contract with customers, a breach exhibited by the recent plot to program vending machines to raise the price with the temperature. Dissatisfied with selling flavored sugar water plus phosphoric acid, they switched to pushing an addictive formula called “Diet”. Addictive substances multiply markets, so Diet Coke soared off the sales charts, spreading obesity in its flight.. We’re fatter because aspartame suppresses seratonin and makes us crave carbohydrates.

So why is aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal/Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi/etc on the market and in thousands of foods? Can you say CORRUPTION? One FDA Commissioner and one acting Commissioner have changed sides to work in the NutraSweet industry, plus 6 underlings and two federal attorneys assigned to prosecute NutraSweet for submitting fraudulent tests to get it approved. “It’s like a script for Abbott & Costello.” lamented an honest FDA scientist writing to Senator Metzenbaum. It works like this: “Approve our poison, and when you stop being a bureaucrat we’ll make you a plutocrat! After its licensed we’ll pay off the American Dietetics, the American Diabetes Association, the AMA and anyone we need who’s for sale.”

The jig’s up! Worldwide consumer action has exposed aspartame, and millions have kicked the habit. Coke’s profits are down 37% and for a year Monsanto’s been trying to sell The NutraSweet Company. Finally they sold NSC, producer of the phenylalanine in NutraSweet for $125 million. Now Monsanto faces a $71 million lawsuit for exaggerating profits. Monsanto stock is in the toilet, but they may have found a buyer in the Swiss firm Pharmacia-Upjohn. P.U. for short! The deal won’t finalize for a year. the plans are to ditch the Monsanto name as its stench is unendurable. CEO Bob Shapiro may soon be history, like Doug Ivester of Coke who just resigned. Will the last one out please turn out the lights!

Betty Martini, Mission Possible International,

5950 H State Bridge Road, PMB 215, Duluth, Georgia 30097. 770 242-2599

as posted at: Emerging Diseases

References:

Thousands of pages on web: www.dorway.com (Empty email to help@dorway.com for map)

www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

www.aspartamekills.com

www.presidiotex.com/aspartame (in Spanish asparspan)

Approval process fiasco exposed by Fox News, Washington, D.C., on audio, www.dorway.com and www.aspartamekills.com

Aspartame Addiction: Townsend Letter for Doctors, Jan 2000, cover article, 6 pages, H. J. Roberts, M.D.

Roberts web site: www.icanect.net/sunpress (Has also declared Aspartame Disease a world epidemic)

Two support groups on line, Aspartame Support Group and Aspartame Survivors International Congressional Record, Senate 5/7/85

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5 Responses to “ASPARTAME – a dangerous Neurotoxin”

  1. Arrow Durfee Says:

    Although I am deeply commited to creating health for myself and others sometimes I do some stupid things!

    I needed to loose about 20 pounds back in 98. I read the Atkins book as well as Drs Eades, “Protien Power”. Ok, I said, Im going to do it. In Atkins book it was advised to drink diet drinks. Well, I knew the risk but did it anyway. I worked out at the gym diligently, did the diet to perfection and used aspartame drinks. I lost the weight…. but nearly went out of my mind doing so.

    After 4 months on the program I was loosing my mind, my memory. Could not find anything! Had difficulty at work charting information. Couldn’t remember what I was trying to say and best how to say it. Started having little panic attacks and insomnia. One day I called a friend and when she answered I burst out crying as I didn’t remember who I was calling or why. I was again in the midst of a panic attack. She said ” Man, Arrow! You gotta stop drinking that shit!” and so I did. In about one week I was practically back to normal. Insomnia continued for some time until I received a beneficial constitutional homeopathic remedy.
    All was well and remains so 8 years later.

    Learned my lesson and learned it well. If you have such stress issues and use aspartame I recommed that you stop right away! If symptoms persist a good cleanse might be in order or a visit to a homeopath. Nutrients that feed the nervous system and brain could also be used.

  2. Rich Murray Says:

    Fiorella Belpoggi & Morando Soffritti of Ramazzini Foundation prove lifetime carcinogenicity of Coca-Cola, aspartame, and arsenic, Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences: Murray 2006.11.28
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1382

    Final aspartame results were presented at the 3rd international scientific conference of the Collegium Ramazzini,
    “Framing the Future in Light of the Past: Living in a Chemical World”,
    held in Bologna, Italy from September 18-21, 2005.

    http://www.ramazzini.it/living2005/overview.asp

    “Over 250 participants have registered for the conference and will travel to Bologna from five continents and thirty-five countries to take part in this unique three-day event. Participants include Fellows of the Collegium Ramazzini, leaders of international agencies, scholars from the world’s foremost universities and representatives from various industry and interest groups. As in 1985 and 1995, the conference proceedings will be in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and will provide a source of new and useful information for experts in this sector.”

    Living in a Chemical World: Framing the Future in Light of the Past
    Volume 1076 published September 2006
    Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1076: (2006).
    doi: 10.1196/annals.1371.080
    Copyright © 2006 by the New York Academy of Sciences

    Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep; 1076: 736-52.
    Results of long-term carcinogenicity bioassays on coca-cola administered to sprague-dawley rats.
    Belpoggi F,
    Soffritti M,
    Tibaldi E, Eva Tibaldi
    Falcioni L,
    Bua L,
    Trabucco F.
    Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, European Ramazzini Foundation, Castello di Bentivoglio, 40010 Bentivoglio (BO), Italy. crcfr@ramazzini.it

    Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia by a pharmacist who, by accident or design, mixed carbonated water with the syrup of sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, and other natural flavors to create what is known as “the world’s favorite soft drink.”

    Coca-Cola is currently sold in more than 200 countries
    and in early 2000, the company sold its 10 billionth unit case of Coca-Cola branded products.

    Given the worldwide consumption of Coca-Cola,
    a project of experimental bioassays to study its long-term effects when administered as substitute for drinking water on male and female Sprague-Dawley rats was planned and executed.

    The objective of the project was to study whether and how long-term consumption of Coca-Cola affects the basic tumorigram of test animals.

    The bioassays were performed on rats beginning at different ages, namely:
    (a) on males and females exposed since embryonic life or from 7 weeks of age; and
    (b) on males and females exposed from 30, 39, or 55 weeks of age.

    Overall, the project included 1999 rats.

    During the biophase,data were collected on fluid and feed consumption, body weight, and survival.

    Animals were kept under observation until spontaneous death and underwent complete necropsy.

    The results indicate:
    (a) an increase in body weight in all treated animals;
    (b) a statistically significant increase of the incidence in females, both breeders and offspring, bearing malignant mammary tumors;
    (c) a statistically significant increase in the incidence of exocrine ademonas of the pancreas in both male and female breeders and offspring; and (d) an increased incidence, albeit not statistically significant, of pancreatic islet cell carcinomas in females,
    a malignant tumor which occurs very rarely in our historical controls.

    On the basis of the results of this study, excessive consumption of regular soft-drinks should be generally discouraged, in particular for children and adolescents.
    PMID: 17119251

    Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep; 1076: 559-77.
    Results of long-term carcinogenicity bioassay on sprague-dawley rats exposed to aspartame administered in feed.
    Belpoggi F,
    Soffritti M,
    Padovani M,
    Esposti DD,
    Lauriola M,
    Minardi F.
    Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, European Ramazzini Foundation, Castello di Bentivoglio, Via Saliceto, 3, 40010 Bentivoglio, Bologna, Italy. crcfr@ramazzini.it
    Fiorella Belpoggi, Morando Soffritti, Michela Padovani, Davide Degli Esposti, Michelina Lauriola, and Franco Minardi

    Aspartame (APM) is one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners in the world.

    Its ever-growing use in more than 6000 products, such as soft drinks, chewing gum, candy, desserts, etc., has been accompanied by rising consumer concerns regarding its safety, in particular its potential long-term carcinogenic effects.

    In light of the inadequacy of the carcinogenicity bioassays performed in the 1970s and 1980s, a long-term mega-experiment on APM was undertaken at the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center of the European Ramazzini Foundation on groups of male and female Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/sex/group), 8 weeks old at the start of the experiment.

    APM was administered in feed at concentrations of 100,000, 50,000, 10,000, 2,000, 400, 80, or 0 ppm.

    Treatment lasted until spontaneous death of the animals.

    The results of the study demonstrate that APM causes:
    (a) an increased incidence of malignant tumor-bearing animals,
    with a positive significant trend in both sexes,
    and in particular in females treated at 50,000 ppm (P

  3. Mad Scientest Says:

    Aspartame may have a FEW problems, But is does have a good side.
    For example this article.

    Got an Ant Problem? Use Aspartame

    For all the dire health problems associated with aspartame — the worst of them being cancer — the original “anything-but-sugar” substitute may have an ideal purpose to exist, not as a food additive, but as an ant poison Already aware of aspartame’s origins as a toxic chemical, a health-conscious consumer with an ant problem emptied one packet of aspartame in the corner of each of her bathrooms two years ago. The “sweet” solution worked brilliantly, as she’s seen no signs of carpenter ants crawling around for the past year.Aspartame may be just the thing for getting rid of fire ants (impervious to many poisons) too, although this solution takes a bit more effort. Initially, fire ants ignored their aspartame treat until a light rain moistened it. After the rain, however, the fire ants came back with a vengeance, taking the aspartame back to the mound by the hundreds. Within two days, any evidence that fire ants existed at all, save for an empty mound, vanished.No mystery aspartame works like a pesticide, as the asparctic acid contained in this toxic product is a well-documented excitotoxin that causes specific brain cells to become excessively excited to the point they quickly die, just as both kinds of ants did.Makes you wonder if aspartame is a far safer, better alternative to getting rid of lawn and home pests than the average toxic pesticides found at your neighborhood hardware store …

  4. Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum Says:

    Here is an Aspartame Resource Guide:

    Aspartame medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., over 1000 pages He also has other books on aspartame and just published “A Manifesto for American Medicine”

    Dr. Leonard Coldwell’s Detox Formula: http://www.mpwhi.com/resources-coldwell.htm His new book is “The Only Answer to Cancer”.

    Detox formula: “What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame” by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com He has an excellent CD titled: “The Truth About Aspartame”, http://www.atavistik.com All info is on http://www.mpwhi.com/blaylock_wellness_center.htm

    Aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv

    Aspartame Information List, you can subscribe on http://www.mpwhi.com scroll down to banners.

    How to get aspartame out of your state: http://www.thenhf.com/press_releases/pr_24_feb_2009.html

    Safe Sweetener: Just Like Sugar, http://www.justlikesugarinc.om Can be found in places like Whole Foods. Made of chicory and orange peel, Calcium and Vitamin C. Chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in his newsletter, The Blaylock Wellness Report, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com “Finally a safe sweetener”.

    Aspartame information for distribution: The Artificially Sweetened Times, 24 page booklets on aspartame, http://www.idaho-observer.com

    The Lethal Science of Splenda: http://www.wnho.net/splenda_chlorocarbon.htm

    Studies have shown that sucralose can:

    * Cause the thymus to shrink by as much as 40% (the thymus is your immune powerhouse – it produces T cells)
    * Cause enlargement of the liver and kidneys
    * Reduce growth rate as much as 20%
    * Cause enlargement of the large bowel area
    * Reduce the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%
    * Increase the pH level in the intestines (a risk factor for colon cancer)
    * Contribute to weight gain
    * Cause aborted pregnancy low fetal body weight
    * Reduce red blood cell count

    Particular warning to diabetics: Researchers found that diabetic patients using sucralose showed a statistically significant increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, a marker that is used to assess glycemic control in diabetic patients. According to the FDA, “increases in glycosolation in hemoglobin imply lessening of control of diabetes.”

    Ajinomoto just announced a new name for aspartame called AminoSweet. Be warned.

    Web sites: http://www.mpwhi.com, http://www.dorway.com and http://www.wnho.net
    Aspartame Toxicity Center, http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

    Also, you may be interested in the history of aspartame just reported for Prop 65:

    Cynthia Oshita
    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
    Proposition 65 Implementation
    P.O. Box 4010 1001 I Street, 19th floor
    Sacramento, California 95812-4010
    FAX (916) 323-8803

    Dear Ms. Oshita:

    In reading available information, I assume you want mostly how aspartame relates to cancer. Indeed it is a carcinogen, proven so by many scientific studies. Aspartame also triggers many other serious diseases which fill the 1,000+ page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D.

    When FDA Commissioner Dr. Von Eschenbach took office I wrote him about aspartame and cancer, mainly due to his professed intention to save cancer victims; so much of this has already been done. http://www.mpwhi.com/project_recall_aspartame.htm Later 12 toxicologists asked the FDA to ban aspartame because of the long term Ramazzini studies on large rat populations showing aspartame is “a multipotential carcinogen”. http://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf

    Now I’ll go back to the beginning.

    Aspartame was not approved by science but thru the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner, explains how Rumsfeld did it in the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. Here’s a clip from the movie so you can hear what he said: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html

    Searle’s problem was they couldn’t get studies to show safety. For example, in the Bressler Report: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_news.htm you read where they would excise brain tumors from the rats, put them back in the study and after they died resurrected them back on paper. They even filtered out neoplasms to hide them from the FDA. Repeatedly Searle was caught in this criminal activity.

    On January 10, 1977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to the Justice Department Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for “apparent violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC 331 (e), and the False Reports to the Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 1001, for “their willful and knowing failure to make reports to the Food and Drug Administration required by the Act, 21 U.S.C 355 (i) and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame.” The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters.

    Searle was caught dead to rights, so they hired Skinner, made him a deal he couldn’t refuse. So the former Justice Department prosecutor became a defender. Next at bat as U. S. Prosecutor was William Conlon, who promptly switched sides too. By then the statute of limitations had expired. Searle knew they couldn’t win the case so they simply hired the prosecutors. The Godfather hired the District Attorneys!

    Nevertheless the FDA had no intention of approving aspartame. The fraud was so great that Dr. John Olney (who with James Turner fought against approval of aspartame ) told Searle to do studies in his lab so he could see that they were done honestly, with supervision. Dr. Olney believed the FDA wouldn’t approve aspartame because the studies showed it produced brain damaged. What he didn’t anticipate is that Searle didn’t submit these findings to the FDA.

    January 30, 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry revoked Searle’s petition for approval declaring that they had “not been presented with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive.” Searle had spent $17 million on an aspartame factory and had no intention of giving up, poison or no. At this point they hired Donald Rumsfeld who said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway.
    What were those markers? President Reagan had told Rumsfeld he would be nominated for vice president, but instead selected Bush number 1.

    The day after Reagan took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as the new FDA Commissioner, to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. Reagan knew it would take 30 days to get Hayes to the FDA , so he wrote an Executive Order making the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame. At 3 AM that night a member of Reagan’s staff called the FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who was there when the terminating call came in: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf

    Once aspartame was on the market there was outrage as consumers were diagnosed with seizures, multiple sclerosis and blindness from the free methyl alcohol releases. Senator Orrin Hatch, on Monsanto’s payroll, obstructed hearings on aspartame for years, but there were 3 Congressional hearings from 1985 to l987. Hatch was on Monsanto’s payroll, and kept the bill in committee that would put a moratorium on aspartame until NIH completed independent studies on the flood of aspartame problems they were seeing: seizures, blindness, headaches, sexual dysfunction, behavioral problems, especially in children, drug interactions and birth defects.

    About that time Dr. James Bowen wrote FDA that “aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and 70 countries” – today over 100. http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt The good doctor wrote: “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.”

    How was the new FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hayes, get rewarded for over-ruling the Board of Inquiry? He was hired as a consultant to NutraSweet’s PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and nobody’s heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won’t talk?

    Now they began funding professional organizations ladies-of-the-evening like the American Diabetes Assn, American Dietetic Assn and numerous others to propagandize the public with touting asparshame. Of course they also threatened scientists whose studies identified the toxicity of this poison. In the UPI Investigation Dr. Wurtman was threatened if he did studies on aspartame and seizures he would lose his funding. He capitulated. Read this report on the 8 month investigation by United Press International: http://www.mpwhi.com/upi_1987_aspartame_report.pdf Dr. Wurtman, too, got a terrible case of aspartame lockjaw, but MIT still gets the money.

    ILSI, the International Life Sciences Institute, was born in 1978 as a “research” front for our favorite poisoners. It’s board members are from Coke, Pepsi, Searle, Monsanto and the rest of the usual suspects. If a university won’t play their way the get no pay, that is to say, funding for fake “research”.

    Over the years many independent studies have been done. The manufacturers say 200 studies that aspartame is safe as rain. Some of those were the ones FDA found fraudulent and sought prosecution for, and others were simply bought and paid for quack studies from rubber duck labs.

    Consider seizure studies by Monsanto, they bought Searle in l985: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/abuse/seizures.html Seizures are listed 5 times on the FDA report of 92 symptoms that range from male sexual dysfunction to death: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf People are having so many seizures and going blind on aspartame that the Community Nutrition Institute filed a petition to ban aspartame in l986. Again the manufacturers put in the fix to prevent it from being banned.
    They were so worried someone would have a seizure they actually gave people anti-seizure medication in the Rowan study. ‘

    Another impeccable “study” involved one-day consumption of, believe it or not: a single capsule of aspartame. Tantamount to smelling the bottle. The got it peer reviewed with their power. So when consumers complain of seizures they say “we did studies and aspartame doesn’t cause seizures”.

    I smoked a Lucky once and I’m fine, so nicotine doesn’t cause cancer!

    They have all bases covered. Today front groups like Calorie Control Council, with full knowledge that aspartame causes birth defects and mental retardation actually push the poison: http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm

    When 60 Minutes did a story about aspartame and brain tumors the manufactures claimed to have all these studies showing safety. Dr. Ralph Walton who was on the show decided to research who funded the “studies”:http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html Note that 92% of independent peer-reviewed studies show problems aspartame causes, while those funded or controlled by industry all say it’s safe. If you eliminate 6 studies the FDA, aspartame’s branch office in Washington, messed with, and one pro-aspartame sponsored summary, 100% of independent scientific peer reviewed studies show aspartame problems.

    As Dr. Bowen said: this is mass poisoning of the world. Aspartame destroys the brain, the optic nerve, the immune system and central nervous system. It devastates every organ of the body. Epidemic obesity, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, retinopathy and neuropathy, optic nerve destruction, convulsions and insulin reactions, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, IQ depreciation and dozens of other afflictions have been inflicted upon us by this deadly neurotoxic carcinogenic “sweetener”.

    According to the prestigious Ecologist, aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf

    Studies show the horrific damage done to the body. For instance, the Trocho Study shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol actually embalms tissue and damages DNA. http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf

    Here are summaries of the two aspartame studies, Ramazzini, that showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, passed down through the mother:

    DR. MORANDO SOFFRITTI, lead researcher on two groundbreaking long-term aspartame studies. He was recently honored at New York’s Mt Sinai School of Medicine with the Irving J Selikoff Award For his outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial carcinogens and his promotion of independent scientific research. Reviewing his two impeccable aspartame studies. Dr. Soffritti explains:

    The first ERF study (2005) was conducted on 1800 Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/per sex/per group) In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 5000, 2500, 100, 500, 20, 4, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began at 8 weeks of age and continued until spontaneous death. The results show that APM causes a statistically significant, dose-related increase of lymphomas/leukemias and malignant tumors of the renal pelvis in females and malignant tumors of peripheral nerves in males. These results demonstrate for the first time that APM is a carcinogenic agent, capable of inducing malignancies at various dose levels, including those lower than the current acceptable daily intake (ADI) for humans (50 mg/kg of body weight in the US, 40 mg/kg of body weight in the EU).

    The second ERF study (2007) was conducted on 400 Sprague-Dawley rats (70-95/per sex/per group). In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 100, 20, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began on the 12th day of fetal life until natural death. The results of the second study show an increased incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in female rats with respect to the first study. Moreover, the study shows that when lifespan exposure to APM begins during fetal life, the age at which lymphomas/leukemias develop in females is anticipated. For the first time, a statistically significant increase in mammary cancers in females was also observed in the second study. The results of this transplacental carcinogenicity bioassay not only confirm, but also reinforce the first experimental demonstration of APMs multipotential carcinogenicity.

    Over six years ago I petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame. The FDA has 180 days to answer it. They refuse, obviously because I’m using their own words, and they don’t know how to get around the fact that everything is a matter of record. If it wasn’t so criminal one would have to laugh at their propaganda – the idea that someone might even consider believing them. For instance, they will tell you there is just a small amount of methanol, and there is more in oranges. What they don’t say is that in oranges that it is accompanied by ethanol which is the classic antidote for methanol toxicity and takes it out of your body safely. Here is a peer reviewed journal article about it. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_methanol_and_public_health.pdf Methanol also binds to pectin. In aspartame there is no ethanol. Here is their basic propaganda answered with references: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=606

    A detox formula for aspartame victims endorsed by Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon: http://www.wnho.net.wtdaspartame.htm Available are his excellent books and a CD :”The Truth About Aspartame”

    There are efforts now in states and countries to rid the planet of aspartame. It is genetically engineered. The manufacturers are get people in high places addicted. When I testified to the Senate in New Mexico, half the senators were sipping Diet Coke. Presidents Clinton and Bush were addicted. Methanol is classified as a narcotic, it causes chronic methanol poisoning. This effects the dopamine system of the brain producing addiction.

    I’ve lectured in other countries and I can tell you people are sick and dying the world over on this poison. It would be great to see it banned from California. First of all its illegally on the market because it violates the Delaney Amendment. Here are comments from an FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, to Congress on 8/1/85:

    Dr. Gross testified 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 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)

    Here is my letter to the Assembly Committee on Health which exposes the fact that it’s adulterated: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_to_a_n_kim_california_ach.htm The adulteration means it violates interstate commerce laws.

    Consumer power is winning the war against this toxin. Holland Sweetener, the largest European aspartame producer closed in 2006. Another European maker also quit. In Japan Tosh stopped making it as well. Merisant, in the USA went bankrupt for $230,000,000 in January, 2009. 47 members of Parliament signed for a ban in the UK. There is continuing effort to get banned in the Philippines. Romania banned it in the early 90′s because it’s carcinogenic. And now the European Food Safety Authority is doing a review.

    Today no drug is safe if the consumer is using aspartame because of the interaction due to damage to the mitochondria. It’s used in hospitals because of the dietitians making patients even sicker.

    The Nutratanic hit the iceberg and Coke & Pepsi are in the lifeboats with new sweeteners in the works. Japan’s Ajinomoto and the USA NutraSweet Co are still slapping around in the frigid waters of consumer condemnation. http://www.wnho.net/recipe_for_death.htm

    If I can provide further data I’ll gladly do so. There is no way to show safety on aspartame with honest, unbiased studies. Eliminate industry studies to defend its product and you’ll see how deadly is this toxin. Dr. Bill Deagle said its more deadly than depleted uranium because its ubiquitous in our food.

    Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
    Mission Possible International (warning the world off aspartame)
    9270 River Club Parkway
    Duluth, Georgia 30097
    770 242-2599
    http://www.mpwhi.com, http://www.dorway.com and http://www.wnho.net
    Aspartame Toxicity Center, http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
    Aspartame Information List, http://www.mpwhi.com scroll down to banners

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