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More Carcinogenic Lies From The FDA

By Dr. Betty Martini, D. Hum

Dr. Joseph M. Thomas
Consumer Safety Officer
Division of Petition Review, HFS-265
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Dear Dr. Thomas:
I am in receipt of a letter signed by you dated 9/26/2017.  Obviously, Dr. Musser couldn't and won’t answer my letter, and it appears to be given to the aspartame industry to prepare a deceiving propagandistic response.  Where the aspartame industry could use propaganda, it does whenever possible, but when it came to answering crucial and critical evidence, there was no response. 
If you truly wrote this rubbish and it is your sole response representing the FDA, then you should hand in your resignation, because this is a serious imminent health hazard petition besides answering FDA's letter that was written 14 years after a demand for ban. The original response over a decade ago was not even sent to me because the aspartame industry knew I would answer it meticulously and in detail, and I only received it after I discovered that it was published by the National Law Review! 
Dr. Kenneth Stoller, Pediatrician, informed me that he didn't receive his either after demanding a ban. What kind of response did FDA send to 12 toxicologists demanding a ban?
Here is the letter I'm answering, (just in case you never read it!):
It's sort of like me writing about the dangers of plutonium and you writing back about the safety of spinach.  Your response does not confront the evidence at all!
You stated: "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." 
Quite simply and very obviously, they are being resubmitted because FDA didn't answer them the first time!  You seem to be ignorant of the fact that aspartame was never proven safe.  You can't put further evidence of that unless you show how Don Rumsfeld used political chicanery to get this poison on the market. 
Nations around the world rubber-stamped approval of aspartame without doing their own studies, and so thus approved the marketing of a chemical poison for human consumption based on an FDA approval which egregiously violated the laws of the United States.  
As an example, while in New Zealand, I visited Food Standards.  After showing the agent government records of fraud and deception, he admitted: "We did no studies at all, but relied on the FDA." 
G. D. Searle in the beginning knew if other countries found out about the fraud, they wouldn't approve it.  So, for example, in England, aspartame was approved because of a business deal, and when Parliament found out the truth, the members were in an uproar over it but didn't rescind the approval.  The story was amply and meticulously published in the Guardian. 

Here it is: 
When I was lecturing in England, I mentioned that no studies were done there.  Someone in the audience stated: "In reality, there was one, but all the rats died.  The one who did the study was told it was okay to shorten the study until the day before all the rats died, so they could say it was safe." 
So no matter where I have traveled to lecture, I find out approval was based on other nations’ reliance of the  Fatal Drugs Allowed approval!
You can read about the deception in approving aspartame starting with this one: 
Here is one by a former FDA Investigator who left because of corruption:  
This is no secret your own scientists wrote to President Obama to let him know the FDA was broken, describing corruption and fear of reprisal if speaking out.   Here it is on CNN:  
Here is the actual letter from nine scientists at FDA admitting to the corruption:  
Do we need to go over it again?  FDA never proved aspartame to be safe.  They set up a task force, and even attempted to have aspartame's manufacturer indicted for fraud. Both US Prosecutors Samuel Skinner and William Conlon went to work for the defense team and as part of the deal, they purposefully let the statute of limitations run out!
Then the FDA revoked the petition for approval.  Before Dr. Jeri Goyan could sign it into law, Don Rumsfeld "called in his markers".  President Reagan fired Dr. Goyan in the middle of the night according to his wife through his transition team. Then he wrote an executive order preventing the revoked petition being signed, and then had it expunged. He appointed a friend of Rumsfeld, Arthur Hull Hayes,  to take over the FDA and over-rule the Board of Inquiry, which he promptly did. 
If the only way G. D. Searle could get aspartame to appear to be safe was through fraud, please explain to me why at this point would the FDA even consider a study that came through industry (or whoever they influence with their power)? I'm still wondering why the 52 week oral toxicity study on monkeys was pivotal in the approval of aspartame.  It was done on 7 infant monkeys, 5 had grand mal seizures and one died.  Do you consider frequent seizures as a hallmark of safety?  Then when the public suffers seizures you call it merely “anecdotal”?  No one has ever denied the power of the aspartame industry.  So aspartame has continued to trigger seizures and blindness. 
While you're at it, perhaps you could explain to me why you didn't respond to over 20 scientific peer reviewed studies showing the harm aspartame triggers or precipitates?  Naturally there are hundreds more and victims using aspartame are told if they abstain from consuming aspartame, their seizures will stop.  If aspartame were not the cause, the seizures wouldn't stop.   Since I originally wrote, there have been more of these definitive studies.  They come in constantly, all uniformly and independently showing horrific results. 
Why does the FDA not comment on independent peer reviewed studies?  Are you saying you don't consider independent studies and they are "all" wrong? How do you reply to the Trocho Study by Dr. M. Alemany in Barcelona Spain which showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA?  The aspartame industry told Dr. Alemany that they didn't accept it because it wasn't peer reviewed.  So when it was peer reviewed, the only thing the aspartame industry did is try to assassinate Dr. Alemany's character.  Here is his letter:
You harp on the Ramazzini Studies by Dr. Morando Soffritti because there is no way to get around the cancer aspartame causes.  Dr. Soffritti did three studies showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen.  EFSA, the European Food Safety Agency, was coerced by industry not to accept these studies. Dr. Herman Koeter who headed EFSA resigned at the time saying they were pressured by industry to hijack science.   
What industry said was that the rats had respiratory disease.  Dr. Soffritti said "of course, they had respiratory disease.  This was a lifetime study and respiratory disease is the dying process - the rats were dying."
 Dr. Soffritti gave a complete rebuttal to the nonsense of industry that was "pushed" on EFSA, and yet FDA still uses the industry propaganda.  Dr. Soffritti showed what fools they are.   I was with Dr. Soffritti at a press conference in New York when he received a prestigious award only given twice in history for his distinguished studies, the prestigious Selikoff Award.  This Award is only granted for groundbreaking cancer research. It was created in 1993 by the Collegium Ramazzini, an academy of 180 internationally renowned experts in occupational and environmental health from over 30 nations. It had been awarded just twice before being presented to Dr. Soffritti. Moreover, his study was peer-reviewed by seven World experts.
Since industry and EFSA were proven wrong by Dr. Soffritti's rebuttal, why haven't you changed your position to one of facts instead of propaganda?  I notice you didn't say anything about Harvard's study on humans proving aspartame causes cancer.  They said their study was the longest and strongest.  Since it agrees with Dr. Soffritti, clearly you choose to ignore the mounting evidence.   
Does the FDA sit up at night thinking of ways to be more corrupt and deceptive? 
While Dr. Soffritti was receiving this award and announcing the horrendous dangers proven by his second study, here's the FDA putting out press advisories to the effect they don't accept the Ramazzini Study.  Since it was done on the very day Soffritti announced his second study, that would make the public think FDA was talking about the findings in his more recent study. 
Aspartame caused so much cancer in Romania they banned it 6 years ago.  If aspartame causes cancer in Romania, it also causes cancer in America.  After the FDA (Dr. Adrian Gross, chief scientist in the investigation of aspartame) said aspartame causes cancer, why do you not accept your own FDA findings?  You simply ignore FDA's own findings and history, and object to the original findings from constantly being discussed. 
I resent the fact that when evidence is presented, it is disregarded in favor of some remark you can't prove.  I quoted FDA's lead scientist in the investigation of aspartame, Dr. Adrian Gross, telling the Senate there was no safe dose of aspartame because it caused brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything in products for human consumption that you know cause cancer. 
So knowing out of FDA's own mouth it has been proven that aspartame causes cancer, you state:  "....human consumption of aspartame is well below the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg bw/d) and is safe for its intended use." 
Prove to me it is well below the ADI when there is no safe ADI as FDA scientist Dr. Gross told the Senate on 8/1/85.  Why don't you answer questions like that instead of outright lying?  It was never proven safe to begin with, as Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist who was also on the investigation team of aspartame, told the Senate in 1987.  It was approved in 1981, and yet six years later, here in 1987 Dr. Verrett testified to the Senate that aspartame is on the market without having been proven safe. Dr. Verrett also stated that the FDA was continuously leading up to a whitewash when she was there.
The complete congressional records are on 
How dare you act like this chemical poison was ever proven safe when your own records and FDA investigators said it wasn't, and people are still dying?
I’m quoting FDA’s own records, which you conveniently fail to mention in your letter.  Perhaps you're too busy describing deaths from aspartame as “merely anecdotal”!
I have proven the fact the CDC investigation revealed aspartame problems, like mood alteration, seizures, cardiac arrest and even death, yet the CDC added a summary that contraindicated that report.  On CDC's own web site you see the summary which is dishonest and the actual investigation is not shown.  What a cover-up.  Here is the investigation that is missing from their site:  I asked the CDC why they allowed a summary that contradicted the investigation and the woman said:  "The doctor who wrote that has retired."
You have the audacity to tell me by themselves, these complaints from victims don't prove they were caused by aspartame.  The complaints are not by themselves; they have been proven by scientific peer reviewed studies by independent unbiased scientists, and you ignore all these studies mentioned in my letters.  It is quite clear that you only accept studies by industry defending their product or by those paid by and controlled by industry. They have their own research front group, ILSI. The International Life Sciences Institute.  You have to be willing to say aspartame is safe if you want research funds.  Members have been on the committees of EFSA showing a conflict of interest.  Even tobacco has been involved with them:  You can also read about them in the 8 month investigation of aspartame by UPI:
Read what  " US Right To Know" has written: c

"One recent focus of scrutiny has been the ties between Michael Pratt, Senior Advisor for Global Health in the CDC’s disease prevention unit, and Coca-Cola’s brainchild  the nonprofit corporate interest group called the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI.) ISLI was founded by Coca-Cola scientific and regulatory affairs leader Alex Malaspina in 1978, and continues to advocate for the agenda of beverage and food industries. Some in the scientific community see ILSI as little more than a front group aimed at advancing the interests of those industries with little regard for public well-being.

"Still, ILSI’s money and influence are well known at the CDC, and Pratt’s work with ILSI is a prime example. Documents show that Pratt has a long history of promoting and helping lead research backed by Coca-Cola and ILSI."
One of the web sites I listed you rejected, the Aspartame Toxicity Center, exposes the cover-up of aspartame. 
This site presents evidence that shows how industry abuses scientific studies.  Yet you ignore studies when performed by unbiased scientists.  It was even admitted in Congress that FDA was so covered up with complaints FDA was forwarding them to the AIDS Hotline. Anyone can go to this site and get the facts FDA covers up.
After over almost 40 years on the market, do you honestly think people don't know what aspartame triggers or precipitates?  Articles about these studies proving the complaints are in the news constantly.  Why not read them?
Today, aspartame is being put in so many drugs they are constantly disabling and killing people.  One physician at a hospital here told me he checked all the gastrointestinal generic drugs, and aspartame was in all them.  They were given to me, and I stopped breathing three times before I knew it.  The doctor said he was sorry and that he didn't know until he checked, and insurance companies only fill generics when available.  The doctor asked me "Why is aspartame being added to drugs?"
To the FDA, I'm just one more “mere anecdote.”  Aspartame damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines.  It's all right there in the medical text I sent FDA - "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by world expert, H. J. Roberts, M.D.
This medical text is 1000 pages and explains aspartame today is now a disease. It was Dr. Roberts who coined the phrase “Aspartame Disease” because its use is consistent with Hippocratic writings.  The symptoms are predictable and there is a pattern.  "When a large number of people all catch the same disease at the same time, the cause must be ascribed to something common to all."  (Rosenberg 1992).   It is appropriate because this affliction fulfills these four Koch-like postulates:

* There is an identifiable cause.
* Symptoms and signs follow such exposure and are      reproducible in a given individual.
* Improvement occurs after avoiding aspartame products (not always an easy feat). 
* The same complaints usually promptly recur on challenge."
I'm quoting this from the medical text, and you see the reference in the paragraph.  You say in your letter:  "You state that this text contains mechanisms demonstrating how aspartame causes adverse events; however, we note that this text does not contain references, data or credible scientific supporting evidence." 
Tell me Dr. Thomas: do you not have any grown-ups around that can read?  Not only are there references in the paragraphs but there are also more than 25 pages of bibliography.  Let me take you to  "
Bibliographies generally appear as a list at the end of a book or article. They may show what works the author used in writing the article or book, or they may list works that a reader might find useful."
This medical text is full of references on every page.  Furthermore, it not only gives scientific supporting evidence but it also documents how it got approved and the fraud behind it, and that's what FDA doesn't want to admit to. 
You can't destroy the paper trail as it is manifested all over the world. 
Movies have been made about it like "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" -   Have you taken the time to watch this film? It could be most illuminating to you and your colleagues.
The owner of the film company, Cori Brackett, is an aspartame victim.  She was in a wheelchair for years and could hardly talk or walk and had one of the largest lesions ever seen in an MS victim.  She drank lots of diet pop and still gained lots of weight.  Then one day she read an article on aspartame, at which point she opted to get off the poison.  She walked out of her wheelchair, and 8 months later the lesion had almost completely disappeared. The weight came off as well.    She is a wonderful talented and compassionate human being, but to you she is nothing but one more anecdote. She suffered so much on aspartame; she made this documentary about it with lots of testimony from physicians which even the FDA cannot ignore!
You have the intransigence to question scientific evidence, references and data in Dr. Roberts’ medical text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic".
This medical text which gives all the mechanisms by which aspartame triggers or precipitates the diseases will go down in history by a brilliant diabetic specialist who in the 1980's was selected as the Best Doctor in the US.  He has left behind a legacy that has saved lives all over the world, and because of his medical text continues to be life saving.  His concern for humanity and his brilliance caused him to be knighted by the Order of St. George.  He has received so many awards I wouldn't know where to begin, but I have over two file folders on his CV. Before his death, he gave me his 30 years of research on Aspartame Disease. Dr. Roberts was not only certified and recertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine but his first text on medical diagnosis called "Difficult Diagnosis" has been meticulously studied and used by 60,000 doctors, especially to prepare for their Board examinations. 
Only industry (or someone colluding with them to cover up fraud) would make such a statement against such a recognized masterpiece on Aspartame Disease.   The whole world can corroborate that what FDA says is a lie, because they can buy a copy on  and see that it is filled with references, medical explanations, scientific studies, and that is also documents the fraud that occurred throughout the approval process.  You can be sure this is an open letter, so even more will have that opportunity. 
The most heinous crime by the FDA was sealing the teratology studies on aspartame by G. D. Searle.  They showed spinal bifida, cleft palate and neural tube defects to start with. It was FDA's own compliance officer, Jerome Dressler, who after retirement begged me to find the ones that were in his report, He identified aspartame as a poison and one that could harm babies if consumed by their mothers, with no warning to pregnant women. 
How could FDA commit such a crime?  Dr. H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock both spoke to Jerome Bressler at my request so I wouldn't be the only one who knew what FDA did to cover up the fact  aspartame causes birth defects written on FDA's own form by Dr. Thomas Collins. 
There is no way to deny that; after I added them back to Bressler's  report FDA released 4 more studies they had refused to release in the past to Dr. Woodrow Monte.  The jig was up.  Dr. Monte wrote a book about them and methanol, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills", 
You ignore what the FDA has already admitted, so after over 36 years of controversy and scientists constantly doing studies proving aspartame is unsafe, FDA approved Advantame.  It appears unlabeled and half the molecule is aspartame.  So now that it has been admitted that it causes birth defects, FDA put this on the market with no pregnancy warning. 
As Dr. Roberts pointed out in the "Report for Schools" even the baby gets it through breast milk.

"Pregnant women and nursing mothers

I continue to urge ALL pregnant women and mothers who breast-feed to avoid aspartame products...advice that many of my obstetric colleagues have adopted.

This precaution has been dramatically demonstrated as valid by the occurrence of convulsions in suckling infants as the mother drank an aspartame soda. The scientific grounds for the foregoing continue to increase. They include:

  • exposure of the fetus to considerable phenylalanine and methanol

  • maternal malnutrition associated with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a reduction of calories

  • transmission of aspartame and its breakdown components via the mother's milk

  • the increased "allergic load," thereby risking future hypersensitivity problems

Birth defects and subsequent generational stigmas

The finding of aspartame metabolites in DNA clearly has profound implications. I have described severe problems in the fetus or the infants of parents-including fathers-who consumed aspartame at the time of conception and/or during pregnancy."

You will notice that Dr. Roberts’ medical text even goes into the issue of crime.  Aspartame is a psychotropic drug.  With the depletion of serotonin, so many are suffering bi-polar, schizophrenia, paranoia and even suicide tendencies.  Sometimes people don't know what they are doing.  Aspartame touches everything from causing pilots to have crashes to people killing themselves. 

Advantame must immediately be removed from the market, along with aspartame and Neotame.  You have been given the evidence, but you have systematically ignored it!

You have ignored these facts in particular:

1.  In my letter, I quoted the top FDA scientist on the investigation of aspartame, Dr. Adrian Gross, when he admitted aspartame to the Senate that there is no safe dose of and ending by saying "If the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?"

2.  The many scientific studies mentioned. Even recent scientific peer reviewed studies show everything from the metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, myocardial infarction, and strokes to cancer including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.  Why do you ignore these studies, and especially ones showing cancer since FDA themselves were the first to conclude aspartame is a carcinogen? Why do you purposefully veil your response to conveniently cover up and ignore FDA’s own original findings?

3.  In studies even by G. D. Searle that FDA released to Dr. Woodrow Monte prove aspartame causes horrific birth defects including spinal bifida, neural tube defects and cleft palate.  I was poisoned by the generics to Zofran and Raglan and now there are class actions on both for having caused birth defects like cleft palate, as shown in G. D. Searle's own studies FDA hid from the public, until Jerome Bressler asked me to find them.  It took 8 years.  

4.  Your FDA list of reactions total 91, and the #92 is Death.  FDA has lied to the media about the list not existing, and I've had to fax it.  Notice that this is on your own FDA stationery: 


If a supplement caused just one of the problems aspartame triggers or precipitates, you would (perhaps) remove it immediately.  In fact, that's how Ephedra got removed.  I wrote about it.

We started to investigate and found that Steve Belcher died from aspartame.  He didn't understand the fluctuation in weight so he would fast one day, then the next day just drink Diet Coke all day.  The complete investigation was done by the late Don Harkins, who published the Idaho Observer. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote an Athlete Alert so that people would know why so many athletes are dropping dead from aspartame. 

Deceitful acts have been going on for a long time because of FDA's loyalty to Big Pharma.  I'm happy to say one of those acts I reported is now detailed in a book that was just released.  Earl Rayburn is an herbalist like his father.  What was his crime?  He had 800 letters of people who had terminal cancer and were sent home to die, but they were thanking him for saving their life.  They all survived because of herbs Jehovah God gave all people on the planet.  Gen 1:29:  "And God went on to say:  "Here I have given to you all vegetation bearing seed which is on the surface of the whole earth and every tree on which there is the fruit of a tree bearing seed. To you, let it serve as food." 


FDA had the audacity to send the Forestry to Rayburn's acreage and destroy all his herbs.  He lived in a small Georgia town where everybody knows each other.  So one of the men from the Forestry told Earl:  "I want to apologize for what we did.  The FDA made us do it, saying that they couldn't have cancer cured."  If that wasn't bad enough,  they were told to go around the area and spray and kill herbs.

Earl being a kind and compassionate man and wanting to help people he bought herbs elsewhere.  FDA confiscated $140,000 worth of herbs and then fined him $75,000.  They had him sign a paper that he would not tell what FDA did to him, and then expunged the record.  I knew it at the time and I didn't sign anything. So now his widow resides on land poisoned, directed by FDA.

Millions have perished from aspartame, so please tell me, Dr. Thomas: how many people have died from Lady Slipper growing along the road? 

Earl Rayburn died with a broken heart, but I gave him my word I would make sure the public found out what FDA did, and I have fulfilled my promise with the recent release of a new book.  

The US National Poison Data System says there was not even one death by a dietary supplement in 2009.  The new 200-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin and no deaths from herbs.

At the writer said:  If nutritional supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," as the FDA and news media so often claim, then
where are the bodies?

The bodies from aspartame are so rampant they have a department at EPA having to do with their deaths.  I know because a former employee, pathologist Reginall Bundrage worked there. He told me in the early 1990's he talked to his superiors and asked why a product that caused these many deaths is kept on the market,  He was told "the FDA will probably soon have to remove it."  He told me that in 2010 and said FDA never removed it while the bodies of death by aspartame continued.  The EPA refuses to connect you to this department. 

Here's another of what you would call an anecdote on one of those deaths.  His name is Neal from Spring, Texas.  He wrote:  "My name is Neal Segrest.  My daughter went to the doctor with a headache, a bronchial infection and had been a victim of two major seizures in the last three years.  The General practitioner that saw her gave her whooping cough and a tetanus prevention in one hip and penicillin, a massive penicillin shot in the other.  She might have had a migraine, but after being told three times that Maxalt took three days to work, she took them steadfastly along with Promethazine and three other meds that have known to lower the seizure threshold."


"I went to her apartment on the evening of the second day and she was chugging water and Crystal Light.  On the third day she passed away around noon.  We found her later that night cold and stiff.”

While knowing headache is #1 on your list of 92 symptoms you allow Maxalt for headache to have aspartame in the product.  They have refused to remove it so a study was done that proved Maxalt with aspartame made headaches worse and they still refused to eliminate it.  Why would a physician say it takes 3 days to work.  Could it be because instead of getting better the aspartame in Maxalt makes it worse and they hope for the best.   

The FDA has brought to the world nothing but shame, deception and death. Day after day after day more and more studies and articles pile in on the dangers of aspartame, and have for years.  The US Right To Know people have shown it’s all a matter of record:      

Try again, Dr. Thomas, but this time without ignoring all the evidence including over 30 years of scientific peer reviewed studies by independent researchers. 


Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum  10/6/2017