Posted: 30 September 2010
From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
To: Commissioner@fda.gov, mitchell.cheeseman-fda.hhs.gov, laura.tarantino-fda.hhs.gov, LJAFFE@OC.FDA.GOV, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, david.acheson-fda.hhs.gov, david.graham1-fda.hhs.gov
Date: Wed, Sep 29, 2010 4:06 pm
Subject: To FDA: Open Letter to Freedom of Information: Aspartame
Note: While this is being sent certified mail it is also sent by email as an open letter for these reasons. (1) With email you can open the URL's although some documents will be sent. (2) We are asking that everyone who reads this and want aspartame off the market to send it to their Senator and Congressman, and to forward.
Before I list the questions, consider that aspartame is illegally on the market. In January, 2010, New York food attorney, Marc Ullman, was commenting on a product marketed as an "antioxidant, testosterone booster". He said this particular product should be classified under food law because of the claim made by the manufacturer about how the ingredients enter the bloodstream. The manufacturer had stated the so-called active ingredients are instantly absorbed into the body through the capillaries, and therefore it is illegal. Aspartame is a drug. It is absorbed as methanol and breaks down into formaldehyde after it is already in the bloodstream. Methanol breaks down into formic acid in other areas such as the eye, for example.
Formaldehyde breaks down into formic acid in the body. With aspartame, the formaldehyde accumulates in the body as "adducts." Even if it didn't though, having excess levels of formaldehyde passing through the body is a significant toxicity hazard. The manufacturers used urine formic acid measurements. It has been shown that such measurements are not reliable for low-level, chronic formaldehyde poisoning. The technique they used for plasma formic acid measurements was flawed and has been called "notoriously inaccurate" by one Formic acid researcher.
Secondly, aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment admitted by Dr. Adrian Gross to Congress in 1985, because it caused brain tumors and brain cancer. Even the Bressler Report mentions adenocarcinoma. Then Dr. Morando Soffritti proved aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen in the Ramazzini Studies peer reviewed by 7 world experts. Keep in mind this was four years after aspartame was approved through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist also testified, and admitted now 6 years after being approved that aspartame has not been proven safe. Keep in mind, that these two FDA toxicologists were actually the ones who investigated aspartame, and Dr. Gross was the one who wanted G. D. Searle to be indicted for fraud. As you know, both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations Expired. Dr. Gross also testified that because of the cancer the FDA should not have been able to give an allowable daily intake. So bottom line, testimony before Congress by the very FDA employees who investigated aspartame said it wasn't safe. Even 6 years after being marketed. No doubt the reason no moratorium was put on aspartame then, and Senator Metzenbaum's bill never got out of committee was because of Senator Orrin Hatch who was given money by Monsanto, and wouldn't even allow congressional hearings until 1985, even though the complaints were so high it was admitted in Congress that FDA started sending complaints to the AIDS hotline!
In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute and James Turner, Atty, petitioned the FDA to ban it because so many were going blind and having seizures on aspartame. It was taken all the way to the Supreme Court. It is rumored industry got to the judge. So here we are in 2010 with more of this poison on the market, and the arrogant manufacturer is petitioning to let loose another aspartame product, and the ingredients have already been proven to interact.
Third, aspartame violates adulteration statues as even admitted by the National Soft Drink Association, now American Beverage. http://www.mpwhi.com/open_letter_dick_adamson.htm Even the breakdown into formaldehyde has been proven by peer reviewed research, the Trocho Study by Dr. Maria Alemany. http://www.wnho.net/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf His personal comments to me in Barcelona were: "Aspartame will kill 200 million people." I believe it already has since aspartame is an abortifacient, teratogen and carcinogen and can precipitate neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimers and ALS. Cancer is rampant.
Fourth, aspartame violates Interstate Commerce laws, which say you cannot ship an adulterated product for sale.
Here are the questions I want answered:
Cheryl Kemptner in the film Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv told a hospital not to give her aspartame and was given Crystal-Lite anyway and became a Code Blue. Crystal-Lite has gone to Sucralose/Splenda, probably because the movie exposed their using aspartame. Yet they were written for years about removing aspartame and ignored it. They knew all the reactions and ignored them. Dr. James Bowen said, if you go from aspartame to Splenda you will maintain the reactions from aspartame and pick up those from Splenda. From the many complaints I've received it's clear that's exactly what is happening.
You know these details but this open letter is to inform those who do not know aspartame was approved by the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner explains how Rumsfeld did it. See the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. Here's a clip from the movie so you can hear what he said: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html I already sent you the DVD.
Hayes promptly over-ruled the Board of Inquiry and put this deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug that interacts with drugs and vaccines on the market. How was this turncoat rewarded? He was hired as a consultant to NutraSweets PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and nobody heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won't talk? One source says that in the ten years Hayes only showed up about 15 days.
I wrote an amendment on an imminent health hazard on aspartame, which is required by law to be answered in a week or ten days. http://www.mpwhi.com/amendment_to_citizens_petition.htm Why has this been ignored?
Dr. Ken Stoller also filed a Citizens Petition for ban of aspartame: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Santa-Fe-Pediatrician-Ken-by-Ken-Stoller-M-D-090918-695.html
Twelve toxicologists asked FDA to ban aspartame: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf
This issue of ignoring Citizen's Petitions must be addressed and. It may be hard to answer a petition using your own words about the dangers of aspartame, but FDA has no right to ignore these petitions. Under Freedom of Information I want this issue of FDA violating the law addressed and these petitions answered without industry propaganda. On May 1, 2003, ten months after sending the petition, Dr. Alan Rulis, Director of the Office of Food Additive Safety wrote and said "..be advised that your petition and the comments that have been submitted to the docket are currently under active evaluation by our staff."
The law only gives you 180 days to complete the evaluation, and you only sent a note ten months after the date of the Citizens Petition. Now its been over 8 years since your letter and the law doesn't give you 8 years to ignore the petition. It appears you have a history of ignoring whatever you do not wish to take care of. If something has been proven unsafe and you would be required to remove it you just hope it will go away and continue to serve above the Law.
In investigating why color dyes were never removed, one article said you had postponed the issue 27 times. Obviously this is because they had been proven carcinogenic and, therefore, illegal. So this is your modus operandi. Even in the book by the late FDA toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, "Eating May be Hazardous To Your Health", on page 75 she discusses the "foot dragging process by FDA" and what is done or not done to bring the issue to a close and ban carcinogenic dyes. This issue serves to explain further how FDA ignores anything they don't want to ban when FDA knows they are illegal.
I also want an answer why you have not answered the 2007 imminent health hazard petition when the law requires it be answered in a week or ten days. This is 2010. Michael Delaney called at 2:45 AM about a year ago. You can imagine my surprise when my husband said "the FDA wants to talk to you." He said he was with the FDA but I found a Michael "Delaney with Health and Human Services. He was concerned about this 2007 petition he said because Obama wanted all 2007 correspondence answered. He said, "it ain't going to happen". I told him it had to be answered in writing, which he verified. When I said people are sick and dying all over the world from this chemical poison he had the gall to say, "we need to depopulate"!
So I ask these questions. No matter how many cases I sent, you never recorded them. In 1985 you recorded 10,000 consumer complaints. Dr. Kessler said in a medical journal only 1% report serious problems to the FDA. FDA had admitted that 85% of all complaints on additives are on NutraSweet. When Dr. David Kessler was FDA Commissioner the comment was made that aspartame complaints would have to be reduced to allow aspartame blanket approval. That FDA would no longer take complaints on aspartame was in the Food Chemical News. Indeed, that would prevent aspartame complaints getting higher but how could they go down? Many victims complained FDA told them they were no longer taking complaints. Dr. H. J. Roberts got a report from FDA stating the system was changed requiring FDA to throw away hundreds of aspartame complaints. Blanket approval was given for this deadly poison. Here is the secret trade information released during congressional hearings: http://www.mpwhi.com/sweetner_strategy_181.pdf Notice that Searle admitted this sweetener could not be used for all types of applications. Even with this admission Dr. Kessler allowed it blanket approval, to be used like sugar. In the last paragraph they admitted they were using data based on almost complete conversion to DKP, the brain tumor agent, because they couldn't estimate likely abuse. Today brain tumors are exploding and with over half the population using a product that breaks down to a brain tumor agent. What have you done, FDA? As Dr. James Bowen told FDA over 20 years ago: "aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public". http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt "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." The reaction Dr. Bowen got from FDA was to send out an agent who was upset he wrote the truth.
With complaints on aspartame escalating all over the world why stop taking them, and ignore the entire issue?
The FDA report of 92 symptoms list 4 types of seizures from coma to death. http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf In a pivotal study, the 52-week oral toxicity study, 7 infant monkeys were fed aspartame. Five had grand mal seizures and one died. FDA tried to deny it was pivotal forgetting they had admitted it in a letter to Barbara Mullarkey, journalist and anti-aspartame activist: http://www.dorway.com/toharris.txt If the product triggers seizures it shouldn't be on the market and this was proven by the manufacturer. Your list of documented symptoms on aspartame admits to four types of seizures triggered by aspartame.
Today aspartame is even in anti-seizure medication like Ketocal http://www.shsna.com/ca_english/pages/ketocal.htm in the ketogenic diet. This is appalling. An informant from Pfizer said Dilantin was reformulated to add aspartame! The Internet was booming with complaints from consumers that on taking the new Dilantin seizures were increased and they suffered all types of aspartame symptoms from male sexual dysfunction to vision loss. Somehow they were removed from the Internet, what power. One consumer said, "I knew that would happen, the reason I printed them out". The cover-up is an abomination.
Under interference with drug action in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, Dr. H. J. Roberts discusses Dilantin and other anti-seizure medication:
"Phenytoin (Dilantin) and Other Antiepileptic Drugs:
"Phenytoin is a key drug in managing epilepsy. When convulsions are associated with or aggravated by aspartame products, the patent confronts several dilemmas. First, the dose of phenytoin is likely to be increased, possibly to the point of toxicity. Second, other anti0-epilepsy drugs may be added, thereby increasing the potential for side effects. Third, the continuation of these drugs in high doses could result in "rebound" toxicity after stopping aspartame.
"The apparent potentiation of valproic acid (Depakene; Depacote) another antiepileptic drug, was personally reported to the author by a 51 year old man who drank considerable diet cola daily. When his physician increased the dose, he became comatose and required hospitalization."
A neurologist in Atlanta told me he tried every anti-seizure medication on the market for a patient having seizures without help. Then he found she was addicted to Diet Coke. Knowing aspartame is a seizure-triggering drug he told her she had to get off of it. She literally went crazy and was admitted to a mental hospital. When she was released there were no more seizures and no more mental problems.
In my own family is the case of William Reed in Michigan who was having 6 or 8 seizures a day and was preparing to die, but he was warned about NutraSweet. When he quit NutraSweet all seizures stopped. Had I not notified he wouldn't be alive today. The family was making funeral arrangements.
In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned FDA to ban aspartame because of the seizures. FDA refused even though you knew it triggers seizures. Here is information to FDA from Dr. Richard Wurtman in 1986: http://www.dorway.com/wurtman86.html Wurtman was threatened by the VP of Searle that if he did studies on aspartame and seizures his research funds would stop .http://www.mpwhi.com/upi_1987_aspartame_report.pdf Now Wurtman no longer speaks out.
Methyldopa (Aldomet): From Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, MD page 474:
"There have been references to enhancement of seizures and other disorders in patients receiving methyldopa for hypertension who also consumed aspartame. Seven of the initial 397 reactors completing the questionnaire were taking this drug when they experienced aspartame disease. Maher and Kiritsy (1987) demonstrated that aspartame administration decreases the entry of methyldopa into rat brain."
Dr. Roberts: "A 67 year old retired hypertensive woman had been treated with methyldopa. She experienced three unexplained seizures while drinking one can of diet cola and eating various aspartame puddings daily. The convulsions stopped when she avoid aspartame products, as did her sensitivity to noise and attacks of rapid heart action."
Michael Fox, a former Diet Pepsi spokesman asked: "How could I get Parkinson's an old age disease at the age of 30?" Aspartame can precipitate Parkinson's (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.) Taking L-dopa you could see the reactions just as I could see them in a friend taking L-dopa and Diet Coke. His arms and legs would swing out and he had difficulty forming words. He appeared to be dying. Off aspartame his reactions stopped.
Now aspartame is in Parcopa: http://www.wnho.net/schwarz_pharma_letter.htm
Aspartame interacts with all antidepressants: Dr. Roberts states in Aspartame Disease on page 472:
"The serotonin-elevating action of fluoxetine (Prozac) for treating depression could be counteracted by aspartame. It can block tryptophan entry into the brain, thereby inhibiting synthesis of serotonin."
Further: "The monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO's), another group of antidepressant drugs, can have additional adverse effects when aspartame is consumed. These include phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazide (Marplan) and tranylcypromine (Parnate)."
The 50% phenylalanine as an isolate is neurotoxic, floods the brain, lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin causing psychiatric problems from suicidal tendencies, manic depression or bipolar, panic attacks to mood swings and schizophrenia. Then it interacts with all antidepressants. Mental hospitals today are full of patients that are simply aspartame victims.
Today our children are medicated instead of educated. In Sept 1999 Parents Magazine wrote an article: "What's Wrong With Our Children?" Consider Points:
"Their children - and their children's classmate - are being diagnosed with mental-health problems at an alarming rate. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates there are 12 million children under 18 with mental disorders. ... By the end of high school, one in four teens will have seriously considered suicide."
"The problem is so widespread that it's getting hard to fine anyone whose son, niece, godchild, or grandchild hasn't been affected. Some observers are calling it an epidemic and demanding that screening programs, just like the ones for tuberculosis and other diseases, be put into place."
"Is the epidemic uniquely American? To be sure, we're not the only country grappling with these issues. Japan and Ireland have high teen suicide rates, for example. Ritalin use in Canada, Australia and the UK is up sharply (though still far from the U.S. consumption rate of 85 percent of the world's supply of that particular drug."
Dr. Roberts has said when children kill children; consider aspartame. Further, aspartame is in so many pediatric vitamins, over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs like Pediatric Augmentin. http://www.wnho.net/sweetened_horror_story.htm
FDA has known this all along. It's brought out in FDA's report of 92 symptoms and the CDC investigation. You've sit back and allowed these children to suffer with full knowledge while you threaten those with natural cancer cures and even a medical doctor, Dr. Andrew Weil for recommending something natural for the flu: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm This is so Big Pharma can sell dangerous drugs and vaccines.
FDA has betrayed the public trust. Your own toxicologist, the late Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, said in her book titled: "Eating Maybe Hazardous To Your Health: The Case Against Food Additives" "What can be done to restore to consumers their right to safe food regardless of economic and political interests?... Probably the best solution, as some members of Congress have suggested, is to abolish the FDA and start over with a completely new agency free of some of the political pressures . . .. When science and the public interest win out, it is invariably only after the government has been pushed to the wall by consumer advocates and other public pressure."
Consider all the children who are disabled or who have died from aspartame and you could have stopped it years ago. I just received another suicide case from the mother of Marcus Flamiano. He was using Yoplait yogurt with aspartame, Equal and no telling what else. His mother related his suicidal tendencies: "He had told me that he was having them again, and that he didn't know WHY he was having them ... he just began again to be obsessed and said he was going to kill himself this time"... She said, ".. the world is deprived of a brilliant and beautiful human being. He was only 18." You could have stopped this fiasco of drug interaction years ago. Do you care that children commit suicide?
As discussed in the medical text the continuous interaction of aspartame with such drugs as female hormone replacement, thyroid replacement, Coumadin and even insulin. Thousands die from drug interaction while FDA knows that 50% of the population is using aspartame it interacts with drugs.
I ask that drug interaction be addressed. You allow aspartame on the market when you know it interacts with drugs and there is no warning. There are even drug reactions after the cessation of aspartame. Dr. H. J. Roberts says on page 469 of Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, "The phenomenon of increased sensitivity to a drug after the removal of some interfering factor is known to clinicians. Examples include severe insulin reactions in diabetics after cure of an infection, and bleeding from coumarin after terminating a drug that influenced its binding to carrier proteins. This type of encounter probably reflects an increase in the "free" forms of such drugs. It occurred, for example, when patients on maintenance coumarin of phenytoin avoided aspartame." Aspartame causes polychemical sensitivity syndrome.
"One of the Internet sites I stumbled upon mentioned that since neotame is 8000 times sweeter than aspartame, it can be used in such extremely small amounts that it doesn't need to be disclosed or mentioned on the ingredient label. Another site mentioned that it would have to mention the generic "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine" warning.
I have been avoiding aspartame for years, and am shocked by its gradual replacement in practically everything...I can't even let my kids have 'Big League Chew' anymore! The only clues are the sudden decrease in calories in a familiar item (still with some sugar, but also now with aspartame!!) or a smaller box (I was almost fooled by a smaller box of instant pudding compared to an older one in my pantry...then I looked at the label!!) Now I worry about ingesting neotame without even knowing it.
Can you provide me any answers?
Why do you allow this and refuse to address methyl alcohol issue? Industry propaganda says there are more methanols in oranges. You know full well that in fruits methanol is accompanied by ethanol, the classic antidote: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/doctors-speak-out/aspartame-methanol-the-public-health The peer reviewed journal, article: Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health by Dr. Woodrow Monte discusses this issue. In nature that methanol is bound to pectin. Consider the massive propaganda the aspartame industry has had to use, and make people believe. They know aspartame is not an additive but a drug and think if they keep saying aspartame doesn't get in the blood stream the public will believe it. Yet, they themselves have proven it does. This is a report I wrote Ajinomoto when they denied aspartame gets in the blood stream. http://www.wnho.net/answering_monsantos_denial.htm Even a Japanese food agency tried to get them to answer this. They said they didn't have to because aspartame was proven safe. Note aspartame has been proven to get in the blood stream. It has no legal right to be on the market as an additive.
It is the FDA's job to seize foods, drugs, devices, or cosmetics alleged to be adulterated or misbranded or otherwise violates of the law when introduced into and while in interstate commerce or while held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce. This is pursuant to section 705 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Instead of seizing supplements so Big Pharma can sell more dangerous drugs why hasn't FDA seized aspartame. It is the law!
Here is testimony from your own toxicologist and scientist:
Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress 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).
All sorts of tumors were found in original studies and now two Ramazzini Studies, peer reviewed by 7 world experts, have proven aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen even in small amounts:
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.
A study from Hungary: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17354619
The Cancer Prevention Coalition said aspartame should be banned: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18887.cfm
Check out this study in Greece: http://www.wnho.net/3rd_aspartame_greek_study.htm
Since aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment admitted by your own scientist why do you refuse to recall it? How many times does it have to be proven by scientific peer reviewed studies that aspartame causes cancer? Also consumers are disgusted with bogus studies used by industry and government to try and stumble the public: http://www.rense.com/general70/topexpertsexpose.htm
"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).
Again, why did FDA raise the ADI when according to your own toxicologist the ADI should have been zero?
"It is impossible for anyone to appreciate just how a determination by the FDA that the G.D. Searle & Co. experimental studies with aspartame were of an unacceptable quality in 1976 can be metamorphosed several years later into a view by that same Agency that essentially the same studies were sufficiently reliable for anyone to assess that this food additive is "reasonably certain" to be safe for consumption by humans."
I would like FDA to answer this question. FDA or anyone else on the aspartame issue should accept nothing but independent, scientific peer reviewed studies.
Here is how industry does studies to coverup the problems:
Scientific Abuse in Monsanto Research and Possible Scientific Fraud: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/abuse
This research should be exposed as such and not be used to address the aspartame issue. Because of this no one should accept research on aspartame that is not independent and unbiased. Three decades of this scientific abuse because aspartame manufacturers can't show safety is enough.
Please answer Dr. Adrian Gross' question. He and Dr. Jacqueline Verrett were the on-site toxicologists on the aspartame issue. http://www.mpwhi.com/j_verrett_testimony.pdf
Here is information on the interaction and you can also look at the studies on google: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/aspart.p4 I want to know this approval will not happen based on the fact aspartame has never been proven to be safe.
Here are the problems:
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
Enclosures: Documents in FOIA Report
Aspartame Awareness Weekend: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_awareness_weekend_2010.htm