By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
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Posted: 28 January 2013

EFSA Proclaimed: "The Panel's draft re-evaluation report says that the current Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of 40 mg/kg bw/day is safe and not in need of revision. The ADI prescribes the healthy amount that a substance may be consumed daily, over an entire lifetime."

This is pure fiction! Aspartame was approved by most countries (example New Zealand) without any local studies since they relied on the FDA. It was simply rubberstamped. In England approval was through a business deal with Paul Turner. Parliament had a big blowout but approval was not rescinded.

In the article "No Safe Dose for Aspartame" the lead FDA investigator told Congress you couldn't even set an Allowable Daily Intake because aspartame caused brain tumors and cancer in original studies. He warned it violated the Delaney Amendment because its illegal to approve anything that causes cancer. Dr. Gross' last remarks: "If the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?"

The FDA recently admitted they didn't even do a NAOEL (No Adverse Observed Effect Level" for methanol in aspartame. This makes them guilty of violating the data quality act. Furthermore, EFSA's web site states aspartame does not get into the bloodstream, which is a dead giveaway that the aspartame industry is writing the propaganda. Monsanto used this lie in 1999 when Dr. Peter Nunn was about to do an aspartame/braintumor study. and said "It is physiologically impossible for aspartame to cause brain tumors because it never enters the bloodstream and thus cannot travel to essential organs, including the brain."

The proof to the contrary is in "Aspartame, Physiology and Biochemistry", Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, L.D. Stegink and L. J. Filer, Jr., l984 (Pro industry, Significantly Corporate Sponsored!! )

Neurochemist Dr. Peter Nunn and Geoffrey Pilkington did a study at Kings College. Here is confirmation of Dr. Olney's research years earlier: "When we exposed human brain tumor cells to nitrosated DKP the cells became more motile and their rate of proliferation was significantly elevated. While it is somewhat early to speculate, it is possible that the aspartame breakdown product may be capable of enhancing the rate of malignant progression of pre-existing (and possibly clinically silent, undiagnosed) tumours in the brain." Industry influence was in control because that damning statement suddenly disappeared. Also, the Samatha Dickinson trust that gave the funds to Kings College after winning the lottery was then without funds or doctors. All of a sudden there were physicians and money on their web site. The manufacturer could not allow evidence that aspartame triggers brain tumors and brain cancer. In original studies the rats developed brain tumors. G. D. Searle excised the tumors and put them back in the study. When they died they resurrected them on paper. The molecule breaks down to a brain tumor agent, DKP.

Proof that aspartame gets in the blood stream has been repeatedly given to EFSA. They ignore such because their allegiance is to Big Pharma and industry. See this recent study: No matter how much evidence they get they never change the web site. You give them they never change the web site.

Jim McDonald heads the Aspartame Awareness Campaign in the UK and has 35 years experience with methanol. E-mail him for the voluminous evidence given EFSA on methanol in aspartame and the ADI. All this data was ignored. It is a deadly metabolic poison that converts into formaldehyde as the Trocho Study confirmed in "Formaldehyde Derived From Dietary Aspartame Binds To Tissue In Vivo" In Barcelona, Dr. Maria Alemany told me aspartame will kill 200 million people! It has produced a global plague.

How does EFSA say their ADI for this poison is safe? It was not safe when it was first approved. It was Dr. Gross who asked for indictment but both US Prosecutors, Sam Skinner and William Conlon, hired on with the defense team, Sidley & Austin, and the statue of limitations expired. When Dr. Jacqueline Verrett , FDA Toxicologist testified before Congress in 1987, she said aspartame still hadn't been proven safe, tho it had been on the market 6 years. Approval was achieved thru the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. Read Dr. Verrett's testimony

Dr. Verrett revealed that more DKP is formed at higher temperature. DKP is a brain tumor agent. Did G. D. Searle know this before approval? Their admission is in the final paragraph of their secret trade information: "With the spoon for spoon, we have no way of estimating maximum likely abuse and hence need to utilize data based on almost complete conversion to DKP."

Searle fully understood this DKP could lead to an epidemic of brain tumors, but hid the deadly fact from FDA: "If we include this use in the original FAP, we stand a good chance of ending up with nothing in the short run and nothing in the long run whereas the other approach would give us something in the short run, and quite likely as much as we would ever get in the long run." Translation: Don't tell the FDA! Let the people die! Jerome Bressler said G. D. Searle filtered out anything they didn't want FDA to see.

On 12/28/1970 Searle official Herbert Helling sent a memorandum to five Searle staff members:

"These are thoughts on the matter of sweetener strategy. As I see it, our objective is to obtain approval from the Food ad Drug Administration ...for enough uses to permit consumption (and hence production)at a level that will meet the economic requirements

"... the basic philosophy of our approach to the FDA should be to try to get them to say "yes" and to rank the things that we are going to ask for so that we are putting first those questions we are likely to get "yes" to, even if we have to throw some in that have no significance to us other than putting them into the yes-saying habit. ...It would also help if we can get them involved to do us any sort of favor as this would also help bring them into a subconscious spirit of participation. ... My prime concern at this time is with DKP and our lack of complete toxicological data on DKP."

Helling admitted Searle had incomplete DKP toxicological data, but wanted aspartame approved anyway and planned to play the FDA crew like a bunch of fools. The fools gave Searle exactly what it wanted, and more! In 1996 FDA Commissioner David Kessler granted blanket aspartame approval as a general sweetener, for everything!

FDA had said they could give blanket approval if their complaints went down. So since they were now working for Searle, not the American citizens, they stopped accepting complaints on aspartame, then "changed their bookkeeping system" to eliminate hundreds of aspartame cases. They were simply thrown away. How convenient! Remember Dr. Gross' last words to Congress: "And if the FDA violates it's own laws who is left to protect the public?"

On 8 January 2013, an EFSA spokesperson said "the ANS Panel has taken all available information including new human safety data into consideration, and the draft opinion addresses the potential safety concerns related to toxicity, carcinogenicity and genotoxicity as well as possible reproductive and development effects related to aspartame and is metabolites and breakdown products."

In a single paragraph EFSA washes away over 30 years of the facts on this addictive, excitoneurotoxic, genetically engineered, carcinogenic drug and adjuvant. Even birth defect information was deleted. No concern even for babies in a mother's womb, no warning to pregnant women. Without warning them an autism epidemic is certain, and we've got one! G. D. Searle knew what aspartame does to the fetus, and actually made a deal with the FDA to prevent the public from seeing the birth defect studies. I was able to find two they sealed at the request of Jerome Bressler who authored the famous Bressler Report. Dr. Woodrow Monte was able to acquire four more. Read all about it. Here is the last chapter in Dr. Monte's new book, "While Science Sleeps"

What is EFSA using to declare to pregnant women in Europe this won't cause birth defects? Do they think just mentioning they took it into consideration changes the result? EFSA has all the data on the birth defect studies - hideous neural tube birth defects. They know it can cause autism. FDA for 30 years told the public it doesn't cause birth defects while having in their possession the studies by G. D. Searle showing it does. The manufacturer will only publish studies defending their product. Dr Diana Dow Edwards was funded by Monsanto (then owner of NutraSweet) to study possible birth defects caused by the ingestion of aspartame. After preliminary data showed damaging information, funding for the study was cut off. This is why Dr. Ralph Walton did research for 60 Minutes showing that 92% of all independent studies on aspartame showed the problems it causes. If you eliminate 6 studies the FDA was involved in and 1 pro-aspartame summary 100 per cent of independent studies show aspartame is unsafe!

It should be noted that aspartame is an endocrine disrupting product, stimulates proactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. It's also an abortifacient: Aspartame Murders Infants:

Dr. Ralph Walton is now doing a study on women who used aspartame during pregnancy, see The birth defect studies on aspartame proved neural tube defects. Neural tube defects and autism are both caused by methanol's effect during different gestational times of pregnancy. Timing is a critical component of teratogenicity. EFSA refuses to warn about aspartame related birth defects even though a study on 60,000 Danish women showed it can jump preterm births up to 78%.

When Harvard Hospital was promoting a new cancer study showing lymphoma and leukemia, the manufacturer must have gotten in touch before the ink was dry. Immediately they apologized for promoting "weak science". The authors declared it was so strong that more studies should be done.

The Trocho Study showed the formaldehyde converted from aspartame's methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Dr. Maria Alemany also wrote a rebuttal to EFSA's Evaluation of aspartame. Thomas R. Tephly was used to try and rebut the study against aspartame, but even he finally confessed he used the wrong test.

EFSA denies carcinogenicity but the FDA investigator, Dr. Adrian Gross, had already admitted aspartame causes cancer three decades ago. Dr. Morando Soffritti, Ramazzini Institute has done three multi year studies on thousands of rats proving aspartame is a "multipotential carcinogen." So why does EFSA refuse to admit it? The study is so impeccable EFSA had a hard time thinking of some excuse to rebut it. They said the rats had respiratory disease. Of course, they had respiratory disease, this was a lifetime study, and this is the dying process..

Study after study show aspartame is deadly and medical texts on the subject have been written by Dr. H. J. Roberts (Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic) and Dr. Russell Blaylock (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills). Even the documentary, "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" presents experts declaring the dangers of aspartame. In Dr. James Bowen's words, "It has mass poisoned the world."

EFSA did no comprehensive review, just pasted in pro-industry propaganda. Who wrote their review that left out independent peer reviewed scientific research proving aspartame is deadly? EFSA's Evaluation of Aspartame simply replays the manufacturer's propaganda. Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center, investigated their plagiarism: It is a biased bureaucratic joke! Aspartame is a chemical poison and must be banned. On Jan 12, 2013, the "Grocer" published comments by Dutch MEP Kartika Tamara Liotard who filed a set of parliamentary questions to the European Commission after she noticed a high level of absenteeism among the study's aspartame "experts". One meeting was attended by just three of 14 in total. She questioned what such a high absenteeism rate sends to the public? The aspartame manufacturer had already made the decision - no need to go through the process!

Over a quarter of a century ago, Dr. Adrian Gross, wrote about the process of investigation on aspartame: "Although the FDA may have gone through the motions or it may have given the appearance of such a process being in place here, the people of this country expect and require a great deal more from that agency charged with protecting their public health: - in addition to mere facade or window-dressing on the part of the FDA, they require a thorough and scientifically based evaluation by the Agency on the safety of the products it regulates."

"Unfortunately this has clearly not been the case here. And without this kind of assurance, any such "process: or dance represents no more than a farce and a mockery of what is truly required."

There has been no change because governmental agencies being influenced by industry always get a whitewash. EFSA is no exception. They are clearly being dominated by the aspartame industry. The question I posed to EFSA was "If all independent, unbiased studies show aspartame unsafe, how can you say it is? They have never answered the question.

Progress On EFSA Evaluation Of Aspartame [PDF format] (It will open in a new window)

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

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