By Dr. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
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Posted: 30 May 2005

This is in response to the recent article that ABC News released entitled, "ABC Reports today the FDA is looking into blindness-ED Drug Link," which may be found at:

The FDA doesn't have far to look. Change in sexual function is listed on the FDA report of 92 symptoms by aspartame. Vision loss and blindness is so commonly triggered by aspartame its #6 on the list.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand when you put a drug on the market (masquerading as an additive) that liberates free methyl alcohol it inevitably affects vision. In aspartame the methanol converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina of the eye and destroys the optic nerve. Remember how many thousands went blind and died during prohibition because of the use of wood alcohol/methanol. So many went blind on aspartame and had seizures that in l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame. The FDA, handmaiden of the drug/chemical industry, refused.

Focus RP Magazine published the article: What's Blinding the World? exposing aspartame's blinding effect. Aspartame also triggers optic neuritis and macular degeneration, among other eye problems.

The late Dr. Morgan Raiford, ophthalmologist, specialist in methanol toxicity and owner of the Atlanta Eye Hospital wrote many papers exposing aspartame's effect on the eyes: This letter is to Shannon Roth who went blind in one eye from aspartame:

Dr. Raiford also wrote this paper on aspartame's effect on the eyes:

"May 20, 1987: FACTS ABOUT ASPARTAME The above product is also manufactured as NutraSweet. This pharmological spin-off is a highly profitable item, with a growing market. These products are used as a sweetener, some 200 times as sweet as regular cane sugar.

"This product has some highly toxic reactions in the human visual pathway and we are beginning to observe the tragic damage to the OPTIC NERVE, such as blindness, partial to total OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY. Once this destructive process has developed there is no return of visual restoration. We are beginning to see and observe another toxic reaction which affects the central nervous system which is related to PHENYLALANINE LEVELS IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. These observations are more vague, however, it stimulates the damaging to the brain and central nervous system, having the manifestations as PKU NEURO DAMAGE. Over 3000 cases have been reported and the FDA to date has ignored this existence.

HUMAN VISUAL PATHWAY DAMAGE The human visual pathway admits ninety percent of our intellectual input to the brain and central nervous. All of the learning processes are centered during ones life time. The mechanism of this tragic damage to the human visual system from this product is and has been known for over a decade that visual loss takes place. When this drug enters the digestive tract, largely the upper portion, this ASPARTAME molecule spins off a by product known as METHANOL or METHYL-ALCOHOL. This product enters the blood stream and when these portions reach the highly metabolic region of the OPTIC NERVE AND RETINA, PARTIAL ATROPHY CAN AND DOES TAKE PLACE.

"The vision cannot do without oxygen and nutrition for more than ninety seconds without revealing some damage. Total loss of vision is present and there is no return. In the very early stages in which is referred to as the "wet stager", treatment can be given and will reserve the destructive pathology to the OPTIC NERVE and RETINA. This must be in the mind of the physician and he must understand the chemical ongoing process. The writer has seen many cases where the patient was allowed to go to the degrees of blindness, as this diagnosis of OPTIC NEURITIS was rendered, as the term IDIOPATHIC NEURITIS OF OPTIC NERVE was given, usually steroids until systemic gross body and facial moon developed. This therapy has demonstrated the total lack of understanding of the basic lack of BIO-CHEMICAL PHYSIOLOGY AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL.

"The variability or onset of the OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY is of a type that one must first think of this pathology, and it requires a certain amount of listening to the patient. The quantity of symptoms vary with each patient. Over the past year the writer has observed the fact that any portion of the central nervous system can and is affected. Since the chemical PHENYLALANINE is mixed up with some metabolic mess, we have seen symptoms of varying hue in the extremities, sensations of dullness of the intellect, visual shadows, evidence of word structure reversing and some hearing impairment is noted by the individual. This can and will in time cause problems in learning. The medical community must alert itself that we have a problem that has surfaced due to the factor of the drug industry. Parents must be alerted to the side reactions of this toxic product and its reactions. Morgan B. Raiford, M.D. D.Sc (Med) OPHTHALMOLOGY"

This ominous analysis was made in l987 and the cases of aspartame disease continue to multiply. Joyce Wilson, blinded and killed by aspartame in l990, had over 10,000 cases on her hotline. During congressional hearings it was admitted that the FDA was so flooded with aspartame complaints they referred them to the AIDS Hotline to get rid of them. Mission Possible International has operations in 50 states and over 25 countries taking these complaints. FDA does nothing about it, ignoring the law. I wrote a Citizens Petition for ban 3 years ago. The law requires 180 days to answer but they refuse. Their only letter said they had more important priorities. So thousands go blind or die from a global aspartame plague with FDA consent and approval.

Get the medical text by world renowned MD and diabetic specialist, Dr. H. J. Roberts, FAACP: Aspartame Disease, An Ignored Epidemic, which presents 1,000 pages of symptoms, case histories and drug interactions by a poison specifically marketed to diabetics. Included is an extensive chapter on aspartame and vision. or 1-800-827-7991. Aspartame is sold as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Canderel, E951 and other names internationally.

Aspartame also damages the brain's hypothalamus and cellular mitochondria. It triggers male sexual dysfunction and destroys female response, passion. The magnitude of NutraSweet's eradication of human delight is measured by the recent phenomenon of saturation advertising of Viagra, Cialis and other sex-enhancers. Dr. James Bowen explains how aspartame does this:

The ABC article stresses that risk factors include diabetes and heart disease. Aspartame has caused an epidemic of diabetes because it precipitates it as explained in Dr. Roberts book. It also aggravates and simulates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy. It causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. And who do the manufacturers and the professional organizations like the American Diabetes Assn., funded by the manufacturers, recommend aspartame to: Diabetics! ADA knows aspartame destroys diabetics, so to quench the diabetes wildfire raging over our land these sellouts push napalm! EQUAL sponsors ADA diabetes walks: Malice in Blunderland!

Reports say 65% of diabetics now develop Alzheimers. The FDA list of 92 symptoms of aspartame poisoning names memory loss as #9. See: Defense Against Alzheimers Disease by H. J. Roberts MD,

Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac Rx. It damages the cardiac conduction system causing rampant sudden death. Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills about aspartame ( wrote an Athlete Alert on Sudden Cardiac Death. More about this on click on aspartame. Dr. Blaylock's report also names MSG as another excitotoxin which has a synergistic/additive effect with aspartame:

The entire family can be destroyed by aspartame. It is an endocrine disrupting drug which stimulates prolactin. It changes the menses and triggers infertility. A Japanese Study showed it triggers infertility in the male. It destroys the love life of husband and wife. If a woman becomes pregnant, it's an abortifacient and many times she will lose the baby before she knows she is pregnant. In many cases she just finds it impossible to become pregnant. If she carries the baby, aspartame is a teratogen that triggers birth defects and mental retardation. If a live child is born it may have heinously damaged DNA. Destroy DNA and you kill humanity! Children all over the world are suffering from ADD and ADHD and behavioral problems triggered by this deadly chemical poison.

You ask how could the FDA approve aspartame? Don't fail to get a copy of the aspartame documentary Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, See and hear James Turner, Atty, who with Dr. John Olney, tried to prevent approval of this neurotoxin. He explains how Don Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, at the time CEO of Searle, called in his markers to get it approved after the FDA for 16 years refused to allow it on the market. Aspartame approval was by political clout and not science.

Ask FDA why a neurotoxic drug that liberates free methyl alcohol is on the market, since methanol is classified as a narcotic. Aspartame produces chronic methanol poisoning, interrupts the dopamine system of the brain, and it produces addiction. Pilots have grand mal seizures in the cockpits of commercial airliners. Five American Pilots who were using aspartame have died including one in flight drinking a diet pop. The FAA says they can't do a thing because it was approved by the FDA. Your life is in the hands of the pilot! Read Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock's report and decide if you want your pilot going blind, having a grand mal seizure, suffering brain fog or dying:

The FDA knew original studies showed aspartame triggers brain tumors. The molecule breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent. We live in a poisoned world. The aspartame plague is global and FDA's response is to cover their eyes and stick their fingers in their ears. We need everyone's help to warn the public and hold FDA and the manufacturers responsible for this heinous crime, genocide. Rather than doping with a potentially lethal sex enhancer, ditch aspartame and recover your natural abilities. Why bet your eyes and life on known toxic drugs?

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

Aspartame Toxiocity Center:

We're now taking case histories of aspartame brain tumors for litigation. If you live in New York, New Jersey, Mississippi or Madison County Illinois and are such a victim please contact us immediately.

Order the Artificially Sweetened Times, a 24 page newspaper from the Idaho Observer ( Also a CD of Congressional hearings, Board of Inquiry Report revoking petition for aspartame, and Dr. John Olney's testimony to the Board of Inquiry can be obtained from Bob Flint, Mission Possible Maine,