By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
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Posted: 01 February 2011

Open Letter to FDA: Freedom of Information - Free Methyl Alcohol in Aspartame: Faxed to 301 443 - 1726 and 301 443 - 1719

Dear FDA:

A FOIA request dated October 1, 2010 and sent certified mail has not been answered:

In 2002 I filed a Citizens Petition for Ban. The law requires it be answered in 180 days. The only response from you was on May 1, 2004 when you said "you had not reached a decision because of a number of competing priorities." You were actually telling me you had more important things to do. It's now been over 8 years. Anything more important than removing a deadly addictive, excitoneurotoxic, genetically engineered, carcinogenic drug and adjuvant that damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines, embalms living tissue and causes sudden cardiac death? After all, 100,000 people died in the last year of properly administered prescription drugs. Could it be that they were using aspartame?

An amendment to the Citizens Petition for Ban based on an imminent health hazard was filed in October 2007. The law requires that FDA answer it within a week or ten days. You haven't answered that either.

Even 12 toxicologist have asked that FDA ban aspartame:

Dr. Ken Stoller who has a New Mexico Aspartame Detox Center also petitioned you to ban aspartame. This hasn't been answered either.

In December 2009 I got a call from FDA from someone by the name of Delaney. He told me this amendment was not going to happen. When I said this had to be answered in writing by law he wanted to know how I knew that. I said, "Look, people are sick and dying all over the world from aspartame." He replied, "So what, we need to depopulate!" You first!

FDA are scholars at violating the law. Your own late scientist and toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, reported FDA to Congress for this reason:

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)

Talking about there being no safe level of aspartame because it causes cancer and violates the Delaney Amendment, I have more questions for you. There is another reason no ADI should ever have been established, having to do with free methyl alcohol. So this FOIA wants these questions answered:

  1. How could aspartame possibly have been considered as a suitable food additive in the first place, if the MSDS had been consulted?

  2. Show us how you established a NOEL for free methanol - 10% of aspartame.

  3. What science do you have to support the belief that the body handles the free methanol from aspartame in the same way as for methanol in nature.?

  4. What science did you rely on to be certain that the chronic (daily) ingestion of free methanol was safe at the ADI set - 50mg/kg.?

You discuss methanol in a fact sheet and say there are other foodstuffs that we ingest that supply as much and sometimes even more methanol; e.g., citrus fruits and juices, and tomatoes or tomato juice. Yet in fruit and vegetables methanol is always accompanied by ethanol, the classic antidote for methanol toxicity and takes it safely out of your body. Actually, ethanol slows the rate of conversion to formaldehyde. Also, the methanol is bound to pectin and takes it safely out of your body as often discussed by Dr. Ralph Walton - "In fruit you have the antidote along with it. And also the methanol component is bound to something called pectin, in fruit. We humans don't have the enzyme to split methanol off from pectin. So, in fruit it's perfectly harmless, but that's not the case in aspartame," he said.

Even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds that a safe intake of methanol per day is no more than 7.8 milligrams; however, a one-liter beverage sweetened with aspartame contains about 56 milligrams of methanol. Again the methanol in fruits and vegetables is bound to pectin and the digestive enzymes to break down the pectin and release the methanol into the blood stream. (Schachter 1996). . This is discussed in the 1000 page medical text on the global ignored epidemic: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, H. J. Roberts, M.D.,

Dr. Woodrow Monte in the peer reviewed journal wrote the paper: Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health: This goes into the free methyl alcohol in aspartame in detail.

How many times does the science have to be explained for you to accept honest science instead of the manufacturer propaganda? The FDA tried to have the original manufacturer, G. D. Searle, indicted for fraud under Title 18, Section 1001. By putting out manufacturer propaganda on aspartame aren't you guilty of the same law, stumbling the public with false information? Are you going to ignore these questions on methanol like you have ignored the Citizens Petitions, the Delaney Amendment, and the law on adulteration? One newspaper article talking about the carcinogenic dyes says FDA has postponed the issue 27 times. Is that the modus operandi of the FDA to simply ignore what you don't want to tell the truth about so you can continue to violate the laws?

Even Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, the late FDA toxicologist who also worked on the aspartame issue, wrote a book going into the fact FDA knows the dyes are carcinogenic: "Eating May Be Hazardous To Your Health."

She also testified against the FDA to Congress in 1987. Remember aspartame was approved in 1981 and she said in 1987 aspartame still hadn't been approved safe. That's because you can't make a poison show safety. If you remember FDA caught Searle committing fraud and tried to have them indicted. You may recall both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. You may also recall that Dr. Verrett said all studies on aspartame were built on a foundation of sand and should be thrown out. Maybe you would like to refresh your memory: That's why when Dr. Ralph Walton did research on scientific peer reviewed studies and funding 92% of the independent studies showed problems with aspartame, and if you removed one pro-industry summary and 6 studies FDA had something to do with, 100% of independent studies showed the problem. Only those studies funded or influenced by industry ever showed it safe, and history shows even in original studies the manufacturer was caught by FDA committing fraud.

This research was done for 60 Minutes in the middle 1990's and since then independent study after study has continued to show the problems, three on cancer, one on oncogene. The Trocho Study in 1999 showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. I did fly to Barcelona and talk with Dr. M. Alemany who told me how the NutraSweet people tried to assassinate his character because he did the study. He told me, "Aspartame will kill 200 million people." I suspect it already has especially since it's a multipotential carcinogen, an abortifacient, can precipitate diabetes and interact with insulin, interacts with drugs and vaccines and can precipitate all kinds of fatal neurodegenerative diseases. Death is even on the FDA report of 92 documented symptoms from aspartame. I guess death is the ultimate symptom.

Independent peer reviewed studies have shown beyond any shadow of a doubt how deadly this chemical poison is.

Both toxicologists who worked on site on the aspartame issue have testified against the FDA in Congress for this deadly poison being on the market. Jerome Bressler author of the infamous Bressler Report didn't think so much of you either removing the name of one of the scientists and two of the most damning studies, teratology, sealed by FDA in 1975. They were so bad obviously the FDA didn't want the public to see them. As Dr. H. J. Roberts said, they should prevented aspartame being approved. Jerome Bressler told me about this about ten years ago, along with H. J. Roberts, M.D., and Russell Blaylock, M.D. In November 2009 we added those damning studies back to the Bressler Report: Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago, delivered this completed report back to Jerome Bressler. Lane has lost 8 members of his family from aspartame and had cancer himself from it.

So FDA who sealed these teratology studies knew aspartame was a teratogen and would cause birth defects and mental retardation all along. In 1985 Louis Elsas, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics testified to this knowledge to Congress. His testimony is in this Report For Schools: Now a recent study in Denmark showed up to 78% premature births due to aspartame. Also, "The European Environmental Association has projected that with the rise of autism caused by toxic foods like Aspartame, MSG, Fluoride and environmental degradation, by 2013 no one will be born in the Western World that does not to some degree have autism. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine and Dr. William Rae, Director of the Dallas Environmental Clinic agreed in open discussion at the October 2010 annual meeting.

So how responsible is the FDA for every case of autism. Furthermore, as Jack Samuels ( discovered when he filed suit, FDA has allowed the glutamate people to use aspartame as the placebo for 25 years in their studies because both MSG and the aspartic acid in aspartame are excitotoxins. That way the glutamate people can say "look, MSG did not show any more reactions than the placebo".

Obviously, there are so many questions on the aspartame issue you have refused to answer. The first one that came to my mind when I found out about aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet, etc. being a chemical poison two decades ago, had to do with the fact FDA admitted aspartame couldn't be heated. So it was first approved in dry products like Equal and Jello. This is a very simple question - if you put Equal in a cup of hot coffee or tea, haven't you just heated it? I bet a five year old child could answer that one. Also, why did FDA in 1993 approve aspartame for baking when that heats aspartame? In 1996 Dr. Kessler granted blanket approval even though in the secret trade information voluntarily given in Congress the manufacturer even admitted it couldn't be used for everything.

Who are you really FDA? I remember when the Forestry sprayed an herbalist's acreage and surrounding areas. When one of the Forestry members was dying he said to the herbalist, "I'm so sorry, the FDA made us do it. They said they couldn't have cancer cured." When those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem its an abomination before God and man.

I have one more question. Now that a new study has shown that aspartame causes liver cancer why no comment from the FDA? Surely FDA remembers when the liver damage was found in 1975, and James Turner, stated aspartame probably caused liver cancer.

As to methanol even Prop 65 mentioned below my signature says that if a product has methanol or formaldehyde it cannot come into California without a cancer warning. So its well known that methanol and formaldehyde cause cancer!

Propaganda that stumbles the public and can cause their death is not only against the law under Title 18, Section 1001 but it is an abomination. An aspartame victim, Victoria Inness-Brown, M.A. tried to warn others but so many kept getting FDA and industry propaganda as well as front groups and misinformation from the professional organizations funded by industry she decided to do her own study. She bought some rats, which, of course, given aspartame developed tumors. In fact, if I had to rename aspartame I would call it Tumoroften! She wrote a book: "My Aspartame Experiment: Are Your Diet sodas Killing You?" You can get a copy on

If you really care about safe food and drugs you will answer these questions. If your loyalty is simply to Big Pharma who gives FDA 50% of their funding, you will ignore them? The public won't. Remember under Freedom of Information you are required by law to answer.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center:

Aspartame Resource Guide

Aspartame medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., over 1000 pages He also has other books on aspartame and just published "A Manifesto for American Medicine"

Dr. Leonard Coldwell's Detox Formula: His new book is "The Only Answer to Cancer".

Detox formula: "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame" by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, He has an excellent CD titled: "The Truth About Aspartame", All info is on

Aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,

Aspartame Information List, you can subscribe on scroll down to banners.

How to get aspartame out of your state:

Information on how aspartame blinds:

Safe Sweetener: Just Like Sugar, Can be found in places like Whole Foods. Made of chicory and orange peel, Calcium and Vitamin C. Chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in his newsletter, The Blaylock Wellness Report, "Finally a safe sweetener".

Aspartame Warning Flyer for distribution:

The Lethal Science of Splenda:

Studies have shown that sucralose can:

Particular warning to diabetics: Researchers found that diabetic patients using sucralose showed a statistically significant increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, a marker that is used to assess glycemic control in diabetic patients. According to the FDA, "increases in glycosolation in hemoglobin imply lessening of control of diabetes."

Ajinomoto just announced a new name for aspartame called AminoSweet. Be warned. Web sites:, and
Aspartame Toxicity Center,

Also, you may be interested in the history of aspartame just reported for Prop 65:

Cynthia Oshita
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
P.O. Box 4010 1001 I Street, 19th floor
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX (916) 323-8803

Dear Ms. Oshita:

In reading available information, I assume you want mostly how aspartame relates to cancer. Indeed it is a carcinogen, proven so by many scientific studies. Aspartame also triggers many other serious diseases which fill the 1,000+ page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D.

When FDA Commissioner Dr. Von Eschenbach took office I wrote him about aspartame and cancer, mainly due to his professed intention to save cancer victims; so much of this has already been done. Later 12 toxicologists asked the FDA to ban aspartame because of the long term Ramazzini studies on large rat populations showing aspartame is "a multipotential carcinogen".

Now I'll go back to the beginning.

Aspartame was not approved by science but thru the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner, explains how Rumsfeld did it in the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. Here's a clip from the movie so you can hear what he said:

Searle's problem was they couldn't get studies to show safety. For example, in the Bressler Report: 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 they hired Skinner, made him a deal he couldn't refuse. So the former Justice Department prosecutor became a defender. Next at bat as U. S. Prosecutor was William Conlon, who promptly switched sides too. By then the statute of limitations had 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 that they were done honestly, with supervision. Dr. Olney believed the FDA wouldn't approve aspartame because the studies showed it produced brain damaged. What he didn't anticipate is that 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 no. 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 number 1.

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 that night a member of Reagan's staff called the FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who was there when the terminating call came in:

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. 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, 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: 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: 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. The 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:

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": 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 afflictions have been inflicted upon us by this deadly neurotoxic carcinogenic "sweetener".

According to the prestigious Ecologist, aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress.

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.

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.

Over six years ago 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 that 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. Methanol also binds to pectin. In aspartame there is no ethanol. Here is their basic propaganda answered with references:

A detox formula for aspartame victims endorsed by Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon: Available are his excellent books and a CD:"The Truth About Aspartame" There are efforts now in states and countries to rid the planet of aspartame. It is genetically engineered. The manufacturers are 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 effects the dopamine system of the brain producing addiction.

I've lectured in other countries and I can tell you people are sick and dying the world over on this poison. It would be great to see it banned from California. First of all it's illegally on the market because it violates the Delaney Amendment. Here are comments from a 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: The adulteration means it violates interstate commerce laws.

Consumer power is winning the war against this toxin. 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. There is continuing effort to get banned in the Philippines. Romania banned it in the early 90's because it's carcinogenic. And now the European Food Safety Authority is doing a review.

Today no drug is safe if the consumer is using aspartame because of the interaction due to damage to the mitochondria. It's used in hospitals because of the dietitians making patients even sicker.

The Nutratanic hit the iceberg and Coke & Pepsi are in the lifeboats 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.

If I can provide further data I'll gladly do so. There is no way to show safety on aspartame with honest, unbiased studies. Eliminate industry studies to defend its product and you'll see how deadly is this toxin. Dr. Bill Deagle said its more deadly than depleted uranium because its ubiquitous in our food.

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

Aspartame Toxicity Center: