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Martini - Aspartame Letter To Additives Director Regarding
The Petition To Ban This Deadly Substance

By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum
Exclusive To Rense

To: "Thomas, Joseph" <
From: "Dr. Betty Martini,D.Hum." <
Subject: About the petition to ban aspartame  (FDA #2)

Dear Dr. Thomas:

I asked you if you wanted me to resubmit the petition with a different title, simply petition to ban, since you seem to have forgotten the imminent health hazard petition requiring immediate action.  How long have you been at the FDA that you didn't know about the regulation that I had to quote you.  There is no way to get around the fact that aspartame has been an imminent health hazard  from the beginning.

The petition to ban in 2002 took FDA a decade to answer and then FDA (Dr. Steven Musser)  wrote a letter to me and one to Dr. Stoller and never mailed either.  We had to get it from the National Law Review.  I know why it wasn't sent, because it was full of lies.  It said "under section 409 (c) (A) of the Act (21 U.S.C. 348 (c) (3) (AA)), the so-called "general safety clause'' of the statute, a food additive cannot be approved for a particular use unless a fair evaluation of the data available to FDA establishes that the additive is safe for that use."  FDA said safety requires proof of a reasonable certainly that no harm will result from a proposed use of an additive.

You know good and well aspartame was never proven safe.  Not only did FDA try to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud but set up a Board of Inquiry and  the report said aspartame could not be proven safe and caused brain tumors.  Even with G. D. Searle filing suit and President Reagan writing an executive order forbidding the FDA to sign the revoked petition into law as a favor to Don Rumsfeld, it never changed the fact  aspartame could not be proven safe.  Even appointing Rumsfeld's friend Arthur Hull Hayes to get it approved didn't change that fact.  
When Hayes got there he set up a review board over a decision that had already been made and still the review board came to the same decision not to approve aspartame.  The only way Rumsfeld got this poison on the market was to add another person on the review board to create a tie, then Dr. Hayes broke the tie by declaring this poison safe.  Keep in mind the Board of Inquiry said not to approve aspartame  and a review board came to the same decision.  NOBODY was willing to approve aspartame, which is why Hayes had to create a situation where he could overrule the Board.  Dr. Jeri Goyan was FDA Commissioner who was fired in the middle of the night.  His wife said there was no way Dr. Goyan would ever have allowed aspartame on the market.  I spoke with her and have her letter. That's why he was fired.

Dr. Thomas you cannot change these facts and when FDA lies and says its safe, and agencies around the world rubberstamp aspartame approval, FDA is responsible for the millions of lives lost.  Not only that but sealing the teratology studies that showed aspartame to be a teratogen causing horrible birth defects like neural tube defects caused a world epidemic of autism.

The audacity of FDA discussing the Delaney Clause as if no cancer was found.  Remember what the Delaney Clause says - "no additive shall be deemed to be safe if it is found to induce cancer when ingested by man or animal, or if it is found, after tests which are appropriate for the evaluation of the safety of good additives to induce cancer in man or animal..."  Who was one of the chief investigators of aspartame at the time and who asked for the indictment of G. D. Searle?  That was FDA's Dr. Adrian Gross!  And what did Dr. Gross say to the Senate?  He said that beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame caused brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment so that FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake. So Dr. Gross was telling the Senate that aspartame was on the market illegally and his last words were "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?"  I have quoted you the congressional records many times and when Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist, testified she too said aspartame was on the market without it being proven safe.

Dr. Thomas these are the FDA experts who were at FDA at the time investigating it and you fail to add their testimony.  Further this letter says "The results of its search showed that there was no new information that would raise concerns regarding the safety of aspartame."  Tell Dr. Musser he ought to be fired for saying such thing.  He seems to have forgotten almost 100 per cent of independent scientific peer reviewed studies that show aspartame is not safe and cause the diseases that fill the 1000 page medical text ("Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by H. J. Roberts, M.D.) that I sent FDA.  What about the FDA's own report of 92 symptoms including death? aspartame_symptoms.pdf FDA doesn't find the Trocho Study one of the most damning studies done revealing not only does aspartame damage DNA but embalms living tissue? With this evidence and the breakdown of methanol to formaldehyde FDA denies aspartame is adulterated.  Further years ago Winston Lab proved that even Diet Coke in the fridge had already broken down to diketopiperazine, the brain tumor agent.

FDA knew I would answer every lie told so they didn't mail me their propaganda so I wouldn't appeal the decision with the real facts during the period allowed.

So let me know if this petition is accepted as is or you want a different title.  Again here is the FDA regulation about an "imminent health hazard" that you said didn't exist.

"A House of Representatives report on the Food Additives Amendment stated, "Safety requires proof of a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from the proposed use of the additive"  (H. R. Report No. 2284, 85th Congress, 2nd Session, 1958)."

"A Legal Overview

"The pertinent 2.5 FDA regulation (21 CFR 2.5) concerning imminent public health hazards reads

"(a) Within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act an imminent hazard to the public health is considered to exist when the evidence is sufficient to show that a product or practice, posing a significant threat of danger to health, creates a public health situation (1) that should be corrected immediately to prevent injury and (2) that should not be permitted to continue while a hearing or other formal proceeding is being held.  The imminent hazard may be declared at any point in the chain of events which may ultimately result in harm to the public health.  The occurrence of the final anticipated injury is not essential to establish that an 'imminent hazard' of such occurrence exists.

"(b) In exercising his judgment on whether an "imminent hazard " exists, the Commissioner will consider the number of injuries anticipated and the nature, severity and duration of the anticipated injury."

FDA has 180 days to tell the truth.  It has been proven over and over again aspartame is a killing machine as Dr. Woodrow Monte discusses in "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills".  All my letters to FDA are made public the world over.


Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health Intl
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770 242-2599

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