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FDA REFUSES Petition to Ban Aspartame Because
By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
To: Dr, Mical E. Honigfort-S
Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer
Division of Petition Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U. S. Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
Dear Doctor Honigfort:
I'm in receipt of your letter of November 27, You say I do not have any pending petitions or regulatory submissions pertaining to aspartame at FDA. That is not true. Here it is: http://www.mpwhi.com/final_ petition_to_ban_aspartame.pdf It was redone in accordance with 21 CFR 10.30. Here is the entire letter exposing the FDA for ignoring it: https://rense.com//general96/ fda-why-do-you-continue-to- ignore-the-petition-to-ban- aspartame.php There are almost 30 studies listed that were performed in 2002 or beyond. Others you never answered in the first place. We only ask again if FDA didn't answer the first time around. If you say you have answered these studies/questions then I'm sure you won't sending me a copy of them. If you can't show where you answered them then they weren't answered.
How long have you been at FDA, Dr. Honigfort, and just what do you know about aspartame? Since it was the FDA themselves that tried to have the aspartame manufacturer indicted for fraud, and the FDA, Dr. Adrian Gross, who told the Senate aspartame was on the market illegally because it violated the Delaney cause causing brain tumors and brain cancer, where were you at the time?
Why am I asking the questions? Because you don't appear to know anything about the situation. The first questions I gave the FDA under FOIA were around 1997, about 21years ago. Here they are still unanswered: http://www.mpwhi.com/26_ aspartame_questions.htm As it turned out it was quite repulsive FDA refused the facts even under FOIA, against the law. In 1997 Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, one of the most powerful positions in America and because he lives in my state I visited with him about the uncooperative FDA serving above the law. So he put an aide on the job to get the FDA to answer these questions. The last message I got from the aide was "FDA said they have to ask their attorneys if they can answer these questions." Isn't it the guilty who take the fifth? Twenty one years later and these questions remain unanswered.
Lets go back to Dr. Joseph's Thomas' letter of Sept 26, 2017, as an example. He explains "In your latest letter, you refer to and heavily rely on a range of events dating back to the 1970s when aspartame was initially investigated for safety as a sweetener. Many of these references were submitted initially as part of your citizen petition to recall aspartame and were considered in our review of that petition."
Dr. Honigfort this is not an answer. My petition went into the fact aspartame was banned twice. First approved in 1974. After the FDA observing the studies more carefully told G. D. Searle not to market it (they did it anyway according to the man who built their Georgia factory) and set up a task force which exposed the studies G. D. Searle used to try and get it approved since the studies would not show safety, and the rest of the shenanigans. Political chicanery is what put this poison on the market since they couldn't get it approved through science because you just can't get a killing machine to show safety. The task force which we have a copy of was so damning against G. D. Searle the company filed to get the records sealed from public view. They wanted it off the record because it showed aspartame could never be proven safe and what lengths G. D. Searle had gone to get it marketed, and the lies they told. The FDA made it clear they could no longer rely on G. D. Searle. From this task force report:
"FDA 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 animals."
"An 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" Do you want to read an entire article I wrote about G. D. Searle's whoppers? http://www.wnho.net/whopper. htm
Okay, I'm ready, tell me how FDA answered the task force findings that went on in the l970's. The findings showed how far a company went to get something marketed they knew could cause havoc on the world population, things like disability, cancer, blindness and death.
So what else did the FDA address in the 1970's? Here are the facts: 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 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. If the FDA answered this I certainly would like to hear what they said!
But it gets worse in the 1970's. 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 http://www.mpwhi.com/complete_ bressler_report.pdf
The first time I spoke with Jerome Bressler to thank him for the report after he retired he told me about the FDA sealing the worst 20%, two mice studies, and a cover letter. He told me people everywhere were using this poison having no idea what it could do to them and he had to live with this all these years. He was so concerned about the health of the public consuming this toxin I had Dr. H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock talk to him so I wouldn't be the only one who knew the cover-up by the FDA. It took me 8 years to find the studies, teratology studies with the FDA writing on the report "aspartame causes birth defects". Can you get any clearer than that. It caused neural tube defects, spina bifida and cleft palate for starters. Dr. Woodrow Monte had tried to get these studies for years and immediately wrote a book on the methanol discussing the studies - "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills" , www.whilesciencesleeps.com
When I came to Chicago Jerome Bressler was in a nursing home and Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago, and I visited him. He told me aspartame was a killer and the FDA had covered it up. He asked us to get the Chicago Tribune to go back and tell the story from the beginning and expose the real facts, the only way to alert the public. He told me people were disabled and dying from aspartame and he had to live with it all these years as the mass poisoning continued and FDA sealed the teratology studies from the public. Talk about intention to deceive!
Dr. Roberts asked his congressman to retrieve the missing condemnatory data, that the public has a right to know. The FDA refused, and said some things are confidential. Indeed, studies showing aspartame is a teratogen causing birth defects and mental retardation was too confidential for consumers to have. After all with a pregnancy warning consumers would know if they used the product their babies could be born autistic https://rense.com/general96/ asparautism.html or have other horrible birth defects. Was it too confidential for the public to understand that aspartame is an endocrine disrupting agent that changes the menses causing infertility! Fox News just did a story on the high rate of infertility. Was it too confidential for women desperately wanting a family to know aspartame not only causes infertility but is also an abortifacient! As the ADD people said when interviewed for a documentary before aspartame was approved they hardly used the word. Now the children are on Ritalin and in the generic is aspartame, one of the worst creators of the mass ADD epidemic.
So Dr.Honigfort, tell me how the FDA addressed the facts of the 1970's that aspartame was not only not proven safe but there was so much fraud the FDA back then tried to have G. D. Searle indicted for fraud but the U.S. Prosecutors involved were hired by the defense. There is no honest way to coverup what went on in the 1970's. You might start with the 26 questions FDA refused to answer 21 years ago. FDA even refused the Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich proving FDA serves above the law.
The studies were so bad that included in those that were pivotal was the 52 week oral toxicity study on 7 infant monkeys. Five had grand mal seizures and one died. Pivotal are suppose to be the best you have. If this was the best I can only imagine the worst with G. D. Searle resurrecting dead rats on paper. These are the ones where they excised the brain tumors. To make matters worse aspartame interacts with anti-seizure medication and in the past aspartame has even been found in anti-seizure medication.
The FDA has yet to answer anything I have discussed. Instead they use industry propaganda like there is more methanol in oranges than in aspartame knowing full well in nature methanol is accompanied by ethanol, the classic antidote for methanol poisoning. Also in nature methanol binds to pectin and takes it safely out of the body. Also the baloney about the amino acids in protein. Yes, there are 20 amino acids and they are the building blocks of life, and they are in balance. You cannot isolate aspartic acid because its an excitotoxin and stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage. There is a medical text on it, "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" by renowned Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon.
FDA asks for the mechanism by which aspartame triggers or precipitates disease. I send the entire 1000 page medical text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", www.amazon.com and Dr. Joseph Thomas says there are no mechanisms and complains about lack of scientific references when the text is full of them and there are 25 pages of bibliography. For some reason the FDA believes they can just lie and they won't have to address the issue. This medical text has a chapter on drug interaction because aspartame was marketed as an additive when its known to be a drug that damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines. FDA just ignores the reactions, and allows the public to die from them. In "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" - https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-n-gA0wvi84 you see Cheryl Kemptner who explains even though she told the hospital no aspartame it was given to her in Crystal Lite and she became a code blue and had to be resuscitated to save her life. That's what happens when you have a drug masquerading as an additive. You can be assured if she hadn't made it, aspartame would not be on the death certificate. While the news continually refers to the opioid epidemic never do you hear that aspartame fiercely interacts and that's why there are so many deaths. I stopped breathing three times when I was in the hospital and they gave me prescriptions with aspartame in them. They fiercely interact and nobody at the hospital asks if you're on aspartame. Finally in order to prevent other consumers from being given drugs that interact with aspartame I set up the Hospital Report: http://www.mpwhi.com/ aspartame_hospital_form.htm If you lie about the drug interaction anyone who wants this information now has it available. Meantime aspartame is being added to more and more drugs while the FDA turns its back on the protection of the consumer public.
Just recently I ate a piece of Russell Stover candy and had an aspartame reaction. I looked at the ingredients and there it was - Vanillin which has aspartame. FDA has ignored the studies: https://hsionline.com/2014/06/ 09/aspartame-on-steroids/ and even allowed the approval of Advantame which is half Vanillin and half aspartame which interacts. I was told by FDA Advantame would be labeled but from this article it doesn't look like it. How can FDA be so reckless to allow more of what they know to be poison on the population? How can FDA be so shameful? Is Advantame labeled or not?
The only study the FDA has responded to is the Ramazzini Studies. The Ramazzini Institute is one of the finest independent cancer research centers in the world, and Dr. Morando Soffritti has done not one but three studies on aspartame showing it to be a multipotential carcinogen. When the studies hit the press the aspartame industry went into full gear trying to coverup the fact that aspartame causes cancer as FDA Scientist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told the Senate on 8/1/85. Studies have been peer reviewed by seven world experts, and were so prestigious Dr. Morando Soffritti received an award only given twice in history,
Dr. Herman Koeter was head of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) Committee, and the study made world news. So well documented was the study even industry had a hard time trying to cast doubt using a ludicrous excuse that the rats were sick suffering from respiratory disease.. Dr. Soffritti said, "Of course, the rats had respiratory disease. This was a lifetime study and the rats were dying." To my knowledge neither EFSA or FDA has answered the complete rebuttal by Dr. Soffritti. FDA can't just pluck something foolish out of the air, and then not respond to Dr. Soffritti. It's FDA's turn to explain in full what evidence they have and I haven't seen a shred of truth. In this study there was so much formaldehyde the rats hair turned yellow.
Dr. Soffritti was presented with his award at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York at the same time he released the findings of the second Ramazzini Study. On this very day the FDA announced they were not accepting the Ramazzini Study, thus confusing the public who probably thought it was the second study. It certainly makes the FDA look foolish when two studies are done both proving aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen. Then a third Ramazzini study was done again showing the same thing. Aspartame can cause all kinds of cancers.
In the meantime Dr. Koeter of EFSA resigned and said, "We were pressured by industry to hijack science." That makes it very clear the outstanding Ramazzini studies have proven aspartame is a carcinogen just as did FDA Dr. Adrian Gross who was there from the beginning told the Senate. Then Harvard comes along and says their human study shows the same cancers as the Ramazzini Studies. Neither have I seen FDA address the Harvard study.
I can understand why FDA doesn't want to answer questions prior to 2002 because over and over again studies prove how deadly aspartame is, just as the ones after 2002 continue to show, like this one on dementia. https://www. scientificamerican.com/ article/diet-soda-and- dementia-what-you-need-to- know/ The Trocho Study shows the formaldehyde from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. http://www.mpwhi.com/ aspartame_and_preembalming.htm Consider the formaldehyde being released in the cells, a Class A carcinogen, and how the formaldehyde turns the tissues to plastic as discussed in "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills" by Dr. Woodrow Monte. How do you make excuses for such a deadly poison? Not even industry could think of an excuse for this horrific result of a study by Dr. M. Alemany in Barcelona. Instead the aspartame industry tried to assassinate his character. Here's a letter from him: http://www.mpwhi.com/hhc- malemany.pdf
It is obvious Dr. Honigfort that FDA does not want to discuss any aspartame studies since those independent and unbiased show the public is being mass poisoned by aspartame. No wonder it was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. http://www.mpwhi.com/ ecologist_september_2005.pdf
If aspartame is safe then you won't mind finally answering the questions that Newt Gingrich's office tried to get FDA to answer 21 years ago through FOIA. The petition to ban in 2002 was suppose to be answered by law in 180 days. It took FDA over a decade to answer it with propaganda, and then didn't send me the letter so I would know about it to appeal. The same thing happened with Dr. Ken Stoller who said he also never received a letter after he petitioned for a ban on aspartame. Did FDA answer the 12 toxicologists who petitioned FDA to ban aspartame on the basis that it has been proven to be a carcinogen.
How do you answer the fact the FDA didn't want aspartame approved, they wanted the manufacturer indicted for fraud? How can FDA lie and say it's safe when FDA's own toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, told the Senate in 1987 it was on the market and still wasn't proven safe. You see, Dr. Honigfort everything is a matter of public record: https://www.nal.usda.gov/ exhibits/speccoll/items/show/ 3899
Today the aspartame industry has made billions with their poison and have front groups and other power structures like ILSI, a research front group to get the result they want. Propaganda everywhere. Yet, if you go back to the original investigators of aspartame at the FDA none of them would have allowed aspartame to be approved and did everything possible to stop them down to revoking the petition for approval. FDA Dr. Adrian Gross told the Senate aspartame is a carcinogen and violated the Delaney Clause. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett told the Senate they were leading up to a whitewash, and aspartame was never proven safe. FDA Jerome Bressler told me to my face aspartame is a killer and FDA did everything possible to prevent approval, but Don Rumsfeld who was then CEO of G. D. Searle got President Reagan to help him. He wrote an executive order forbidding the commissioner from signing the revoked petition into law. FDA Commissioner Dr. Jeri Goyan was fired at 3:00 AM by the transition team according to his wife who sent me a letter, and spoke to me about it.
So a deadly poison was released on the public with so many complaints in Congress they said the FDA was referring them to the AIDS Hotline, For 29 years I have taken the case histories of the sick and dying on aspartame. According to the victims the FDA no longer will take complaints. The only thing you get from the FDA is propaganda and lies. To deny even the science in a medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by Dr. H. J. Roberts is disgraceful.
Today there are almost 100% of independent, scientific peer reviewed studies showing the deadliness of aspartame and that it is a carcinogen. There are aspartame detox centers and medical texts by renowned aspartame experts. The Internet has millions of articles on the dangers of aspartame. Google aspartame reactions and get 584,000 results. Every evidence of a global plague is in place. I've traveled and lectured around the world and everywhere you go they complain of the horrors of aspartame. With tears in their eyes consumers tell you how aspartame has wrecked their life. They have lost their health, sometimes their jobs and homes. So many have lost their lives or gone blind from the methanol. They suffer from everything on your own FDA list of 92 symptoms including death. http://www.mpwhi.com/92_ aspartame_symptoms.pdf
Even planes fall out of the sky because pilots are consuming this poison: http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_ aspartame_alert_with_letters. htm
Because you refuse complaints you don't have to hear the cries of the poisoned and if types of cases are mentioned FDA calls them antidotes. For once just read a case, below my signature, and think of how this poor baby must have felt poisoned to death. Since FDA put no pregnancy warning the mother didn't even know not to give it to the baby and she used it during pregnancy. She had to watch that baby die. Afraid it would happen again she didn't have another child. No family because of FDA and she lives with the memory of how her baby died and what he went through. If FDA had banned aspartame the dead baby would be a healthy young man today. FDA destroyed two lives. Now multiply that all over the world. Dr. James Bowen who has Lou Gehrigs from aspartame says it comes under genocide: https://rense.com/general/asp. htm
If FDA says they have addressed an issue like FDA Dr. Joseph Thomas says they have on what went on in the 1970's , trying to have the manufacturer of aspartame indicted for fraud, the task force exposing their lies and the aspartame wars, and I was the one who brought it up in the original petition then show me how FDA addressed the issue. Where is the letter explaining why FDA doesn't care if the manufacturer lied and the studies were fraudulent? Where is the rebuttal to FDA Dr. Adrian Gross' testimony to the Senate about FDA violating the law in the approval of aspartame because it causes cancer and they shouldn't have been able to even set an allowable daily intake. Where is response to FDA toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, when she told the Senate in 1987 that aspartame was on the market without it ever being proven safe?
The FDA has answered nothing and does nothing more than distribute propaganda, and nobody is going away. The President, Donald Trump, says he does not consume alcohol. His brother died of it. Without knowledge in drinking 12 Diet Cokes a day he is consuming alcohol because every molecule of aspartame contains a molecule of methanol.
Consider the following quotes from aspartame expert and activist, American physician, Dr James Bowen: "The intact aspartame molecule is an alcohol poison about twenty thousand times as toxic as most alcoholic beverage alcohols. Aspartame manufacturing plants around the world now protect their employees with face masks and full body protective garments lest their employees come into any contact with the dust! This all started with the death of an employee named Krossic who first passed out from the inhaled dusts toxic effects... His death occurred even after all were made to wear face masks so they couldnt breathe the dust. Krossic absorbed enough through the skin that he died from a toxic cardiomyopathy. The post mortem exam revealed an alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Jim Krossic was a teetotaller who used NO beverage alcohol! Aspartame ingested by the mother before and during conception is horribly damaging to the fetus, causing fetal loss, deformity, fetal alcohol syndrome and many other horrible problems. The maternal transmission of damaged MtDNA can occur for the rest of a womans reproductive years, and may directly affect both her children and grandchildren, as well as becoming a persistently transmitted genetic womans problem. The mother, therefore, does not necessarily have to have been drinking aspartame when she got pregnant, nor while carrying the baby. SINCE THE FEMALE IS BORN WITH ALL THE EGGS SHE WILL EVER HAVE ALREADY PRESENT IN HER OVARIES, IT MAY WELL BE THE NUTRASWEET HER MOTHER DRANK WHICH IS THE SOURCE OF HER OFFSPRINGS PROBLEM. Warning: If you want normal grandchildren, teach your daughters to be more afraid of artificial sweeteners than they are of poisonous snakes."
Study after study after study continue to expose to the public aspartame is poison as the FDA continues to protect the manufacturers and turn its back on the public. One study in 2017 even showed a dose-dependent relationship between the rats aspartame consumption and the destruction of neurotransmitters in their brains necessary for the proper function of neurons - Baothman OAS, et al. , Impact of Aspartame Consumption on Neurotransmitters In Rat Brain, Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. , (2017)
In exposing aspartame because it causes cancer, FDA Dr. Adrian Gross said to the Senate on 8/1/85: "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?" Because of the disregard of the FDA on protecting the public's health millions have perished from just the neurodegenerative diseases, cancers, psychiatric problems and drug interactions from aspartame. It is genocide, and I agree with Dr. James Bowen when he said, "the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace. That includes those who work so diligently to keep in on the market as well." http://www.wnho.net/letter_to_ senator_goyp_concerning_ aspartame.htm
When some scientists at the FDA wrote Obama in 2009 stating FDA was broken, there was corruption and fear of reprisal from whistleblowers it was admirable but its the press they should have contacted. When I was called by FDA at the time the agent seemed to be angry about FDA being exposed. When I said, "people are sick and dying from aspartame in many countries I have lectured in" I was told: "So what, we need to depopulate". This shows how far FDA has sunk forgetting the Constitution states we have the right to life. We are dedicated to the proposition that death and disability are not an acceptable cost of business. If FDA refuses to accept the petition to ban aspartame it is further serving above the law and what its saying to the public is we can't answer the studies because they show aspartame was never proven safe, and the approval of aspartame was a criminal act causing mass poisoning of the world. There are almost 30 studies even after 2002 but like the ones before it show aspartame should never have been marketed.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health Intl
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More information on aspartame on www.wnho.net , www.holisticmed.com/aspartame , www.aspartamekills.com , (Files from www.dorway that were hacked are now on www.mpwhi.com )
PS: Dr. Honigfort, here is the case history of Cheryl Bridges. If FDA had not sealed the teratology studies Ms. Bridges would have known not to use aspartame. Her baby would be a young healthy lad instead of dead. If FDA had banned aspartame the problems would not be epidemic and Cheryl Bridges would have a family instead of living with the sadness of the death of her son. What if it happened to your wife and child, would it then make a difference? Does calling the victims antidotes as the FDA does change the fact the FDA has allowed the public to be mass poisoned?
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:39:34 -0400
Hello Dr Martini,
I spoke to you earlier today inference to my sons birth defect. He was born in 1991 and passed away in 2001.
Prior to his conception, I was dieting and using aspartame religiously and throughout all trimesters of my pregnacy. My son was born with a neural tube defect. There was no awareness of this until his birth.
Throughout his short life, he suffered from numerous medical complications, surgeries, doctors appointments and countless hospital admissions. He had intractable seizures and was prescribed numerous medications in an attempt to decrease the number of seizures. For the first few years of his life, aspartame was also a regular part of his diet as I was not aware of the dangers at this time. It was not until I was able to associate aspartame with my headaches that I ceased using it and giving it to my son. Through my own research, I realized how dangers this product is and became an advocate of warning people against using it.
The pain that was caused by this poison continues to be almost unbearable as I realize how the quality of my sons life and my life was taken away. The heartache and grief continues to linger. If only I knew. This was my only child and I loved him very much! But after watching him suffer almost daily, I decided not to have any more children afraid they may suffer the same fate. In a sense, Aspartame altered my life and what could have been my family.
Thank you for the contribution you have made in bringing awareness to this dangerous poison. As a result, others will not have to suffer the same experience and heartache as me and my son.
https://rense.com/general96/ the-jerome-bressler-aspartame- report-from-beyond-the-grave. php