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Rumsfeld's Aspartame Plague On The Planet
EU Experts Renew Call for a Ban on Aspartame
Answering The Corporate Propagandists

By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.

The battle has begun for the health of the planet. Food Navigator on 7/22/2019 read:  "Sales of Aspartame should be suspended:  EFSA Accused of Bias in Safety Assessment."

A study by Dr. Erick Millstone has finally shown what has always been apparent from the beginning, that aspartame was never proven safe and was marketed through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld with the ignored epidemic being now called Rumsfeld's Plague.   Here is the actual research of Dr. Erik Millstone who did the study and called for the ban:
 Since aspartame was released to the public there have been efforts to ban the toxin.  Dr. Woodrow Monte took the case all the way to the Supreme Court where they refused to hear it.  Twelve toxicologists, Dr. Ken Stoller and many others besides myself have called for a ban.  Efforts were made in New Mexico by Senator Ortiz y Pino and Stephen Fox, and even in Hawaii there were attempts to rid it from the Islands.  For years there were efforts in the Philippines as well as in Indonesia and New Zealand. Here is the speech by  Member of Parliament Roger Williams of Wales' to the House of Commons, and his subsequent letter signed by 46 members of the United Kingdom Parliament, dated January 30, 2006:

"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 Organization'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 incudes leukaemia and nasopharyngeal cancer in humans; acknowledges that of the 155 studies conducted on aspartame's safety deemed relevant to humans, 92 percent of independently 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 United Kingdom market."

Whole Foods before being bought by Amazon banned aspartame as did ASDA in England from their private products. ASDA added aspartame to their "nasty" list.   Finally in the early 1990's Romania banned it because it was causing so much Cancer.. Reginall Bundrage who was a pathologist with the EPA in the early 90's said so many people were dying from aspartame that he went to his superiors who said the FDA would have to ban it, they couldn't continue to let this many people die.   

For over 30 years consumers from around the globe have tried to have aspartame banned.  How could anyone even insinuate its safe.  No telling how many millions have perished.  Now Dr. Erik Millstone in England has performed a study showing without a shadow of a doubt aspartame was never proven safe.  On the contrary aspartame was over and over proven to be harmful and dangerous.
 Chapters of Mission Possible exist in 45 countries, a global network founded for only one reason, to warn the public and rid the planet of the poison.  We work free just to save lives. Aspartame Detox clinics also exist to help the victims.  Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of "Excitotoxins:  The Taste That Kills" and other books wrote an aspartame detox program titled "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame":  .,  When a pilot, Cliff Evans, crashed his plane on aspartame and lived to tell about it, it was Dr. Blaylock who wrote the Aspartame Pilot Alert:  Then Mission Possible Aviation was born to save the pilots.  Obviously mass poisoning affects all parts of your life.  Consumers began reporting DUI's because of the free methanol in aspartame.  Would all this exist if aspartame were safe?  By 2001 world expert on aspartame, H. J. Roberts, M.D., authored the 1000 page medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic"! 

This recent study on aspartame with a subsequent call for ban brings out the defenders of industry. So lets answer them as the history is appalling.    Aspartame was approved in England through a business deal:    Again the actual research of Dr. Erik Millstone who called for the ban:
   The article "Eat, Drink and Be Buried" NHF: explains the aspartame cover-up.  As more and more independent studies are done exposing aspartame for triggering or precipitating diseases industry and the agencies who protect them instead of the public rear their heads like slivering snakes hissing lies.

The deception is easily proven.   How does industry do a review when independent studies have shown the real facts and harm from aspartame consumption? You can't without cheating. Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center independently analyzed the European Commission Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) opinion on aspartame and exposed such cheating. You can access Mr. Golds analysis at

But the plot thickens. OLAF the European Anti-Fraud Office mandated by the European Union with investigating fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within European institutions found that only one individual (and not the SCF) wrote the opinion on aspartame. An interesting follow-up analysis, which discusses OLAFs findings, can be accessed at aspartame/scf2002-postscript.htm.

Once OLAF exposed the European Commission Scientific Committee on Food, the SCF became inactive. Now we have EFSA. The conflict of interest is obvious.  An EFSA spreadsheet boldly plagiarized a manufacturer-funded review by lifting large sections of the manufacturer-funded review and copying the text with minimal word changes to produce EFSAs own review.   Here is the info:


 From News 24:     It says:  EFSA has maintained its decision to allow aspartame. "EFSA's opinion is one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame undertaken."

I sent information to  EFSA at the time of the investigation they didn't use, as did others.    Most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame?  It's downright silly.  They simply plagiarized an industry review!   Besides the foolishness of the way EPSA fronts industry consider this.  When the Ramazzini Studies were completed showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen in 2005 the aspartame industry tried to prevent EFSA from accepting it. The head of the committee, Dr. Herman Koeter resigned  saying "We were pressured by industry to hijack science."

 Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center has shown with the above evidence EFSA simply did what industry told them to do, use their propaganda review and keep saying its safe, even though the studies sent them showed a different story.  Aspartame was never proven safe and that's why this study by Dr. Millstone is so important.  It tells the real story and goes over the original studies the aspartame industry and agencies like FDA and EFSA don't want to talk about.  A couple of sites its on have already been hacked to remove Dr. Millstone's study above. 


The International Sweeteners Association, speaking on behalf of the manufacturers, said: "EFSA's scientific opinion on aspartame concluded that aspartame is not a safety problem."

Again just talk, no proof. If it was so safe why did the FDA originally try to have the company indicted and revoked the petition for approval?  Why did Donald Rumsfeld get President Reagan to write an executive order to prevent the FDA Commissioner Dr. Jeri Goyan  from signing the revoked petition into law?  Why did G. D. Searle sue to get the records from the Task Force removed from the public records? The proof is in Dr. Millstone's report.  Before I lectured in England I sent the ISA a lot of information.  They know its not safe but they are speaking on behalf of the manufacturers.    The "Aspartame Makers Tell A Whopper"  post has been hacked off the Internet but you can read it here: It gives you statements from the FDA Task Force that industry not only didn't want the public to see but even filed a lawsuit to get it off the record.  


This article says: " A study conducted for the UK Food Standards Agency found no negative health link to aspartame consumption."   This study used 48 self reported subjects who claimed sensitivity to aspartame, and were matched with 48 non-sensitive persons.  They were all asked to eat a cereal bar.  It  was a single dose of 100 mg of aspartame. 

In fact 147 individuals self-reporting aspartame sensitivity called and volunteered for the study before one aspartame sensitive individual agreed to participate, which  reflects the intensity of the concern individuals feel about 56 consuming aspartame.  In addition this potentially reflects a population bias.  It could be argued that individuals with SRAS who declined to participate would include those potentially the most sensitive to aspartame and their inclusion could have led to a different result.

For years I sent Food Standards the records on aspartame  from the original FDA who investigated the toxin to new studies that exposed the hazards.  They refused to remove propaganda from their web site and continue to protect the aspartame industry.  Even when I lectured in New Zealand the Food Standards there admitted no studies were done, and they relied on the FDA who refused to approve it.  It took Don Rumsfeld's politics and the help of the President of the US to get this poison to hit the market.  Immediately so many complained it was said in the Senate that the FDA was referring the complaints to the AIDS Hotline.  So Food Standards is relying on their one cereal bar to prove safety.  I smoked a Lucky once and I'm fine, so nicotine doesn't cause cancer.  They are disregarding over 30 years of independent scientific peer reviewed research that show aspartame has triggered or precipitated all sorts of gruesome symptoms and diseases.  MS and lupus are epidemic.  Consumers are going blind from the methanol and some dying from methanol poisoning.  It has caused an epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

 They are putting  aspartame in  drugs which interact.  Aspartame interacts with opioids and even potentiates morphine: Has it been studied?  Yes, here is one of the studies:  I was given aspartame in prescriptions from hospital doctors and when given pain relief stopped breathing on three occasions.  The news screams opioid epidemic but what they don't say is a great part of the population is on aspartame/NutraSweet/Equal/E951/Neotame/Advantame/Benevia/Canderel, etc., etc.  To make matters worse the FDA allowed the dairy industry to use aspartame without labeling in 17 dairy products.  It's in so many products unlabeled its hard to avoid.

The critics criticize Dr. Millstone for refusing to accept studies that are obviously controlled and funded by industry.  If the manufacturer couldn't show safety to get it on the market and approval was with the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld and the help of President Reagan why would anyone accept them now.  I know of no credible physician who has researched the aspartame issue who will accept the  industry studies now after 40 years of independent studies have shown it not to be safe.  In fact some of the studies G. D. Searle did they tried to hide showed the problems.  The teratology studies showed neural tube defects, spina bifida and cleft palate.  One of the pivotal studies used to approve aspartame was a 52 week oral toxicity study on 7 infant monkeys.  Five had grand mal seizures and one died.  The FDA's own report shows 92 symptoms including death, and four types of seizures:   Can someone tell me how the FDA can show a report of aspartame causing 92 symptoms and yet declare it safe.  Since when are seizures, strokes, blindness and cardiac problems as listed meant to declare safety?  FDA Dr. Adrian Gross told the Senate aspartame was illegally on the market because it caused cancer.  

With this background the aspartame industry along with those they fund like trade organizations try to convince aspartame is safe.  They criticize those who expose them and those who do independent and unbiased studies.  The Trocho Study  shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damage DNA.  This is devastating.  Imagine the formaldehyde being released in the cells and turning the tissues to plastic like it says in Dr. Woodrow Monte's text, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills", The aspartame industry tried to assassinate his character. Here is his letter about it: 

Dr. Millstone mentioned that 250 victims of aspartame had contacted him.  Imagine how many thousands I have spoken to in almost 30 years.  Consider the suffering so many continue to endure.  Here is just one of them:

"Betty ,
It was a very emotional morning in speaking to you , I am so thankful for you speaking at a volume of time with me.
I want you to know , I will write more to you about all my symptomatics from being poisoned.
Both my daughters have Autism with Birth Defects , as I told you , the guilt that has eaten me up inside for my children whom I love of thinking I did this to them is heart wrenching. ---

"I am a prisoner in my own body and I can not take care of my babies as they need to , but I do love them and do reading books and coloring and etc. , But they miss Mommy at School plays and Holidays , because I am so weak.
I shall write more later , it is time for my 100mg of compound vicodin that I take 3 times a day with Soma 350mg , my medication list is crazy , I will be in touch and we do now have one anothers e-mails.
"You Touched me and gave me Hope for that I Thank You !!!"
Lisa Jones
150 MCCracken Driv
Monaca , PA. 15061

Imagine the millions who have perished from the mass poisoning by aspartame.


When you have a product that is so poisonous it can't show safety what has to be done to get it through the FDA.  In Dr. Millstone's report is this statement: "26 of the 27 documents were then fully digitised and dispatched to EFSA on a CD-ROM. The exception was the UAREP report, because at 1062 pages, only the Table of Contents was provided. In the event, the ANS panela's reports of both January and December 2013 failed to mention that dossier, or most of the documents of which it was comprised, which was unjustified when judged by reference to both scientific and policy criteria."

The FDA simply refused to accept G. .D. Searle's studies.  All Searle's studies were invalidated because of deliberate misconduct and "lies" as discussed by FDA investigator, Dr. Adrian Gross.  And here are the reasons he gave:

1.  Many of the problems with the studies included horrendous experimental designs, questions regarding dosage given, loss of animal tissue and data, etc., etc., which invalidates entire experiments and causes what they claim to be 4 million observations and calculations per study (average) to become irrelevant.

2.  Only the key aspartame studies were looked at.  It is almost a certainty that the non-key aspartame studies were equally flawed.  Therefore, this would invalidate the "hundreds of millions" of observations and calculations made during these studies.

3.  The difference between a study showing no statistical difference and a significant statistical difference is often only a few observations or calculations.  therefore, had the myriad of other serious experimental errors not occurred (as detailed above), the observation and calculation mistakes in each experiment investigated would, by themselves, invalidate most of the key studies.

4.  It is highly unlikely that 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.

So what was Searle going to do with all studies invalidated?  On August 4, 1976, G. D. Searle representatives met with the FDA and convinced them to allow G. D. Searle to hire a private agency, University Associated for Education in Pathology (UAREP) and pay them to validate the other 12 studies (Gordon 1987 page 498 of US Senate 1987.)  Then what did Searle do?  They swore them to silence!

As described by Florence Grave (1984, page S5500 of Congressional Record l985a):

"The pathologists were specifically told that they were not to make a judgment about aspartame's safety or to look at the designs of the tests." ...

"Dr. Kenneth Endicott, Director of UAREP, said in an interview that the FDA had 'reasons to suspect' that Searle's tests 'were not entirely honest.' Because the FDA 'had doubts about (Searle's) veracity, ' Edicott said, officials wanted UAREP 'to determine whether the reports were accurate."

"FDA scientist Dr. Adrian Gross, in a letter to an FDA official, said, 'speaking as a pathologist, it seemed questionable that the group could do the kind of comprehensive investigation that was required.  He pointed in particular to a variety of issues that needed to be investigated.  He said some of these would involve closely questioning administrators and lab technicians about their practices.  Since many important issues that should be investigated have nothing to do with pathology, he said, only trained FDA investigators were qualified to do a comprehensive evaluation of the testing ....

"Meanwhile, an interview with Endicott indicates that Adrian Gross was right:  the pathologists couldn't -- and didn't -- carry out a comprehensive review ... As former FDA Commissioner Alexander Schmidt put it in an interview, UAREP looked at the slides to determine whether they had been misrepresented, but didn't look at the conduct of the experiments in depth.  The 1975 (FDA) task force investigation looked at the conduct of the experiments in depth, but did not look at the slides ... Endicott agreed. .. We could only look at what was there -- the tissues.'

So how much did Searle pay UAREP to be silent?  $500,000!  Dr. H. J. Roberts discusses UAREP in some of his books and how they were sworn to science.

Now you understand why only the table of contents was provided.   How did the FDA feel about this last straw effort to gain approval by getting past the FDA?  Dr. Gross has passed on now but it just so happens I have the letter from FDA Dr. Adrian Gross, a chief investigator of aspartame, to Senator Howard Metzenbaum:  

From beyond the grave  FDA Dr. Gross says in conclusion:

"It would appear that the safety of aspartame and its breakdown products has still not been satisfactorily determined, since many of the flaws cited in these three studies were also present in all of the other studies submitted by Searle." ... "Well, they told us in no uncertain terms that we were not to comment on the validity of it.  And I hoped, although having been there at that point for 19 years, I should have known better, that there really would be an objective evaluation of this beyond the evaluation that we did. .. "I do not feel that that was done, based on what I have read in the GAO report that I have looked at and so forth.  They definitely did not objectively evaluate these studies, and I really think it should have been thrown out from day one."  .. "We were looking at a lot of little details and easy parameters in this study, when the foundation of the study, the diet and all of these other things, were worthless.  We were talking about the jockey when we should have been talking about the horse, that he had weak legs.  It is built on a foundation of sand."

Yes, Dr. Verrett said all studies were built on a foundation of sand and should be thrown out and at the time of her testimony aspartame still had not been proven safe.  And this was 6 years after its approval.


  On January 10, l977, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to U. S. Attorney Sam Skinner in a 33 page letter detailing violations of the law that a grand jury be set up to investigate G. D. Searle.  In the letter, Merrill stated (Merrill 1977, page S10827 of Congressional Record 1985b):

"We request that your office convene a Grand Jury investigation into 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, by G. D. Searle and Company and three of its responsible officers 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 the drug Aldactone and the food additive Aspartame."

Then both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired.  When the godfather hires the district attorney expect acquittal!


And where is all the expertise in reviewing reproduction studies that were invalidated?  The Searle employee responsible for reviewing most of the reproduction studies had only one year of prior experience, working on population dynamics of cotton tail rabbits while employed by Illinois Wildlife Service.  In order to prepare him for this title of 'Senior Research Assistant in Teratology' (fetal damage) Searle bought him books to read on the subject and also sent him to a meeting of the Teratology Society.  This qualified him to submit 18 of the initial tests to the FDA, in addition to training an assistant and 2 technicians.  He certainly must have kept them busy because Searle claimed that 329 teratology examinations were conducted in just 2 days.  He estimated that he himself examined about 30 fetuses a day, but officials for the Center for Food and Applied Nutrition could never determine how that was possible."  Graves 1984, page S5500 of Congressional Record 1985a.

"In each study investigated, poor practices inaccuracies and discrepancies were noted in the antemortem phases which could compromise the study."  (Gross 1985, page S10836 of Congressional Record 1985b). "

"Presenting information to FDA in a manner likely to obscure problems, such as editing the report of a consulting pathologist ... Reporting one pathology report while failing to submit, or make reference to another usually more adverse pathology report on the same slide."  (Schmidt 1976c, page 4-5 of US Senate 1976b).

In talking to Jerome Bressler when he retired from FDA he said the teratology studies were sealed from his report:   It took me 8 years to find them and return the FDA findings to his report.   G. D. Searle wanted them hid because they showed such horrors as neural tube defects, spina bifida and cleft palate for starters.  When these were found Dr. Woodrow Monte wrote the book, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills".  Here is the last chapter on aspartame and autism:  Note that G. D. Searle made a deal with the FDA to hide the studies. Make note of the fact too that Dr. Monte's house was blown up with him in it. 

A letter on Department of the Army stationery from Edward J. Thompson, Educational/Civilian Program Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Control Program written sometime after approval of aspartame said: "Over the last 18 to 24 months, documentation of well over 500 cases of births defects directly related to NutraSweet have been identified in Canada." So what has been happening all these years with no pregnancy warning, even though the poison contains free methyl alcohol?  MIT says by the year 2025 one out of two babies born will be autistic.  It's called cause and effect!

Dr. Erik Millstone has now shown without any reasonable doubt aspartame was never proven safe.  Even a movie has been made about it:  "Sweet Misery:  A Poisoned World" -   Be sure you buy a copy from Amazon to show everyone you know and help Cori Brackett, the film maker whose health was destroyed by aspartame.
Now you know why Dr. Millstone's report has already been hacked off web sites.  It's the last nail in the coffin showing the world has been mass poisoned by aspartame.  Dr. James Bowen wrote the FDA when he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs because of using aspartame stating it was at that time, years ago, mass poisoning of the US and more than 70 countries.  He also said everyone involved should be prosecuted.  You can email me for his letter. 

I ask that you not let them get away with it again as millions have already perished.  Forward this report and Dr. Millstone's study to your entire email list, put it on web and back it up because it will get hacked.  The entire web site was hacked with all the government documents over and over again.  It is now on our web site.  Several important documents have been hacked as we begin to add them all back.  Saturate the planet with Dr. Millstone's information.  Send it to your local media and justice departments.  Let's finally carry the torch over the finish line and get this poison off the market in memory of the millions who have perished. One of the last studies on aspartame  was about the depletion of neurotransmitters    Notice these words:

"The American public, which consumes enormous quantities of aspartame, is increasingly identified as dumbed-down and full of fear, hatred and violence. Their brains are being altered by chemicals that turn humans into more animalistic organisms that lack higher cognitive function.

"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."

If the words "the downfall of human civilization" means anything to you lets send this around the world in a viral manner and get this poison pulled from the planet. 

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