By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
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Posted: 12 June 2012

Why are we not surprised that Truvia is toxic? Aspartame has often been called a pesticide since it kills fire ants, rats and mice. Paige Kaiser of Augusta, Georgia, where there is an aspartame factory, complained they were spraying their crops with aspartame's toxic waste which smelled horribly. She asked me why they would do that. I answered 'aspartame is a systemic neurotoxin and will kill the insects just as it kills humans. It will also make the fruit sweet.' Splenda/sucralose started as an insecticide and it was found listed under insecticides on a Chinese web site. Seems to me its still an insecticide.

When Truvia was introduced because the public wanted to use Stevia it was the way to get that business. When I was interviewed by a French journalist I explained Truvia only had a small amount of stevia, mostly Erythritol, a sugar alcohol with its own problems. Now we learn Erythritol is GMO and kills fruit flies.

Having recently returned from a cruise I was shocked to find aboard pink, yellow and blue packets all labeled "NutraSweet". What popped in my mind was "Identity Theft". Regardless of what was actually in the packets NutraSweet gets the business. A lady I gave an article on aspartame told me, "Everybody knows Aspartame is bad". I called attention to the pink packet she had used in her coffee thinking it was Sweet N Low. She saw it was labeled NutraSweet and said, "Why do they try so hard to deceive us?"

We stopped in Dover, England and I saw our dear friends, Felicity Mawson, Mission Possible UK and Carl Sims, Mission Possible Shrewsbury Shropshire. Carl handed me a pink packet of Sweet N Low but I was shocked to see it was actually aspartame. So, people who prefer pink packets of Saccharin (Sweet N Low) here in the US will get aspartame in a pink envelope in England. What a cruel way to fool the public. This is also done in Greece. Canderel in England has aspartame in it. Just today at lunch I noticed the pink packet was marked NutraSweet even in this country.

Now ADVANTAME has been approved by the FDA, a new aspartame product. Who knows more about aspartame being a poison than the FDA. They first tried to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud but both US Prosecutors hired on to the defense team and the statue of limitations expired. Than the Board of Inquiry of the FDA revoked the petition for approval. That's when Don Rumsfeld with the help of Reagan got it marketed anyway. So after 30 years of complaints and controversy, and people sick and dying on aspartame, FDA approves more aspartame! I call them the Fatal Drugs Allowed folks. Without concern for the public FDA continues to approve deadly potions. Think of FDA as Big Pharma's Branch office in Washington. You know Vioxx - it only murdered 200,000. But all the FDA officials who approved it kept their jobs or got promoted. They do it all the time.

Let’s talk about deception. Aspartame has a bad name. As I travel to many countries I hear over and over again, "aspartame is poison". What do criminals do when they get a bad name? Take a new alias. So, now aspartame has been changed to AminoSweet. It's the methanol that makes aspartame sweet. Methanol is a severe metabolic poison. This marketing scheme allows the public to only think of the amino acids which are deadly when isolated.

Consider the problem we found years ago. Aspartame causes chemical hypersensitivity, Cheryl Kemptner is an aspartame victim who was admitted to a hospital and explained the chemical hypersensitivity issue. They gave her a bracelet which said no aspartame and it was marked in the record. Just the same along came a dietitian with lemonade - Crystal Lite. After a few sips she became a Code Blue and had to be resuscitated to save her life. Cheryl tells this story in the movie, "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" ( In talking to Dr. James Bowen who is an aspartame victim and suffers from ALS and chemical hypersensitivity, he made me aware that if you go from aspartame to sucralose/Splenda you van maintain the reactions from aspartame and then pick up those from Splenda. To make matters worse aspartame damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines,. Yet, when someone gets off aspartame the first thing they will say is - "what sweetener can I use that is safe?" I discussed this with Mike Sylver who had marketed herbs from the Amazon. He said he could make a safe sweetener, and he did: "Just Like Sugar". Here is that story: I have no financial connection with the product. After the product was made and analyzed Russell Blaylock, M.D. wrote in the Blaylock Wellness Report "Finally a safe sweetener!" So there is something safe to use and it tells you if they could do it, there was no reason to sell toxic sweeteners for us to use as guinea pigs - lambs to the slaughter!

If you wanted a healthy product where would you shop? Perhaps a health food store? Truvia is marketed by Cargill, you know, the people who make fertilizer.

It is understandable why we have received so many reaction complaints about Truvia. With all the deception with sweeteners it surprises me that people still use these dangerous products. If you don't buy them they can't sell them.

It was Arthur Evangelista, formerly with the FDA who left because of their corruption, who did the first investigation on Truvia. Here is his report:

You can read more about aspartame and these other sweeteners in the 1000 page medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by the world expert, the late Dr. H. J. Roberts. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon wrote "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills", Be sure to read "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills" by Dr. Woodrow Monte. You can read the last chapter on line at Talk about heinous sweetener crimes, he tells how G. D. Searle made a deal with the FDA that they never let the public see the teratology studies (birth defect) because it causes neural tube defects: Autism, spina bifida, and cleft palate for starters. If you gave birth after 1984 be sure to fill out the form on Dr. Ralph Walton's study, second banner down -

Read on now below my signature this excellent article, "Truvia Sweetener A Powerful Pesticide". Pass it on so people will become educated in reading labels and avoiding poisonous substances.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide

Scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol

Thursday, June 05, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) Truvia sweetener is made from about 99.5% erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and 0.5% rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant (but not at all the same thing as stevia). A shocking new study published in the journal PLOS ONE (1) has found that Truvia, an alternative sweetener manufactured by food giant Cargill, is a potent insecticide that kills fruit flies which consume it. The study is titled, Erythritol, a Non-Nutritive Sugar Alcohol Sweetener and the Main Component of Truvia , Is a Palatable Ingested Insecticide.

The study found that while fruit flies normally live between 39 and 51 days, those that ate the Truvia ingredient erythritol died in less than a week.

Erythritol made from yeast fed genetically modified corn derivatives

Erythritol is often indirectly derived from genetically modified corn, by the way. Cargill was forced to settle a class action lawsuit last year (2) for labeling Truvia "natural" when it's actually made from a fermentation process whereby yeast are fed GM corn maltodextrin.

Cargill plays word games with this process, insisting that " erythritol is not derived from corn or dextrose feedstock; it is derived from the yeast organism."

Yeah, okay, but the yeast are fed GMOs. So they're playing mind games with their explanations.

There is a verified non-GMO erythritol available today, by the way, and it's made by Pyure Brands, based in Florida.

Pyure Brands offers alternative sweeteners for the health-conscious marketplace, and their product is USDA Organic certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Truvia a really amazing insecticide

This story on Truvia's insecticidal properties has really caught the attention of the public. Even CBS News (3), a mainstream media outlet that rarely covers the dangers of food additives, covered this story, reporting:

Erythritol, the main component of the sweetener Truvia , has a new, unexpected application -- it may be used as an insecticide. ...Researchers found that fruit flies fed with food that included erythritol or the erythritol-containing sweetener Truvia died much sooner than flies fed with food containing other types of sweeteners.

"The more you get [fruit flies] to consume erythritol , the faster they die," Sean O'Donnell, a professor of biology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, told CBS News.

"We are hoping to develop it into a human-safe insecticide," O'Donnell later says in the story. The abstract of the published study concludes, "Here we show that Erythritol, a non-nutritive sugar alcohol, was toxic to the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster." No other sweetener killed the fruit flies

Fruit flies were also subjected to feeding tests with sucrose and corn syrup, but those sweeteners didn't kill them. Only erythritol had this effect, as it shown in the chart below:

Erythritol also interfered with the flies' motor coordination, as stated in the study text: flies raised on food containing Truvia displayed aberrant motor control prior to death. We therefore assayed motor reflex behavior through climbing assays. Flies raised on food containing Truvia showed a significantly decreased ability to climb.

Researchers were also able to determine that stevia was not the cause of the problem. They also tested Purevia and found it was safe for fruit flies. Only erythritol, the main component of Truvia, replicated the toxic effects on fruit flies.

Erythritol also >b?exhibited a dose-dependent death response, meaning the more that was consumed by the flies, the more quickly they died.

What to make of Truvia's usefulness as a pesticide?

The FDA has declared Truvia to be safe for human consumption. Then again, the FDA has also declared aspartame to be safe for human consumption, so that doesn't carry any real credibility.

Sugar alcohols are widely consumed by millions of people, but that also isn't any guarantee of their safety because Vioxx was also widely consumed by millions of people (while killing tens of thousands of them via heart attacks).

Most people believe sugar alcohols are safe to consume, and perhaps they're right. But maybe there's some yet-unknown contaminant in erythritol that's causing these toxic effects. Or perhaps it's the GMO connection, since most erythritol comes from genetically modified corn. A really interesting study on this would test GMO-derived erythritol vs. non-GMO erythritol to determine if there's any difference.

Many scientists might also argue that perhaps erythritol is perfectly safe for humans and only selectively toxic to insects because of their different physiology. That would be the best-case scenario.

If true, it opens up a positive conclusion to all this: What if erythritol could be used as a natural pesticide that replaces the toxic chemical pesticides sold by companies like Monsanto and DuPont?

Imagine, if you will, a natural, plant-based pesticide that could be sprayed on crops to kill insects, yet still eaten by humans in trace amounts with no ill effects. That's the hope of this discovery: maybe sugar alcohols can be sprayed on crops or used in organic food production.

By the way, the idea for this research came from a sixth-grader named Simon D. Kaschock-Marenda, once again proving that science is available to everyone, including children. This is why I have openly called for enhanced science education in America -- in the hope that more children can learn about scientific investigations and use their knowledge to help achieve a safer, less toxic world.

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