Posted: 14 February 2013
From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2013
Subject: Response To Query From Food Standards: Rebuttal To EFSA's Evaluation Of Aspartame: Enough Is Enough, The Lies Must Cease!
To: Neil Achary, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, Department of Health, Food Standards - - Ref:DE00000756146
Dr. Mr. Achary,
When you write to somebody who is founder of Mission Possible Intl, an operation with chapters the US and 43 countries warning the world off aspartame, the first thing you don't do is insult their intelligence by saying aspartame is safe. We all work free because we only have one motive and that is to save people from this addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug, adjuvant and teratogen.
I can't imagine any honest study showing safety because its a literal chemical poison. The molecule breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor agent. Obviously, you haven't had to listen to the stories of people dying from them like Kelli Motlock with a head full of aspartame brain tumors who cried, 'I want to live, I want to live, I want to live, but if I die tell the world I was murdered by Monsanto'. That's when they owned NutraSweet some years ago. You ought to have tolisten to the sorrow and the suffering of the spouses left behind, like in this case Ron Dodge. He went so far as to put a sign on the freeway about who was responsible for the death of his wife from an aspartame brain tumor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rJ1jpr5c4Y I'm the one who listened to his cries and how his wife suffered.
What do you mean aspartame was thoroughly tested for safety prior to approval? That's the most absurd statement I've heard recently. Over a quarter of a century ago, Dr. Adrian Gross, Senior Scientist and FDA toxicologist, wrote about the process of investigation on aspartame: "Although the FDA may have gone through the motions or it may have given the appearance of such a process being in place here, the people of this country expect and require a great deal more from that agency charged with protecting their public health; - in addition to mere facade or window-dressing on the part of the FDA, they require a thorough and scientifically based evaluation by the Agency on the safety of the products it regulates." http://www.dorway.com/gross.txt "Unfortunately this has clearly not been the case here. And without this kind of assurance, any such "process or dance represents no more than a farce and a mockery of what is truly required." That's directly out of the mouth of the top scientist at the FDA who investigated aspartame and you people didn't do studies yourself to approve aspartame. Aspartame was approved in England through a business deal with Dr. Paul Turner of the agency there: http://www.wnho.net/how_aspartame_got_approved_in_england.htm Then after Parliament had a big blowout but didn't rescind the poison Food Standards was set up to stay away from industry. That obviously hasn't been done.
No matter how Searle tried to get studies to show safety they couldn't because its a chemical poison. So what they did was called fraud by the FDA. They would filter out cancers and anything they didn't want the FDA to see. The rats would develop brain tumors and they would excise the tumors and put the rats back in the study. When the rats died they would resurrect them on paper. Read the Bressler Report: http://www.mpwhi.com /complete_bressler_report.pdf
Accordance to Jerome Bressler, Compliance Officer in a conversation with me, Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago and a local reporter, G. D. Searle didn't even want to let the FDA see what they were doing and locked their doors. Bressler said Dr. Adrian Gross would yell, "Open the door or we are getting a court order". The fraud was so bad that on January 10,1977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for "apparent violations of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 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 require by the Act, 21 U.S.C. 355 i) and for concealing material facts and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of (aspartame)."
Instead of having the grand jury investigate Searle, Skinner took a better deal and went to work for Searle's defense team, Sidley and Austin. Then William Conlon was asked to do the job and he too took the better deal and hired on with Sidley and Austin. So the statute of limitations expired. Dr. John Olney who with DC attorney James Turner tried to prevent approval of aspartame was really disgusted with Searle and their shenanigans using fraud to try and show safety. So he told Searle he wanted further studies done in his lab where he could oversee them to make sure there was no further reckless or malicious behavior in getting the truth of the studies. This way they couldn't filter out all the horrors that aspartame causes. Sure enough aspartame was shown to destroy the brain, so Dr. Olney thought it would never be approved. However, he didn't know that G. D. Searle never gave the results to the FDA. Since those studies others have been done like at the University of Norway which also showed that aspartame destroys the brain, especially in the area of learning. G. D. Searle also did studies in 6 countries and never published them using people from poor villages that wouldn't be missed. Again aspartame destroyed the brain, caused seizures and brain tumors as well as other horrors according to the affidavit of the translator.
Searle did the most outrageous things because they didn't care how poisonous aspartame is, they wanted to market it. They told the FDA they would get an outside group to go over the studies and pay for it. Dr. H. J. Roberts authored the 1000 page medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", http://www.sunsentpress.com He discusses this as well as in an earlier book. Here is one of the most preposterous and shocking schemes of G. D. Searle. Dr. Roberts writes: "The failure to challenge the manufacturer's contract with Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology (UAREP). The private group was engaged to determine the factual accuracy of prior aspartame studies - BUT WITH THE STIPULATION THAT UAREP "shall not express an opinion" regarding either the design or safety significance of these studies, nor make recommendations about the safety of aspartame for human use! Dr. M. Adrian Gross also challenged the credentials of UAREP relative to its ability to assess prior aspartame studies."
So what Searle did was have this group sworn to silence. That's pretty good work if you can get it for a half a million dollars, just keep your mouth shut. I always thought that was called a bribe!
Meanwhile G. D. Searle knew they probably would never get aspartame approved because "THEY COULDN'T PROVE SAFETY", so they hired Don Rumsfeld as CEO to get aspartame on the market. He said he would "call in his markers" and get it accomplished. That's in the congressional records and they are on my web site for you to read.
Searle was right. The FDA had no intention of approving a chemical poison for human consumption. They set up an FDA Board of Inquiry who decreed because aspartame couldn't be proven safe and caused brain tumors the petition for approval is revoked. http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_1.doc It might be easier to go to my web site, http://www.wnho.net and click on the banner. You will note these comments: "The Board has not been presented with proof of a reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive under its intended conditions of use." Aspartame was rubberstamped around the world. The approvals are based on what the FDA found and they found that it could not be proven safe. So when you write about how aspartame was thoroughly tested for safety prior to approval there was no safety found.
Frankly, I've told this information many times to Food Standards and you people just go right on saying this deadly chemical poison was proven safe when you know its not. Since all these documents are a matter of public record I want to know why Food Standards lies to the public. Obviously FS continue to be loyal to the aspartame manufacturers.
When FDA revoked the petition for approval, Don Rumsfeld went into full swing. G. D. Searle filed suit against the FDA so the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Jeri Goyan, could not sign the revoked petition into law. Rumsfeld was on President Ronald Reagan's transition team and the day after he took office, at 3:00 AM he had someone from the transition team call Dr. Goyan and fire him. Here is a letter from his wife about it because she was there with him: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf Then President Reagan appointed Arthur Hull Hayes as FDA Commissioner to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. He was one of Rumsfeld's friends from the Defense Department. He over-ruled the Board of Inquiry and while being investigated for some improprieties then went to work for Burson Marsteller, the PR firm of the manufacturer on a ten year contract at $1000.00 a day. Quite a reward for getting a deadly poison marketed for human consumption! He has refused to talk to the press ever since and died a couple of years ago, taking the rest of the facts to his grave. He just got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won't talk? When G. .D. Searle was sold to Monsanto in l985 Rumsfeld received $12 million dollars.
We've talked about the outrageous, the preposterous and the shocking relating to the way Searle does business. Now lets talk about the most heinous crime. Knowing aspartame caused birth defects G. D. Searle made a deal with the FDA once it was approved never to allow the public to see those studies. Jerome Bressler asked me to find the two studies (FDA memos) removed from the Bressler Report. He kept telling me "they are the worst, they must be returned to the report because the public has to be warned". Indeed when I finally was able to get them 8 years later I realized why Jerome Bressler was so concerned, they were teratology studies and the FDA memo's confirm the FDA saying aspartame causes birth defects. Then Dr. Woodrow Monte who recently wrote "While Science Sleeps" was able to get four other birth defect studies admitting aspartame causes birth defects. In his book he tells about the deal the FDA made. He also tells how his house was blown up while he was in it. It's a wonder he survived, but Dr. Monte has never backed down on warning the public. Read the last chapter in his book on autism which is the epidemic we would expect from the birth defect studies. http://www.whilesciencesleeps.com/While%20Science%20Sleeps%20-%20Chapter%2012%20(ref).pdf
Can you just imagine how a victim feels when their life has been destroyed, and they used aspartame during pregnancy having children who are autistic, born with brain tumors, cleft palate or any of the other horrors caused by a product that causes birth defects. Here's one for you to read, and think how you would feel if it was your wife or your daughter. How would you feel? Lisa in her last note asked me to use her story:
It was a very emotional morning in speaking to you, I am so thankful for you speaking at a volume of time with me. I want you to know, I will write more to you about all my symptomatics from being poisoned. Both my daughters have Autism with Birth Defects, as I told you , the guilt that has eaten me up inside for my children whom I love of thinking I did this to them is heart wrenching. ---
"I am a prisoner in my own body and I can not take care of my babies as they need to, but I do love them and do reading books and coloring and etc. , But they miss Mommy at School plays and Holidays , because I am so weak. I shall write more later, it is time for my 100mg of compound vicodin that I take 3 times a day with Soma 350mg, my medication list is crazy , I will be in touch and we do now have one another's e-mails.
"You Touched me and gave me Hope for that I Thank You !!!"
This is what people are going through who thought aspartame had been proven safe. This is what happens when a deadly chemical poison is approved through politics.
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.”
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. Its board members are from Coke, Pepsi, Searle, Monsanto and the rest of the usual suspects. If a university won't play their way they 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”. It also interacts with anti-seizure medication!
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 said they 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 92% of independent peer-reviewed studies showed problems but those funded or controlled by industry all say its 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. The FDA after Arthur Hayes is now loyal only to industry and betrays the public trust. Those responsible to solve the problem are the problem, and that includes Food Standards and EFSA.
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, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, IQ depreciation and dozens of other afflictions come upon us from 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 aspartame releases 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 Yorks 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.
Here is aspartame basic propaganda answered with references: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=606 Food Standards also uses this propaganda showing the link to industry.
I've lectured in other countries and I can tell you people are sick and dying the world over on this poison. First of all its illegally on the market because it violates the Delaney Amendment. Here are comments from 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 exposing it's adulterated: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_to_a_n_kim_california_ach.htm The adulteration means it violates interstate commerce laws.
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 it is. Dr. Bill Deagle say's it's more deadly than depleted uranium because it's ubiquitous in our food.
Food Standards keeps telling the UK aspartame is safe. FS owes them an apology. As Dr. Russell Blaylock says, "The reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide. " EFSA put out a release recently titled "Aspartame Is Not Toxic". I don't even think EFSA is dumb enough to put out such an outrageous lie and become the laughing stock of Europe. Sounds like something Ajinomoto wrote.
You say aspartame has been reviewed by EFSA. The review reads like it was written by an aspartame manufacturer using their studies and their flacks. I have asked EFSA one question they refuse to answer which is: "If almost 100 % of independent studies show aspartame to be unsafe how can you say its safe?" They must answer that question. Secondly, over half their committee has links to industry so with this conflict of interest I don't care if you give them 300 studies showing aspartame to be a poison, they will say aspartame is safe. Consider that Parliament insisted they redo the review they are doing now because all the studies coming in show its not safe. They mentioned the three studies by Dr. Morando Soffritti showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen and even the Denmark Study on 60,000 women showing aspartame can jump pre-term birth by 78%.
So now more time has elapsed and another study has been done at Harvard showing aspartame's link to leukemia and lymphoma like Dr. Soffritti proved. There are new studies showing aspartame triggers depression, raises fasting blood sugar, causes obesity and causes heart attacks and strokes. One just came in from France showing aspartame can precipitate diabetes. We've known that for decades. Studies have shown aspartame is toxic for decades. Isn't 40 years of studies enough? Dr. Maria Alemany told me in Barcelona aspartame will kill 200 million people. He did the Trocho Study that showed the formaldehyde embalms living tissue and damages DNA. The NutraSweet people got so upset when it was published he said they tried to assassinate his character. That's their modus operandi, call names and such. Here is the letter I sent them that revealed their lies. Not even people in Japan could get them to answer it: http://www.wnho.net/ajinomotoletter.htm
Here is the article where EFSA says aspartame is not toxic. http://www.foodprocessing.com.au/news/58446-Aspartame-is-not-toxic-says-EFSA How scandalous. You know if they would allow their name to be released with such a grossly offensive statement that people know is an outright lie, they must not care. What does the manufacturer do for them to get them to lie and care less how many tens of thousands will die because they will believe them and continue to use the poison. I'm sending a copy to Jeffrey Moon and I'm sure he will get this letter to the rest of the EFSA gang.
The aspartame manufacturers have close ties with agencies around the world. There is not one line in your letter to prove safety of aspartame whereas we provide all the government documents that prove it is not. We do not accept industry studies since the fraud was exposed in original studies and Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center has gone to great lengths going over industry studies since showing abuse - see above. They couldn't get aspartame to show safety in original studies and they can't do it now. Independent studies continue to pour in and they all show problems. A new one came in a few minutes ago: "Study finds diet drinks as mixers may make for more potent cocktails. It was the second. The original warned about getting a DUI and we had one of those cases some years ago.
Food Standards as well as EFSA continue to lie about aspartame. EFSA recently tried to convince the public that aspartame doesn't get in the blood stream. Industry's own book shows that it does. Read about it: http://rense.com/health3/asptumor.htm In the US there is a law against lying to the public, Title 18, Section 1001, the very law the FDA tried to have G. D. Searle indicted under. What about Europe, Mr. Achary?
There is a woman, Diane Fleming, who has been in prison for ten years because her husband died of methanol poisoning from consuming diet pop and other aspartame products. She is not the only one. Yes, aspartame gets in the blood stream and Dr. James Bowen explained: "Only after longer aspartame usage does liver damage cause blood methanol levels to measurably rise because the liver mitochondria are so damaged that the liver no longer quickly processes either methyl or ethyl (drink) alcohol. Then the acute methanol poisoning is directly measurable from lab results, as the blood methanol level elevates. This entire sequence or "toxic axis" begins with your very first dose of aspartame. Both acute and chronic poisonings from this methanol toxic axis, and other additive and synergistic aspartame poisonings, steadily accumulate in the aspartame consumer.” We continue to get reports of people dying of methanol poisoning. Charles Fleming died and his wife, a Sunday School teacher, remains in a prison in Virginia. The detective on the case said, “Diane is innocent but because I was promoted I could not stop the indictment.”
Enough is enough. The world now knows. The lies must cease.
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
Dear Dr Martini,
Thank you for your correspondence of 28 January to Dan Poulter about aspartame. I have been asked to reply. As you are aware, aspartame was thoroughly tested for safety prior to approval and has been reviewed on several occasions subsequently by independent expert bodies such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Prior to that, it was reviewed by the European Union Scientific Committee on Food, the World Health Organisation/Food and Agriculture Organisation Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives and the UK Committee on the Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.
On the basis of these reviews, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) considers aspartame can be safely used at current levels and it is approved not only in the UK but across the European Union (EU) and in many other countries around the world.
As part of the review of all approved food additives in the EU, EFSA is in the process of re-evaluating aspartame, recently publishing a draft opinion for public consultation. EFSA is expected to publish the final opinion by May. In light of that opinion, FSA will consider whether there needs to be a change to the approval conditions and, if necessary, will advise consumers appropriately.
The EFSA is responsible for the enforcement of all regulations and policy issues relating to food additives, including aspartame. If you have any further questions about the safety of aspartame, I would encourage you to raise them with the FSA through its Food Additives Unit. The contact details are:
The Food Additives Unit
Food Standards Agency
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health