- Dear Sandra:
- We knew that when you had the call for data the only
thing you would make public was industry studies and propaganda and not
all the investigations and independent peer reviewed research we sent
you. That's why it was all sent to Parliament at the same time it was
sent to you. They know aspartame was never proven safe, that FDA wanted
the company indicted, that studies were stripped from the records, and
the only reason aspartame was ever marketed for human consumption was through
political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. They all have the link to the independent
scientific peer reviewed research and the carcinogenic studies that showed
aspartame caused cancer from the very beginning. http://www.mpwhi.com/peer_reviewed_research.htm
- Jerome Bressler who worked with the FDA, and author of
the infamous Bressler Report requested that I find the two studies FDA
stripped from his report because he said it was important that the public
be warned about the birth defects. It took 8 years but here they are and
Parliament has seen them: http://www.mpwhi.com/complete_bressler_report.pdf
The rest of the Bressler Report is on our web site. You recall the UK
Parliament was very concerned about putting a warning for birth defects
after the Denmark study showing aspartame can jump preterm births 78%.
Notice these studies FDA sealed and hid from the public in loyalty to
industry has the FDA admitting that aspartame causes birth defects. You
can understand now the epidemic in autism. Parliament also knows about
all the other recent studies that showed everything from heart attacks,
obesity and strokes and elevated fasting blood sugar and cancer.
- Now more sealed original studies that were hid from
the public and also go into hydrocephalus and cleft palate, etc. were acquired
by Dr. Woodrow Monte and are now discussed in his new book on the methanol
in aspartame, "When Science Sleeps". Here are those studies:
http://www.whilesciencesleeps.com/pdf/677.pdf This makes 6 of the original
studies showing beyond a shadow of a doubt that aspartame causes birth
defects with the FDA admitting it.
- Now let's read some from the book which Parliament should
get immediately, also because its on the methanol and formaldehyde issues
which Jim McDonald of the UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign has made public.
- "In an article published in 1985 warning about potential
health dangers posed by the methanol from aspartame, I stated that the
scientific literature contained no studies addressing the critical question
as to whether aspartame or methanol would cause birth defects. I was incorrect
in saying that, but only because I was purposefully prevented from seeing
a key FDA memo dated September 11, 1978 describing the details of birth
defects and serious developmental brain damage found in the offspring of
laboratory rabbits whose mothers had been fed aspartame during pregnancy.
This memo and the research data it describes were keep secret for over
thirty years until January of 2011, when the memo was finally released
as the result of Freedom of information request."
- "In that detailed US Food and Drug Administration
memo, which was authored by Dr. Thomas Collins of the Animal Toxicology
Branch to the Chief of the Food Additive Evaluation Branch, Collins reports
the disturbing discovery of "significant" multiple neural tube
(and other) birth defects in rabbit pups whose mothers were fed aspartame
during the course of several different toxicity studies done by both G.
D. Searle and Hazelton Laboratories between 1974 and 1975. It appeared
to be Dr. Collins' assignment to evaluate the studies and his conclusions
were stunning: "In both rabbit studies, aspartame appeared to cause
- "To my knowledge, this book is the first time this
memo has been discussed publicly. Like most of the scientific community,
I had no idea that aspartame had tested positive for producing neural tube
birth defects. It was not until January 16, 2011 that this "smoking
gun" memo came into my possession. This is one of many important
that were removed from the aspartame Docket File before I was allowed to
review it in 1983. Figure 12.1 is an image of the ticket that gave me
access to the FDA's "complete" collection of aspartame test data
and it does confirm that memos had been removed."
- IMPORTANCE of the Collins Memo: Government Collusion
- "Of the several million chemicals, pesticides and
herbicides now in use only an exceedingly small percentage have ever tested
positive for causing birth defects. Barely 800 chemicals are known teratogens,
producing birth defects in laboratory animals, and "only about twenty
of these are known to cause birth defects in the human. Nature has numerous
methods, the exact details of which are still unknown to us, for protecting
the developing infant. As a last resort she will often call upon the macrophages
to destroy a fetus that becomes unfit for life well before the time of
birth, in a process called resorption. This is why the occurrence of a
deformed fetus in the testing of any chemical is a rare phenomenon and
would normally raise a "red flag" to any scientist concerned
with public safety. It would be particularly significant if that chemical
was being tested for use as a food additive."
- "It was not until 20 years after the 1978 FDA memo
that methanol was first tested again and found to cause neural tube birth
defects in rats and eventually in many other species of laboratory animal.
To this day aspartame is not listed as a teratogen because the FDA and
G. D. Searle covered up the tests that were performed in 1974 and 1975.
Worse yet, during the time they were in possession of this proof of aspartame's
teratogenicity, Searle paid to have a faux scientific paper written by
one of their employees published in an international fertility journal
(which is read by many gynecologists and pediatricians) stressing the safety
of aspartame and falsely proclaiming that "aspartame posed no risk"
from consumption during pregnancy." ..........
- "Tragically, the US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) kept the Collins memo secret from the Center for the Evaluation of
Risks to human Reproduction (CERHR) throughout its entire two year investigation
of methanol's potential to cause birth defects. This was done despite
the fact that both the FDA and the CERHR are part of the same public agency
- the Department of Health and Human Services. The final CERHR report
published in September of 2009 mentions aspartame no fewer than 93 times
and raises many questions about its potential for teratogenicity. These
questions could have been answered by giving the committee access to the
Collins memo and other studies to which the Collins memo refers that are
still hidden in the vaults of the FDA. It is noteworthy that two of the
11 voting members of the expert panel, both representing the US Environmental
Protection Agency, refused to sign off on the summary of the CERHR methanol
report and, in fat, initiated a formal dissent that warned of "a greater
risk to vulnerable populations of pregnant women" than the compromised
final report of the CERHR expert panel alleged. The most senior of the
dissenting scientists, J. Michael Davis, Ph.D. reveals in his strongly
worded five page formal dissent that "factual errors and omissions"
prompted him not to sign the final report. He goes on:
- "As just one example, the missing pages from the
1986 NEDO (New Energy Development Organization) report, which I identified
and provided to the CERHR contractor, were evidently never provided to
members of the Panel. The pages in question included a table showing reductions
in brain weight in a two generation rat study that had been replicated
in a special ancillary study... if nothing else, omission of this information
creates the impression that the Panel failed to consider all relevant information."
(I must point out here that autistic children often present with a reduced
brain size at birth." end of this part of the book
- Methanol is one very big reason for birth defects but
the 50% phenylalanine is another reason, and Dr. Louis Elsas testified
before Congress in this regard. There was such an outrage because so many
of the population were being poisoned from aspartame there were three congressional
hearings between 1985 and 1987. Politics and power prevented Senator Metzenbaum's
bill from getting out of committee, a story in itself. He wanted a moratorium
put on aspartame while NIH did independent studies on the problems being
seen in the population such as with the fetus, behavioral problems in children,
drug interaction, seizures, etc. You might want to read the Report For
Schools: http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm So
babies never had a chance. Think how many women grow up wanting a family
and can't have children, never knowing that aspartame is an endocrine disrupting
agent, stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility.
Then if they get off aspartame and get pregnant and get back on it, its
also an abortifacient and a teratogen: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm
- THREATENING RESEARCHERS AND MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENTS:
- We're all kind of sick of death threats and mysterious
accidents. If you read the UPI investigation which was sent to Parliament:
http://www.mpwhi.com/upi_1987_aspartame_report.pdf note that Dr. Richard
Wurtman was threatened by the Vice President of Searle if he did studies
on aspartame and seizures his research funds would be rejected, they were.
Today MIT gets research funds but Dr. Wurtman no longer speaks out about
- Dr. James Bowen has been threatened so many times and
had so many accidents, break-ins and such he could write a book on it.
He has ALS from aspartame.
- Dr. Maria Alemany who did the Trocho study which proved
the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living
tissue and damages DNA by which you can destroy humanity told me when I
was in Barcelona that the aspartame manufacturers tried to assassinate
his character because he did the study. He also said that after doing
the study he knew aspartame would kill 200 million people. Tephly tried
to rebut the study but later admitted he used the wrong test. The aspartame
industry are scholars at that. In the protest of the National Soft Drink
Assn it was even admitted that Searle used the wrong test that wouldn't
pick up the aspartic acid (the excitotoxin in aspartame that stimulates
the neurons of the breath to death causing brain damage - Excitotoxins:
The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.) Industry
later even got to them and they turned around and lobbied for NutraSweet
which is why the protest was added to the congressional record which is
on www.mpwhi.com scroll down to banners.
- When I lectured in the UK I was amused that Immigration
locked me up for 3 1/2 hours after confiscating all material on aspartame.
Their questions were not the usual ones immigration asks such as "if
we allow you in England how many people will find out about the dangers
of aspartame?" They then took me to a physician to see if I was
in condition to be interrogated because they said I had been on a plane
for 12 hours. They made the mistake of putting Dr. Roberts medical text,
Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, 1000 pages, on the doctors desk.
He looked at it and said, "I use aspartame". I said, 'Well,
you're going to die!" He said, "But I'm diabetic!" I responded,
"Then you will die first? " Dr. Roberts is a diabetic specialist
and after reading the chapter he told Immigration: "Give this woman
back everything you confiscated on aspartame and let her go." When
I lectured in Shrewsbury Shropshire the manufacturer's legal department
sent a mole to record my lecture. The second time I lectured in the UK
the mainstream press didn't write more articles and some told me the newspapers
had been intimidated by attorneys from the aspartame industry. My goodness,
are they scared!
- Now let's get back to the book and talk about Dr. Monte:
- "A Fire of Mysterious Origin":
- "All that remains with me of the night my home exploded
in flames is the aftermath. I have a recurring memory of lying on a gurney
in a hospital emergency room in Tempe, Arizona, with a physician repeatedly
jabbing me in my left hand with a large gauge hypodermic needle. He was
looking for an artery from which to extract a blood sample in order to
prove that I had actually been in a fire, despite the fact that an ambulance
had taken me directly from the fire to the hospital. The pain was excruciating,
far worse than my burns. The rude awakening brought clarity to the fact
that I had barely escaped a possible attempt on my life that had to be
taken seriously. I vowed then that I would stay alive long enough to reveal
the truth about aspartame and resolve the question of whether Joy had been
killed by this deadly component of diet sodas."
- Joy was a baby who died from aspartame's birth defects.
- Then there was my trip to New Zealand when Abby Cormack
became very sick on aspartame. She is fine now since she abstained. First
my bags with lecture material mysteriously disappeared. Read the story:
Dying for a Diet Coke: http://www.rense.com/general78/dying.htm There
was so much publicity that people would stop you in the street and say,
"I had the problems Abby had and got off aspartame my symptoms disappeared."
Then the New Zealand Food Safety Authority put out releases that read
like they were written by Ajinomoto trying to get people not to listen
to Abby or I and just get on their web site and read about aspartame's
safety. They actually wanted them to get back on aspartame so they would
get sick again. Well, it didn't work so Coke sent an aspartame flack to
New Zealand to try and get their profits back up. Abby did a brilliant
job of debating her. While I was there the aspartame industry actually
got into my web site and added a note not to believe me. It could only
be read by those in New Zealand who alerted me. Then the NZFSA had a consumer
meeting for information on aspartame and called for material to show the
damage. I had it and was standing at their door. They refused to let
me in so the information would not be heard, even though I had come 10,000
- When I was in St. Louis giving out flyers I was stopped
by a man who said, "I know more about aspartame than you do."
We got in a conversation and it turns out a physician admitted that doctors
there were threatened if they told anyone that aspartame causes Alzheimers
they would be sued. Also, an informant said the National Soft Drink Association
did a 10 year study and never published it proving aspartame causes birth
defects, Alzheimers and blindness. When I met someone from NSDA (now American
Beverage) she said, "You couldn't possibly have those studies."
- I could go on and on!
- After getting all information to Parliament I sent them
this report with quotes from the experts: http://www.mpwhi.com/efsa_cheats_about_aspartame.htm
- Here is an article that was just published in a UK paper
about a woman with lymphoma and notice the Diet Coke in her hand: Also
note the comment by Jim McDonald of the UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign.
What does methanol and formaldehyde known to cause? Lymphoma and leukemia!
What did Dr. Morando Soffritti find on one of his aspartame studies showing
it to be a multipotential carcinogen? Lymphoma and leukemia. Many years
ago Dr. H. J. Roberts sent me a picture of Jacqueline Kennedy with a Diet
Coke. What did she die of? Lymphoma, same disease as this woman has.
- "The illustration of beautiful young Kathryn Fish,
clutching a bottle of diet coke with both hands is a frightening picture
to me. I wonder if this young lady is a heavy user or even dependant on
(addicted to) this very popular carbonated product? If so, the many other
comments here regarding the artificial sweetener aspartame are absolutely
correct. What is not well known is aspartame's best kept secret - 10% of
aspartame METHANOL very few people, including practically all our GP's
and other medical practitioners are unaware of this. Methanol is a severe
metabolic poison in humans, it is a slow stealthy poison which builds up
over time 0-20 years eventually causing neurological, organ and tissue
damage. Anyone reading this post who is, or knows someone who is a heavy
user of chewing gum, diet drinks or flavoured water containing aspartame
should contact their GP and advise them of the heavy use GP's need
to question the FSA about the methanol in aspartame. The best of luck Kathryn."
- So why have I written you and let you know we notified
the UK and Scottish Parliament, UK media and others of what you intended
to do in advance (give only industry's side and propaganda)? Because its
over Sandra. The information is all over the Internet and all over the
world. Aspartame facts are in more medical texts and books than I can
count, and this last one on the free methyl alcohol by Dr. Woodrow Monte
just hammered the last nail in the coffin. If EFSA dares to try and say
aspartame is safe in this review with all the evidence it will only come
back on EFSA. They also have the article about how many of you have links
to the aspartame industry, more than half.
- Why government organizations like yourself have loyalty
to industry is beyond me. Don't you know it will affect your own families.
There are no perks or jobs or money that are worth poisoning the world
as aspartame has done. The FDA's excuse to me by phone was "so what,
we need to depopulate". Anyone this evil has to be possessed. No
normal human would make such a remark.
- I hope you understand now, its over. Nobody in the EU
or Parliament are going to believe it if you try to make them believe aspartame
is safe. New movies continue to come out exposing more and more information
that has been hidden. Stay tuned. Some think its been protected because
of the power of Donald Rumsfeld who through political chicanery when
he worked for G.D. Searle got aspartame marketed. Why the government would
protect a manufacturer who is guilty of Title 18 of the Domestic Genocide
code is beyond me. Think of those in prison for methanol poisoning when
the victim unknowingly poisoned himself because he wasn't aware of the
methanol in aspartame. For those reading this that want the whole story
they can email me at <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask for the Aspartame Resource Guide.
- Think of the epidemic of autism and read about it in
Dr. Monte's book. The ADD people, Feingold, said in one of the movies,
"before aspartame approval we didn't even use the terms ADD and ADHD".
Think of our precious children, those with autism, those victims who live
with MS because of it, those who have gone blind, and those who have perished.
That doesn't even discuss all the other horrors mentioned in the medical
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