I've been saying this about aspartame triggering obesity and diabetes
for 27 years since I've been warning on aspartame. Obesity and Diabetes
are completely discussed in the 1000 page medical text, "Aspartame
Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by the late diabetic specialist and world
expert on aspartame, H. J. Roberts, M.D., www.amazon.com
Independent Scientific peer reviewed research for years has connected aspartame
with obesity and diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Recently, a new book by Linda and Bill Bonvie (2017) called
"BADDITIVES!" was published. It even has a forward by Attorney
James Turner who with Dr. John Olney tried to prevent the approval of aspartame.
On page 31 and 32 the petitions for ban of aspartame by Dr. Ken Stoller
and myself are discussed. Steven Musser, Deputy Director for Scientific
Operations of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition said the
FDA continues "to monitor the scientific literature for information
that might indicate potential public health concerns" about aspartame,
and would take "appropriate action" if it finds the sweetener's
uses "do not meet the safety standards for food additives."
FDA has been saying that for 3 decades!
Bonvie says "That monitoring effort, however, appears to have missed
an awful lot of scientific literature that not only already exists, but
has been right before its eyes," Here is just a few things
the FDA has forgotten:
1. Almost 100% of independent scientific peer reviewed studies show
the problems triggered or precipitated by aspartame. Oops, FDA seems
to have missed 900 studies that we know of, and the studies continue constantly.
Some very damning studies are done out of the country and never published
according to translators and researchers. Even in the
1990's when 60 Minutes did an expose of aspartame Dr. Ralph Walton
did research on the issue showing 92% of independent peer reviewed research
showed the problems but if you eliminate one pro-industry summary and 6
studies the FDA had something to do with, it would be 100 per cent. Since
that time independent studies have shown everything from myocardial infarctions
and strokes to all types of cancers, The "old FDA" originally
condemned aspartame, but today some of their scientists have admitted they
are broken. FDA receives over half its funding from Big Pharma.
Guess who runs the Fatal Drugs Allowed folks?
2. The FDA seems to be suffering from memory loss that the task force
they set up headed by Dr. Adrian Gross, their lead scientist revealed
lies and deceit such as:
masses (removing tumors) from live animals in some cases without
histologic examination of the masses, in others without reporting
them to the FDA." (Schmidt 1976c, page 4 of US Senate l976b).
Searle's representatives, when caught and questioned about these
actions, stated that "these masses were in the head and neck
areas and prevented the animals from feeding." (Buzzard l976a)
[In other words, the cancers were so big they choked the animals.]
D. Searle told the FDA 12 lots of DKP were manufactured and tested in
one study, yet only seven batches were actually made. (Gross l985,
page S10835) Diketopiperazine is a brain tumor agent which breaks
down from the aspartame molecule.
the aspartame (DKP) 115 week rat study the written observations of
the pathology report was changed by the supervising pathologist, Dr.
Rudolph Stejskal even though he was not physically present during the
autopsies and could not have verified the observations of the
pathologist who did perform the autopsies. The pathologist who did
perform some of the autopsies had no formal training for such
procedures. (Gross l985, page S10837 of Congressional Record 1985b)
to protocol, slides were not prepared of the (unusual lesions from
the aspartame (DKP) study tissue for microscopic examination..."
(Gross l985, page S10837 of Congressional Record l985b)
Toxicologist and Task Force member, Dr Adrian Gross stated (Wilson
l985): "They (G.D. Searle) lied and they didn't submit the real
nature of their observations because had they done that it is more
likely that a great number of these studies would have been rejected
simply for adequacy. What Searle did, they took great pains to
camouflage these shortcomings of the study. As I say filter and just
present to the FDA what they wished the FDA to know and they did
other terrible things for instance animals would develop tumors while
they were under study. Well they would remove these tumors from the
FDA Toxicologist explained why their experiments were invalidated:
"It is highly unlikely the FDA Investigative teams found all of
the problems with G. D. Searle's studies. G. D. Searle seemed so
intent on covering up their misconduct, that it is quite likely that
they were able to hide many of the problems from the FDA.
task force report is very extensive on the deceits so G. D. Searle filed
to have it taken off the record, but we have it.
3. On Jan 10, l977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard
Merrill recommended to U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate
Searle 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.'"
The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of
NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters.
Since everything was all a matter of public record the manufacturer was
in deep, er, difficulty, and had to creatively avoid an indictment. Both
U.S. Prosecutors, Sam Skinner and William Conlon were hired by the defense
lawyers, Sidley and Austin, and the statute of limitations expired. When
the district attorney gets a job with the godfather, expect acquittal.
Now how could the FDA forget aspartame was never proven safe in the first
4. FDA didn't give up back then. The FDA Board of Inquiry
voted to revoke the petition for approval and in their report said it
was because aspartame could not be proven safe and caused brain tumors.
Read it on my web site, www.mpwhi.com
5. Surely the FDA hasn't forgotten that aspartame was approved through
the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld hired by G. D. Searle to
get it on the market., FDA Commissioner Jeri Goyan would have signed
the revoked petition into law but his wife told me someone from President
Reagan's transition team called and fired him at 3:00 AM the day after
he took office. G. D. Searle had filed suit and Rumsfeld being on
the transition team said he would call in his markers and get it approved.
President Reagan by executive order prevented Goyan from signing the revoked
petition. One of Rumsfeld's buddies from the Defense Department
was appointed FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hull Hayes and over-ruled the Board
of Inquiry allowing this deadly chemical poison to be marketed for human
consumption. Then he went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer
for $1000.00 a day on a ten year contract, Rumsfeld got twelve million
when it was sold to Monsanto in 1985.
6. Has the FDA forgotten the 33 page protest of the National Soft
Drink Association, now American Beverage, even quoting the adulteration
Why then did they lobby for NutraSweet? More on aspartame and adulteration,
About Ed Johnson's comments here, he was a US Prosecutor until he
started using aspartame and got an aspartame brain tumor which he discusses
in the documentary, "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World".
Do get you a copy of this movie from www.sweetremedyradio.
com The FDA has serious memory problems. It seems they have
forgotten that it is illegal to ship an adulterated product for sale under
Interstate Commerce law,
7. It seems the FDA has also forgotten their deal with G. D. Searle
to seal the teratology studies from the public that showed such
things as neural tube defects, spina bifida and cleft palate. They
also left off the pregnancy warning allowing autism and other horrible
birth defects to spread throughout the world. In August 1977 the
FDA audit, headed by Jerome Bressler was released. Records for approximately
30 animals showed substantial differences between original observations
on pathology sheets submitted to FDA. There were numerous inconsistencies
and errors noted. For example, a rat was reported alive, then dead, then
alive, then dead again; a mass, a uterine polyp and ovarian neoplasms
were found in animals but not reported or diagnosed in Searle's reports.
The FDA investigators found dose-related uterine polyps in 15% of 34 animals.
Read the entire report at www.mpwhi.com
damning as the report is, when I spoke with Jerome Bressler he admitted
the worst 20% of his report was removed in retyping by FDA and asked me
to try to get two mice studies and his cover letter. Doctors H. J. Roberts
and Russell Blaylock both spoke with Jerome Bressler as well after which
Dr. Roberts asked his congressman to retrieve the missing condemnatory
data that the public has a right to know. The FDA refused. Said it was
confidential. Took me 8 years to find these studies
with the FDA admitting aspartame caused birth defects. Dr. Woodrow
Monte wrote: "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills":
Read the last chapter on aspartame and autism free. He exposed aspartame
to such an extent his house was blown up with him in it.
8. Wouldn't you know it, the FDA completely has forgotten
their own report of 92 symptoms from 4 types of seizures to
coma and death: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf
9. FDA memory lapse again. Why have they conveniently
forgotten there is no safe dose on aspartame as their lead scientist,
Dr. Adrian Gross told the Senate on 8/1/85? Gross testified because
aspartame produced brain tumors and brain cancer, FDA should not
have been able to set an allowable daily intake of the substance at any
level: "In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential
of aspartame is a matter that has 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?
10: Can you even imagine the FDA has completely neglected to remember
the Delaney Amendment? The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to
allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding
testimony to the Senate Gross asked, "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?"
11: The FDA has put right out of their mind the testimony to the
Senate by Dr. Jacqueline Verrett in 1987: Dr. Jacqueline Verrett,
a former FDA toxicologist and member of the FDA task force told Congress
the original studies were "built on a foundation of sand." In
a 1987 Senate hearing she testified that flawed tests conducted by Searle
- used as the basis of FDA approval - were a "disaster" and
should have been "thrown out." She said that even then, years
after approval, the safety of aspartame and its breakdown products had
not been determined. She emphasized aspartame is in the marketplace without
basic toxicity information. Also that there are no data to assess the
interactions with DKP, excess phenylalanine, other aspartame metabolites,
additives, drugs or other chemicals. Today we know aspartame interacts
with drugs and vaccines and is a chemical hypersensitization agent.
Dr. Verrett was the toxicologist who was at the FDA when all the skullduggery
was going on. Note aspartame was approved in 1981 and she
is testifying in 1987 that its on the market even then without basic
toxicity information. In other words aspartame was still not proven
safe. Nor can it ever be proven safe.
12. The FDA has even forgotten the damning Trocho Study by
Dr. M. Alemany which showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl
alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA, I guess they
also forgot when you damage DNA you can destroy humanity, http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_preembalming.htm
I wish they had remembered you're suppose to embalm after death, not before
death. I visited Dr. Alemany in Barcelona and the first thing he
said to me was "Betty, aspartame will kill 200 million people!"
I replied, "I believe it already has." In the Ramazzini
study proving aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen the rats
turned yellow from the formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a Class A carcinogen.
13. The FDA is oblivious that aspartame was proven to trigger
seizures even by G. D. Searle's own study. A 52 week oral toxicity
study on 7 infant monkeys showed 5 had grand mal seizures and one died.
This study was pivotal in the approval of aspartame, Obviously the
FDA had even forgotten what a pivotal study means. It is usually data
the FDA uses to decide whether or not to approve a drug. A pivotal study
will be the best to show safety. Then FDA tells the public aspartame
doesn't trigger seizures, even with four types on their own report.
It also interacts with all anti-seizure medication. The interaction
of aspartame with drugs is in Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text mentioned
14. Aspartame was first approved for only dry products because FDA
admitted it breaks down and the protest of the National Soft Drink
Assn said at moderate temperature or 86 degrees. You can read their entire
protest above. So when they approved Equal they just failed
to remember when you put Equal in hot coffee or tea you heat it.
A child knows that. So with FDA we have an agency with Alzheimers
which aspartame itself precipitates, By 1993 the FDA's Alzheimers had
advanced to such a degree they approved it for baking! By 1996
they approved it for everything even though the manufacturer admitted
themselves that was not the case. Secret Trade Info,
part of the congressional record: http://www.mpwhi.com/trad_secret_information_on_aspartame.htm
15. The FDA forgot they were there to protect the public not industry.
A famous quote by former FDA Commissioner Herbert Ley:
"The thing that bugs me the most is that people think the FDA is
protecting them - it isn't. What the FDA is doing and what the public
thinks it is doing are as different as day and night." As Dr.
Gross told Congress if they violate the law who is left to
protect the public? Jerome Bressler told me the same thing.
I could easily add 50 more acts of FDA "forgetfulness" but the
subject is so humongous it needs to be a book rather than a short commentary
on the subject. Since Mission Possible World Health
Intl exists only to protect the public by educating them about the chemical
poison aspartame and get it off the market, I think the aspartame experts
should diagnose FDA's memory loss, and the sentence for their crimes should
be termination. They should be prosecuted under Title 18 of the
domestic genocide law. Here is the evidence: http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm
read about Harvard's study below. At the end I will comment again
about what is happening here and in the UK on the aspartame issue,
Should you avoid aspartame?
TAKE CARE STAFF
The harmful effects sugar can have on the body has been given a lot of
attention. Known for sabotaging diets and packing on extra calories, many
people try to avoid sugar by seeking out artificial sweeteners as an alternative.
But according to a
by the Harvard Medical School, one common sugar substitute, aspartame,
could be sabotaging your diet, too. And ironically enough, it is often
used most in diet products (diet soda, for example).
To understand more about this study, this week on Take Care Dr.
professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, discusses the effects
of aspartame on the body.
Aspartame is a chemical sweetener that can be found in everything from
soda, to processed desserts, and even condiments like ketchup. And ironically
enough, it is often used most in diet products (diet soda, for example).
Although there are a handful of artificial sweeteners currently sold on
the market, this particular study focused on aspartame alone. Aspartame
breaks down into phenylalanine, a chemical known to block important enzymes
in the intestines. This knowledge, Hodin said, is what prompted the experiment.
The researchers at Harvard Medical School sought to understand the effects
of aspartame on the body, so they conducted a series of experiments, including
on lab mice.
And the findings were revealing. According to this study, aspartame did
indeed block intestinal alkaline phosphatase, or IAP, in the lab mice.
IAP plays a pivotal role in overall intestinal and digestive health, and
when inhibited, had noticeable negative effects on the mice, namely, a
predisposition to obesity and diabetes.
According to Hodin, there hasnt been enough research to determine the
amount of aspartame that will cause a serious problem. And considering
a majority of the experiments are conducted on mice, the results wont
necessarily mirror aspartames effect on humans.
But what researchers do know is, when IAP levels are low, animals tend
to gain weight, develop diabetes, and experience other bodily changes
consistent with metabolic syndrome, such as a fatty liver, which can eventually
lead to heart disease, the leading cause of death in America.
These findings might be upsetting for many, given all the loyal diet
drinkers out there. So often, we think were doing all the right things
to lose weight, and it turns out our trusted diet
are doing more harm than good. How could a zero calorie soda be bad, right?
Because weight maintenance is about more than calories in and calories
out, said Hodin. There are other important factors involved in gaining
and losing weight. And although more research is necessary to determine
exactly how aspartame affects humans, Hodin was confident that it would
cause the same IAP blockage that was seen in the lab mice.
Martini continued: So what's happening with the aspartame industry
these days? You could spend weeks just reading the articles and
studies on the deadly effects of this chemical poison. Pepsi
finally took it out admitting the health concerns but when their profits
kept dropping they decided profit was more important than health and put
it back in. The aspartame industry isn't very happy these days.
This morning Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago said my emails to him
were blocked, or he would have called into a radio show I did. Just
before the show I tried to log onto www.rense.com
who publishes a lot of our aspartame articles and the web site had
been hacked. Jeff Rense said its back up now. This past week a lot
of our articles having to do with the California Identification Committee
and Prop 65 became blank although they have now been restored. Here
is what its all about: http://www.rense.com/general96/eardrinkburied.htm
The story made the cover of "Freedom Health News". Stephen
Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico, called to say "I checked Rense.com
and ten articles are blank."
The largest web site on aspartame, www.dorway.com
has been hacked and has not been restored. The owner, Tanya Crosby,
daughter of David Rietz who died from aspartame, promised him on his deathbed
she would always keep DORway to warn the world. She said she had
been repeatedly hacked, gotten hate mail and threatened. I know how
that is. If aspartame is safe like the FDA tells the public then what's
wrong with the public seeing the government records, studies and experts
reports? We do, however, have the reports and someone just called
me and said and if you go to www.dorway.com
it says: "Coming Soon!" That's good news.
Dr. Lou Cafiero called me recently and there was an announcement on the
phone, something like, "this tape is at the end and needs to be removed".
He said, "what is that!!!" I replied, "my phone is
bugged and has been for years". Dr. H. J. Roberts sometimes
would send me things in the mail because he said his phone was bugged.
We make everything public, the phone doesn't have to be bugged.
Some people who have damning information or in the media have actually
had to send me email under different names for me to get it. I now
have another email, DrBettyMartini@gmail.com as well. I have always
made myself assessable on the Internet so no one would go without help,
Notice on the Aspartame Resource Guide http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_resource_guide.htm
my email to Cynthia Oshita on aspartame and cancer when I worked with
Prop 65 some years ago, She told me she never received this email.
Evidently someone else sent her this resource guide and she saw it
I had been talking with her by phone and sent her the studies she needed,
two 2 day priority packets , she said she never received. This time
I tried to contact her by email and it didn't get through although others
like Stephen Fox using the same email did get in touch. I couldn't
even get through to her by phone. A lot of us spend a lot of time
restoring things that are hacked.
We're still trying to get Diane Fleming who has been in prison for 15
years free. Her husband was an aspartame addict and died from methanol
poisoning. Obviously it was some kind of chemical reaction from
aspartame and creatine. This Sunday School teacher passed 3 lie
detector tests and even the main detective on the case told me she was
innocent, It breaks your heart. There are other cases as well
having to do with methanol poisoning from aspartame. They died.
I've visited many countries and everywhere they know aspartame is bad.
. The FDA approval has been rubberstamped in over 100 countries.
Now Advantame has been approved here, another aspartame product.
But, its very obvious with all going on the aspartame industry is having
a bad case of indigestion.
About the UK: The industry for years tried to prevent
the word getting out there and even sent attorneys to the newspapers telling
them they would sue if they wrote about aspartame or me for that matter.
I lectured there twice and the last time was locked up in immigration
for three and a half hours with all the aspartame literature confiscated.
Now that's power. In the end it hurt them quite a bit when the news
went public and I did get all the material back. It made a great
introduction at lectures. A legal department even sent
The activists in the UK are remarkable at getting out the news.
It's a network of humanitarian wonderful people who want to save lives
and never stop spreading the word. We all work together as a team
for the common good. Recently activism has been quite vocal,
The CEO of the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, has resigned and
the CEO of Food Standards has resigned. Neither have given a reason.
Aspartame is silently being removed there. Teamwork truly is the
fuel that allows common people to accomplish uncommon results. I
cheer our good friends in the UK.
of the heroes of the UK is Roger Williams in Parliament and here is his
Parliamentary Information Management Services [PIMS ] Early Day Motion
TOXIC PROPERTIES OF ASPARTAME 30.01.2006 January 30, 2006
That this House expresses deep concern over the numerous independent toxicological
studies and thousands of subjective reports attesting to the toxic effects
of the artificial sweetener aspartame on human health; notes that aspartame,
once patented as a biochemical warfare agent, is the synthetically produced
methyl ester of a dipeptide which is readily broken down in the gut to
release methanol; further notes that in naturally occurring foodstuff
methanol is either not released into the body or present together with
natural defence mechanisms that mitigate its toxic effects; recognises
that methanol is a well known poison and is further converted into formaldehyde,
a class A carcinogen according to the World Health Organisation's International
Agency for Research on Cancer; accepts that severe health concerns occur
from the gradual accumulation of formaldehyde in the body which cannot
be excreted and that further research has shown that long term low level
exposure to formaldehyde induces leukaemia and nasopharyngeal cancer in
humans; acknowledges that of the 166 studies conducted on aspartame's
safety deemed relevant to humans, 92 per cent. of independently sponsored
studies identified one or more problems with aspartame's safety whereas
industry-sponsored studies found unanimously in favour of aspartame's
safety; and urges the Government to abide by the precautionary principle
and make use of Statutes 13 and 16 of the 1990 Food Safety Act to remove
aspartame from the permitted list of additives on the UK market."
Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico in reading this material above said:
would only ask what happened to that effort? What was the result and what
was the aftermath? Williams comes on like a ton of bricks and says everything
absolutely correctly, the most powerful statement in any parliamentary
body in the world about aspartame ever to be uttered thus far, resulting
in getting the House Leader to gavel him down for having gone over
his time limit in Parliament, and then we don't hear anything for 12 years?
What resulted from that stellar effort?
"One other thing that baffles me about this Harvard study is the
totality of all of these stupid discussions about whether aspartame causes
weight gain or not, back and forth, like some bad tennis game between
players with zero skills. Why do these researchers appear to intentionally
overlook the harm that it does after being metabolized as formaldehyde?
How could aspartame NOT cause a massive spike in neurodegenerative diseases?
No one seems to argue about that or even appear to care!
"A speech by a Harvard Pediatrician back in the 70's about the harm
cyclamates did to children got that taken off the market very rapidly.
What gives aspartame such long life in the regulatory sense? Was it the
$12 million that Searle paid Donald Rumsfeld for ramming it through the
FDA process? That was arguably the dirtiest deal in the 80 year history
of the FDA, an agency with one of the most checkered histories in America,"
it comes to saving lives good people are very inventive. I
remember when a nurse, Mission Possible Fresno, put toxic waste stickers
on the diet pop markers on the machines in the hospital. She was
seen on national TV news in the background with her grim reaper outfit
and a sign that said, "Shame on the FDA"! One lady received
some of our flyers with some nutritional products and it turned out she
worked for NutraSweet. The lady who sent them asked her what she
did with them and she said one night she pinned them up everywhere
at work. At lunch she noticed the bowl of Equal all had something
written on them: "Baby Killers"! One group got a
big brass band and went to the exact spot of the Boston Tea Party and
threw in imitation NutraSweet to make a point. We are a global
volunteer force and we have to get to over 6 billion people and we constantly
ask the public to get involved,
division of our operation is Mission Possible Aviation which we
started when pilot Cliff Evans crashed his plane on aspartame. See
Dr. Russell Blaylock's excellent pilot alert on www,mpwhi,com and
congressional records on the issue, Our representative for aviation
safety, Captain Fred Fox gave us some of the cases of pilots on
American who lost their life from aspartame including one dying in
flight drinking a Diet Coke. His wife was refused the autopsy. Dr.
Blaylock is the author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills",
on aspartame and MSG and others, www.russellblaylockmd.com
In closing, Mission Possible World Health Intl has a theme
song many have heard sung by Frank Sinatra. It's called "High
Hopes" and these are the lyrics:
was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
could make that ram scram
He kept buttin' that dam
he had high hopes, he had high hopes He had high apple pie, in the
So any time your feelin' bad
'stead of feelin
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowat
Keep an eye on the dam, It's about to
explode! Just keep on spreading the news and make it a habit to
at least save a life a day.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum,
Mission Possible World Health Intl
9270 River Club
Duluth, Georgia 30097