By Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
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Thanks to the courage of the European people Genetic Engineering has been halted in Europe, but one deadly drug remains, aspartame/Canderel, E951/NutraSweet, etc. On the front page of The Independent On Sunday, Marie Woolf, political correspondent wrote: World's Top Sweetener Is Made With GM Bacteria. June 20, 1999. Aspartame is a killer and the data on it is a matter of public record.

Aspartame was approved in England through a business deal between Professor Paul Turner and Searle. Parliament found out and had a big blow out but did not rescind the drug. The Guardian wrote the story. Why did it have to be done this way? If England had found out that the FDA had wanted Searle indicted for fraud they probably would not have approved it. Also, the Board of Inquiry of the FDA said to revoke the petition for approval. But Don Rumsfeld, now Secretary of Defense, said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. He was on President Reagan's transition team and the day after he took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes to do the deadly deed. Dr. Hayes over-ruled the Board of Inquiry and then went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer and has refused to talk to the press ever since.

Aspartame violated law after law in the US. Here are some of the crimes, Corporate and Government:

Title 18, Section 1001, Criminal Code declares: Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully -

* (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

* (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation;

* (3) or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned ...

FDA wanted Searle indicted for fraud, but U.S. Prosecutors Skinner and Conlon switched sides and the statute of limitations expired. Finally, Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, FDA Commissioner, overruled the Board of Inquiry and approved aspartame and hired with NutraSweet's PR. He has refused to speak to the press ever since.

Section 402 of the FDC Act 21 provides a food is adulterated if it contains, in whole or in part"...a decomposed substance or if it is otherwise unfit for food". The National Soft Drink Association in their protest against aspartame approval in l983 recorded this, as found in the Congressional Record of May 7, l985, Page S 5509, Senate.

NSDA knew aspartame decomposes in soft drinks. They objected: "Searle has not demonstrated to a reasonable certainty that aspartame and its degradation products are safe for use in soft drinks. ... Aspartame is inherently markedly and uniquely unstable in aqueous media. In a liquid, such as a soft drink aspartame will degrade as a function of temperature and pH." S5507

Inferior test methods were used by Searle as NSDA explained:

"High pressure liquid chromotography is a far superior analytical method relative to thin layer chromatography and numerous HPLC methods exist for the detection and quantification of amino acids. Searle's choice of TLC over HPLC adversely affected the quality and type of analytical data generated on aspartame and its decomposition products in soft drinks." S5507 .... "an important decomposition product of APM, aspartic acid cannot be detected at all using TLC." S 5508

"The inability to account for as much as thirty-nine percent of aspartame's decomposition products is significant." "The marked and rapid decomposition of aspartame in soft drinks under temperatures known to prevail is apparent from data in the present record and discussed above in these objections." S 5509 (So APM could not be legally added to carbonated beverages under Section 402 because it decomposes and NSDA admitted that happens.)


COKE, PEPSI ET AL The FDA broke the law by approving aspartame for carbonated beverages. NSDA has full knowledge they are violating this law by adding aspartame to soft drinks. After protesting it was illegal they flipped and lobbied for NutraSweet. With full knowledge that aspartame decomposes at 86 degrees they sent it to the Persian Gulf to sit in the 120 degree Arabian sun and become formaldehyde cocktails. In September the peer-reviewed journal Neurology published ground-breaking studies by scientists at the Department of Veterans Affairs - concluding that Gulf War veterans, most in their 20's and 30's during the war, are contracing ALS at nearly three times the expected rate for their age group. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a horrible neurological affliction occurring to people in their 60's which gradually destroys all mobility, even the ability to swallow.

James Bowen, M.D. who practiced in the desert drinking lots of Diet KoolAid (also sent to the troops) developed Lou Gehrig symptoms and was being progressively destroyed, but as an MD and biochemist his research revealed these symptoms are frequently associated with aspartame poisoning. He discontinued the toxin and recovered most of his abilities. He believes many Desert Storm victims are similar aspartame victims.

Dr. Bowen explains how this happens. Aspartic acid, the excitotoxic component of aspartame does not cross the blood brain barrier but is secreted into the cerebral spinal fluid by the choroid plexus located in the ventricles of the brain. There, in the brain's lower area and upper terminus of the spinal cord is where Lou Gehrigs, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis damage is most prominent. These critical locations are bathed in the toxin as it removes from the blood. From the third to fourth ventricle there is a narrow canal called sylvian aqueduct which fills with this secretion and washes the roof of the hypothalamus.

So here we have the pop companies with full knowledge that it was against the law to add aspartame to carbonated beverages, even quoting the law, doing it anyway and sending it to the Persian Gulf where it could breakdown to formaldehyde cocktails and cause problems that now fill a 1038 medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., as well as Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., And being a chemical hypersensitization agent interacts with vaccines and other toxins.

Remember that diet pop was in aluminum cans and Dr. Blaylock says in Health & Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life: "In the case of diet drinks in aluminum cans, the very toxic brain aluminum fluoride compound co-exists with multiple toxins found in aspartame, thus creating the most powerful government approved toxic soup imaginable." Friendly fire killed more troops than the enemy, and it was done with full knowledge of the pop companies and a crime according to law.

Senior FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, tried to prevent approval and testified in Congress aspartame violated the then existing Delaney amendment forbidding any carcinogen in food products and named brain tumors. he said; "And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the public?" Congressional Record SID85:131 (8/1/85)

A study by Trocho, Pardo, et al demonstrated significant amounts of formaldehyde accumulate in the tissues. Formaldehyde binds strongly to proteins and nucleic acids, forming adducts extremely difficult to eliminate through normal metabolic pathways. Formaldehyde accumulated in high concentrations in the liver and in substantial concentrations in the kidney, adipose tissue, brain and retina. Aspartame is do-it-yourself embalming! (Formaldehyde derived from dietary aspartame binds to tissue components in vivo. Life Sciences 63: 337-349, 1998.)


In l984 they investigated consumer aspartame complaints including aggression, disorientation, hyperactivity, liver impairment, panic attacks, seizures, suicidal tendencies, severe mood swings, memory loss, numbness, cardiac arrest, loss of depth perception and DEATH. Then Fred Trowbridge wrote a criminal executive summary contradicting the data and directly violating Title 18, Section 1001. His summary claimed these findings were mild. Mild cardiac arrest; Mild Death! Now CDC responds to citizen inquiries with only this fraudulent summary.


The FDA distributes to the public and physicians the International Food Information Council brochure ( which contains false and misleading information. It tells consumers aspartame was proven safe when it triggers brain, pancreatic, mammary, uterine, ovarian and testicular tumors, atrophied testes and grand mal seizures. See Dr. Gross' letters on web. See FDA's own audit, the Bressler Report. Aspartame is so deadly that Jerome Bressler told me as well as Dr. Roberts that the FDA removed 20% of the most damning information from his report.

The FDA's own list of 10,000 consumer complaints list 92 symptoms triggered by aspartame including 4 types of seizures, coma and death. Aspartame is 50% phenylalanine which invades the brain, lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin can trigger manic depression, suicidal tendencies, rage, panic attacks, anxiety, mood swings, etc. Surgeon General Satcher says 22% of the population suffer from mental problems. American toddlers are taking Prozac and Ritalin.


Monsanto (bought Searle in l985) recently sold NutraSweet. Monsanto propaganda and funding of trade organizations to spread misleading information violated Title 18. Doctors are unable to diagnose patients because they don't know aspartame is addictive, interacts with other drugs and changes brain chemistry triggering deadly symptoms and fatal diseases. Aspartame hardens the synovial fluids producing agonizing joint pain. Patients are misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia (a diagnostic wastebucket).


The FDA and the organizations like the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetics Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, AMA, MS and Lupus foundations who are funded by NutraSweet and spread their misinformation are in criminal violation of Title 18.

Dr. H. J. Roberts paper on aspartame addiction shows Monsanto and the FDA have made drug addicts of 100 million consumers in this country alone. Methanol is classified as a narcotic in Louis R. J. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, Eighth Edition, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold (1992) pp. 2251-2252. And aspartame which also triggers birth defects is even in children's prescription drugs, vitamins and over-the-counter drugs. It is the chronic methanol poisoning that affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes addiction.

James Bowen, M.D., declared to FDA: "This has resulted in the mass poisoning of the American public as well as seventy-plus countries in the rest of the world. ....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."

  1. Aspartame was added illegally to carbonated beverages.

  2. Since it breaks down in beverages blanket approval granted in l996 should be repealed.

  3. Since aspartame approval broke the criminal code, a major investigation should be initiated. Even the Dr. Michael Friedman of the FDA, whom we sent case histories too was hired by Monsanto in June, 1999. Perhaps this was a reward for defending them on 60 Minutes in 1996. And it was Acting FDA Commissioner who said it was okay for the troops to use Anthrax vaccine even though it wasn't approved by FDA. Aspartame interacts with vaccines. We have often called FDA Monsanto's Washington Branch office.

  4. An injunction should have been issued to suspend the sale of the NutraSweet Company to prevent transfer of liability. It is now owned by Ajinomoto, Michael Dell's Investment Company, Merisant (a group of Monsanto's managers) and Child's in Boston.

Aspartame is a neurotoxic drug masquerading as an additive. An additive by law has to be inert. Aspartame is about as inert as Mt. Vesuvius when it erupts. It is an illegal drug that interacts with just about every drug used to treat the problems it causes.

Today its national news every time one of the athletes drops dead. Sudden death has become this nation's number one killer. Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. Sudden death is also big news in England. Even small children are dying. The Telegraph some time ago told of an investigation as to why children having mild seizures dropped dead never making the hospital. Aspartame is a seizure-triggering drug that interacts with anti-seizure medication like Dilantin. With damage to the cardiac conduction system, cardiac standstill kills these children before they can make it to the hospital. One of the pivotal studies that approved aspartame, a 52 week oral toxicity study, where 7 infant monkeys were fed aspartame, showed that 5 had grand mal seizures and one died. The complete RAO study is on

Today in Parliament Europe is being asked to reinvestigate aspartame. I gave the European Union copies of the damning government documents and medical research which they elected to delete in favor of flawed research by the manufacturer (evidence was given them on the flaws). Their siding with industry instead of safe food and drug for the people of Europe is despicable. Parliament must consider the health of Europe. They should reinvestigate and remove this last genetically engineered drug, aspartame/E951 to stop the death of its citizens.

There is no crime more gigantic than genocide.

Betty Martini
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