- To all my neighbors of all nations, here is an Open Statement
- the artificial sweetner, Aspartame, by Arthur M. Evangelista,
a former FDA Investigator...
- I am a former investigator who worked with the US Food
and Drug Administration: This is what I have to say about Aspartame and
the people who brought it to our tables.
- As a former FDA investigator, I was charged with overseeing
two major projects for the FDA. These concerned Pesticides and Chemicals
in Foods and Illegal Drug Tissue Residues in Animals (including milk related
- I worked closely with the sister Federal and State agencies,
oversaw contracts, I was a co-ordinator and lead investigator on projects
involving EPA and USDA. The FDA, in the mid-70's to mid-90's was not a
large organization, having an annual budget no greater than a medium-sized
hospital by 1995.
- The problems with aspartame include not only the biochemical
nature of this toxin but also it sheds light on the political nature of
the players involved. The changes in regulatory policies and regulations
resulting from corporate-government ties and the politicians closely associated
with these ties.
- What I can tell you, regarding toxicology, histology
and biochemistry, is that aspartame is neurotoxic. Its components easily
transcend the blood-brain barrier, interfering with normal nerve cell function.
This affects the glutathione and calcium mechanisms in place, destroying
nerve call integrity. The methanol then breaks down into formaldehyde-formic
acid components, which denaturizes/mutates the DNA: a known scientific
fact. The subsequent result from this interaction and from isolates of
genetically modified amino acids, the methanol, is nerve cell necrosis
and subsequent organ system degradation.
- The hypothalamus alone (the major controller for much
of the endocrine system), is at especially high risk to these effects...thereby,
affecting many other organ systems. I have seen first hand the effects
on symptoms when individuals have abstained from ingesting the artificial
sweetener, aspartame. Make no bones about it, aspartame is a major factor
in many symptomologies due to its effects upon brain chemistry.
- ORGANIZED RHETORIC
- Coming from a family and relatives of physicians, I know
only too well that if there was even a chance that something was wrong
with a patient, a truly committed physician would thoroughly investigate
any etiology (or cause) regarding an illness (both chronic and sub chronic),
rather than retain a close-minded approach to the available data. This
just boggles my mind when those, who are supposed to know better; choose
to adhere to the organized rhetoric of industry-backed misinformation,
without giving the true scientific facts an opportunity to sink in. At
the least, consider the possibilities. I guarantee, the truth will then
- The biggest lie told, is one of self-deceit; not to mention,
all the people made ill and killed in the process of 'ignorant medicine'
eg a doctor has sold his skills and MD diploma to industrial chemical manufacturers,
pharmaceutical firms or even to governmental associations!! Money is money...right,Doc?
- Prior to the approval of aspartame, the FDA sent two
specialized teams to G.D. Searle and found a ghastly 95% level of misdirected
testing; concealed tests, collusion between corporate and their company-funded
research; inappropriate antemortum issues; withholding of material facts;
alterations of records: lying to investigators, lost records, no records;
falsification of reports, bribery, poor test methodology or design...et
- FDA investigators Brodsky and Bressler, both seasoned
federal investigators, each led investigative teams to review Searle's
lab practices. These practices at Searle were despicable and should have
been thrown out. This is a fact. The actual report are displayed on http://www.dorway.com
Unfortunately, many ethics in the law were also violated during this
time period, by the various government departments in the USA. This was
further corrupted by politicians involved with corporate constituents who
in turn affected the regulatory process in favour of these constituents.
Another name for this, of course, is 'bribery'.
- FAVORABLE INFLUENCES
- This was nothing less than full-blown collusion. The
'revolving door' at the FDA, is very much a reality. Former corporate
officials, who began working for the Food and Drug Administration (and
vice versa), were very cavalier about issues uncovered at Searle surrounding
their drug processing and issues involved with aspartame. Some, with a
hidden agenda of promised secret money or better jobs, actively hindered
the investigation into G. D. Searle's laboratory practices. It is obvious
when you see the records and numbers and where those jobs were. These
are a matter of public and Congressional Record. Subsequently, many former
FDA officials, due to their 'favorable influences' with regulatory enforcement
and rulings, were in fact, rewarded with corporate positions and lucrative
incomes, including former FDA Commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes, who was about
to be brought up on ethics and misconduct charges!
- The whole process was (is still) rotten throughout.
The various dependent research completed on aspartame proves this (in part,a
chemical warfare agent) is a neurotoxin. It is unlike any other compound
on the market. Each of its three components are toxic.
- The only people I have met or communicated with, who
have steadfastly refused to look at this picture for what it is, have been
found to have other agendas, other than the truth. Not even a sceptic,
like my brother ( a chief microbiologist) could ignore the factual evidence
of aspartame's neurotoxicity when presented with the evidence. Being a
sceptic is one thing, but to deny the evidence, the motives and the pieces
of a rather complex and sordid puzzle with common denominators, is ludicrous;
you would have to be braindead. To still adhere to the narrow focus of
the corporate spin-doctors and corporate-back rhetoric from federal regulators,
means that you have clearly chosen to purposefully close your mind to the
evidence and/o you are operating with a pro-industry (hidden) agenda.
- There is rampant corruption in these processes and it
behoves all educated, law enforcement and scientific-minded individuals
to look at the entire picture to piece together one of the biggest travesties
in public health history. The common thread which ties everything together
is; the strong political influences, the monumental amounts of money used
to purchase the souls of those who have placed greed above common sense,
public health and the trust of public office.
- REMEMBER AGENT ORANGE?
- As an investigator, I found this hard to believe at first,
that so many factors have come together to collude in such a way, to allow
aspartame into our food supply. Regardless of how I initially felt about
it, the evidence is factual ....it happened. Now we have to do something
about it, because it is nothing less than MASS MURDER.
- Additionally and historically, many recalled products,
including FDA regulated products, were once thought safe. DDT was once
thought to be safe, remember?
- History of the regulatory problems, fraud, deceit and
scientific corruption with various drug products would serve you well to
- Regulatory problems and corruption resulting in mass-illness
or deaths with various prescription drugs and drug-tissue residues in foods
(antibiotics) which was known by the FDA since the mid 80's, perpetuating
further our problems with antibiotic resistant germs.
- Remember Agent Orange? How long did it take the US government
to even acknowledge that there was a problem with spraying a dioxin compound
all over the Asian forests during Vietnam? Monsanto never said a word
during this period; no chemical manufacturer did. It was years before
the veterans, who gave their lives or whose lives were ruined, were even
given the acknowledgement that there was a problem. The Gulf War Veterans
were in the same boat for a while. Maybe someone will pay attention to
- Many policies, I found out, were not made to protect
the public health, but rather, to provide leverage at appropriation time
before Congress and to protect the industry and their political government.
This is especially true when they were paid for their 'services' by the
pharmaceutical or chemical industries. This is what I call 'social cancer'.
Many systems for protecting the public health are (were) less than effective...making
very little difference on public health issues. Much of it was for 'show'
and for funding. It was the folks in Rockville and Washington who made
the final decisions on how to play most of these issues out. Unfortunately
for us, it was not to favor the public health processes. The entire process
reeks of political and corporate influence. Many mainstream media newscats
and reports have exposed this problem.
- There are regulatory or enforcement agencies that have
questionably close ties with industry, aside from an unethical revolving
door. These ties are even illegal in some aspects and compromise an agency's
ability to regulate. It compromises not only the integrity of the agency,
but the information being disseminated, as well. Everything becomes suspect.
Then the spin-doctors are called into action.
- THE EVIDENCE IS THERE
- So tell me then, why do government agencies support and
make policies around industrial concerns, like pharmaceutical or chemical
manufacturing firms? The answer is easy: Money and/or power! Why aren't
government agencies remaining impartial? Somebody has a little influence,
that is why and, this influence is not in the public's best interest.
Follow the money trail.
- The truth has been difficult to come by. Investigators,
lay people, teachers, educators, regulators and whistleblowers have, piece
by piece, put this highly complex puzzle together and now see this issue
for what it is. The evidence is there. Unfortunately, I have found that
many physicians, including those who can make substantial incomes from
treating the effects of the neurotoxin aspartame (and other medically 'healable'
issues) would rather people did not find out about its effects on brain
chemistry. Giving doctors the benefit of the doubt, if they do not consider
aspartame poisoning as a cause for concern or instigator of symptoms, they
are simply not very good investigators. Then may be the doctor should
try carpentry or other non-patient related work.
- In truth, doctors have a business. This is a sub-set
of business treatment practices that is making money based on the introduction
of a poisonous product. I also found out that the large government health
association and many other so-called health groups, have received substantial
money, contributions, or stipends from industry regarding their products.
- BUSINESS GOES BEFORE PUBLIC HEALTH
- This includes certain public health associations - the
very people who are supposed to be helping the public, who for legal reasons
cannot be named here, they like many others, diabolically support aspartame
and the money it has made them. They are businesses... and business goes
before public health. Look at any health association and check out the
list of their contributors and tell me what you see.
- Regarding aspartame, I have written articles about this
substance, they explained the processes that allowed aspartame into the
marketplace, through various reports and information uncovered whilst I
was with the agency and afterwards, with the help of other investigators
and agency data. Much of this information is available for review, you
can draw your own conclusions.
- Open your mind. Know that the government-corporate issues
have shocked us before, to our collective dismay. I urge you to consider
all the factors; ... the political, physiological and regulatory processes
which created the mistaken and unfortunate acceptance of this toxin in
our food supply. This information is not 'what I think' nor how I feel...
- ...It is a fact, that ASPARTAME SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN
APPROVED based on the information submitted to the FDA, including the information
that was not submitted. It is a fact that politics and those with 'hidden
agendas' illegally affected the regulatory processes, misused and abused
their authority, to bring to market this toxic food additive.
- If you drink aspartame and have experienced health problems,
then cease your consumption of it (and its cousin MSG) for 60 days and
see if your symptoms disappear. You have nothing to lose. If you do not
follow this simple experiment for 60 days, you could lose your life. Additionally,
educate yourselves. It is your body, your health and your life.
- BE WISE:
- For further information see the following websites:
- http://www.dorway.com Experts on Aspartame, government
records, UPI and CDC investigations, books by physicians, protest of National
Soft Drink Assn, Class Action, support groups,Etc.
- http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame Aspartame Toxicity
- http://www.truthinlabeling.org MSG
- http://www.sunsentpress.com Books by H. J. Roberts,
M.D. including Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, medical text on
- http://www.ana-jana.org Russell Blaylock, M.D.,neurosurgeon,
book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills on aspartame and MSG and his new
book on how to get well, Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life.
- Note from Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible Intl
(www.dorway.com - 770 242-2599), global unpaid volunteer force warning
the world off aspartame: Updates: The European Parliament has voted to
re-examine aspartame. They will also examine Stevia which got outlawed
for no reason except to keep consumers using the toxin aspartame. There
are at least 500 studies on Stevia showing safety and you can contact
the Stevita Company in Dallas, Texas, Oscar Rodes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The actual consumption by humans without a single report of undesired
side effects over a long period of time (30 years in Japan, 15 years in
Brazil in the extract form, and centuries in Paraguay and Brazil on the
leaves form) demonstrates that the product is safe for its intended use
- that is as a sweetener. It is the salvation of diabetics as it helps
in the metabolism of sugar whereas aspartame can precipitate diabetes,
keeps blood sugar out of control, destroys the optic nerve, can cause diabetics
to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. It is particularly
pushed on diabetics. It has caused an epidemic of diabetes and obesity,
as it is a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight.
See protest of National Soft Drink Association on www.dorway.com and
Aspartame Makes You Fatter by Sandra Cabot, M.D. Also read Aspartame and
Diabetes and Hypoglycemia by diabetic specialist H. J. Roberts, M.D.
- No drug is safe on the market as long as aspartame exists
as it interacts with just about every drug used to treat the problems it
causes completely outlined in a chapter on drug interaction in Aspartame
Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by Roberts. One out of four are having drug
interactions! Two-thirds of the population in America and 40% of our children
are using this deadly chemical poison that interacts with drugs and as
a chemical hypersensitization agent interacts with vaccines, other toxins
and unsafe additives.
- I have filed a Citizens Petition with the FDA based on
the fact their records show aspartame to be deadly and yet they lie to
the public. They have been told not to send their FDA propaganda rag,
the FDA Consumer or a packet of Federal Registers. The law requires they
answer in six months. It has been 10 months and they have not answered.
To read the entire Board of Inquiry report of the FDA saying not to approve
aspartame and the famed Dr. John Olney's paper to the Board of Inquiry
telling them what would happen to the brains of our children go to www.greatfallspro.com
Mission Possible Maine. They supply special equipment to read the original
- Please contact Betty Martini, Bettym19@mindspring.com
(770 242-2599) if you have suffered brain tumors, seizures or blindness
or eye deterioration from aspartame for class action.
- I leave you with the profound words of James Bowen, M.D.,
who has Lou Gehrigs from aspartame in his paper Aspartame Murders Infants,
Violates Federal Domestic GEnocide Law: "Aspartame is sold as NutraSweet,
Equal, Spoonful, Canderel, Benevia, E951, etc., and is in thousands of
foods and diet drinks. At every point in the fertility process aspartame
destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pop's eyes. It ruins female
sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond this, aspartame
disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing defects. And if
a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged the DNA of the
baby, cursing future generations."
- Is NutraSweet a Neurotoxin? You bet your aspartame!
It's only appropriate use is as a rat killer and to kill fire ants.