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Cases Against Coke, Pepsi & Dr Pepper, Snapple for
Deceitful Advertising - In the Court of Public Opinion

By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.

Cases Against Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper/Snapple for Deceitful Advertising:  Tried in the Court of Public Opinion

It started with six class actions, all against Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper , all stemming from the corporations deceptive advertising that called a soda "diet," when they knew in advance that it would cause weight gain.

The Honorable Justice Sandra Day O'Connor once spoke of the First Amendment petition as the one that formalized and recognized the  rights of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  But when neither constitutional issues nor collective action is present, the Court has addressed claims of the right to seek redress in court as a due-process or equal-protection challenge.

What if the court refuses to hear the case and dismisses it even though the plaintiffs have all of the evidence and even the confession of the defendants?  Is industry's influence so powerful that judges get away with dismissing cases because they have been told to or, arguably, are sadly ignorant of the objective and truthful research, or perhaps even simply don't want to hear it. 

As an example, Dr. Woodrow Monte (author of "While Science Sleeps:  A Sweetener Kills") took the issue of aspartame causing blindness and seizures the way to the Supreme Court.  Despite many years of research and the impressive credentials of Dr. Monte, the Court refused to hear the case. Thus, decades later, consumers are still having seizures triggered by aspartame and going blind from the "free" methyl alcohol.

Here is the information on the six class actions against Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper: class-action-lawsuits-filed- against-aspartame/    Some of these cases have been dismissed no doubt because of the power and influence of these corporations, out to protect themselves and their bottom line, financially. 

Why would I suggest it was due to corporate power?  Because when a judge dismisses a case with an absurd statement, what, indeed, is there left to conclude?  It has to be one of two reasons.  Either the judge is so uninformed that he is not qualified to be a judge in the first place, or someone has influenced his reasoning not to hear a case.  What else could it be? What merits of the corporate points of view could be at work here?

Here is one case dismissed by U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick, an Obama appointee: articles/HERE-COMES-THE-JUDGE- -Asp-by-Dr-Betty-Martini-92- Symptoms-Of-Aspartame- Poisoning-According-To-Fd_ Aspartame-Carcinogen_ Aspartame-Class-Action-Suits_ Aspartame-Poisoning-180829- 656.html

Judge Orrick said:  "I still conclude it is not plausible that reasonable consumers would believe consuming Diet Dr Pepper leads to weight loss or healthy weight management absent a change in lifestyle."

He added that the allegation that Diet Dr Pepper is misleading or false is not plausible and there is no science backing a link between aspartame and weight gain
If he had not dismissed the case, he might have learned something, or did he dismiss the case because he did know that even before the pop companies began to use aspartame they knew it would cause the consumer to gain weight?  The National Soft Drink Assn, now American Beverage, wrote a 33 page letter to the FDA protesting the use of aspartame in their pop.

Knowing that aspartame could make the consumer gain weight they used the affidavit of Dr. Richard Wurtman of MIT which stated:

"Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate-induced synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Wurtman affidavit). Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and this is part of the body's feedback system that helps limit consumption of carbohydrate to appropriate levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates."   This letter of protest was  added to the congressional record to show the pop companies knew in advance  aspartame was not only not safe but would cause consumers to gain weight even though their product would be labeled diet.  So here you already have the confession of the plaintiffs because the pop companies are at the head of American Beverage. 

This misrepresentation hoodwinks the public without question.   This subterfuge has caused death because consumers believe consuming a diet product will help them lose weight instead of gaining weight. 

You can read more of what the National Soft Drink Association admitted here: petition_to_ban_aspartame.pdf

Please read their entire protest here, direct from the industries involved who were arguing against approving aspartame back in the early 80s: pepsi.htm

Judge Orricks statement that "the allegation that Diet Dr Pepper is misleading or false is not plausible and there is no science backing a link between aspartame and weight gain" is absurd.  This is like reading a version of the Twilight Zone or a fairy tale from Disney.  Study after study has proven the link between aspartame and weight gain for years.

I've been taking case histories of the victims and researching the studies for almost 30  years.  There are several reasons aspartame causes weight gain.  We know it makes you crave carbohydrates with  the confession of the pop companies.  Aspartame is also an endocrine dysfunction agent and they can cause weight gain, the Trocho study showed most toxicity in the liver so it would be hard to lose weight and  substantial toxicity in the adipose tissue or fat cells. formaldehyde_from_aspartame. pdf    Aspartame has also been shown to be able to promote obesity by blocking gut enzyme activity.  There are so many articles and studies like this one: pmc/articles/PMC2892765/   from Yale J Biol Med .   Note what it says: "Intuitively, people choose non-caloric artificial sweeteners over sugar to lose or maintain weight."  It is titled: " Gain weight by going diet?

Notice that what the public believes and does is exactly the opposite of what the judge said:
  "I still conclude it is not plausible that reasonable consumers would believe consuming Diet Dr Pepper leads to weight loss or healthy weight management absent a change in lifestyle."

What caused Judge Orrick to say something directly in opposition in what the public believes and does?  I could fill a book with cases of those who believed "diet" drinks cause you to lose weight.

As an example, the case of Mrs. Kovac from New York. She wanted to lose weight so drank diet drinks. She didn't understand why she gained weight instead so decided to use nothing but aspartame products.  She died of methanol poisoning from the free methyl alcohol in aspartame. 

Biochemist and physician James Bowen explains how this happens: 

Only after longer aspartame usage does liver damage cause blood methanol levels to measurably rise because the liver mitochondria are so damaged that the liver no longer quickly processes either methyl or ethyl (drink) alcohol. Then the acute methanol poisoning is directly measurable from lab results, as the blood methanol level elevates.  This entire sequence or toxic axis begins with your very first dose of aspartame. Both acute and chronic poisonings from this methanol toxic axis, and other additive and synergistic aspartame poisonings, steadily accumulate in the aspartame consumer.

Mark Twain once said:  "It's easier to fool people than convince  them they have been fooled."  Mrs. Kovac was fooled into thinking a product that said "diet" would cause her to lose weight.  She paid with her life and her husband was arrested even though they could find no methanol. 

As to the judge's statement that there is no science backing a link between aspartame and weight gain where would he get such a notion?  How could anyone make such a statement without checking first to see if there was a link?  There are studies after studies giving scientific proof of weight gain. 

Here Dr. Joseph  Mercola discusses several of these studies: sites/articles/archive/2016/ 12/06/aspartame-causes- obesity.aspx    It is titled: "This is how Aspartame causes Obesity".

Psychiatrist Ralph Walton who has done two studies on aspartame said:  "Deep brain stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus has been proposed as a treatment for severe obesity, and in mice lesioning this area produces obese mice.  This is a serotonergic area, and as you know aspartame inhibits serotonin synthesis, thus potentially replicating what occurs with the obesity causing lesions in mice."

This brings me to a recent study discussing how aspartame depletes neurotransmitters in the brain with serotonin being depleted as much as 74%!! 2018-12-17-bombshell-study- shows-aspartame-depletes- neurotransmitters-in-the- brain-5g-pesticides.html

Notice what it says:  As this study shows, aspartame may be contributing to the downfall of human civilization by altering the brains of human beings, turning them into cognitively impaired, chemically-altered organisms incapable of rational behavior. "

So if Judge Orrick had only taken time to check a link on aspartame just from these studies mentioned, and the links, aspartame is responsible for people being dumbed down and fat. 

These facts are being brought out with the hope that the judge in the 9th district, the next case, and any other cases that may come forward will research what he believes for the real truth of the matter and not accept industry propaganda, speaking off the top of his head.  The people have the right to be heard, and not have cases dismissed before the evidence can be shown.   Today, we have the Internet, an information highway, where people can find independent scientific peer reviewed research and original FDA records. 

There is even a documentary explaining how the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld got a deadly excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug, adjuvant and teratogen on the market after the FDA had revoked the petition for approval:

Aspartame Is Tied To Weight Gain, Increased Appetite And Obesity

You might also be interested in Coca Cola's ties to inside CDC -

While talking about Coca Cola here is my discussion with the CEO of Coke about their propaganda in front of huge room of stockholders and the press -
Here I give a lecture and explain aspartame is a biochemical warfare weapon -

Also learn about Coca Cola's Secret Influence on medical and science journalists -

Here Dr. Sandra Cabot, Mission Possible Australia, explains how "Aspartame Makes You Fatter": aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm

She is a specialist on the liver and has a clinic in Australia where she detoxifies victims of aspartame disease. 

It's time for the people to have their day in court, and time for judges to stop dismissing cases before they can be heard when there is supporting evidence.  It is hoped that this different judge will not follow Orrick's precedent  because its a  bad one, although some judges like the security of following another judge's precedents, whether right or wrong.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health Intl
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Duluth, Georgia 30097
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