Aspartame Support Group
Response To Letter from the
Justice Department Regarding Aspartame Plague
From Betty Martini <>

To Robert A. Strader
Asst. Director U. S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Strader:
I am in receipt of your letter stating that Federal law authorizes officers of the Department of Justice to give opinions or to render legal services only to Federal officials charged with public responsibilities. You sent back the press release on Coke and told me to contact the FDA. Since it was the FDA who over-ruled a Board of Inquiry to get NutraSweet approval, am I to understand they will turn themselves in? Even in the protest of the National Soft Drink Association, a part of the congressional record there is the admission of aspartame breaking down in moderate temperature. ( They mention under FDA Act 21, section 409 it is against the law to use a product that will result in adulteration of the beverage. Even today Coke admits this breakdown, see note from consumer who called Coke. So I ask, why is the FDA allowed to break the law?
Perhaps you might want me to contact my congressman. Do you know there have been three congressional hearings already that got nowhere because Monsanto funds members of Congress like Senator Orrin Hatch, who had originally said no to hearings. From looking at the tapes of the hearings you could throw up watching Senator Hatch praise FDA with no concern about aspartame. Evidence was submitted (secret trade information) showing Searle admitting almost complete conversion to DKP, the brain tumor agent, and that if they told the FDA it might not get approved. Even the manufacturer admitted it couldn't be used in everything. But Dr. Kessler granted blanket approval of this neurotoxin to be used like sugar before he left office amid allegations that he padded his expense account.
The FDA's own commissioner years ago stated the Allowable Daily Intake was set for rats and not humans, but they distribute material on the ADI without any mention this is not acceptable for humans. The Atlanta Journal Constitution got some of their rubbish and they publicized the fact it was okay to use 17 Diet Sodas a day and use 85 packets of Equal a day for a lifetime. For refusing to publish a retraction even when they were written and documentation quoted, they get the new Hall of Shame dedicated to them for misleading the public. If consumers were using this quantity they say is safe you would probably have people dropping in the streets. Linda Gimler called saying she was using a 12 pack of Diet Drinks a day, each 12 ounces. She complained of the usual symptoms of memory loss (11 on the FDA list in order of prevalence) and "being mean to people" as she calls it often in a rage. Linda says there are times when she doesn't remember what she has said. She even forgets to pickup her grandchildren.
Today Linda called sobbing saying her husband had left her. He didn't understand aspartame can trigger rage and mood swings. And how can physicians correlate the victims symptoms to aspartame with the phony baloney marketed to the public. (in violation of Title 18, Section 1001) . She is also going through withdrawal symptoms triggered by this addictive drug. Doesn't Linda Gimler also have granted to her, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Do you have any idea how many lives are shattered because a chemical company manufactured for human consumption a deadly neurotoxin that may now be in 9000 products and climbing? Think about these behavioral problems in the context of children killing children. Aspartame is an addictive drug, not an additive. Psychiatrist Ralph Walton M.D., says "We have known for years that when aspartame is ingested with a carbohydrate rich meal the usual physiologic increase in tryptophan is blocked, while brain phenylalanine and tyrosine concentrations are increased. These changes in amino acid neurotransmitter precursors could, I believe, alter indoleamine/catechloramine balance, and thus have a profound effect on mood and cognitition - depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment of memory and concentration. " When a consumer is using a product that changes brain chemistry how can they be responsible for the rage and mood swings it causes. Do you really need a drug on the market that can escalate crime???
Michelle Reesor of Oshawa Ontario called today too, saying her son has seizures, uses lots of aspartame, and the doctor's can't explain his medical problems. You can be sure that her physician was never told that aspartame is a seizure triggering drug. Instead he has Monsanto propaganda aspartame is an additive.
Isn't it the law you are to report any crime you know about? We keep reporting this crime to the Justice Department and nothing is being done. FDA has protected Monsanto for years, and Monsanto even hired Dr. Michael Friedman who was getting the case histories. Why should I expect the FDA to have the manufacturer recall aspartame based on the FDC law. The FDA ALLOWED the pop companies to put aspartame in pop with full knowledge it was against the law in the first place. Yet it was the FDA who wanted Searle indicted for fraud in the beginning before there was such an incestuous relationship.
And today because of the problems aspartame triggers we have new diseases. For instance, there is now a list for non-epileptic seizures. Nobody understands why so many are experiencing seizures for no apparent reason;. Perhaps they can't even imagine that our government would allow a seizure triggering drug to be approved as an additive with 100 million users!! Used as a pivotal study was SC-18862, a 52 week oral toxicity infant monkey study. Five of the seven monkeys had grand mal seizures and 1 died. Yet the FDA accepted this study as proof of safety.
Then we have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Why would a ten year old child have cirrhosis of the liver?. It usually is seen with those who use alcohol excessively! Consider kids using aspartame laced drinks and sugarfree gum, etc, which contain wood alcohol.
Now there is even a "Twitch" list for those who are experiencing these neurological symptoms. One article talks about the new disease called Burning Mouth Syndrome, a dead giveaway they are using aspartame. Even on 60 Minutes someone from the military admitted that those with Desert Storm Syndrome have this "burning tongue" and they could not come up with a source. James Bowen, M.D., said many of the troops may not have reacted to other biochemical warfare if they had not first been poisoned by aspartame. It's called polychemical sensitivity syndrome. In the UK a newspaper article spoke of millions of young people getting macular degeneration and they didn't know why. Aspartame victims usually suffer some visual disturbance from retinal detachments to complete blindness because the wood alcohol converts to formaldehyde and then formic acid in the retina of the eye. Often victims suffer macular degeneration before they go blind. Joyce Wilson did, and then she died from NutraSweet. Aspartame can precipitate Parkinson's disease, as in the case of Diet Pepsi spokesman, Michael Fox. It also changes the dopamine level of the brain. It can precipitate diabetes and even Lou Gehrigs Disease which Dr. Bowen suffers from, also a victim of aspartame.
Mr. Strader, you may wonder how one toxin can trigger so many symptoms and diseases? It's all a matter of public record. The largest study ever accomplished on the toxin NutraSweet has been going on using the consumer public. Welcome to the International Society of guinea pigs and lab rats! There is a river of information from physicians on the subjects discussed. The Trocho study shows the formaldehyde accumulates in the cells and damages DNA. Yes, do-it-yourself embalming can ravage every organ in the body. When you mess with chromosones you can destroy a species! That's from generation to generation. According to Dr. James Bowen aspartame is an abortifacient, causes to abort, a terotogen, birth defect production, adjuvant, form antigenic tissue, triggering immunologic attack and a chelating agent, chelates metal and promotes heavy metal poisoning. Yet, Monsanto/Searle/FDA/trade organizations tell the consumer public pregnant women can use this neurotoxin.
If this isn't stopped, what kind of world will we leave to our children and grandchildren? Normal routes to stop this insanity don't work. Three times there were congressional hearings and because of heavy Monsanto lobbying a bill couldn't even get out of committee to do independent studies on aspartame. You may say go through your congressman. Been there, done that. My Congressman Newt Gingrich, at the time was Speaker of the House, making him one of the most important men in our country. Mr. Gingrich gave the FDA 26 questions for them to answer from us. That was over 4 years ago and the FDA still refuses to answer them. I've told them repeatedly I don't want an envelope full of Federal Registers. When they can't answer questions they send you attachments and evade the issue. They tell the public aspartame is safe in face of their own audit, showing aspartame was never proven safe. (Bressler Report on Why are they permitted to lie to the public. ? While the FDA tells the consumer public the studies on aspartame proved safety, remember it was FDA who asked U.S. Prosecutor Sam Skinner to indict Searle for fraud because of these studies. Their own toxicologist, Dr. Verrett, told Congress aspartame studies should be thrown out because they were built on a foundation of sand. And their senior toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame produced brain tumors and violated the Delaney Amendment. His last words being: "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public? "
The public has played by the book seeking congressional hearings, notifying congressmen, and doing whatever is required to rid the world of this neurotoxin. The problem is that the FDA threw out the book and wrote their own. They refuse to answer questions, lie and deny, and serve above the law. Even the CDC who did a very damning investigation on aspartame, allowed a summary to be added that contradicted the report. Monsanto has a big checkbook giving money to the trade organizations that are suppose to be there to help, but yet accept funds and allow Monsanto to write their material. And they have people in big places. Even Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court was once a Monsanto attorney, and an attorney for King and Spalding was once a Monsanto attorney. And even though you can't rely on "hearsay", at the Olympics there was a woman who knew Monsanto people and said they bragged on having power with judges.
So tell me, Mr. Strader, how do we keep the food supply safe? The FDA has been responsible for unsafe food and drugs. Today we have to look at every label and almost have to eat from scratch. Tell me how we can get action, not spin our wheels. Monsanto has ducked for cover by selling the Nutratanic to more than one entity, including a group of Monsanto managers. But they are still liable under Title 18, the Genocide law, and there is no statute of limitations under crimes against humanity. As to the FDA, they know aspartame is a chemical poison yet mislead the public.Dr. Bowen told them years ago aspartame was mass poisoning of the public and more than 70+ countries of the world. They ignored it. They could have gotten aspartame recalled when the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned them in l986 because hundreds were going blind - they still are. But they protected the manufacturer instead of the people. Mary Reiff is a victim declared legally blind but was fortunate to regain her sight off aspartame. But her wrists tell the story of the horror she lived under when she slashed those wrists trying to take her life. Suicidal tendencies are triggered by lowered serotonin. Today she is one of the fortunate ones to have been warned in time.
Mrs. Betty Martini, Founder 770 242-2599

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