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Open Letter To The FDA - Freedom
Of Information - Aspartame

From Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum
Note: While this is being sent certified mail it is also sent by email as an open letter for these reasons. (1) With email you can open the URL's although some documents will be sent. (2) We are asking that everyone who reads this and want aspartame off the market to send it to their Senator and Congressman, and to forward.
Before I list the questions, consider that aspartame is illegally on the market.
In January, 2010, New York food attorney, Marc Ullman, was commenting on a product marketed as an "antioxidant, testosterone booster". He said this particular product should be classified under food law because of the claim made by the manufacturer about how the ingredients enter the bloodstream. The manufacturer had stated the so-called active ingredients are instantly absorbed into the body through the capillaries, and therefore it is illegal.
Aspartame is a drug. It is absorbed as methanol and breaks down into formaldehyde after it is already in the bloodstream. Methanol breaks down into formic acid in other areas such as the eye, for example.
Formaldehyde breaks down into formic acid in the body. With aspartame, the formaldehyde accumulates in the body as "adducts."
Even if
it didn't though, having excess levels of formaldehyde passing through the body is a significant toxicity hazard. The manufacturers used urine formic acid measurements. It has been shown that such measurements are not reliable for low-level, chronic formaldehyde poisoning. The technique they used for plasma formic acid measurements was flawed and has been called "notoriously inaccurate" by one Formic acid researcher.
Secondly, aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment admitted by Dr. Adrian Gross to Congress in 1985, because it caused brain tumors and brain cancer. Even the Bressler Report mentions adenocarcinoma.
Then Dr. Morando Soffritti proved aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen in the Ramazzini Studies peer reviewed by 7 world experts. Keep in mind this was four years after aspartame was approved through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist also testified, and admitted now 6 years after being approved that aspartame has not been proven safe. Keep in mind, that these two FDA toxicologists were actually the ones who investigated aspartame, and Dr. Gross was the one who wanted G. D. Searle to be indicted for fraud. As you know, both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations
Expired. Dr. Gross also testified that because of the cancer the FDA should not have been able to give an allowable daily intake. So bottom line, testimony before Congress by the very FDA employees who investigated aspartame said it wasn't safe. Even 6 years after being marketed. No doubt the reason no moratorium was put on aspartame then, and Senator Metzenbaum's bill never got out of committee was because of Senator Orrin Hatch who was given money by Monsanto, and wouldn't even allow congressional hearings until 1985, even though the complaints were so high it was admitted in Congress that FDA started sending complaints to the AIDS hotline!
In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute and James Turner, Atty, petitioned the FDA to ban it because so many were going blind and having seizures on aspartame. It was taken all the way to the Supreme Court. It is rumored industry got to the judge. So here we are in 2010 with more of this poison on the market, and the arrogant manufacturer is petitioning to let loose another aspartame product, and the ingredients have already been proven to interact.
Third, aspartame violates adulteration statues as even admitted by the National Soft Drink Association, now American Beverage. http://www.mpwhi.com/open_letter_dick_adamson.htm Even the breakdown into formaldehyde has been proven by peer reviewed research, the Trocho Study by Dr. Maria Alemany. http://www.wnho.net/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf His personal comments to me in Barcelona were: "Aspartame will kill 200 million people." I believe it already has since aspartame is an abortifacient, teratogen and carcinogen and can precipitate neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's,
Alzheimers and ALS. Cancer is rampant.
Fourth, aspartame violates Interstate Commerce laws, which say you cannot ship an adulterated product for sale.
Here are the questions I want answered:
1. I know Mr. Stuart Pape of the National Yogurt Assn over a period of years has petitioned the FDA to allow aspartame in yogurt unlabeled. There is also some question about allowing aspartame in dairy products unlabeled. While this was in the Federal Register there has been no press release by FDA whether this has been allowed. It would be against the law, but did you do it? The public has to know. Where is the issue at this point? How has the FDA handled this petition?
2. Is it true that aspartame qualified under the "industry standard" regulations so that it doesn't have to be labeled in such things as toothpaste, bread or candy. Aspartame requires a PKU warning by law and can be fatal to phenylketonurics. Mars revealed that aspartame is in Mars Bar under "natural flavors". This is serious since aspartame causes polychemical sensitivity syndrome, and some people who have accidentally ingested it went into anaphylactic shock. We need clarification immediately. Why is this allowed?
Cheryl Kemptner in the film Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.soundandfury.tv told a hospital not to give her aspartame and was given Crystal-Lite anyway and became a Code Blue. Crystal-Lite has gone to Sucralose/Splenda, probably because the movie exposed their using aspartame. Yet they were written for years about removing aspartame and ignored it. They knew all the reactions and ignored them. Dr. James Bowen said, if you go from aspartame to Splenda you will maintain the reactions from aspartame and pick up those from Splenda. From the many complaints I've received it's clear that's exactly what is happening.
3. Recently a physician doing electro dermal screening was surprised at how many were showing strong reactions to sucralose, even though they have never knowingly ingested any. Does sucralose qualify under industry standard regulations? Also, since a Citizens Petition for Ban must be answered in 180 days why was Attorney James Turner's petition of several years ago gone unanswered? You obviously know Splenda is toxic. The manufacturers have lost or settled all cases in Philadelphia, California, France and New Zealand over their advertising.
4, FDA fights against healthful vitamins and herbs, example: FDA raided Dr. Jonathan Wright's clinic with armed sheriffs who terrorized employees and seized vitamins and other natural therapies, allergy screening equipment, computers, bank records, his mailing list and medical records. Dr. Wright filed suit and the film "Let Truth Be Your Bias" was made with James Earl Jones.
http://www.alexchiu.com/eternallife/raid.htm You serve above the law, giving your loyalty to Big Pharma instead of protecting the public. Why you are not taking dangerous drugs off the market? I took Ambien CR and was diagnosed with optic neuritis. Then in researching what FDA said, it was that it only takes one pill to cause swelling. My face and optic nerve swelled. Now as I research consumer complaints they are constantly complaining of the horrendous side effects. Four people in the UK died from it. Yet FDA just ignores dangerous drugs. Whistleblower Dr. David Graham made it known. More people died from Vioxx than in the Viet Nam war. You have the power to recall dangerous drugs but don't. A federal agency should not be funded by the agency it regulates. It appears you don't regulate Big Pharma you just defend it. My question again, why don't you take dangerous drugs like Ambien CR off the market?
5. Citizens Petitions are required by law to be answered in 180 days. FDA consistently violates the law, why? On June 17th, 2002 I petitioned FDA to ban aspartame. http://www.wnho.net/citizens_aspartame_petition.htm Why do you ignore my petition? FDA asked for the indictment of Searle, but the defense team, Sidley & Austin, hired the US Prosecutors, Skinner and Conlon. FDA even revoked Searle's petition for approval:
http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc All that was required was FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan's signature but Don Rumsfeld said he would call in his markers and get it on the market anyway. Rumsfeld was on President Reagan's transition team. The day Reagan took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as the new FDA Commissioner, to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. Reagan wrote an Executive Order making FDA Commissioner Dr. Jere Goyan powerless to sign the Board of Inquiry's petition revoking the approval of aspartame into law. Three AM that night a member of Reagan's staff called Commissioner Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who was there when the terminating call came in: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf
You know these details but this open letter is to inform those who do not know aspartame was approved by the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner explains how Rumsfeld did it. See the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. Here's a clip from the movie so you can hear what he said: <http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html>http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html I already sent you the DVD.
Hayes promptly over-ruled the Board of Inquiry and put this deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug that interacts with drugs and vaccines on the market. How was this turncoat rewarded? He was hired as a consultant to NutraSweets PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and nobody heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won't talk? One source says that in the ten years Hayes only showed up about 15 days.
I wrote an amendment on an imminent health hazard on aspartame, which is required by law to be answered in a week or ten days. http://www.mpwhi.com/amendment_to_citizens_petition.htm Why has this been ignored?
Dr. Ken Stoller also filed a Citizens Petition for ban of aspartame: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Santa-Fe-Pediatrician-Ken-by-Ken-Stoller-M-D-090918-695.html
Twelve toxicologists asked FDA to ban aspartame: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf
This issue of ignoring Citizen's Petitions must be addressed and. It may be hard to answer a petition using your own words about the dangers of aspartame, but FDA has no right to ignore these petitions. Under Freedom of Information I want this issue of FDA violating the law addressed and these petitions answered without industry propaganda. On May 1, 2003, ten months after sending the petition, Dr. Alan Rulis, Director of the Office of Food Additive Safety wrote and said "..be advised that your petition and the comments that have been submitted to the docket are currently under active evaluation by our staff."
The law only gives you 180 days to complete the evaluation, and you only sent a note ten months after the date of the Citizens Petition. Now its been over 8 years since your letter and the law doesn't give you 8 years to ignore the petition. It appears you have a history of ignoring whatever you do not wish to take care of. If something has been proven unsafe and you would be required to remove it you just hope it will go away and continue to serve above the Law.
In investigating why color dyes were never removed, one article said you had postponed the issue 27 times. Obviously this is because they had been proven carcinogenic and, therefore, illegal. So this is your modus operandi. Even in the book by the late FDA toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, "Eating May be Hazardous To Your Health", on page 75 she discusses the "foot dragging process by FDA" and what is done or not done to bring the issue to a close and ban carcinogenic dyes. This issue serves to explain further how FDA ignores anything they don't want to ban when FDA knows they are illegal.
I also want an answer why you have not answered the 2007 imminent health hazard petition when the law requires it be answered in a week or ten days. This is 2010. Michael Delaney called at 2:45 AM about a year ago. You can imagine my surprise when my husband said "the FDA wants to talk to you." He said he was with the FDA but I found a Michael "Delaney with Health and Human Services. He was concerned about this 2007 petition he said because Obama wanted all 2007 correspondence answered. He said, "it ain't going to happen".
I told him it had to be answered in writing, which he verified.
When I said people are sick and dying all over the world from this chemical poison he had the gall to say, "we need to depopulate"!
6. If aspartame were safe FDA wouldn't have been swamped with complaints. FDA received so many complaints on aspartame they referred them to the AIDS Hotline. In1984 the FDA fielded 41,000 requests for information. The report said "Patty Gee, the Food Center's Freedom of Information Officer, answers many of the requests. 'Everybody in the world is interested in NutraSweet,' says Gee, who researched more than 100 NutraSweet requests over the past 18 months." Report date September 20th,1985: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_approval_of_nutrasweet.pdf
So I ask these questions. No matter how many cases I sent, you never recorded them. In 1985 you recorded 10,000 consumer complaints. Dr. Kessler said in a medical journal only 1% report serious problems to the FDA. FDA had admitted that 85% of all complaints on additives are on NutraSweet. When Dr. David Kessler was FDA Commissioner the comment was made that aspartame complaints would have to be reduced to allow aspartame blanket approval. That FDA would no longer take complaints on aspartame was in the Food Chemical News. Indeed, that would prevent aspartame complaints getting higher but how could they go down? Many victims complained FDA told them they were no longer taking complaints. Dr. H. J. Roberts got a report from FDA stating the system was changed requiring FDA to throw away hundreds of aspartame complaints.
Blanket approval was given for this deadly poison. Here is the secret trade information released during congressional hearings: http://www.mpwhi.com/sweetner_strategy_181.pdf
Notice that Searle admitted this sweetener could not be used for all types of applications. Even with this admission Dr. Kessler allowed it blanket approval, to be used like sugar. In the last paragraph they admitted they were using data based on almost complete conversion to DKP, the brain tumor agent, because they couldn't estimate likely abuse. Today brain tumors are exploding and with over half the population using a product that breaks down to a brain tumor agent. What have you done, FDA? As Dr. James Bowen told FDA over 20 years ago: "aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public". http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt
"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." The reaction Dr. Bowen got from FDA was to send out an agent who was upset he wrote the truth.
With complaints on aspartame escalating all over the world why stop taking them, and ignore the entire issue?
7. The FDA lies to the public with industry propaganda.http://www.dorway.com/offasprt.html You use industry propaganda with full knowledge these are not the facts.
8. Aspartame in drugs: You say aspartame can be used in drugs, yet know interacts with drugs and vaccines: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=201.21 The question is why aren't these drugs labeled to interact with aspartame. They are detailed in the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com 1000 pages by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
The FDA report of 92 symptoms list 4 types of seizures from coma to death. http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf In a pivotal study, the 52-week oral toxicity study, 7 infant monkeys were fed aspartame. Five had grand mal seizures and one died. FDA tried to deny it was pivotal forgetting they had admitted it in a letter to Barbara Mullarkey, journalist and anti-aspartame activist: http://www.dorway.com/toharris.txt If the product triggers seizures it shouldn't be on the market and this was proven by the manufacturer. Your list of documented symptoms on aspartame admits to four types of seizures triggered by aspartame.
Today aspartame is even in anti-seizure medication like Ketocal http://www.shsna.com/ca_english/pages/ketocal.htm in the ketogenic diet. This is appalling. An informant from Pfizer said Dilantin was reformulated to add aspartame! The Internet was booming with complaints from consumers that on taking the new Dilantin seizures were increased and they suffered all types of aspartame symptoms from male sexual dysfunction to vision loss. Somehow they were removed from the Internet, what power. One consumer said, "I knew that would happen, the reason I printed them out". The cover-up is an abomination.
Under interference with drug action in Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, Dr. H. J. Roberts discusses Dilantin and other anti-seizure medication:
"Phenytoin (Dilantin) and Other Antiepileptic Drugs:
"Phenytoin is a key drug in managing epilepsy. When convulsions are associated with or aggravated by aspartame products, the patent confronts several dilemmas. First, the dose of phenytoin is likely to be increased, possibly to the point of toxicity. Second, other anti0-epilepsy drugs may be added, thereby increasing the potential for side effects. Third, the continuation of these drugs in high doses could result in "rebound" toxicity after stopping aspartame.
"The apparent potentiation of valproic acid (Depakene; Depacote) another antiepileptic drug, was personally reported to the author by a 51 year old man who drank considerable diet cola daily. When his physician increased the dose, he became comatose and required hospitalization."
A neurologist in Atlanta told me he tried every anti-seizure medication on the market for a patient having seizures without help. Then he found she was addicted to Diet Coke. Knowing aspartame is a seizure-triggering drug he told her she had to get off of it. She literally went crazy and was admitted to a mental hospital. When she was released there were no more seizures and no more mental problems.
In my own family is the case of William Reed in Michigan who was having 6 or 8 seizures a day and was preparing to die, but he was warned about NutraSweet. When he quit NutraSweet all seizures stopped. Had I not notified he wouldn't be alive today. The family was making funeral arrangements.
In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned FDA to ban aspartame because of the seizures. FDA refused even though you knew it triggers seizures. Here is information to FDA from Dr. Richard Wurtman in 1986: http://www.dorway.com/wurtman86.html Wurtman was threatened by the VP of Searle that if he did studies on aspartame and seizures his research funds would stop. http://www.mpwhi.com/upi_1987_aspartame_report.pdf Now Wurtman no longer speaks out.
Methyldopa (Aldomet): From Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, MD page 474:
"There have been references to enhancement of seizures and other disorders in patients receiving methyldopa for hypertension who also consumed aspartame. Seven of the initial 397 reactors completing the questionnaire were taking this drug when they experienced aspartame disease. Maher and Kiritsy (1987) demonstrated that aspartame administration decreases the entry of methyldopa into rat brain."
Dr. Roberts: "A 67 year old retired hypertensive woman had been treated with methyldopa. She experienced three unexplained seizures while drinking one can of diet cola and eating various aspartame puddings daily. The convulsions stopped when she avoid aspartame products, as did her sensitivity to noise and attacks of rapid heart action."
Michael Fox, a former Diet Pepsi spokesman asked: "How could I get Parkinson's an old age disease at the age of 30?" Aspartame can precipitate Parkinson's (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.) Taking L-dopa you could see the reactions just as I could see them in a friend taking L-dopa and Diet Coke. His arms and legs would swing out and he had difficulty forming words. He appeared to be dying. Off aspartame his reactions stopped.
Now aspartame is in Parcopa: http://www.wnho.net/schwarz_pharma_letter.htm
Aspartame interacts with all antidepressants: Dr. Roberts states in Aspartame Disease on page 472:
"The serotonin-elevating action of fluoxetine (Prozac) for treating depression could be counteracted by aspartame. It can block tryptophan entry into the brain, thereby inhibiting synthesis of serotonin."
Further: "The monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO's), another group of antidepressant drugs, can have additional adverse effects when aspartame is consumed. These include phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazide (Marplan) and tranylcypromine (Parnate)."
The 50% phenylalanine as an isolate is neurotoxic, floods the brain, lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin causing psychiatric problems from suicidal tendencies, manic depression or bipolar, panic attacks to mood swings and schizophrenia. Then it interacts with all antidepressants. Mental hospitals today are full of patients that are simply aspartame victims.
Today our children are medicated instead of educated. In Sept 1999 Parents Magazine wrote an article: "What's Wrong With Our Children?" Consider Points:
"Their children - and their children's classmate - are being diagnosed with mental-health problems at an alarming rate. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates there are 12 million children under 18 with mental disorders. ... By the end of high school, one in four teens will have seriously considered suicide."
"The problem is so widespread that it's getting hard to fine anyone whose son, niece, godchild, or grandchild hasn't been affected.
Some observers are calling it an epidemic and demanding that screening programs, just like the ones for tuberculosis and other diseases, be put into place."
"Is the epidemic uniquely American? To be sure, we're not the only country grappling with these issues. Japan and Ireland have high teen suicide rates, for example. Ritalin use in Canada, Australia and the UK is up sharply (though still far from the U.S. consumption rate of 85 percent of the world's supply of that particular drug."
Dr. Roberts has said when children kill children; consider aspartame. Further, aspartame is in so many pediatric vitamins, over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs like Pediatric Augmentin. http://www.wnho.net/sweetened_horror_story.htm
FDA has known this all along. It's brought out in FDA's report of 92 symptoms and the CDC investigation. You've sit back and allowed these children to suffer with full knowledge while you threaten those with natural cancer cures and even a medical doctor, Dr. Andrew Weil for recommending something natural for the flu: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm This is so Big Pharma can sell dangerous drugs and vaccines.
FDA has betrayed the public trust. Your own toxicologist, the late Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, said in her book titled: "Eating Maybe Hazardous To Your Health: The Case Against Food Additives" "What can be done to restore to consumers their right to safe food regardless of economic and political interests?... 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 . . .. When science and the public interest win out, it is invariably only after the government has been pushed to the wall by consumer advocates and other public pressure."
Consider all the children who are disabled or who have died from aspartame and you could have stopped it years ago. I just received another suicide case from the mother of Marcus Flamiano. He was using Yoplait yogurt with aspartame, Equal and no telling what else. His mother related his suicidal tendencies: "He had told me that he was having them again, and that he didn't know WHY he was having them ... he just began again to be obsessed and said he was going to kill himself this time"... She said, ".. the world is deprived of a brilliant and beautiful human being. He was only 18." You could have stopped this fiasco of drug interaction years ago. Do you care that children commit suicide?
As discussed in the medical text the continuous interaction of aspartame with such drugs as female hormone replacement, thyroid replacement, Coumadin and even insulin. Thousands die from drug interaction while FDA knows that 50% of the population is using aspartame it interacts with drugs.
I ask that drug interaction be addressed. You allow aspartame on the market when you know it interacts with drugs and there is no warning. There are even drug reactions after the cessation of aspartame. Dr. H. J. Roberts says on page 469 of Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, "The phenomenon of increased sensitivity to a drug after the removal of some interfering factor is known to clinicians. Examples include severe insulin reactions in diabetics after cure of an infection, and bleeding from coumarin after terminating a drug that influenced its binding to carrier proteins.
This type of encounter probably reflects an increase in the "free" forms of such drugs. It occurred, for example, when patients on maintenance coumarin of phenytoin avoided aspartame." Aspartame causes polychemical sensitivity syndrome.
9: Neotame: A pathologist asked this question and I would like it answered:
"One of the Internet sites I stumbled upon mentioned that since neotame is 8000 times sweeter than aspartame, it can be used in such extremely small amounts that it doesn't need to be disclosed or mentioned on the ingredient label. Another site mentioned that it would have to mention the generic "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine" warning.
I have been avoiding aspartame for years, and am shocked by its gradual replacement in practically everything...I can't even let my kids have 'Big League Chew' anymore! The only clues are the sudden decrease in calories in a familiar item (still with some sugar, but also now with aspartame!!) or a smaller box (I was almost fooled by a smaller box of instant pudding compared to an older one in my pantry...then I looked at the label!!) Now I worry about ingesting neotame without even knowing it.
Can you provide me any answers?"
\10. The issue of free methyl alcohol and aspartame addiction. Methyl alcohol is a narcotic that causes chronic methanol poisoning; this affects the dopamine system of the brain, creating addiction. Many aspartame victims go through horrible withdrawal.
Why do you allow this and refuse to address methyl alcohol issue? Industry propaganda says there are more methanols in oranges. You know full well that in fruits methanol is accompanied by ethanol, the classic antidote: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/doctors-speak-out/aspartame-methanol-the-public-health/
The peer reviewed journal, article: Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health by Dr. Woodrow Monte discusses this issue. In nature that methanol is bound to pectin. Consider the massive propaganda the aspartame industry has had to use, and make people believe.
They know aspartame is not an additive but a drug and think if they keep saying aspartame doesn't get in the blood stream the public will believe it. Yet, they themselves have proven it does. This is a report I wrote Ajinomoto when they denied aspartame gets in the blood stream. http://www.wnho.net/answering_monsantos_denial.htm
Even a Japanese food agency tried to get them to answer this. They said they didn't have to because aspartame was proven safe. Note aspartame has been proven to get in the blood stream. It has no legal right to be on the market as an additive.
11. The issue of adulteration and Interstate Commerce violations due to aspartame. 1906: US Federal Food and Drug Act: Prohibited the sale of adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce. FDA violated its own law in the approval of aspartame. The Trocho Study in 1998 showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue. The molecule also breaks down to the brain tumor agent, diketopiperazine. Here is an article on the issue by Attorney Ed Johnson who use to work in the Justice Department about it: http://www.rense.com/general67/aspar.htm I am asking why you allow an adulterated product to be marketed in violation of adulteration laws and Interstate Commerce laws.
It is the FDA's job to seize foods, drugs, devices, or cosmetics alleged to be adulterated or misbranded or otherwise violates of the law when introduced into and while in interstate commerce or while held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce. This is pursuant to section 705 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Instead of seizing supplements so Big Pharma can sell more dangerous drugs why hasn't FDA seized aspartame. It is the law!
12. The issue of cancer. FDA has always known aspartame is a carcinogen and violates the Delaney Amendment.
Here is testimony from your own toxicologist and scientist:
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).
All sorts of tumors were found in original studies and now two Ramazzini Studies, peer reviewed by 7 world experts, have proven aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen even in small amounts:
DR. MORANDO SOFFRITTI, lead researcher on two groundbreaking long-term aspartame studies..He was recently honored at New Yorks 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.
A study from Hungary: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17354619
The Cancer Prevention Coalition said aspartame should be banned: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18887.cfm
Check out this study in Greece:
Since aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment admitted by your own scientist why do you refuse to recall it? How many times does it have to be proven by scientific peer reviewed studies that aspartame causes cancer? Also consumers are disgusted with bogus studies used by industry and government to try and stumble the public: http://www.rense.com/general70/topexpertsexpose.htm
13. ADI issue. Why did FDA increase the ADI? Dr. Adrian Gross said FDA shouldn't have been able to set one:
"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).
Again, why did FDA raise the ADI when according to your own toxicologist the ADI should have been zero?
14. Under Freedom of Information I asked for a copy of the executive order that made the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame until Hayes got there. You wrote back that these executive orders are a matter of public record and should be on web. I guarantee you its been expunged but you have a copy. Again, I ask that you send me a copy of this executive order sent to FDA.
multipotential carcinogenicity.
15. The issue of scientific peer reviewed research. Dr. Ralph Walton proved in research for 60 Minutes that 92% of independent studies show the problems aspartame causes, and if you omit 6 studies FDA had something to do with, and one pro-aspartame summary, 100% of independent studies prove aspartame toxicity. http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html Therefore, no industry financed or industry-controlled studies on aspartame should ever be accepted. The original manufacturer tried to show safety and couldn't. Bressler Report: FDA audit: http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt
FDA refused to provide the most damaging 20% per cent, the investigation of two mouse studies, even to Dr. H. J. Roberts congressman. We now have that part, which is characteristic of the way the manufacturer, did studies, and will add it back to the Report. As FDA toxicologist Dr. Gross told Senator Metzenbaum in a letter in November, 1987:
"It is impossible for anyone to appreciate just how a determination by the FDA that the G.D. Searle & Co. experimental studies with aspartame were of an unacceptable quality in 1976 can be metamorphosed several years later into a view by that same Agency that essentially the same studies were sufficiently reliable for anyone to assess that this food additive is "reasonably certain" to be safe for consumption by humans."
I would like FDA to answer this question. FDA or anyone else on the aspartame issue should accept nothing but independent, scientific peer reviewed studies.
Here is how industry does studies to coverup the problems:
Scientific Abuse in Monsanto Research and Possible Scientific Fraud: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/abuse/
This research should be exposed as such and not be used to address the aspartame issue. Because of this no one should accept research on aspartame that is not independent and unbiased. Three decades of this scientific abuse because aspartame manufacturers can't show safety is enough.
Please answer Dr. Adrian Gross' question. He and Dr. Jacqueline Verrett were the on-site toxicologists on the aspartame issue. http://www.mpwhi.com/j_verrett_testimony.pdf
16. Ajinomoto wants a new aspartame product approved by FDA called Advantame, derived from the same amino acids as aspartame and vanillin which have been shown to interact. http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Product-Categories/Sweeteners-intense
Here is information on the interaction and you can also look at the studies on google: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/aspart.p4 I want to know this approval will not happen based on the fact aspartame has never been proven to be safe.
17. I want to know every way that aspartame or aspartame products can be used unlabeled and why?
18. Why is there no warning aspartame causes birth defects? http://www.mpwhi.com/louis_elsas_testifying_to_congress.htm
19. Why is Ajinomoto allowed to change the name of aspartame to AminoSweet?
Here are the problems:
* The name is deceitful as the sweetness comes from the free methyl alcohol and not the excitoneurotoxic amino acids.
* Ajinomoto is doing this to eliminate the history of fraud and deceit. As it stands the congressional hearings, FDA records, peer reviewed studies, etc. are on the net for people to see.
* Aspartame causes chemical hypersensitization and victims know it, with some carrying epi pens. In the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv
Cheryl Kemptner is interviewed. She told the Hospital so no aspartame products would be used, yet was given a glass of Crystal Lite with aspartame. She became a Code Blue and had to be resuscitated to save Her life. Imagine with a name change how many may consume the product again Unknowingly. It could cost them their life.
FDA has ignored answering these questions and more, some for a quarter of a century so this is being sent as open so Congress, Parliaments around the world, and the planet at large will understand aspartame has never been proven safe. Here is the Board of Inquiry Report of the FDA revoking the approval of aspartame: http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc It required only the signature of Dr. Jere Goyan who was posed to sign it into law. He had to be fired to prevent it. The FDA has shown to have no concern for safe food and drugs, and no more power should be given. FDA doesn't get the point that disability and death are not acceptable costs of business.
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
Enclosures: Documents in FOIA Report
Aspartame Awareness Weekend: http://www.mpwhi.com/main.htm

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