Posted: 07 November 2014
Be sure to read the article entitled, "Egregious Outrage - FDA Fights Rescinding Its Own Approval For Neurotoxic Cancer-Causing AspartameLies About Responding To The 14 Yr Old Petition And Stirs Up Smoke & Mirrors To Hide Its Own Regulatory Abuse," which may be found at: http://www.rense.com/general96/FDAaspar.html
When I first saw their report on Google from Law360 there were only two paragraphs. Later the rest of the release was added on Google news and I realized FDA was actually responding to my 2002 petition for the toxic sweetener to be banned. FDA mentions also Dr. K. Stoller's petition but omitted the vital fact that Stoller is an M.D.
I appreciate Law360 for revealing FDA's long delayed answer to my petition. FDA apparently doesn't want to communicate directly to me because I have their records and can expose their coverup. They won't even answer a FOIA request from 2010. By law a citizen's petition for ban must be answered in 180 days. FDA had told me they had more important things to do. The imminent health hazard amendment in 2007 that is suppose to be answered in a week or ten days was ignored.
I just wrote a long and detailed report answering what I had read from Law360 showing FDA's many lies: http://www.rense.com/general96/fda.html Now having read the rest mentioning my petition this is part two. Some of their additional absurd remarks need to be explained. Basically they have denied the petition saying aspartame doesn't cause cancer because they know it's against the Delaney Amendment to approve something that does. In the first part I quoted Dr. Adrian Gross, FDA's lead scientist and toxicologist, who clearly stated aspartame causes cancer. FDA lies about this to protect the poison producers, letting the public sicken and die. In 2009 I received a call from FDA's Michael Delaney upset that I had added the imminent health hazard amendment. He made everything clear when he said: "We have to depopulate!"
On five acres in Elberton, Georgia stand the Georgia Guidestones which display Ten Guides to an "Age of Reason." The first is: "Maintain Earth's population at 500 million" a call to kill 93% of the eight billion humans now on Earth. Apparently FDA is in agreement.
It is tragic aspartame is addictive. The methyl-ester immediately becomes free methyl alcohol when consumed and is classified as a narcotic causing methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain creating addiction. A waitress told me: "if there are two groups, one drinking Coke and the other drinking Diet Coke, the Diet Coke group will drink three times as much."
Aspartame is a neurotoxic drug that damages the mitochondria, powerhouse of the cell, and interacts with drugs and vaccines. These facts are laid out in the 1,000 page medical text Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by the late illustrious H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com
Now read the whole short release, and below it, I will answer what I had not read.
FDA Rejects Ban On Diet Soda Sweetener Aspartame
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Law360, New York (October 27, 2014, 6:58 PM ET) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected calls to ban low-calorie sweetener aspartame, finding no evidence that the widely used diet soda additive causes cancer.
In responses released Friday, the FDA shot down two citizen petitions that urged regulators to recall the ingredient and to revoke a regulation that allows its use in food. Aspartame is sold under the brand name NutraSweet, is a component of coffee sweetener Equal and is commonly used in popular soft drinks, including Diet Coke.
One of the FDA's responses addressed a petition originally lodged in 2002 by Georgia-based Mission Possible World Health International, a group focused in large part on the purported dangers of aspartame consumption. That petition attracted more than 1,000 public comments, although most have not been published by the FDA.
According to the FDA, the petition blamed incidences of brain tumors and seizures on aspartame but failed to back up its allegations with concrete data.
The anecdotal accounts of adverse effects of aspartame cited in the citizen petition are not supported by scientific evidence, FDA officials said.
Regulators at times suggested that the concerns are nothing new, writing that some of the alleged health risks were raised roughly 30 years ago and addressed in detail at the time.
Over the past decade, almost 200 adverse events tied to aspartame have been reported to the FDA, but there is little reason to give much credence to those supposed side effects, according to Fridays response.
FDA has not identified any causal link between aspartame consumption and the reported adverse events, and does not know of an established mechanism that would explain how aspartame is associated with the reported adverse events, the agency said.
One of the petitions specific concerns was that consuming aspartame results in harmful production of methanol, but the FDA said that such production is small compared to methanol that results from eating perfectly safe foods, such as apples and pears.
In any event, data reviewed by the FDA shows that methanol in aspartame or in fruits and juices does not accumulate in the body and is easily metabolized by the body's metabolic capacities, Fridays response said.
A second response posted Friday was directed at petitioner K. Paul Stoller, who in 2009 requested revocation of the aspartame regulation. Much of the response discussed a study conducted by an aspartame-focused group called the European Ramazzini Foundation, with the FDA saying that it has not been able to access full study data and that the studys integrity appears to have been compromised.
Despite your many assertions, you have not identified any scientific data or other information that would cause the agency to alter its conclusions about the safety of aspartame, the FDA wrote to Stoller.
Although aspartame has been used abundantly around the world for many years, lingering worries about its safety have forced companies that use the artificial sweetener to constantly defend the ingredient. The Coca-Cola Co., through its Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness, promotes aspartame as helpful to dieters and calls the additive "one of the most thoroughly studied food ingredients in the world."
Still, concerns have presented a business opportunity for some corporations, including Israel-based SodaStream International Ltd. Some of the company's do-it-yourself soda syrups include labeling that prominently says, No aspartame.
--Editing by Philip Shea.
Martini continues: The release says: "According to the FDA, the petition blamed incidences of brain tumors and seizures on aspartame but failed to back up its allegations with concrete data." First of all, it was the FDA themselves who revoked the petition for approval based on the brain tumor issue and the fact it had caused brain tumors and brain cancer in original Searle studies. Go to my web site and read the entire 50 pages where the FDA discusses their own concern about aspartame causing brain tumors: http://www.mpwhi.com/main.htm Scroll down to the banners. Secondly, one of the reasons the FDA tried to have G. D. Searle indicted for fraud was that as the rats developed brain tumors they would excise the tumors, put the rats back in the study and when they died they would resurrect them on paper. Thirdly, why would anyone not think aspartame triggers brain tumors when the molecule breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent?
Actually in the original report I wrote about this release, URL above, I went into other studies and reports on the subject in detail. Having taken the cases for over 20 years from those who suffered aspartame brain tumors I have never forgotten the case of a young 28 year attorney Kelli Motluck who had a head full of aspartame brain tumors who also discussed with me many other aspartame users she knew who had brain tumors. G. D. Searle sold to Monsanto in 1985 and was the owner at the time Kelli called me. In her last conversation she said to me, "I want to live, I want to live, I want to live, but if I die promise me you will tell the world Monsanto murdered me." After her death I lectured in the UK in 2000 and in the lecture to the Green Party and press I did this.
Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of 'Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills' says about aspartame and brain tumors on page 212 - 213:
"It is interesting to note that the first experiments done to test the safety of aspartame before its final approval in l981 disclosed a high incidence of brain tumors in the animals fed NutraSweet. In fact, this study was done by the manufacturer of NutraSweet, G. D. Searle. In this study 320 rats were fed aspartame and 120 rats were fed a normal diet and used as controls. The study lasted two years. At the end of the study twelve of the aspartame fed rats had developed brain tumors (astrocytomas), while none of the control rats had. This represented a 3.75% incidence of brain tumors in the rats fed aspartame, which was twenty-five times higher than the incidence of spontaneous brain tumors developing in rats (0.15%). "
"The study divided the rats into those exposed to low doses of aspartame and those exposed to a high dose. In the low dose group five of the rats developed brain tumors for and incidence of 3.13%. In the high dose group, seven developed brain tumors (4.38%). This indicates a dose related incidence of brain tumors. The higher the dose of aspartame, the more brain tumors were induced. "
"When Dr. John Olney pointed out these findings to the FDA "Aspartame Board of Inquiry" he was told that the high incidence of tumors was the result of spontaneous development of brain tumors in rats. That is, that some rats develop brain tumors naturally, just as humans do. Dr. Olney is a trained neuropathologist as well as a neuroscientist. He reviewed the incidence of spontaneously occurring brain tumors in rats and found that out of seven studies using a total of 59,000 rats and only 0.08% developed brain tumors - the aspartame fed rats had a forty-seven fold higher incidence. But to be fair, he even accepted G. D. Searle's references for spontaneously developing brain tumors in rats and arrives at a figure of 0.15%. This was still a twenty-five fold higher incidence in the aspartame fed rats than in the controls. "
"It was then observed that when brain tumors develop spontaneously in rats, the rate at which they appear begins to accelerate after two years of age, exactly when the Searle's study ended. Importantly, brain tumors are extremely rare before age one and one-half in the rat. So in truth the incidence of spontaneously occurring brain tumors would be even less than cited above. Yet, the aspartame fed rats developed two tumors by sixty weeks of age and five tumors by seventy weeks."
"In a collective study of 41,000 rats no tumors were seen to occur before sixty weeks and only one by seventy weeks. The fact that 320 aspartame fed rats developed six brain tumors by seventy-six weeks indicates an "incredible and unprecedented" occurrence. Within the final twenty-eight weeks of the study six more brain tumors occurred in the aspartame fed group. Dr. Olney notes that "one must assume that many more (brain tumors) would have occurred after 104 weeks. "
"It became obvious that the G. D. Searle Company was trying desperately to protect their potential billion dollar plus money maker. They claimed that more brain tumors were found because they searched the pathological slides so diligently. But, they searched just as diligently in the control rats and found none. Besides, neuropathologists examining the slides later stated that the tumors were large enough to be seen with the naked eye. "
"Because of the criticism submitted by Dr. Olney, the G. D. Searle company conducted a second study which was designed to be more comprehensive. Instead of a two-year study, this would span the entire lifetime of the rats, from intrauterine life to death. The results of this study can only be characterized as bizarre. This time they reported five brain tumors in 120 control rats (an incidence of 3.13%) and four brain tumors in 120 control rats (an incidence of 3.33%). While this was designed to show that aspartame was not the cause of the brain tumors, if accepted, the study would indicate that both groups had a brain tumor incidence thirty times higher than the known rate of spontaneous brain tumor occurrence in rats."
"But the story gets even more interesting, Dr. Olney hypothesized that one possible cause of the tumor induction was a by-product of aspartame metabolism called diketopiperazine (DKP). When nitrosated by the gut it produces a compound closely resembling a powerful brain tumor causing chemical - N-nitrosourea. "
"The G. D. Searle company conducted a separate study to test the carcinogenicity of diketopiperazine (DKP). The results of this study were not submitted to the FDA until after aspartame had already been approved for general use by the American population. This study was not a lifetime study but rather a 115 week study which consisted of feeding rats their normal feed mixed with DKP. There were 114 control animals and 216 that supposedly ate the DKP. (Not all of the animals were even examined for tumors.) There were two brain tumors in the controls (1.62% incidence) and three (1.52% in the DKP groups. But strangely enough, the incidence of brain tumors found in both groups were sixteen times higher than would be expected from spontaneous occurring tumors. That did not make sense."
"So how can we explain these strange findings? It is instructive at this point to know that in l975 the drug enforcement division of the Bureau of Foods investigated the G. D. Searle Company as part of an investigation of "apparent irregularities in data collection and reporting practices." The director of the FDA at that time stated that they found "sloppy" laboratory techniques and "clerical errors, mixed-up animals, animals not getting the drugs they were supposed to get, pathological specimens lost because of improper handling, and a variety of other errors, (which) even if innocent, all conspire to obscure positive findings and produce falsely negative results."
"The drug enforcement division carried out a study under the care of agent Jerome Bressler concerning Searle's laboratory practices and data manipulation (known as the Bressler Report He found that the feed used to test DKP had been improperly mixed so that the animals would receive only small doses of the chemical to be tested. (I have seen a photograph of the feed mix and can attest to the "sloppy" method used.) The commissioner also charged G. D. Searle company with "failure to maintain control and experimental animals on separate racks and failure to mark animals to ensure against mix-ups between experiments (animals fed aspartame and DKP) and controls." This vital and telling report was buried in a file cabinet, never to be acted on by the FDA."
"Such poor techniques would explain why both control animals and those eating aspartame had exceptionally high brain tumor rates, since they, most likely, were both eating the aspartame feed. What is ironic is that the FDA would accept studies from a company with an obvious heavy financial interest in having aspartame approved. But even more amazing is that they would depend on the same company to provide studies that they, FDA, knew beforehand were highly questionable and possibly fraudulent upon which they would make such an important public safety decision."
"Thus far, no independent studies have been done to examine this vital issue. As a neurosurgeon I see the devastating effects a brain tumor has, not only on its victim, but on the victim's family as well. To think that there is even a reasonable doubt that aspartame can induce brain tumors in the American population is frightening. And to think that the FDA has lulled them into a false sense of security is a monumental crime."
(End of quotes from book)
Searle's shenanigans and fraud were so bad because they couldn't prove aspartame safe they needed help to cover-up the issue so on August 4, l976 they met with the FDA and convinced them to allow them to hire a private agency, University Associated for Education in Pathology (UAREP). As described by Florence Graves (l984, page s5500 of Congressional Record l985a):
"The pathologists were specifically told that they were not to make a judgment about aspartame's safety or to look at the designs of the tests. Why did the FDA choose to have pathologists conduct an investigation when even some FDA officials acknowledged at the time that UAREP had a limited task which would only partially shed light on the validity of Searle's testing? The answer is not clear."
In other words, UAREP was sworn to silence, and how much did they get to be quiet? They received a half a million dollars!!!
Searle was intent on getting aspartame approved. They had invested 19.7 million dollars in an incomplete production facility and 9.2 million dollars in aspartame inventory. On Dec 8, l975, stockholders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that G. D. Searle had concealed information from the public regarding the nature and quality of animal research at G. D. Searle in violation of the Securities and Exchange Act (Farber l989, page 48).
Aspartame also triggered mammary, uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, testicular and thyroid tumors just for starters, not just brain tumors. There were also pituitary adenomas.
On the seizure issue. It is hard to believe that the FDA would even have the audacity to suggest there is not sufficient evidence. Searle's own study, 52 week oral toxicity on 7 infant monkeys, showed that 5 had grand mal seizures and 1 died., Enter the twilight zone. This study was used as pivotal in the approval of aspartame to show safety. Here is that study in full: http://www.dorway.com/raoreport.pdf Also, in 1986 the Community Nutrition Institute with Attorney James Turner filed a petition to ban aspartame because so many people were having seizures and going blind from the methanol. Cynthia Mueggenborg wrote me that she was invited to attend the National Consumer Conference by the head of a department at OSU in January of 1986. She said there she heard a representative of the FDA tell 3000 people that FDA was pulling aspartame from human usage as it caused seizures and blindness. So here is the admission of the FDA themselves. The reason it wasn't banned at that time as it was taken to the Supreme Court in Chicago. I was told someone got to the judge but I think that even today that judge should be made to explain why he refused to allow aspartame to be banned. It's common knowledge, for instance, that methanol blinds. Remember prohibition?
Evidence of the whole situation of aspartame triggering seizures was sent to FDA by Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center, http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012203/02P-0317_emc-000198.txt This report is so indepth he even goes through industry's studies showing what they did in an attempt to deny the issue. In the Rowen Study notice it was a one day study. Monsanto was so afraid someone would have a seizure they gave 16 of the 18 subjects anti-seizure medication and didn't tell anyone!
In 1996 my husband's Michigan cousin, Mary Lee, visited us on the way to Florida with the news: "William Reed is dying, having 6 or 8 seizures a day and his physician has not been able to stop them." I asked if he was using NutraSweet/Aspartame/Equal and was suffering from MS symptoms, going blind, losing his memory and having headaches. He was.
I told her to call and tell him to stop the aspartame immediately. She said: "He may already be dead." It was almost comical to hear her say, "William, Betty says you don't have to die, get off aspartame."
When she returned from Florida Mary Lee said William had abstained from aspartame and the seizures had stopped. When she was leaving she stood in the door and said, "Betty, do you realize if I had not stopped in Atlanta William would be dead." This shows you the importance of warning by all people. Because of the lies of the FDA, trade organizations receiving funding from the manufacturers and front groups people don't associate their aspartame diseases and symptoms with the product., So they just keep dying like William would have had not we gotten him the information.
One June 19, 1997 Dr. Timothy K. Dickinson of the Allegan Medical Clinic wrote: "William Reed is a 48 year old male with diabetes mellitus type I, on insulin. I have been involved, as his family physician, with his care since 1990. In September of 1995 he began describing episodes of generalized uncontrolled shaking, lasting up to 30 seconds. He would afterward feel good, and at times, euphoric. They would often be preceded by periorbital aching. He initially interpreted these to reflect a hyperglycemic state, and nothing abnormal showed up on his exam. At a follkow up visit in October, they were still occurring, lasting less than one minute, with mild tremoring, again proceeded by the retrobulbar aching, especially on the left. While I was with the patient in the room at that visit, and he was on the exam table, I witnessed one of these episodes, which I described as being generalized clonus. He was able to tell me seconds before it started that it was going to happen. He did not talk through it. It lasted approximately 10-15 seconds, cleared for about the same period of time and occurred again. During this time, he tended to hyperextend or arch his back on the table. He seemed to be weak, but not postictal afterwards, It was within the next 6 weeks that a family member came to understand that NutraSweet could cause problems of this nature, and within two days of him discontinuing all Nutrasweet use, the seizures stopped and he has none since that time. He has also had far fewer headaches since then, He was able to resume driving, which he had ceased, because of his fear of these episodes occurring while on the road." ---
Eighteen years have passed since Mary Lee said William Reed was about to die, and he is still alive.
Some years ago I worked with an allergist and the way they find out the culprit causing problems to the patient is called the "add back system". They keep removing products from the patient's diet until the problem stops. Then they add back the product and if the symptoms return they know they have found what caused the problem. They don't call it anecdotal - they call proof.
After taking aspartame seizures cases for over 20 years I could write a book on the cases. Robin Goodwin's wife in the Falkland Islands developed an aspartame brain tumor and had to be air lifted to England. His daughter suffered seizures for 18 years. On reading one of my articles he had his daughter abstain. She has never had another seizure. Robin knew how hard it would be to get aspartame banned because of the power and influence of industry, so he wrote a letter to all the 3,000 or 4,000 Falkland islanders warning them, and had the information published. We thank Robin Goodwin, activist extraordinaire, for saving the lives of the people of an island nation.
It should also be noted that when Dr. Richard Wurtman of MIT decided to do studies on aspartame and seizures he was threatened by the VP of Searle that if he did his research funds would be rejected. They were. Read about it in the UPI investigation by Gregory Gordon: http://www.mpwhi.com/main.htm Scroll down to banners. Notice ILSI was set up, a research funds front group. MIT now gets research funds but Dr. Wurtman now refuses to speak out about aspartame. At one time he reported to have over 200 cases of aspartame triggered seizures which he said was enough to remove it from the market.
The FDA Rejection news release says: "The anecdotal accounts of adverse effects of aspartame cited in the citizen petition are not supported by scientific evidence,"
This statement is laughable!
Dr. H. J. Roberts in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic said: "Aspartame disease no longer can be ignored as incidental anecdotal reactions. This sobering assertion has been validated by personal observations, those of other physicians, the FDA data, mounting epidemiologic evidence, and a host of experimental studies. -- The clinical features are often severe - especially headache, convulsions, impaired vision, dizziness, confusion, profound memory loss, refractory fatigue, intense depression, gross changes in personality or behavior, eating disorders, loss of diabetes control, and the aggravation or simulation of diabetic complications."
Page 39: "But the medical profession has a tendency to discard out of hand, and disparagingly, 'anecdotal' information. Digitalis, morphine, quinine, atropine, and the like are chemical derivatives that stem from anecdotal folklore remedies. After all, one anecdote may be a fable, but 1,000 anecdotes can be a biography... A vital function of the medical profession is to sift anecdotes and submit them, if possible, to scientific evaluation. But it all starts as anecdote." Dr. Charles Harris (1987)
So what do you do with millions of anecdotes? Go to the Internet and read them all day. I picked this one as an example:
"Aspartame and seizures”
Submitted by sydlee06 on Thu, 2007-07-26 23:10
"My daughter started having very hard to control seizures in Nov 06, it was continually getting worse. She had to be admitted to the hospital 3 times in March, the last time she was admitted I had read an article about aspartame and seizures and stopped allowing it in her diet. My husband is diabetic, so we used to have quite a few aspartame sweetened things in the home, ie: pudding, jello, lemonade, etc.
"She has not had a single seizure since stopping aspartame in her diet. Not one, and she previously had 3 to 27 tonic clonic daily and almost constant partial and absence seizures daily. Her neuro did not say much about it when I told her about it, but as for me that is proof enough. Not to mention that my migraines are almost non existent since I quit drinking diet soda. I wish it would get taken of the market, because now in a fight against obesity schools are even using it in lunches. Which means my daughter can not ever eat school lunches"
Also, Dr. H. J. Roberts and I attended the Conference of the American College of Physicians at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia many years ago. We went to several workshops, especially neurological. One professor said "Can anyone tell me even if its off the wall why people everywhere are having seizures for no reason?" Dr. Roberts insisted I explain and I told him about aspartame. He seemed surprised. Another physician raised his hand and said, "Professor, I'm afraid she is right, I'm not only a physician but a pilot and have a friend who flies commercially and has seizures. We're going to have to report him." Mission Possible also has an Aviation Division, and on www.mpwhi.com you can read Dr. Russell Blaylock's excellent Aspartame Pilot Alert. I started Mission Possible Aviation when Cliff Evans crashed his plane on aspartame. He came to Atlanta to ask me to help the pilots. I've gone so far as to visit the Air Force base in New Mexico when industry got to "Flying Safety" and they retracted their warning on aspartame. I couldn't let Air Force pilots believe the retraction and one called to thank me and said he would get the info all over the base. FAA told me that because the FDA approved this toxin they couldn't legally do anything but on the side they warn pilots.
The FDA Rejects Ban release also says:
"Regulators at times suggested that the concerns are nothing new, writing that some of the alleged health risks were raised 30 years ago and addressed in detail at the time." The wrong word was used, not addressed but ignored.
The cover-ups by government agencies is incredible. In November 1984 the CDC reviewed 213 of 592 cases of aspartame complaints. Some of the reported symptoms included aggressive behavior, disorientation, hyperactivity, extreme numbness, excitability, memory loss, loss of depth perception, liver impairment, cardiac arrest, seizures, suicidal tendencies, severe mood swings and death. The CDC recommended future investigations of aspartame investigate the neurological and behavioral problems and focus on symptoms such as headaches, mood alterations and behavioral chances. So how was this CDC report covered up? The CDC had Frederick L. Trowbridge add an executive summary to the report which conflicts with the investigation. He even said "Currently available information, based on data with limitations as described in the report, indicated a wide variety of complaints that are generally of a mild nature." Frankly, I've never seen a mild case of such things as cardiac arrest and grand mal eizures and death! Next, CDC did not put the real investigation on their web site, simply the summary which contradicted the report where it still remains today. Check it out. In the aspartame documentary, "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" you will see me holding up the real investigation and we have it on my web site of http://www.mpwhi.com and www.dorway.com
Next the release says: "FDA has not identified any causal link between aspartame consumption and the reported adverse events and does not know of an established mechanism that would explain how aspartame is associated with the reported adverse events,"
After 30 years they don't think physicians and researchers have documented the mechanisms?! FDA has Dr. Roberts encyclopedic medical text. "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" which in discussing the diseases triggered or precipitated by aspartame list the mechanisms. It not only precipitates diabetes but simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. The free methyl alcohol causes them to lose limbs.
Dr. Roberts was a diabetic specialist, once named The Best Doctor in the United States by the medical publication, Practice 84. On page 542 of his text the headline says: "Mechanisms of Aspartame's Diabetogenic Potential". Dr. Roberts even sent one to the European Food Safety Authority. Would we even begin to believe the FDA has none of the medical books giving these mechanisms which are now known the world over, as well as all the independent scientific peer reviewed studies?
The release: "One of the petition's specific concerns was that consuming aspartame results in harmful production of methanol, but the FDA said that such production is small compared to methanol that results from eating perfectly safe foods, such as apples and pears. In any event, data reviewed by the FDA shows that "methanol in aspartame or in fruits and juices - does not accumulate in the body and is easily metabolized by the body's metabolic capacities."
FDA knows well that the single carbon methanol in fruit is always accompanied by ethanol, the classic antidote to methanol poisoning that takes it safely out of the body. Thus the classic first aid for methanol poisoning is to administer whisky, ethanol, ethyl alcohol. Furthermore in nature methanol binds to pectin. Dr. Ralph Walton has repeatedly written about it. Now Dr. Woodrow Monte has written a book about the methanol in aspartame, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills", http://www.whilesciencesleeps.com
The National Health Federation recently published my article about this, "Rotgut Aspartame: Methanol Mania": http://www.thenhf.com/rotgut-aspartame-methanol-mania-by-dr-betty-martini Also see my report to FDA on http://www.mpwhi.com on a banner, "FDA Violates Data Quality Act" on the issue. The Trocho Study has shown that the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA., http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_preembalming.htm
Another FDA claim in their release: "In the past decade, almost 200 adverse events tied to aspartame have been reported to the FDA, but there is little reason to give much credence to those supposed side effects, according to Friday's response."
In1985 FDA published a list of 92 reactions to aspartame including blindness, and sexual dysfunction from 10,000 volunteered consumer complaints. They deny it now and have removed that report but access http://www.mpwhi.com and at the top of the page you will see the FDA's report of 92 symptoms from 4 types of seizures to coma and death.
How many complaints FDA really received we will never know. In Congressional hearings and we have them on web you will notice it was reported that the FDA was so swamped with aspartame complaints they were referring them to the AIDS Hotline. Dr. David Kessler once said only 1% report adverse reactions to the FDA. He also said that in 1996 they would grant blanket approval of aspartame if the complaints went down. I figured they would probably stop taking complaints to stop them from going up and they did. Call after call from consumers told me the FDA refused to take their aspartame complaint and said they were no longer taking them. That was expected but how do you make existing complaints go down. They did, check out the 1996 report on web. Dr. H. J. Roberts called me absolutely furious at the way the FDA arrived at this reduction. He said he had a letter that stated they had to change their bookkeeping system and in order to do this they had to throw away hundreds of aspartame complaints.
The original manufacturer, G. D. Searle, actually released in congressional hearings secret trade information which stated aspartame could not be used for everything: http://www.mpwhi.com/trade_secret_information_on_aspartame.htm The FDA themselves said in the beginning you couldn't heat aspartame which is why they originally only approved it in dry form. However, I fail to see how its not heated when you put Equal in a hot cup of coffee. Then in 1993 they approved it for baking!
For years I forwarded aspartame complaints to the FDA but they never added them to their records. I finally realized FDA will always protect aspartame to the bitter end. FDA works for the poison makers. Many of the drugs they approve are later removed and the TV is full of advertising by legal firms suing drug makers. It's all about money! With that kind of money the drug makers make they can buy all the bureaucrats they need to sell their poisons.
FDA claims aspartame is the most tested product in history. It definitely is. They couldn't keep the animals alive or show safety and they kept testing, but aspartame was never proven safe. Then independent researchers the world over began research on aspartame and showing the disasters it brings to us. The internet swarms with physician's research reports and the tragic stories of the victims of this cruel commercial campaign against a world population.
Dr. Ralph Walton did research for 60 Minutes showing that almost 100% of independent scientific peer reviewed studies showing the problems aspartame triggers., He did his own study on aspartame even using a lower ADI. When the administrator of the hospital lost his vision in one eye and other complaints the institution stopped the study. He is now doing a study on birth defects. Dr. James Bowen wrote the FDA over two decades ago telling them aspartame is mass poisoning of the US and over 70 countries of the world. Now its over 100. He wrote in "Aspartame Murders Infants" that aspartame violates Title 18 of the domestic genocide law: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm He is a victim himself suffering from ALS.
As to what to use a safe sweetener has been made, "Just Like Sugar" http://www.justlikesugarinc.com Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in the Blaylock Wellness Report: "Finally a safe sweetener". The public must read labels and do research rather than accept lies of the FDA. They have approved several toxic sweeteners that have been proven to cause cancer and other problems. Never, never forget the words of Dr. M. Alemany who did the Trocho Study: "Aspartame will murder 200 million people."
In the immortal words of Dr. H. J. Roberts: "When in doubt throw it out."
Help make this report go viral, save a life today.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
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Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame