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EU to Reexamine Safety of Aspartame Artificial Sweetener

Parliament Votes For Re-Examination of Aspartame, and also to investigate
Stevia. It "somehow got outlawed"in Europe.

Contact Betty Martini, Mission Possible Intl, 770 242-2599

The European Parliament has adopted resolutions in line with its consistent
drive to make sure that foodstuffs and drinks consumed in the EU are
safe. It has called for an investigation of aspartame
(NutraSweet/Equal/Canderel, E951, Spoonful, Benevia, etc.)

In a document
from the European Parliament it says the justification is that "the use of
aspartame increases the exposure to its metabolites methanol/formaldehyde
and phenylalanine and is reported to provoke i.a. headaches, nausea and
allergic reactions, especially in the case of vulnerable persons. Its
widespread use should therefore be re-evaluated by the Commission and the
relevant scientific committees, taking into account all available data and
respecting the precautionary principle. A historical evaluation is
required as there seems to be evidence that original studies did not prove
the safety of aspartame. " ..

There is also a call for proposals to improve the labeling of products
containing aspartame and Parliament wants the new directive to be
implemented in the Member States within a year of its entry into force.
They are concerned about a lack of warning labels for pregnant women and
children's health. Rightly so since aspartame is an abortifacient and a
teratogen. It also stimulates prolactin. It is an endocrine disrupting
chemical. It changes the menses triggering infertility. Then if the
consumer is off aspartame and gets pregnant she may lose the baby if she
gets back on it. As James Bowen, M.D., in Aspartame Murders
Infants ( says: "At every point in the fertility process
aspartame destroys, beginning with the gleam in Mom and Pop's eyes: it
ruins female sexual response and induces male sexual dysfunction. Beyond
this aspartame disrupts fetal development by aborting it or inducing
defects. And if a live child is born aspartame may have heinously damaged
the DNA of the baby, cursing future generations." The manufacturer and the
FDA have steadfastly refused to put a warning on aspartame even though they
have full knowledge of how it can destroy the fetus or trigger birth
defects. Louis Elsas, M.D., Pediatric Prof, Emory University, genetics
testified before Congress on this issue and this is on web along with H. J.
Roberts, M.D., position paper admitting that even a man consuming aspartame
at conception can cause birth defects in his own child.

Why does the FDA refuse this warning? The law requires that an additive be
inert or non-reactive. Admitting that aspartame can destroy the fetus or
inflict horrendous birth defects show that aspartame is not an additive but
a deadly neurotoxic drug. It interacts with just about every drug used to
treat the problems it causes, and probably if investigated which show that
no drug is safe on the market today because when you add a chemical poison
it interacts. The allergies mentioned by Parliament are probably in
reality related to the fact that aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization
agent so those who have used this deadly toxin have interactions with
vaccines, toxins, GM foods and other unsafe so-called additives like
sucralose (Splenda) which has a chlorinated base like DDT and can cause
auto-immune disease and acesulfame potassium which triggered cancer and
leukemia in original studies. Parliament has called for a review of
sucralose and aspartame-acesulfame salt use within three years as
well. Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That
Kills, says in a lecture on that the
reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and
cyanide. In his new book Health and Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life he
says all it takes is one diet drink to cause significant DNA damage. There
is a chapter on bioterrorism that everyone needs to read. Dr. Blaylock is
a neurosurgeon and specialist in bioterrorism.

The famed John Olney, M.D., who founded the field of neuroscience called
excitotoxicity, and who did the studies on aspartic acid (40% of
aspartame), testified to the Board of Inquiry of the FDA and explained what
would happen to the brains of our children if aspartame was approved, and
the Board agreed saying not to approve aspartame. This report and the
entire Board of Inquiry report stating aspartame is not safe can be read on, Mission Possible Maine.

Understand there is no reason for aspartame to be on the market. It may be
sweet but it is a sweet poison. In Nutrapoison by Alex Constantine on he states that aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an
inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to
Congress. It also has a synergistic effect with such things as MSG,
another excitotoxin (, fluoride and RBGH, for
starters. It is not a diet product but a drug that makes you crave
carbohydrates so you gain weight. See protest of the National Soft Drink
Association on DORway. This is part of the Congressional Record and shows
you the pop companies knew aspartame was a poison before they put it in pop
and admitted it broke down at 86 degrees and quoted the law that stated it
is a crime to put anything in food that decomposes or adulterates the drink.

Aspartame Disease has been declared a global plague by world expert H. J.
Roberts, M.D., F.A.C.P.,F.C.C.P., who has treated aspartame victims in the
trenches of medical practice for 20 years. In the l980's a medical
publication selected Dr. Roberts as the best doctor in the US. He is
listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in The World and Who's Who in
Science and Engineering. As a diabetic specialist he realized aspartame
was a toxin when his diabetic patients began going blind, becoming confused
and blood sugar would not stay under control. He says in a position paper
on aspartame and hypoglycemia that aspartame can precipitate diabetes and
even interacts with insulin. No doubt that aspartame is the cause of the
epidemics of diabetes and obesity.

Dr. H. J. Roberts has now provided to the world a medical text on this
plague titled Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, or to see the cover. It
was written for consumers as well as physicians. Because the FDA and the
manufacturer has lied to the public it has tied the hands of physicians who
do not correlate the vast epidemics aspartame has triggered with the toxin
and cannot treat the patient without the facts. There is a chapter on drug
interaction, detoxification and tips for the physician. The entire story
of how a chemical poison was marketed for human consumption is in this
medical text. And there is a chapter on all the epidemics and symptoms,
giving the mechanism by which aspartame triggers these problems. On this
web site are also many other excellent books on aspartame.

There are some things that have been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt over
the past 20 years and that is that aspartame triggers brain tumors (breaks
down to diketopiperazine a brain tumor agent) that triggered brain tumors
in original studies and cases come in to Mission Possible consistently, and
DNA damage. This alone shows you aspartame is not inert and should be
banned from the planet immediately. It destroys the central nervous system
and mimics MS and causes Lou Gehrig symptoms. The FDA lists on their
report 92 documented symptoms triggered by this toxin. This brings us to
the Gulf War Illness. The government has been told repeatedly what
aspartame causes, and that it breaks down at 86 degrees. Vets say that
diet drinks stayed on pallets for as long as 8 weeks at a time and the
troops drank them all day long. Their problems are identical to Aspartame
Disease and match the FDA report of symptoms triggered by this toxin. A
study on Desert Storm Syndrome showed Lou Gehrig symptoms and the payments
to the troops have been reimplemented. And haven't we said that all
along. James Bowen, M.D., is a victim himself and suffers with Lou Gehrigs
symptoms. He was never in the Persian Gulf but practiced in the dessert
drinking gallons of Diet Koolaide laced with aspartame. He wrote the FDA
(on web under experts) and told them aspartame was mass poisoning of the
American public and more than 70+ countries of the world. The FDA sent out
an agent who was upset with Dr. Bowen that he wrote the paper titled
labeling, and did not want to accept records on another 30 cases.

If you read the secret trade information volunteered in congressional
hearings and on on web you will note that Searle admitted in the last
paragraph that they had to consider almost complete conversion to DKP, (the
brain tumor agent) and if they told the FDA they wouldn't approve it. Be
assured this is premeditated murder. Searle did studies in South America
and never published them, sacrificing people in poor villages. Some died,
some developed brain tumors and others seizures. These studies showed that
aspartame destroys the brain and central nervous system and even hardens
the synovial fluids causing agonizing joint pain, many times diagnosed as
fibromyalgia. The affidavit of the translator is on web.

Aspartame is the biggest hazard there is to Aviation. It is a seizure
triggering drug that interacts with anti-seizure medication. So many
pilots have lost not only their health but their occupation. Five American
Airline pilots who were heavy users of aspartame have perished, one in
flight. Two have had strokes, one just recently. The FAA here says the
FDA approved it, there is nothing we can do. That's a cop out, they could
warn the pilots. Seizures have been established beyond a shadow of a
doubt. See the RAO on web which was pivotal in the approval aspartame, a
52 week oral toxicity study where 7 infant moneys were fed aspartame, 5 had
grand mal seizures and 1 died. The FDA report list 4 types of seizures
triggered by this neurotoxin. Could it get worse. Yes, aspartame damages
the cardiac system and causes sudden death. It triggers an irregular heart
rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication.

My special note to Parliament: My congratulations for your caring enough
and for your courage in taking on the aspartame issue. How was it approved
in Europe? Searle knew in order to rubberstamp it around the world they
had to get it approved in another country, and if Europe found out about
the FDA wanting them indicted for fraud it would not happen. So they made
a business deal with a Professor Paul Turner in the Regulatory Agency
(Food Standards) in England. There was a big blow out by Parliament when
they found out it was approved but it wasn't rescinded. The story was in
the Guardian.

Remember there is a war going on and the troops are already sick again
according to a new article. I see them chewing gum and wonder if it has
aspartame, in this fashion going directly to the brain. They are using
breath mints and I'm checking to see if the pop companies again sent diet
drinks knowing what happened last time. And all this post stress reported
remember that aspartame also depletes serotonin because of the 50%
phenylalanine which as an isolate is neurotoxic, lowers the seizure
threshold and serotonin. This triggers manic depression, anxiety, panic
attacks, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies, insomnia, etc. One aspartame
brain tumor victim told me when she was in a support group in San Antonio
there were 70 vets with brain tumors. And while there are toxins in Iraq
understand that aspartame destroys the immune system and many might not be
affected except for aspartame. Dr. Blaylock wrote a brochure on how to
survive bioterrorism. He told me consumers could not sustain chemical
warfare because excitotoxins have destroyed the immune system. And, of
course, aspartame interacts with all toxins.

I've lectured in the UK twice and seen the diseases and symptoms that
mirrors those in the US from aspartame. This last summer I was locked up
by Immigration for 3 1/2 hours with their wanting to know if they allowed
me in England how many people would find out about the dangers of
aspartame. They confiscated all books on aspartame and materials although
in the end they gave them back. Who was responsible for this? Industry is
very powerful, I ask that you now be affected by their propaganda and their

You have the ability to undo what was done by this business deal with Paul
Turner, now deceased. You can ban it from Europe and the result would be
like dominos around the world. Don't let one more baby die before it
breathes the breath of life! I am happy to address Parliament if you so
desire and answer any questions. All the records of the FDA showing
aspartame to be a poison are available in England for any members of
Parliament wanting to see them. Some of these records are on In America there are already Aspartame Detoxification
Centers to help victims. The formaldehyde accumulates in the cells and
damages DNA with most toxicity in the liver. This is pre-embalming as
mentioned in the medical text on the global plague of Aspartame Disease.

Do not fail to read the UPI investigation on web and find out just who
called in their markers to get a deadly chemical poison marketed for human
consumption. You'll be surprised. Aspartame is addictive and methanol is
classified as a narcotic. And when industry lies and tells you there is
just a little bit of methanol remember in molecular chemistry the
formulation is one molecule of aspartic acid to one molecule of methanol to
one molecule of phenylalanine.

I flew to Belgium and gave these FDA records the EU had never seen to
Miguel-Angel.Granero-Rosell and Peter Wagstaffe. I knew they would side
with industry but told them repeatedly that they had to care. Obviously
they didn't when they put out their report leaving out the most damning
reports like those by Dr. Roberts. I showed them the medical text about
the size of the New York phone directory. I showed them the flawed studies
and what industry did like when Monsanto tried to show aspartame doesn't
trigger seizures. In the Rowan study they gave 16 of the 18 subjects
anti-seizure medication and didn't tell anybody and only gave them one
capsule of aspartame for a one day study, tantamount to smelling the
bottle. But they sided with industry and we have a 59 page report in
rebuttal showing what they did.

I asked them why they outlawed Stevia and was told there were no studies
showing safety. Stevia is a herb which has been used in Brazil for
thousands of years, especially to aid diabetics because it helps in the
metabolism of sugar. I told them we have about 500 studies showing safety
where did they want them sent. No answer. They didn't want them
available. While this is just hearsay when Stevia was outlawed in Europe
and it is the salvation of the diabetics, I did receive a call from
England. He said he worked with Monsanto and they were responsible. Read
Larry Hagman's comment on web and how as a diabetic it saved his life.

Aspartame was marketed by Searle and then sold to Monsanto in l985. It has
now been sold to Ajinomoto,Childs in Boston, Merisant (investment firm,
Monsanto managers) and Michael Dell's investment firm. We are now taking
case histories for class action starting with the brain tumors, seizures,
eye deterioration and blindness.

I filed a Citizens Petition with the FDA for recall before I left America
for England. The law requires six months to answer. It has now been ten
months. It was based on the fact that their records show aspartame to be a
chemical poison and they lie to the public about safety. Their own FDA
toxicologist told Congress that aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment
because without a shadow of a doubt it can cause brain tumors and brain
cancer. Delaney Amendment forbid putting anything in food you know will
cause cancer. It also triggered mammary, uterine, ovarian, thyroid,
pancreatic and testicular tumors. His last words to Congress were "And if
the FDA violates its own law who is left to protect the public?" This is
the reason for Mission Possible Intl, a global unpaid volunteer force
warning the world off this poison. Many operations in the UK. He also
mentioned that because of the brain tumors that an allowable daily dose
should not be able to be set. As it was it was set for rats and not
humans. You cannot set an ADI of safety of poison for humans. The other
FDA toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, told Congress that all studies
were built on a foundation of sand and should be thrown out. Be sure you
read my letter to Ajinomoto on web who have lie to the public and what
really happened during approval. They refuse to answer the letter.

Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible International, 9270 River Club
Parkway, Duluth, Georgia, USA, 770 242-2599,

Four support groups on line. Aspartame Toxicity Center,

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