- Saccharin has been on the market for over 100 years with
few complaints. Yet in April, l977 the FDA proposed restrictions on its
use saying studies involving male rats given large amounts of saccharin
developed urinary bladder tumors? H. J. Roberts, M.D., says in a position
paper on www.dorway.com the rat model is not considered appropriate since
humans lack a critical protein in the urine that causes saccharin to form
jagged irritating crystals in the male rat bladder. And not only has there
not been any convincing increase in the frequency of urinary bladder cancer
since the introduction of saccharin over more than a century ago but a
23 year monkey study failed to evidence a cancer causing effect of saccharin
in primates. Are we suppose to believe nobody knew this?
- According to Joseph Rodicks in CALCULATED RISKS, Page
161: "Saccharin is the least potent carcinogen ever detected in an
animal study, the dose required to produce a given lifetime incidence of
tumors is greater than that of any other known animal carcinogen."
- It is believed by many the saccharin scare was a scheme
to get aspartame approved. So what was going on in l977? On January 10,
l977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended
to U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner a grand jury investigate Searle (original
manufacturer of aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful - Monsanto bought them
in l985) for "apparent violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act, 21 U.S.C. 331 (e) and the False Reports to the Government Act, 18
U.S.C. 1001 for "their willful and knowing failure to make reports
to the Food and Drug Administration required by the Act, 21 U.S.C. 355
(i), and for concealing material facts and making false statements in reports
of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame."
FDA called special attention to studies on the effect of NutraSweet on
monkeys and hamsters.
- Unfortunately, the two U.S. Prosecutors, Sam Skinner
and William Conlon, switched sides and were hired by the defense lawyers
and the case died forever. Let's face it, when the District Attorney goes
to work for the Godfather expect acquittal. But FDA would not approve
aspartame. At the center of the effort to land FDA approval stood Donald
Rumsfeld - chairman of G. D. Searle upon leaving the Ford administration
in l977. He said he would "call in his markers" to get NutraSweet
approved. On January 21, l981, the day after Reagan's inauguration, Searle
submitted "ten new studies". Dr. Woodrow Monte said: "It's
impossible they could have conducted those studies in four months. Obviously
they'd previously done those studies but hadn't officially submitted them,
although much of the information in those studies was informally presented
to the board of inquiry." President Reagan appointed Dr. Arthur Hull
Hayes as FDA Commissioner. He was no disinterested bureaucrat. He served
in the Army Medical Corps in the 60's and according to the Washington Post
was assigned to Edgewood Arsenal at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the Army's
chemical warfare base of operations, "one of a number of doctors who
conducted drug tests for the Army on volunteers .. to determine the effect
of a mind-disorienting drug called CAR 301,060". Dr. Hayes was into
mind control! According to an article by Alex Constantine aspartame was
actually listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical
warfare weapons submitted to Congress. (NutraPoison by Alex Constantine
- www.dorway.com )
- Dr. Hayes over-ruled a Board of Inquiry to approve NutraSweet
and then went to work for the PR company of the manufacturer and has refused
to speak to the press ever since! Even with three congressional hearings
due to the outrage of the public on being poisoned nothing was accomplished
because of heavy Monsanto lobbying and Senators like Orrin Hatch being
paid. Senior FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress aspartame
violated the Delaney Amendment that forbids putting anything in food or
drugs you know will cause cancer, because it triggered brain tumors. His
last words to Congress will never be forgotten. "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
- Aspartame triggered brain, mammary, uterine, ovarian,
and testicular tumors, astrocytomas, pituitary adenomas, etc. So several
years ago I prepared 26 questions for the FDA to answer, one of which
was if you have a warning on saccharin that it can cause cancer, then there
should be a warning on aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful). (www.dorway.com)
These were given to the FDA by then Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich
and after over four years the FDA has still refused to answer! It wasn't
long before we heard the FDA would remove the warning on saccharin! But
what about the fact that aspartame breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain
- From Sweet'ner Dearest (www.sunsentpress.com) by H. J.
Roberts, M.D., page 212:
- (Regarding the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and
Saccharin) "Urinary bladder tumors were found in a few male rats given
large amounts of saccharin. There are two flaws. First, the validity
of this rat model has been challenged by experts. Second, other researchers
haven't been able to reproduce these findings. So you ask, "what's
the big deal?" It became a real big deal when bureaucrats pounded
on this mouse-to-man controversy by invoking the Delaney Amendment relative
to use of saccharin. The FDA mandated that products containing it were
to be labeled as potentially causing cancer in man. The producers of other
sweeteners clearly were not displeased."
- So now saccharin has been delisted as a cancer threat.
H. J. Roberts, M.D., has declared Aspartame Disease a world plague and
its toxicity has become public knowledge. The Nutratanic hit an iceberg
so Monsanto sold it, and merged with Pharmacia to change their name. CAN
CONSUMERS TRUST INDUSTRY RESEARCH?
- Cynthia Crossen in The Tainted Truth has exposed industry
studies -- "the road to hell has been paved with research funds"!
So many examples: Searle threatened Dr. Richard Wurtman of MIT with not
getting research funds according to a United Press International investigation
on aspartame (l987) because he wanted to do studies on aspartame and seizures.
He didn't get them. His friend, Dr. Paul Spiers did studies and was alarmed
to discover subjects developed "cognitive deficits" and that
aspartame can depress intelligence. Today Dr. Wurtman has flip-flopped
and MIT receives research funds. Even Dr. Paul Spiers redid his study
funded by Monsanto. Now, the study shows safety, the difference in the
two studies being "industry funding"!
- It seems when news gets out about a negative problem
industry can always come up with a study. As news spread aspartame hardens
the synovial fluids and causes severe joint pain, often misdiagnosed as
fibromyalgia, a new study appeared. In Dr. Manion's junk science you could
now use aspartame for pain! It was so known aspartame would react even
before it was approved that it was actually used as a placebo in studies
with MSG by the glutamate people. They wanted to show MSG would not react
anymore than the placebo but never let it be known the placebo was aspartame
back in the 70's. What they really proved is that both
- The report that delisted saccharin contained a total
of 218 cancer causing substances. Formal additions included Tamoxifen
that was suppose to fight breast cancer. But Tamoxifen has been known
to be a carcinogen from the beginning. Having spoken personally to the
researcher, Dr. Trudy Bush, years ago she admitted she told Zeneca Tamoxifen
is an pro-estrogen and not an anti-estrogen, but "they would not listen".
As Dr. Tibor J. Hegedus wrote in INDICTED: CANCER RESEARCH:
- "Tamoxifen is given to women with breast cancer
to block the entrance of estradiol into the tumor cells dependent upon
this hormone to stimulate growth. When the hormones are blocked from reaching
their primary targets, they are forced to travel to other organs."
- This stimulates proliferation of cells in the lining
of the womb, and in certain cases Bingo: Endometrial Cancer! "Tamoxifen
stimulates cell proliferation by sensitizing cells to proliferative effects
of IGF-I" wrote LR Wiseman, Pathologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary,
in a paper on breast cancer. IGF, is a hormone designed to make things
grow up, calves and babies, it also stimulates and accelerates cancer in
sensitized women, those taking Tamoxifen. Dr. Trudy Bush said data on endometrial
cancer in Tamoxifen users suggest the drug probably triples, rather than
doubles, the usual incidence of this malignancy.
- In l996 the World Health Organization declared Tamoxifen
a carcinogen but industry said they would market it anyway. Zeneca wants
all women to take Tamoxifen their entire lives as a preventative. They
seek the Holy Grail - the fantasy, the chimera, the dream of all drug pushers
through the ages: To seduce entire populations into life long dependence
on a drug they don't need for a disease they don't have. To consume a
carcinogen to prevent cancer is nothing more than Russian Roulette with
an automatic weapon. Even as late as July 29, l999 it was reported that
scientists at Duke University had found in a study that "Tamoxifen
eventually backfires - breast cancer fighter could boost disease".
Tamoxifen continued to be prescribed by physicians.
- But what good does it do to expose Tamoxifen as a carcinogen
if industry has the power to keep it in use and allow more people to die
from cancer? All they have to do is provide a study to the contrary and
make people believe it. So now that Tamoxifen has been added to the cancer
causing list, surely a study will be provided to mislead the public. And
here it is conveniently dated today, May 19 and reported by the Associated
- "LONDON (AP) Better treatment over the last decade
has slashed breast cancer death rates in the US and Britain and will save
the lives of 14,000 women this year in the two countries, new research
show. Most of the credit goes to the drug tamoxifen, taken by about 1
million women worldwide, said Sir Richard Peto, a professor of epidemiology
at Oxford University who headed the study, published this week in The Lancet
medical journal. "This is the first time that improvements in the
treatment of any type of cancer have ever produced such a rapid fall in
national death rates," Peto said. "they really are remarkable
trends." While a lot of things contribute, I think the key one is
tamoxifen," he said, adding it's much too sudden a drop to be due
to changes in the causes of the disease"... AD NAUSEAM
- Today breast cancer is so epidemic it's heart-breaking.
The carcinogen aspartame caused an alarming amount of gross mammary tumors
in original studies and is being used by 100 million people. See FDA audit,
Bressler Report, www.dorway.com and Carol Guilford's report on Breast Cancer
on www.aspartamekills.com Monsanto's bovine growth hormone increases the
insulin growth factor, the regulator of cancer, and makes it grow. Many
reports have been written by Dr. Samuel Epstein. See www.notmilk.com for
more info, and read Milk: The Deadly Poison by Robert Cohen. Industry
fights back with the milk mustache. Robert Cohen provided every bit of
the needed evidence to remove RBGH and petitioned the FDA. But they are
simply Monsanto's Washington Branch office and FDA Commissioner Jane Henney
turned her back on the consumer public and refused to ask for its withdrawal.
Concerned with the public being poisoned, Robert Cohen remains on a water
starvation diet until the FDA acts. FDA could care less.
- What will happen next? Will Coke and Pepsi go back
to Saccharin because they know the world knows aspartame is a deadly chemical
poison. They knew it was illegal to add aspartame to carbonated drinks
in the first place according to the National Soft Drink Assoc protest.
(www.dorway.com). And Coke has big problems with Coke Enterprises having
lost 62% in 12 months and Coca Cola down 28% since July, l999. So the
total market cap losses for two companies in a year equal $58 billion.
And the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported today that, 5/19 that Coke
was raided by European regulators in Brussels and London, taking documents
as part of an antitrust investigation in Belgium and the UK.
- The press release below says Acesulfame Potassium doesn't
cause cancer either but according to Aspartame (NutraSweet) Is It Safe?
by Dr. Roberts (Charles Press), page 283/284 Acesulfame K produced "lung
tumors, breast tumors, rare types of tumors in other organs (such as the
thymus gland), several forms of leukemia,"...
- So why not use the safe sweetener Stevia which is an
herb and is the salvation of the diabetics because it helps in the metabolism
of sugar? The drug baron can't patent it, so the FDA keeps attacking it
going so far as to ask the Stevita Company to burn their cookbooks so people
won't know its sweet.
- Today consumers have to take responsibility for their
own health. Believing the FDA and industry can cost you, your life! Those
responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem!
- Betty Martini, Mission Possible International 770
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- Saccharin delisted as cancer threat Government says 'no
clear association' to human disease MSNBC NEWS SERVICES WASHINGTON, May
15 " More than two decades after a study in rats prompted scientists
to link saccharin to human cancer, the federal government is dropping the
artificial sweetener from its list of cancer-causing chemicals. But officials
are adding 14 new substances to the list, including second-hand tobacco
smoke, alcohol and sunlamps.
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- 'Two decades ago, when saccharin was shown to produce
bladder tumors in rats, it was a prudent, protective step to consider the
sweetener to be a likely human carcinogen.' - DR. KENNETH OLDEN
- NIEHS OFFICIALS at the National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences said Monday that new studies show "no clear association"
between saccharin and human cancer. The announcement came with the release
of the 9th National Toxicology Report on Carcinogens, an every-other-year
listing of chemicals that the federal agency believes cause, or possibly
cause, cancer. "Two decades ago, when saccharin was shown to produce
bladder tumors in rats, it was a prudent, protective step to consider the
sweetener to be a likely human carcinogen," said Dr. Kenneth Olden,
director of the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program. But Olden said
an advance in scientific understanding "allows us to make finer distinctions
today.... In other words, with better science we can now make a better
call." Studies now show that laboratory rat bladder tumors once linked
to saccharin are known to be "not relevant to the human situation,"
Olden said, adding that decades of human saccharin use "adds to our
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- Saccharin previously had received a clean bill of health
from such groups as the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association,
the American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association.
The carcinogen report also delisted ethyl acrylate, a chemical used in
the manufacture of latex paints and textiles. It had been listed in 1989
as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." A review
of lab studies showed the chemical caused cancer in rats only when it was
fed to the animals in high concentrations. Human exposure in such a way,
the report said, "is unlikely."
- MORE CULPRITS LISTED
- The report contains a total of 218 cancer-causing substances.
Formal additions to the list of "known human carcinogens" include
environmental tobacco smoke; directly inhaled tobacco smoke; smokeless
tobacco (such as snuff); alcoholic beverages; sunlamps and sunbeds, and
six industrial chemicals and dyes. Alcohol has long been associated with
cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus, and there may be a
link with liver and breast cancer. Chewing tobacco and snuff can cause
cancer wherever they contact the mouth or nose. Also added to the list
was tamoxifen. Although it fights breast cancer, the drug also increases
the risk of uterine cancer. "There has been concern expressed that
the listing of tamoxifen ... could raise concerns among patients regarding
its use for cancer treatment or prevention," the report said. It pointed
out that benefits can outweigh the risks. Seven chemicals, including diesel
exhaust particulates, were added to the list of substances "reasonably
anticipated to be human carcinogens." The other additions are industrial
- SACCHARIN'S HISTORY
- Linking saccharin to cancer originated with 1977 laboratory
studies in which male rats fed huge doses of the sweetener developed bladder
tumors. Some compared the dosage to a human drinking 800 cans of diet soda
daily for a lifetime.
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- The studies led the Food and Drug Administration call
for a ban on saccharin, but Congress in 1977 placed a moratorium on the
FDA ban. That moratorium was renewed periodically. Congress did pass legislation
requiring all saccharin products to carry a label warning that the sweetener
"may be hazardous to your health" because it caused cancer in
lab animals. The 1981 Report on Carcinogens first listed saccharin as an
"anticipated human carcinogen." But human studies soon began
to question the dangers of the sweetener and in 1991, the FDA withdrew
its proposed ban. With the delisting from the carcinogen report, saccharin
supporters will next ask Congress to remove the warning label, said Keith
Keeney of the Calorie Control Council, an association of diet food and
beverage manufacturers. Saccharin is the oldest of the common artificial
sweeteners. It was discovered by Johns Hopkins University chemist Constantine
Fahlberg in 1879 and was used in diets starting early in the 20th century,
particularly during wartime when sugar supplies were short. Use increased
in the 1950s when diet foods became more popular. When aspartame became
available in 1981, it quickly dominated the artificial sweetener market,
in part because of superior flavor and in part because of the cancer worries.
In addition to aspartame, there are two other artificial sweeteners now
in wide commercial use " sucaralose and acesulfame potassium "
none of which has been linked to cancer, Keeney said.
- The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this
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