Posted: 09 December 2005
First, here is Pete Hardin's [ http://www.themilkweed.com ] memo to me about the issue:
Subject: FDA's Nasty Proposal for "Mystery Milk" (and aspartame) for ice cream.
Enclosed is our Nov 2005 issue. We're hitting hard on the FDA proposal that would change ice cream standards. FDA, following the ice cream manufacturers' lobby, wants to put "milk from species other than cows" in our ice cream. Also, FDA has nebulous language in the proposal by which the agency hopes to defuse the Aspartame/NutraSweet advisory label on the front panel of the package.
Betty...HELP!!! Would you please advise your members via your Web site of these dangerous proposals. Consumers deserve better than "mystery milk" and undisclosed Aspartame/NutraSweet in their ice cream.
The public comment period ends on December 27, 2005. We have full details, including "talking points" and an entire printing of FDA's proposal in the Federal Register available at our Web site:
Thank you for your help.
Pete Hardin -
From the MilkWeed:
Register your comments with FDA (Docket #2003-P-0132)
Upset with the proposal changes in ice cream regulations? Contact FDA before December 27, 2005 and let the agency know your opinion on some or all of these proposal changes that would "dumb down" the quality, taste and safety of our ice cream.
Comments may be submitted via email through http://www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments
Comments may be faxed to 301-827-6870.
Mail comments to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
Objection #5: Regs would subvert aspartame/NutraSweet Labeling FDA's proposed ice cream regulations would apparently do away with rules that now require notice to consumers on the front panel of a food product that the product contains Aspartame/NutraSweet. That artificial sweetener, a neurological toxin, is one of the most controversial food additive issues in the history of U.S. food safety regulations. A growing number of consumers avoid products with Aspartame/NutraSweet. Consumption of ice cream and other frozen desserts could be harmed, if current Aspartame labeling rulees are disguised.
FDA states in the Federal Register: "If the food is subject to the requirements of paragraph (c) (2) (ii) of this section or if it contains an artificial flavor not simulating the characterizing flavor, the label shall also bear the words, "artificial flavor added..."
1) BEWARE! This language opens the door for disguising the presence of Aspartame/NutraSweet. FDA lists Aspartame as an artificial flavor. This language would take away current rules that require listing of Aspartame on the front panel of ice cream packaging. Aspartame is a dangerous neurotoxin with many recognized negative health effects!
The aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.docworkers.com has just been updated to contain the case of Cheryl Kemptner who was given a bracelet in the hospital that said: "no aspartame". As many, the dietitians, American Dietetic Assn, often called Monsanto's media flacks run the food department and push aspartame. Sick people go to hospitals to get well and are fed this neurotoxin, even diabetics. And, of course, aspartame has caused an epidemic of diabetes as it can precipitate it, and as diabetic specialist H. J. Roberts, M.D., says in his medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com or 1-800-827-7991, it can also simulate and aggravate diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. Aspartame itself damages the mitochondria and as Dr. James Bowen says interacts with ALL drugs and vaccines: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_interacts.htm
In the case of Cheryl Kemptner she was given Crystal Lite Lemon aid and became a Code Blue, almost losing her life. This regulation could mean many would lose their lives. Aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization agent and interacts with other unsafe sweeteners like Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison, vaccines and other toxins. And people getting off aspartame who accidentally get some usually react very seriously. One man some years ago got off aspartame and was given one cookie that had aspartame in it. His heart was beating so fast they had to stop it, to save his life. This is how serious this new regulation is, and it must be stopped by all means.
While I'm not typing in the entire article in the Milkweed, there are other things to consider, and here are the headings:
Objection 1: Other Species' Milk In Ice Cream: FDA proposes, "The use of milk from source animals other than cows in the making of ice cream and frozen custard and sherbet."
Objection #2: Want MPCs In Your Ice Cream? FDA proposes that a broad, undefined bunch of dairy "ingredients" be used in ice cream: "The use of any safe and suitable milk-derived ingredients in the manufacture of frozen desserts."
Objection #3: Not All Dairy Ingredients Are The Same! FDA's proposed ice cream standards assume a lot, and are in fact, contradictory: FDA states in the Federal Register, "HCA asserts that the milk derived ingredients in the proposed categories are nutritionally and functionally equivalent when used in frozen desserts...."
In truth, not all dairy ingredients -- particularly proteins -- are the same. The same FDA document states, IICA assets that whey proteins have a higher nutritional value than other milk proteins and high protein digestibility than milk. "Thus, by IICA's own words, not all dairy proteins are nutritionally the same. But IICA wants FDA to treat various categories of milk-derived ingredients as if they are the same.
1) Not all milk-derived proteins have the same biological availability. For example, products containing MPCs probably have less biologically-available protein than other forms of dairy products, such as fresh milk and whey. Dairy protein sources that have been dried may have an annealing (hardening) of the proteins, which reduces nutritional availability.
2) A study has shown that MPCs, for example, do not have 100% solubility in cheese manufacture. That suggests that MPCs would not have the same solubility as certain other dairy ingredients in ice cream manufacture. The result could be varying taste, texture and nutritional value.
Objection #4: Putting Goats & Sheep Milk in Ice Cream is Fraud!
FDA's proposed ice cream regulations make the following statements:
"...no economic harm or consumer deception would result from the proposed amendments."
"The basic nature of the food is directly related to consumer expectations and beliefs about the food."
U.S. consumers hold the historic image that ice cream is made from cow's milk:
1) A proposal to substitute other species' milks - such as from goats, sheep, water buffalo and yaks - is pure consumer fraud. Many instances of ice cream consumption - such as away from home - have no way to provide consumers with specific information about whether their ice cream contains ingredients which they would find objectionable. Thus, if consumers were dining out and wanted ice cream, they would have no way to determine of other species' milk was contained in their dessert.
2) Consumers' expectations and beliefs about ice cream would be shattered if FDA allowed other species' milks to be used in ice cream manufacture.
Remember there has been new studies on aspartame showing that it causes malignant brain tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, kidney cancer, cancer of the cranial peripheral nerves, and is a multipotential carcinogen. http://www.wnho.net/new_aspartame_studies.htm Dr. Russell Blaylock author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com says mothers should be terrified. This study shows these cancers are dose related. And the history of aspartame shows that the FDA has always known aspartame is a carcinogen and has done nothing about it. http://www.wnho.net/whopper.htm Also read: http://www.wnho.net/recipe_for_death.htm They ought to call the FDA the Food and Death Association because aspartame has caused millions of deaths the world over from the tumors, degenerative diseases, and other horrors triggered by this deadly neurotoxin. Look what its done to our children in triggering all types of birth defects, ADD, ADHD, autism, Tourettes, mental retardation you name it. The FDA is responsible for unsafe food and drugs the world over because aspartame has been rubber stamped around the globe because of them.
Efforts throughout the country is now to get it out of our schools: http://www.wnho.net/alabama_boe_meeting.htm
Aspartame is an illegal drug and violates state and federal statutes on adulteration: http://www.wnho.net/gov_martini.htm
Please everyone who receives this spread the information to your list. Also, today the Artificially Sweetened Times, 24 page booklets on aspartame for distribution, is being updated with all the new information. You can get them from the Idaho Observer, http:// www.idaho-observer.com in time to mail with letters to family and friends. Remember at this time of year there are so many parties with products made with aspartame. Be sure to get enough to distribute to your offices, places of worship, clubs, schools, etc. Save a life today.
You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the Aspartame Information List on http://www.wnho.net, banner on front page. Many of the government documents are on http:// www.dorway.com
To get in touch with Pete Hardin of the Milkweed call 608-455 -2400. Box 10, Brooklyn, Wisconsin 53521
All my best,
Dr. Betty Martini
Founder, Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Also check out: http://www.aspartamekills.com