Posted: 03 October 2020
The Honorable James Breder
101 W Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Dear Judge Breder:
I'm writing to ask you to contact FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and inform him to by administrative order rescind the approval of aspartame. From the beginning:
Aspartame was not approved by science but thru the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. Here Rumsfeld was heard to say: "I don't care how many it kills, I want it on the market". Here is a discussion by James Turner, Attorney: https://twitter.com/GMWatch/status/719206795512823810 He also explains how Donald Rumsfeld pulled this off in the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toKyRlpmG7A
The criminal court of the International Court of Justice in the Hague is investigating Don Rumsfeld for crimes against humanity, genocide. In a conversation with one physician she estimated 300,000 probably have perished from this poison.
Searle's problem was they couldn't get studies to show safety. For example, in the Bressler Report http/www .mpwhi.com/aspartame_news.htm you read where they would excise brain tumors from the rats, put them back in the study and after they died resurrected them back on paper. They even filtered out neoplasms to hide them from the FDA. Repeatedly Searle was caught in this criminal activity.
On January 10, 1977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to the Justice Department Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for "apparent violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC 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 required by the Act, 21 U.S.C 355 (i) and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame." The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters.
Searle was caught dead to rights, so the defense team hired Sam Skinner and made him a deal he couldn't refuse. So the former Justice Department prosecutor became a defender. Next at bat was U. S. Prosecutor William Conlon, who promptly switched sides too. By then the statute of limitations expired. Searle knew they couldn't win the case so they simply hired the prosecutors. The Godfather hired the District Attorneys!
Nevertheless the FDA had no intention of approving aspartame. The fraud was so great that Dr. John Olney (who with James Turner fought against approval of aspartame ) told Searle to do studies in his lab so he could see they were done honestly, with supervision. Dr. Olney believed the FDA wouldn't approve aspartame because the studies showed it produced brain damage. What he didn't anticipate is Searle didn't submit these findings to the FDA.
January 30, 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry revoked Searle's petition for approval declaring that they had "not been presented with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive." Searle had spent $17 million on an aspartame factory and had no intention of giving up, poison or not. At this point they hired Donald Rumsfeld who said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. What were those markers? President Reagan had told Rumsfeld he would be nominated for vice president, but instead selected Bush.
The day after Reagan took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as the new FDA Commissioner, to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. Reagan knew it would take 30 days to get Hayes to the FDA, so he wrote an Executive Order making the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame. At 3 AM a member of Reagan's transition team called the FDA Commissioner Dr. Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who was there when the terminating call came in: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf
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 (Industry hacked DORway so its now on my site - http://www.mpwhi.com)
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."
How was the new FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hayes, going to get rewarded for over-ruling the Board of Inquiry? He was hired as a consultant to NutraSweet's PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and nobody's heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won't talk?
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 the 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: 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. They got it peer reviewed with their power. So when consumers complain of seizures they say "we did studies and aspartame doesn't cause seizures".
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 claimed to have all these studies showing safety. Dr. Ralph Walton who was on the show decided to research who funded the "studies": http://www.lightenyourtoxicload.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Dr-Walton-survey-of-aspartame-studies.pdf Note that 92% of independent peer-reviewed studies show problems aspartame causes, while those funded or controlled by industry all say it's 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.
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, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, IQ depreciation and dozens of other disorders have been inflicted upon us by this deadly addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug, adjuvant and teratogen which damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines.
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 actually embalms tissue and damages DNA. http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf Imagine all this formaldehyde seeping into the cells and in the blood .
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 York's 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.
After these two studies the Ramazzini Institute did another. Even Harvard did a study showing the same things Dr. Morando Soffritti found in animals in humans. Industry got to Harvard so fast the next day Harvard apologized for publishing the study. The study they said was the strongest and longest they changed to being weak. This is what you have to put up with because of the industry mob.
In 2002 I petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame. The FDA has 180 days to answer it. They refuse, obviously because I'm using their own words, and they don't know how to get around the fact that everything is a matter of record. If it wasn't so criminal one would have to laugh at their propaganda - the idea that someone might even consider believing them. For instance, they will tell you there is just a small amount of methanol, and there is more in oranges. What they don't say is that in oranges it is accompanied by ethanol which is the classic antidote for methanol toxicity and takes it out of your body safely. Here is a peer reviewed journal article about it. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_methanol_and_public_health.pdf Methanol also binds to pectin. In aspartame there is no ethanol. Here is their basic propaganda answered with references: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=606 DORway is now on http://www.mpwhi.com or you can get it from http://www.holisticmed.com.aspartame
A detox formula for aspartame victims was written by Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon: http://www.wnho.net.wtdaspartame.htm Available are his excellent books and a CD: "The Truth About Aspartame"
There have been efforts now in states and countries to rid the planet of aspartame. The manufacturers get people in high places addicted. When I testified to the Senate in New Mexico, half the senators were sipping Diet Coke. Presidents Clinton and Bush were addicted. Methanol is classified as a narcotic, it causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain producing addiction. Former V.P. Joe Biden uses Diet Coke which is why sometimes he can't complete a sentence. It may be used by his entire family as his son died of a malignant glioblastoma. The molecule of aspartame breaks down to diketopiperazine which is a brain tumor agent and among others produced astrocytomas. A stage four astrocytoma is a highly malignant glioblastoma. You may remember Senator Edward Kennedy died of one as did Senator McCain. St. Jude Hospital is full of babies born with brain tumors because their mothers used aspartame in pregnancy. In fact, I was told by Terry Riggs who worked for the Searle's on a ranch that whenever they gave a party they only used booze and Diet Coke. When friends said they knew it was bad they said "we drink it too, its okay". Both died from glioblastoma's even though they tried to cover it up. You do reap what you sow.
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 it's illegally on the market because it violates the Delaney Amendment. Here are comments from an 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 which exposes the fact that it's adulterated: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_to_a_n_kim_california_ach.htm The adulteration means it violates interstate commerce laws.
Holland Sweetener, the largest European aspartame producer closed in 2006. Another European maker also quit. In Japan Tosh stopped making it as well. Merisant, in the USA went bankrupt for $230,000,000 in January 2009. 47 members of Parliament signed for a ban in the UK. Here is Parliamentarian Roger Williams explaining aspartame is a biochemical warfare weapon: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/29937 There is continuing effort to get banned in the Philippines. Romania banned it in the early 90's because it's carcinogenic. The European Food Safety Authority did a review which was exposed to OLAF, the organization in the UK against fraud. Here is the study: "EFSA's toxicological assessment of aspartame: was it even-handedly trying to identify possible unreliable positives and unreliable negatives?" https://rense.com/general96/EFSAs_toxicological_assessment_of_aspartame_was_i11.pdf
Today no drug is safe if the consumer is using aspartame because of the interaction due to damage to the mitochondria. . An article appeared that said the FDA was helping the aspartame industry grow out of "friendliness". The drug industry is suppose to be an adversary, not a friend. I asked the FDA just what did they do that allowed the aspartame industry to grow? They refused to answer but that is nothing new since they emailed me they didn't have to answer my emails. There are still 26 questions unanswered by the FDA for 25 years. I believe what they did is allow aspartame in drugs unlabeled which is against the law since it requires a PKU warning.
What happened to me could also happen to you if you go to the hospital. I was there once for a specific problem but because I was prescribed medication with aspartame that was unlabeled I spent quite a bit of time there. As an example, the hospital gave me Cholestyramine. It said "contains sucrose" which is very misleading since it also contained Vanillin which is genetically engineered with aspartame. I immediately had a heart attack which is very common with aspartame. Aspartame was in gastrointestinal generics,.It interacts violently with pain relievers and I stopped breathing four times. After warning consumers for 30 years I find out myself how it feels to think you are dying. In an attempt to return home I found I was unable to walk and spent 21 days in rehab. They were constantly giving me Imodium, but in the generic form, Lopermide which contains aspartame: https://rense.com/general96/imodium-loperamide-has-no-label-aspartame.php It was because the hospital had given me C-Diff. I came home in a wheelchair with oxygen.
Obviously the same thing was happening in the public and FDA's excuse was people were using an anti-diarrhea Rx to get high. We are not in prohibition times. If someone wants to get high they can go to a restaurant and order a drink. Further who would even think an anti-diarrhea drug would make you high? Today the FDA is run by Big Pharma who gives them over 50% of their funding.
You may remember seeing Elton John in the news. He said after leaving the hospital he was unable to walk. Then later he had to return to the hospital for something else and at that time had to learn to walk again. He drinks diet soda. As you walk through the halls of hospitals notice the signs "Call, don't fall". Loss of balance is so prevalent with aspartame its #2 on the FDA list of 92 symptoms: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf What causes people to be unable to walk? It's called Aspartame Pontine Toxicity. Here is a report on it:
Aspartame decays metabolically to methanol and formaldehyde and generates free radical hydroperoxyl and nitroperoxyl radicals and depletion of brain pontine Magnesium and antioxidants. This results in neurotransmitter depletion, mitochondrial injury and death in glial and pontine neurons. Motor control, balance and proprioception and balance are affected, with even minor pontine toxicity increasing danger of falls and development of Dementia, with connections from the Broca Motor Speech centers passing via the Pons.
Dr Bill Deagle MD AAEM ACAM A4M FNMB CCFP ABFP ABIMEÂ ACOEM...
The pons is a major division of the brainstem.. It is found above the medulla and below the midbrain, and is anterior to the cerebellum. The pontine tegmentum includes the tissue between the basal pons and the fourth ventricle. It has everything to do with walking, talking and swallowing. So, one of my hospitalizations was because my larynx was so swollen water came out my nose. How many people have choked to death from aspartame? Unable to get the FDA to do anything about aspartame I wrote a hospital report which contains the chapter on aspartame and drug interaction from the late Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text: "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic": http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_hospital_form.htm Never go to the hospital without it, you may never leave.
At one time I was given an aspartame drug before leaving the hospital. By the time I got home I couldn't breathe or move and an ambulance got there just in time. I knew these were aspartame symptoms but couldn't figure out where it came from since the hospital said they were not using aspartame drugs. I checked the Internet and found the drugs with unlabeled aspartame. Quit them all and walked out of my wheelchair, just like hundreds of others I've gotten off this poison. Image having aspartame recalled. At one time an organic market and health food store gave out a 16 page brochure titled Killer Cola with the worst of aspartame including a death and the fact it was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapon submitted to Congress. Return to Eden, the organic market, gave the brochure to all 2000 of its shoppers daily. At the end of 60 days the owner called and said, "You won't believe what is going on. People are coming in by the thousands and calling. Some had been going to doctors for years and no doctor could diagnose the problems because its sold as an additive. After abstaining they woke up well. The crippled can walk and the blind can see." I told the owner I knew it would happen and when I opened the door that morning a woman fell in my arms and said: " I was blind and now I can see!!" If vision is still in the wet stage the blind can see again as explained by the ophthalmologist Dr. Morgan Raiford, some of whose records I inherited.
Your Honor, can you imagine aspartame banned and millions of blind people being able to see again and 92 symptoms by the FDA's own record disappearing? Actually something like this happened on a world scale in 1999. I had lectured for the World Environmental Conference around 1995. Dr. Clarice Gaylord of the EPA who gave the keynote address said: "We have an epidemic of MS and lupus and cannot identify the toxin.? I stood up and said, "I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify the toxin as NutraSweet."
I was on a list of neurologists and wrote a post on it. Somebody changed the title and it went viral. As people got off of it and got well they put the post on more and more massive lists. I was getting calls from around the world every couple of minutes for years. To this day over two decades I still get calls. Just like with the organic market people were waking up well around the world, especially MS and lupus victims.
Because of this email doctors were shocked to see patients who couldn't walk give up their wheelchair, the blind could see, and an array of diseases simply vanished. Around the world these victims and some doctors became chapters of Mission Possible World Health Intl in the US and 46 nations alerting others.
In 2009 some employees of the FDA wrote to President Obama about the corruption. I got a call from Michael Delaney who said Obama told us we had to answer petitions from 2007. I replied that a petition I wrote in 2002 hadn't been answered and the FDA only had 180 days, and furthermore people were sick and dying from it all over the world. His answer was "So what, we have to depopulate!" So I published his response in one of Dr. Leonard Caldwell's book's. The petition was not answered until 2014 and I was never sent a copy of the letter so I wouldn't appeal their propaganda. Same thing with Dr. Ken Stoller's petition. It just happened that the Law Review asked for a copy and I was able to print it. Then the FDA refused to accept another petition because they said I couldn't go further back than 2002. They didn't want me to quote Dr. Adrian Gross' statement to the Senate in 1985 that aspartame was on the market illegally because it causes cancer and violates the Delaney Amendment. His last words will always be remembered "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?"
Dr. Woodrow Monte who wrote "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills" wrote: "The introduction of aspartame into the food supply of the United States began in the summer of 1981. Since that time, the incidence of Alzheimer's deaths has increased 10,000%. Autism has, with no explanation increased 2500%. Autoimmune diseases have reached epidemic proportions, with Lupus (SLE) up 300% and Multiple Sclerosis, Type !! Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis headed out of control. Cancers, the hallmark of formaldehyde exposure, have exploded. Skin cancer has shot up over 400%, liver cancer has tripled, kidney cancer has doubled, and breast cancer is up 50%. The list goes on ....
"This book explains to the average person the fascinating process by which methanol, a poison hidden in aspartame and some other foods, is converted to formaldehyde at the very locations in the human body where these diseases originate, revealing, for the first time, the exact details of the probable cause of each. It is a cautionary tale of the legacy of the danger of a poisonous food additive and the failure of a government, corrupted by greed, to safeguard the health and welfare of its people."
Think of what this killing machine is doing to those who have the corona virus: https://rense.com/general96/aspartame-inflames-coronavirus.php
I have taken the case histories of the sick and dying victims of aspartame for 30 years. I have felt the anguish of victims who have in many cases lost their jobs, their homes and their health. It is pushed on the very ones it harms the most by sold out trade organizations like the ADA. Aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates or aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. It's addictive with the methyl ester becoming free methyl alcohol causing chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. Pepsi removed aspartame admitting to the medical problems, then turned around and added it back because their customers were so addicted it lowered their profit. It is causing planes to crash and many car accidents. We distribute pilot packets from Mission Possible Aviation to keep planes in the air. - https://rense.com/general96/aspartame-pilot-alert.php I talk about it in this lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuAvEIkJto
They didn't even have the decency to add a birth defect warning knowing studies showed everything from spina bifida to cleft palate. . Aspartame is also an adjuvant and interacts with vaccine.
There are many articles attached. It's Aspartame Awareness Month and we're asking the public to send a copy of this information to their people in Congress, the Senate and the House. I have sent information to all Presidents since Reagan. In fact, when Obama was seen drinking Diet Coke Dr. H. J. Roberts sent him his 1000 page medical text. It was hand delivered to Michelle Obama at the White House although they did nothing nor thanked Dr. Roberts. Did you ever wonder why so many people do crazy things and even little children commit suicide? Aspartame can deplete serotonin by up to 74% causing everything from psychiatric and behavioral problems to suicide. https://thenhf.com/2019/03/24/aspartame-depletes-brain-neurotransmitters/%20
The Nutratanic hit the iceberg and Coke & Pepsi are in the lifeboats usually with new sweeteners in the works. Japan's Ajinomoto and the USA NutraSweet Co are still slapping around in the frigid waters of consumer condemnation. http://www.wnho.net/recipe_for_death.htm
Your Honor, you have the jurisdiction being in Maryland with FDA Headquarters, We need your help to order FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to rescind the approval of aspartame.
If I can provide further data I'll gladly do so. We could fill a tractor trailer with the evidence. We are asking the public to also send this information to Congress.
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