Posted: 16 July 2009
ASDA Wins Court Fight Over Sweetener
It seems Ajinomoto doesn't like aspartame being on the "nasty" list! They have misinformed the public for decades. I shudder to think how many consumers have perished because they believed them. This seems to be a good opportunity to expose the way they do business.
For instance, here is the standard type propaganda they use rebutted by Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.dorway.com/offasprt.html
There is quite a difference between the digestion of protein and aspartame. Dr. H. J. Roberts discusses this in the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com He explains that proteins are complex molecules made up of numerous bonded amino acids. The chemical and physical reactions within the stomach and small intestine that break such bonding through the action of multiple enzymes are equally complex. The released amino acids are then absorbed into the portal vein and subsequently transported to the liver and brain.
Further he says the progression of protein digestion within the gastrointestinal tract is relatively prolonged. This precludes a sudden and unbalanced increase of circulating individual amino acids.
By contrast, the absorption and metabolism of aspartame are rapid requiring only two enzymatic actions. The first involves the methyl ester bond with phenylalanine. The second ensuing rapid rises of phenylalanine and methyl alcohol in the blood and brain, and their consequences.
In the US its against the law to stumble the public with lies under Title 18, Section 1001. However, the law is not carried out because of the power and bottomless checkbooks of Ajinomoto and other aspartame manufacturers. It was this very law the FDA used in trying to get the original manufacturer, Searle, indicted for fraud. Unfortunately, both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Obviously if they had not bought the prosecutors aspartame would have never reached the market. When the District Attorney goes to work for the godfather expect acquittal. As it was, the FDA revoked the petition for approval because it could not be shown to be safe and triggered brain tumors in original studies. It was only through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld who was CEO of Searle at the time that it got marketed. James Turner, Atty, in Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, While this lawsuit was only over the use of the name "nasty", how dare Ajinomoto accuse ASDA of malicious falsehood when they have been lying to the public since the start. Consider they are also the manufacturer of MSG. Reminds me when glutamate researchers used aspartame as a placebo in studies so they could say MSG wouldn't react anymore than the placebo. MSG is also an excitotoxin, as discussed in Dr. Russell Blaylock's book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com
In 1993 Jack Samuels, President of the Truth in Labeling Campaign, was reviewing FDA docket files relating to an FDA study on the safety of amino acids in supplements. In the files, he found a letter dated March 22, 1991, from Andrew G. Ebert, PhD., Chairman, International Glutamate Technical Committee - a glutamate industry organization - in which Ebert admitted that aspartame had been used since at least 1978 in test and placebo materials that his organization provided to scientists who study the safety of MSG. A review of studies conducted with the material clearly indicates that some subjects reacted to both MSG test material and placebo material. Scientists conducting such studies concluded that since subjects reacted to both MSG and placebos, their reactions were not from MSG. Even though such logic is highly questionable, we now know that subjects reacted to placebos because of the presence of aspartame, an additive that causes MSG-type responses in MSG-sensitive people. Because of the disclosure of the use of aspartame in placebo material by Jack Samuels, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, in its July 1995 report on the safety of MSG in food, concluded that the use of aspartame in placebo materials was inappropriate. The FDA had known they were doing this for a quarter of a century. Shows you the FDA allowed this to go on with full knowledge for over 25 years, and where their loyalty is.
This is just one example of how industry deceives. They started using aspartame as a placebo before it was even approved showing you they know the aspartic acid in this toxin is an excitotoxin like MSG.
This seemed to be a good opportunity to discuss some of the facts on aspartame. I'm still trying to get Ajinomoto to answer my open letter to them from years ago. http://www.wnho.net/ajinomotoletter.htm Now why do you suppose they refuse to answer? Could it be because it's all a matter of public record?
Way to go, ASDA!
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
http://www.truthinlabeling.org on MSG