Posted: 18 August 2009
From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
To: Commissioner-fda.gov, mitchell.cheeseman-fda.hhs.gov, laura.tarantino-fda.hhs.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, david.acheson-fda.hhs.gov, david.graham1-fda.hhs.gov
Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2009 11:34 pm
Subject: Monsanto Named In 50 Cancer Lawsuits (Dioxin, Etc.)
While cancer kills the world over because of Monsanto products their attorney, Michael Taylor, sits in the FDA making it Monsanto's Washington Branch Office.
Aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen and it even breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor agent. FDA's own toxicologist, 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)
Then in 2005 and 2007 the Ramazzini Studies again proved that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. Twelve toxicologists asked you to review the second one and ban aspartame. Did you just ignore them too? http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf
Did Michael Taylor care that aspartame causes cancer? No, instead he wrote "The De Minimis Interpretation of the Delaney Clause: Legal and Policy Rationale," 7 Journal of the American College of Toxicology 529-37 (1988). What kind of man is this when the Delaney Amendment was passed to protect the public from cancer.Mo< Taylor, under the Clinton administration was responsible for approving Monsanto's rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) in dairy products. The latter growth hormone has been known to increase the risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancers by seven times.
Food Democracy Now describes Taylor as:"Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto executive, whose career literally fits the definition of the revolving door between government, lobbying and corporate interests. Before serving on the Obama ag transition team, Taylor made a name for himself rotating in and out of law firms, Monsanto, the USDA and FDA. While at the FDA he helped write the rules to allow rBGH into the American food system and our children's milk.
Michael Taylor has always worked to help industry get around regulation. The Legal Times of Washington, May 25, 1981: Pape and Taylor, "Congress, Not FDA. Should Rewrite Delaney Clause.. In other words it not good enough for the people to have a clause that protects them from cancer. Instead Taylor wants it rewritten to help Monsanto get away with more products that cause cancer. Now do you understand why FDA is called Fatal Drugs Allowed or even the Food and Death Association? You look at the papers Taylor has written to protect industry and its enough to make you puke.
Is he there to make sure the new aspartame product gets approved? Would you, FDA approve another addictive, genetically engineered, excitoneurotoxic carcinogen drug that interacts with other drugs and vaccines, and has been responsible for the death of millions? As Dr. Alemany said to me in Barcelona, (who did the Trocho Study which showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol in aspartame embalms living tissue and damages DNA), "aspartame is going to kill 200 million"!
FDA are the ones who tried to have Searle the original manufacturer indicted for fraud. FDA revoked the petition for approval: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc FDA knows it was only because of the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld that aspartame ever got marketed. Here is the whole story which you people know: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_to_cynthia_oshita.htm Here is the clip from the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, with James Turner, Atty, explaining what Rumsfeld did to put a chemical poison on the market for human consumption when he was hired by Searle. http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
Who is Pape? He used to head the National Soft Drink Association who wrote a 30 page protest against aspartame which was added to the congressional record. Then he became head of the National Yogurt Association and now has petitioned the FDA to allow aspartame which needs to be banned immediately, to yogurt unlabeled which would be against the law. Did you people allow it or is that another reason Michael Taylor is there? Now we hear they want aspartame allowed in all dairy products without labeling. This would simply be murder as those who are phenyketonurics to which aspartame could be fatal would not know. Since aspartame triggers polychemical sensitivity syndrome and causes people who have used it in the past to have horrendous reactions if they get it accidently or even go into anaphylactic shock, again more people would die.
There is a 1000 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., which takes it symptom by symptom and disease by disease. A quarter of a century later its all a matter of record. How bad can a product be when its also known to damage the cardiac conduction and cause sudden death. A hideous chemical poison it is that triggers everything from blindness, MS, lupus, birth defects and male sexual dysfunction to seizures, sudden cardiac death and Lou Gehrigs. You say on your web site aspartame doesn't cause health problems when your FDA reports list 92 documented symptoms from four types of seizures to coma and death!
Why does the FDA serve above the law? The Citizens petition for ban of aspartame I wrote over 7 years ago. The law says FDA must answer in 180 days. You haven't done it - simply ignored and violated the law. An imminent health hazard must be answered in a week or ten days its been way over a year since that amendment was sent certified mail and ignored.
The FDA has become an abomination in this country. We want some answers. We want Michael Taylor removed immediately. If you allow aspartame in products without labeling or a new aspartame chemical poison approved we will know from whose influence.
I ask that those receiving this note send a copy to every member of Congress. The American people have had enough of Michael Taylor, Monsanto and the FDA! More on Michael Taylor: http://www.newswithviews.com/Smith/jeffrey126.htm
You've known aspartame is a poison since the beginning. Many of Searle's horrible acts are throughout your records, no way to say it isn't so without lying. Why do you tell people aspartame is safe when your original records show its not. Reread the Bressler Report and the part you deliberately left out. On your web site you have there is only a small amount of the neurotoxin phenylalanine in aspartame when in fact its 50% of the molecule. Lie after lie after lie. If the FDA is to be cleaned up the first things that have to be done are to recall aspartame and fire Michael Taylor, Monsanto attorney! Remove all lies from your web site immediately! Your own FDA toxicologist in Congress accused FDA of violating the law. When are you going to stop?"
"Deliver those who are being taken away to death; and those staggering to the slaughter, O may you hold them back. In case you should say: "Look! We did not know of this," will not he himself that is making an estimate of hearts discern it, and he himself that is observing your soul know and certainly pay back to earthling man according to his activity?" Proverbs 24:11&12
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
MONSANTO NAMED IN 50 CANCER LAWSUITS (DIOXIN, ETC.)
Monsanto named in 50 cancer lawsuits
West Virginia's Legal Record, 13 August 2009
WINFIELD - Fifty recently filed lawsuits allege Monsanto and related companies are responsible for causing cancer.
Each of the complaints, filed Aug. 3 in Putnam Circuit Court, say Monsanto and its successor companies caused cancer by exposing the plaintiffs to dioxins/furans contamination of the air and property in and around Nitro. The cases mention the "negligent and otherwise unlawful release of dioxin from defendants' waste disposal practices on properties ... located in annd about Nitro, West Virginia."
These individual cases, filed by Stuart Calwell and The Calwell Firm of Charleston, are not part of an ongoing class action involving thousands of current and former Nitro residents alleging Monsanto polluted the area with dioxin. The class action case specifies no specific damages, and the class-action plaintiffs seek medical monitoring.
The plaintiffs in the new cases, also represented by Calwell, are residents and former residents of Nitro or one or more of several surrounding communities of the now defunct chemical plant located near Nitro. They lived, worked or attended school in Nitro.
Monsanto owned and operated the plant from 1934 to 2000. From 1949 to 1970, the company produced an herbicide that was heavily contaminated with dibenzo dioxins and dibenzo furans. The complaints say the company disposed of the dioxin-contaminated waste in a way which caused dioxins to escape into the air.
The plaintiffs say their property and soil was contaminated.
"During the years that Old Monsanto was operating it's trichlorophenol plant, it adopted an unlawful practice of disposing of dioxin waste materials by a continuous process of open 'pit' burning," the complaints state. "This practice was largely denied by Old Monsanto whose representatives characterized the practice as an 'incineration process' when asked by regulatory authorities.
"Old Monsanto and its successors ... failed to adequately control the dioxin contaminated soils and other dioxin contaminated waste materials both on and off the plant site. Dioxins/furans continued to be re-deposited and re-distributed from the plant site and the off-site dumps so as to continue the process of air and property contamination."
The complaints say the defendants knew of the dangers.
The defendants "should have known of the highly toxic properties of dioxin and that dioxin was and is a known promoter of cancer and that dioxin was and is a known human carcinogen," the complaints state. The defendants "knew that the area around the Monsanto plant was populated with permanent residents who would likely live out their lives in the area contaminated."
The complaints also detail the history of Monsanto and the company's knowledge regarding dioxin. The Nitro plant produced herbicides, rubber products and other chemicals, including Agent Orange.
Dioxin has been linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities, endometriosis, infertility and suppressed immune functions.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages for medical bills past and future, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. They also seek punitive damages for the "willful, wanton and reckless" actions of the defendants "evidencing a callous disregard for the health and wellbeing of the residents of the Nitro area."
Putnam Circuit Court case numbers 09-C-243 through 09-C-282