- A new study by Dr. Morando Soffritti at the Ramazzini
Institute, demonstrated that aspartame administered in feed to Swiss mice
induces significant dose-related increases of hepatocellular carcinomas
and of alveolar/bronchiolar carcinoma in males. Dosages were 32,000, 8,000,
2000 or zero ppm, beginning on day 12 of gestation and lasting until death.
See this new study at http://www.mpwhi.com/soffritti_2010_20896_fta.pdf
- While the new study is breaking, the history of aspartame
being a carcinogen has always been known. Aspartame was known to cause
cancer from the beginning. On August 1, 1985 FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian
Gross, told Congress 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 residue
of cancer causing chemicals in foods. Dr Gross concluded by asking, "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
- FDA then revoked the petition for aspartame approval
because it could not be proven safe and causes brain tumors. http://www.wnho.net/fda_petition1.doc
The FDA audit known as the Bressler Report details how Searle excised brain
tumors from rats, put them back in the study, and when they died resurrected
them on paper. http://www.rense.com/general88/hid.htmIt (Note
adenocarcinoma in this report) Searle filtered out what they didn't want
the FDA to see.
- Aspartame was never proven safe but was marketed through
the political chicanery of Donald Rumsfeld. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett,
another on site FDA toxicologist reported to Congress that all studies
on aspartame should be thrown out, that they were built on a foundation
of sand. Attorney Jim Turner in "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World"
explains how it happened: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld.html
Dr. Jere Goyan, FDA Commissioner at the time would have signed the revoking
petition into law. and that would have closed the book on this deadly chemical
toxin. Goyan was fired at 3:00 AM the day after President Reagan
took office. Reagam then appointed Arthur Hull Hayes as Commissioner to
over-rule the Board of Inquiry.
- Dr. Gross then asked for an indictment of the G. D. Searle
company: http://www.wnho.net/letter_2.pdf but the defense
team hired both US prosecutors. Dr. John Olney with Attorney James Turner
tried to prevent approval and had Searle do studies in his laboratory so
he could oversee them, because of the fraud discussed in the Bressler Report.
These studies showed brain damage but Searle never gave that damning data
to the FDA.
- In 2005 the Cancer Research Center at the European Foundation
of Oncology and Environmental Sciences in Bologna, Italy reported that
a 3-year study evaluating the potential carcinogenic effects of aspartame
demonstrated that it "induces an increase in lymphomas and leukemias
in female rats."
- At that time neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. announced:
"The new study released in the European Journal of oncology by Morando
Soffritti and co-workers should terrify mothers and all those consuming
aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study which clearly
demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas
and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly
in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.
- "This study confirmed the previous study by Dr.
Trocho and co-workers, which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product
of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative.
The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. Along
with this most recent study, this means that drinking a single diet cola
sweetened with aspartame every day could increase one's risk of developing
a lymphoma or leukemia.
- "They also found an increased incidence of malignant
brain tumors, even though it was not statistically significant. This does
not mean there is no association to brain tumors, since only the animals
exposed to aspartame developed the tumors. With children and pregnant women
drinking the largest amount of diet colas, this puts their children at
the greatest risk of developing one of these horrible diseases. Their study
found that even low doses of aspartame could cause these malignancies;
yet, the higher the dose, the more cancers that were seen.
- "Since aspartame can increase obesity and may even
cause the metabolic syndrome that affects 48 million Americans, there is
no reason to ever consume this product. At the least it should be immediately
banned from all schools." Dr. Russell Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins:
The Taste That Kills, and other books, www.russellblaylockmd.com
- A second study by Dr. Morando Soffritti in 2007 proved
that low dosage of aspartame causes cancer.
- Dr. Blaylock reviewed this study too, and said: "My
review of the first Ramazzini Study concluded that the study was one of
the best designed, comprehensive and conclusive studies done to date on
the multipotent carcinogenic potential of aspartame. This second study
is even more conclusive, in that it shows a dose-dependent statistically
significant increase in lymphomas/leukemia in both male and female rats
exposed to aspartame. These two cancers are the fastest growing cancers
in people under age 30.
- "Also, of major concern is their finding of statistically
significant increases in breast cancer in animals exposed to aspartame.
With newer studies clearly indicating that toxic exposures during fetal
development can dramatically increase the cancer risk of the offspring,
this study takes on a very important meaning to all pregnant women consuming
aspartame products. Likewise, small children are at considerable risk of
the later development of these highly fatal cancers.
- "It should be appreciated that the doses used in
these studies fall within the range of doses seen in everyday users of
aspartame. This study, along with the first study, should convince any
reasonable scientific mind, as well as the public at large, that this product
should be removed from the market."
- At New York's Mt Sinai School of Medicine DR. MORANDO
SOFFRITTI was honored in April, 2007 with the Irving J Selikoff Award for
Outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial
carcinogens, and his promotion of independent scientific research.
- The prestigious Selikoff Award is only granted for ground-breaking
cancer research. It was created in 1993 by the Collegium Ramazzini,
an academy of 180 internationally renowned experts in occupational and
environmental health from over 30 nations. It was awarded only twice before
it was presented to Dr. Soffritti.
- His research was conducted for 36 months using 1,800
rats. It forced the conclusion that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen.
Cancers aspartame produced included leukemia, lymphoma, kidney, and cranial
peripheral nerves among others. Only the rats fed aspartame got malignant
brain tumors. This prodigious work was peer reviewed by 7 world experts.
- This work confirms studies presented to the FDA 25 years
ago documenting a catalogue of brain, uterine, ovarian, testicular, mammary,
pancreatic and thyroid tumors. It was also known from the beginning that
aspartame causes liver damage. http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_liver_damage.htm Now
Dr. Soffritti's studies prove it.
- Attorney James Turner, a former Nader Raider, the author
of the Chemical Feast, stated today: "Once again Dr. Soffritti shows
aspartame causes cancer in animals. Only a fool would use NutraSweet in
light of this mounting evidence. The indictment of NutraSweet long ago
passed the threshold demanding a full review by the FDA, but don't hold
your breath waiting for that to happen. "
- Ralph Walton, M.D., psychiatrist did a study on
aspartame some years ago. The reactions were so severe that the study
was stopped. The Administrator of the hospital took part in it and lost
his vision in one eye. Dr. Walton researched for 60 Minutes who was funding
aspartame studies. Bottom line, nearly 100% of independent studies which
were not controlled or paid for by industry showed the problems aspartame
- Dr. Walton said, "Dr. Soffritti's latest study,
demonstrating that aspartame induces cancers of the liver and lung in mice,
adds significantly to the growing body of evidence that aspartame is a
highly toxic, carcinogenic agent. I agree wholeheartedly with his conclusion
that a re-evaluation of the current regulations on aspartame is urgent,
and would urge both the FDA and EFSA to seriously evaluate this and similar
independently funded research, and rescind the approval which was based
on flawed industry sponsored research."
- Pauline Harding, M.D. of the Chicago Aspartame Detoxification
Center said: "Dr. Morando Soffritti and his colleagues have demonstrated
in animal studies that the artificial sweetener aspartame can induce malignancies
of the liver, lungs, skin and lymph nodes. Breakdown products of aspartame
have previously been demonstrated to induce headaches, blindness, and seizures.
A wide range of children's' foods and beverages from bread and cereal to
candy and soft drinks contain this toxin. Aspartame should not be allowed
in our food or drugs and should be banned the world over."
- Former FDA investigator Arthur Evangelista reports: "While
previously working with FDA Investigations Branch, I inadvertently began
uncovering various patterns of corruption and cover up. It was these same
corrupted patterns which allowed Aspartame's approval, as well as continued
approval for other toxic substances masquerading as healthy or beneficial.
The revolving door of corporate and political infiltration has essentially
rendered the Food & Drug Administration useless, misused (as an agency),
and malfeasant, while the FDA exhibits a serious moral vacuum within the
- "In our current situation, the FDA obviously and
routinely (unconstitutionally and unlawfully) silences, subdues, misinforms,
and suppresses most of the useful information about natural health, vitamins,
or herbs, not to mention silencing their own scientists. This corruption
is primarily due to the FDA's (and governments) alliance with the Petro-Pharmaceutical
and Chem-Agricultural cartels, along with continuing directives from corrupted
Administrations with a devious agenda, of which all regulatory or enforcement
agencies will participate and public health is NOT part of this agenda. ~ Arthur
Evangelista, PhD, former FDA Investigator
- Attorney James Turner warns that the so called Food Safety
Bill, S510, must be stopped as it will give the FDA even greater power.
FDA refuses to even answer Citizens Petitions which law says must be answered
in 180 days. My petition for ban of aspartame has been ignored since
2002. The imminent health hazard amendment was sent in 2007 and the law
requires it be answered in a week or ten days. FDA gets over half their
funds from the industry they regulate and you can't serve two masters.
So we, the American public, have lost protection from dangerous food and
drugs. Nearly three decades ago Dr. H. J. Roberts told the FDA for years
aspartame is an imminent health hazard. His inquiries about FDA allowing
free methyl alcohol have never been answered. Were FDA on the side of public
safety, aspartame would have been banned long ago.
- Jim Turner also said of this bill, "It will enhance
FDA's authority so that the agency will be more able to attack small, organic
and local food growers and producers while doing noting about unsafe additives
like aspartame, GMOs, factory farming with their growth enhancing disease
spreading antibiotic drugs
- and hormones, or food irradiation. It does nothing to
allow food sellers to identify their products as drug, GMOS or irradiation
free. In short it puts great pressure on the only things helping to make
a safer, healthier cleaner, environmentally sound food supply while reinforcing
and bolstering the industrial food and farming practices that run up the
cost to of food per nutrient and lower it quality. It is a bad bill it
must be stopped."
- Will FDA ever rescind the approval after 30 years of
complaints and with full knowledge from the beginning that aspartame is
a deadly carcinogen? What is their excuse now? It's time for governments
worldwide to revoke their approvals of this deadly addictive, excitoneurotoxic,
genetically engineered drug and adjuvant, especially since other nations
base their approvals on the FDA which possessed full knowledge aspartame
- Consider Oncogene studies. This has to do with a gene
that causes the transformation of normal cells into cancerous tumor cells.
The International Institute of Anticancer Research in Hungary did a study
on the effect of aspartame administration on Oncogene and Suppressor Gene
Expressions in 2006. Their abstract is as follows:
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- "Background: Aspartame (L-phenylalanine N-L- -aspartyl-1-methyl
ester) is an artificial sweetener with widespread applications. Previously
published results have shown that among rats receiving aspartame a significant
increase of lymphoreticular neoplasms, brain tumours and transitional cell
tumours occurred. The aim of our short-term experiment was to investigate
the biological effect of aspartame consumption by determining the expressions
of key oncogenes and a tumour suppressor gene. Materials and Methods: After
one week per os administration of various doses of aspartame to CBA/CA
female mice, p53, c-myc, Ha-ras gene expression alterations were determined
in individual organs. Results: The results showed an increase in gene expressions
concerning all the investigated genes especially in organs with a high
proliferation rate: lymphoreticular organs, bone-marrow and kidney. Conclusion:
Aspartame has a biological effect even at the recommended daily maximum
- Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., is Professor emeritus of
Environmental & Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois
at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition;
and author of over 200 scientific articles and 15 books on cancer. Dr.
Epstein wrote for an overdue ban on aspartame, that it violates Delaney.
- Twelve toxicologists petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf
There have been efforts to ban aspartame from states, first in New Mexico
twice, through the efforts of Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico,
and Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino. Also in Hawaii by Jade Bruhjell, Mission
Possible Hawaii. Flacks and front groups rush in to defend the aspartame
manufacturers. In the Philippines, efforts to ban were made by Numero
Lim, Counselor. Also, efforts have been made in New Zealand and in the
- World expert on aspartame H. J. Roberts, M.D., published
a 1,000 page medical text on the aspartame plague, "Aspartame Disease:
An Ignored Epidemic", (www.sunsentpress.com) He discusses carcinogenic
mechanisms such as the diketopiperazine derivative of aspartame which is
a tumor-causing chemical. He states the formaldehyde released from the
breakdown of methyl alcohol is a known carcinogen. Indeed, California's
Proposition 65 states that no product with methanol or formaldehyde may
come into that state without a cancer warning. So this poison is illegal
in California. Since it's adulterated it's illegally on the market to
begin with as it is against the law to ship an adulterated product for
sale, violating Interstate Commerce Laws.
- So why are pharmaceutical/chemical manufacturers permitted
to exist regardless of how many laws they break? Because the FDA makes
its living off drug companies who really call the shots at the Fatal Drugs
Allowed office. In this case aspartame is in violation of adulteration
laws, Interstate Commerce laws and the Delaney Amendment. Ajinomoto recently
changed the name of aspartame to AminoSweet to duck the curse informed
public outcry has
- brought on their poison. Other names are NutraSweet,
Equal, Spoonful, E951, Canderel and Benevia, for starters.
- This deceit can cause aspartame-sensitized victims to
have severe reactions such as the one an unwarned young woman had in the
movie Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. She became a Code Blue and resuscitated.
Ajinomoto is now trying for approval of another aspartame product,, Advantame.
Further a petition by industry is asking that aspartame not be labeled
in dairy products and yogurt. http://www.rense.com/general92/foia.htm
- The public also must be alerted not to use Splenda, a
chlorocarbon poison, or Acesulfame potassium that caused cancer and leukemia
in original studies. Just Like Sugar is a safe sweetener, HYPERLINK "http://www.justlikesugarinc.com"
www.justlikesugarinc.com James Bowen, M.D. says if you go from aspartame
to Splenda you will maintain the reactions from aspartame and pick up those
from Splenda. Dr. Bowen who has ALS from aspartame told the FDA over 20
years ago that aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and more
than 70+ countries (today over 100).
- Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
- Mission Possible International
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- Duluth, Georgia 30097
- www.mpwhi.com, www.dorway.copm and www.wnho.net
- Aspartame Toxicity Center, HYPERLINK www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
- Aspartame Information List, www.mpwhi.com scroll
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