- To Commissioner-fda.gov
- Why don't you just change your name to "Big Pharma
and Big Chemical PR Industry: We Defend Industry and approve their
poisons!" What you have done to this country with poisons
is despicable. Because aspartame damages the mitochondria it interacts
with drugs and vaccines. Therefore, anyone using a drug and using
aspartame can die from interaction.
- No wonder 100,000 people have perished from drug
interaction with properly administered drugs.
- You people ought to hang your head in shame! You
may get all kinds of jobs and perks, but what kind of world do you leave
to your children and grandchildren. Remember aspartame is an adjuvant
just like Squalene in Anthrax (which Dr. Friedman told the military
to use, not even approved) increased ALS 200%. Aspartame also can
precipitate ALS - http://www.wnho.net/aspartameandgulfwar.htm What
a double whammy. Remember adjuvants all cause the same things, autism,
ALS, MS, lupus, etc. http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm
- It's a sad commentary when those responsible to solve
the problem ARE THE PROBLEM. You are the problem in this country.
Consider that government agencies around the world rubber stamped
aspartame because of the FDA when you have had so many opportunities to
ban it. Like Food Standards told me in New Zealand, "Well, we
didn't do any studies, we just relied in the US FDA!" People
put faith in your agency that you don't deserve.
- I was reading this below and thought how you allowed
the glutamate industry to use aspartame as the placebo in studies on MSG
for a quarter of a century. Finally admitting it was wrong they probably
still do it. You actually help industry to be deceitful and that
is as low as you can get. Shame Sobel didn't know about that.
- Russell S. Sobel: Russell Sobel (http://www.fdareview.org/references.shtml#sobel02>2002)
identifies a further potential source of harm stemming from the FDAs efficacy
standard. While European officials require drugs to be proven effective
relative to existing therapies, the FDA more often uses a placebo comparator,
except where placebo would imply unethical treatment of patients (9). Sobel
concludes that, due to the existence of a real placebo effect in clinical
trials: the FDA definition of effectiveness as effective beyond a placebo
is an improper policy that is detrimental to public health. The effectiveness
standards deny consumers the benefit of a proven placebo treatment that
would improve their condition, even when this may be the only, or at least
the safest treatment available
- Sobel writes: A free market in over-the-counter medicines,
with laws regarding only the factual content of statements would result
in an improvement in public health. (http://www.fdareview.org/references.shtml#sobel02>Sobel
2002, 478) At pp. 46465, Sobel challenges the presupposition that there
is any market-failure rationale for pre-market approval. Below is
the MSG - Aspartame Issue
- "It's hard to believe anyone associated with the
approval of aspartame didn't know the gun was loaded.
- Glutamate researchers used aspartame as a placebo
in studies so they could say MSG wouldn't react anymore than the placebo.
MSG is also an excitotoxin, as discussed in Dr. Blaylock's book Excitotoxins.
- In l993, Jack Samuels, President of the Truth in
Labeling Campaign, was reviewing FDA docket files relating to an FDA
study on the safety of amino acids in supplements. In the files, he
found a letter dated March 22, l991, from Andrew G. Ebert, PhD, Chairman,
International Glutamate Technical Committee a glutamate industry organization
in which Ebert admitted that aspartame had been used since at least
l978 in test and placebo materials that his organization provided
to scientists who study the safety of MSG.
- A review of studies conducted with the above-referenced
test material clearly indicates that some subjects reacted to both
MSG test material and placebo material. Scientists conducting such
studies concluded that since subjects reacted to both MSG and placebos,
their reactions were not from MSG. Even though such logic is highly
questionable, we now know that subjects reacted to placebos because
of the presence of aspartame, an additive that causes MSG-type responses
in MSG-sensitive people.
- Because of the disclosure of the use of aspartame
in placebo material by Jack Samuels, the Federation of American Societies
for Experimental Biology, in its July l995 report on the safety of
MSG in food, concluded that the use of aspartame in placebo materials
- One of the most outrageous things the FDA does is while
trying to remove safe supplements it violates its own laws constantly.
Take the aspartame cancer issue. Your own FDA toxicologist
who was on site and investigated aspartame, even asking that the company
be indicted for fraud, Dr. Adrian Gross said:
- "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, Dr.
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?"
See Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985).
- So FDA consistently violates the Delaney Amendment just
as if it didn't exist. Even neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD said
about aspartame and cancer:
- "We know that when formaldehyde binds to DNA, it's
very difficult to remove it. It will stay there for long periods of time.
What that means is if you just drink a single diet cola today, or sweeten
something with NutraSweet, you're accumulating damage every day. Eventually,
you're going to produce this necessary pattern of DNA damage to initiate
the cancer, and once you develop the cancer, the aspartic acid component
of aspartame will make the cancer grow very rapidly. You've got a double
effect; it's causing the cancer, and it's making the cancer multiple very
- Then along comes Dr. Morando Soffritti who did the two
Ramazzini Studies proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that aspartame is
a multipotential carcinogen and that it only takes a small amount to cause
cancer. This was peer reviewed by 7 world experts and yet the FDA
again just ignored them. Dr. Soffritti even admitted if a pregnant
woman used aspartame and the baby survived, because it is an abortifacient
and teratogen, the child can grow up to cancer. 12 toxicologist tried
to get you to ban aspartame based on these studies and again you ignored
them. Keeping the law means nothing to you.
- The other toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, who
investigated aspartame made it very simple in her testimony to congress.
She said all studies on aspartame were built on a foundation
of sand and should have been thrown out. She testified in 1987 to
the US Senate and said even at that time aspartame had never been proven
safe. This was 6 years after Donald Rumsfeld through political chicanery
got aspartame on the market. Constantly studies refer to cancer, and aspartame
breaks down to a brain tumor agent, diketopiperazine.
- So the very FDA toxicologists who investigated aspartame
testified against the FDA for doing nothing and telling the public aspartame
is safe, and letting it be thought of as safe around the world as agencies
rubber stamped a deadly addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically
engineered drug and adjuvant for use. Nobody told you any better
than Dr. James Bowen who wrote and said aspartame was mass poisoning of
the American public and more than 70 plus countries of the world, now 100.
Dr. Bowen has ALS from aspartame. It has destroyed his life, and
he has spent everyday warning the world.
- World expert, Dr. H. J. Roberts, has told you repeatedly
that aspartame is an imminent health hazard. How many letters has
he written you about the free methyl alcohol that you have refused to discuss?
That's what you do, violate the law, ignore citizens petitions for ban
including an imminent health hazard that requires an answer in a week or
- Dr. Jacqueline Verrett even wrote a book against you
- "Eating May Be Hazardous To Your Health" and said: "Probably
the best solution, as some members of Congress have suggested, is to abolish
the FDA and start over with a completely new agency free of some of the
political pressures." She quoted Ralph Nader by saying: "Ralph
Nader has another excellent idea to keep administrators and policy-maker
from being corrupted. He would write into law a provision that officials
who display gross dereliction of their duties could be sued by citizens
and would e subject o fines, dismissal and criminal penalties.. This
provision obviously would be a constant reminder to food protection officials
of precisely who their constituency is."
- I especially liked this statement: "Senator Gaylord
Nelson has introduced a number of bills which are aimed at strengthening
laws on food additives, and which consumers should soundly support. One
would expand the Delaney clause to require a ban not only on cancer causing
additives but also on those that cause reproductive damage or mutations
in animals or humans as demonstrated by valid studies or other sound scientific
- Such a move would relieve the FDA of its discretionary
powers concerning birth defects and mutations, and would require an immediate
ban on Red a food dye, for example, since it clearly caused fetal damage
in rats. This is only a sensible extension of the law in light of
present knowledge that there is no 'safety threshold" for mutants
or teratogens." Dr. Verrett wrote this book many years
ago and this heroine has passed on. But her words will never be forgotten.
She did everything possible to let people know the truth about the
FDA and aspartame.
- So, what has been the history of the FDA as concerns
the fact that aspartame is a teratogen causing birth defects and mental
retardation? The Bressler Report exposed how bad Searle's studies
were but FDA took the two worst studies which were teratology studies and
removed them from this report, putting them under FDA seal so the public
wouldn't know about it, for over three decades. When I wrote for
them under FOIA I was told they were destroyed. Well, I found them
and added them back for the world to read: http://www.rense.com/general88/hid.htm
- Instead of making the Delaney Amendment stronger to protect
the public Mike Taylor, a Monsanto attorney, who goes back and forth to
the FDA, wrote the De Minimis Interpretation of the Delaney Clause.
Where is Mike Taylor now? At the FDA, of course, while consumers
scream loud that he should be removed immediately. FDA simply ignores
all the shouts, their usual modus operandi!
- Even Acesulfame potassium, another poisonous sweetener
caused cancer and leukemia in original studies. What is it doing
on the market, FDA?
- As I read this post below this morning it made me sick.
There goes salmon. Wild salmon is so good for people and now
it too must be stricken from the list of foods left to eat that are not
harmful. Of course, nobody should eat soy. Since fish, and
seafood in general, from the gulf are not safe I'm sure FDA is telling
people it is. Nothing like unsafe fish with BP sauce!
- Dr. Hattan you have been at the FDA for years so you
know FDA tried to have Searle indicted for fraud on the aspartame issue,
and you know that the Board of Inquiry of the FDA revoked the petition
for approval until Don Rumsfeld stepped in. So if there is anyone
at the FDA who knows how deadly aspartame is, its you. Yet you write
these FDA Talk Papers telling the public aspartame is safe. Do you
ever look in the mirror?
- When I spoke to Dr. Alemany in Barcelona who did the
Trocho Study showing the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol
embalms living tissue and damages DNA, the first thing he told was: "Aspartame
will murder 200 million people". It's my opinion it already
has while FDA has sat back and protected the aspartame industry since 1981
and ignored petitions for ban and helped the industry who has mass poisoned
the public. When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity.
- Even in the case of Splenda, the chlorocarbon poison,
that petition to ban has been on the books for years. You can easily
tell Splenda users as a great many have this red face from the chlorine.
I just spoke to a lady from Montana who was concerned with a relative's
medical problems from it. I said, "Does she have a red face?"
She answered, "Why yes, she has been to several physicians but
none of them know why."
- The least you people can do is put a note on your door
that tells the truth: "Big Pharma's Washington Branch Office!"
You spend more time making sure food and drugs are dangerous than
any agency in the world. God help us! I hope a lot of people
will send this note to their congressman!
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
- Mission Possible International
- 9270 River Club Parkway
- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- 770 242-2599
- www.mpwhi.com, www.dorway.com, www.wnho.net
- Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame