NutraSweet Shown to Cause Cancer


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The final report of a seven-year study on aspartame (also known as Nutra-Sweet or Equal) has linked it to high rates of lymphomas, leukemias, and other cancers in rats. The rats were given the equivalent of four to five bottles of diet soda a day for a human. The carcinogenic effect of aspartame was found at levels as low as 400 parts per million, or about 20 milligrams a day for humans. This is far less than current daily limits in America (50 milligrams) and the UK (40 milligrams). When the initial findings were released almost a year ago, they were met with criticism from artificial sweetener trade groups, and support from groups critical of aspartame. No government regulatory agency has yet acted on the findings; there have been calls for a ban in Britain, and the European Food Safety Authority has begun a review of the study’s results. United States FDA officials have said that they also intend to conduct a review.

Environmental Health Perspectives March 2006; 114(3): 379-385
New York Times February 12, 2006

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———- Forwarded message ———- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 12:35:01 -0500 From: Betty Martini Newsgroups: Subject: NutraSweet Making World News/Brain Tumor Issue: Now as Paul Harvey would say: This is the rest of the story! PERMISSION TO PUBLISH Dr. Olney who did studies back in the l970’s on aspartame, and the world famous physician who was responsible for getting baby food manufacturers to remove MSG, reported that the rare type of brain tumor in lab rats triggered by aspartame (marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Equal Measure and who knows what since the patent expired) is now escalating that same rare brain tumor in adults. So what else is new? He is citing Dr. H. J. Roberts (world expert on NutraSweet) peer reviewed brain tumor report which is on our auto-responder. Not only that it was known before it was marketed that a breakdown product of aspartame (from the phenylalanine) called DKP is a brain tumor agent. We have this report on our responder as well titled THEY KNEW THE GUN WAS LOADED! This is the secret trade information where it is stated that they can’t tell the FDA or the won’t approve aspartame. You have a product that breaks down into a witches brew of toxic substances. Even the wood alcohol (methanol) converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye and then formic acid, the reason so many are going blind. And people were going blind when it was in 100 products and not 9000 like today and climbing.

Did the FDA want to approve aspartame? They refused for 16 years because of this brain tumor issue and the fact that aspartame is a seizure triggering drug. In the Congressinal Hearings the Senior scientist, the late FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross said: (l985) “In view of all these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that has been established way beyond any reasonable doubt, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act? Is it not clear beyond any shadow of a doubt that aspartame had caused brain tumors or brain cancer in animals, and is this not sufficient to satisfy the provisions of that particular section of the law?”

The Delaney Amendment forbids a manufacturer to knowingly add an additive that causes cancer. Today they just want to make it legal to poison you. H.R. 3200 would repeal the Delaney Amendment.

Dr. Gross’ last words should be engraved on the front door of the White House for the world to remember: “And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the health of the public?”

What do you need the FDA for – they are an extension of the drug and chemical cartel!? They are not there to protect the people. They have certainly made a lot of news in the last few years as their prosecuted those selling vitamins and those providing products that were not drugs that could strengthen the immune system, homeopathic products, things used for good health.

Half the population is on this deadly poison that according to Alex Constantine in NutraPoison (on our auto-responder) was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. What does NutraSweet do? It destroys the central nervous system (EPA has declared an epidemic of MS), destroys the brain (Dr. H. J. Roberts has now written a new book DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMERS DISEASE – NOMINATED FOR A PULITZER) explaining how its escalating Alzheimer, a 20th century disease now the 4th leading cause of death in adults, alters the heart rate and rhythm (we have a new position paper on this), and destroys the optic nerve! (we have several medical reports on this).

Is aspartame sweet – Yes – it is a sweet poison. Roaches won’t eat it, cats and dogs won’t eat it, ants won’t eat it and flies won’t eat it – but the FDA serves it to you with their approval and the approval of the Monsanto Chemical Co.

The NutraSweet Co. will tell you that aspartame is the most tested additive in history. I’m sure it is, they simply kept on sacrificing animals until they could keep some alive. Read in Dr. Roberts book ASPARTAME (NUTRASWEET) IS IT SAFE? (Charles Press, Philadelphia) the chapter – THE MYTH OF THE MOST TESTED ADDITIVE IN HISTORY. First of all, its not an additive, its a drug for which they were getting a drug application. It was changed to an additive so it would not require safety monitoring. And thats on record. No secrets. If you want the truth its there.

One of the pivotal studies was the Waisman study and the aspartame caused seizures and killed the primates. But why was it terminated and why no control group as required? Well let me read from the report: “Limitations in adequately skilled laboratory personnel, likewise contributed to our decision to eliminate the requirement of a concurrent control group in this study.” Searle was the original manufacturer before Monsanto bought them in l985. What are they telling you? They didn’t have competent people to even do a study, and this is what aspartame safety is based on?! They sure knew how to kill monkeys!

If you suppose its going to get better do a little research. Get into the Bressler Report. Discuss this with Monsanto and they may get indigestion. In the Bressler Report some of the rats died, so what did Searle do faced with dead rats from ingesting aspartame on their hands? They RESURRECTED THEM BACK ON PAPER!!!! I would like to see them try that trick on some of the people who lost their lives from this rat poison like Patricia Craine and Joyce Wilson, the latter’s story is on our auto-responder.

I’ll give this one to the Chief Counsel Merrill of the FDA who told U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner to indict Searle for fraud. But Skinner decided instead to go work for the law firm defending the case, Sidley & Austin, and let slip the hounds of disease and death on an unprotected and unwarned population. Do you think perhaps there is some conflict of interest? Well, its all in the family anyway, since his wife already worked for Searle’s law firm! Did U.S. Sam Skinner become Secretary of Transportation as a reward for not indicting Searle? You climb high when you play along. Skinner eventually became Chief of Staff under Bush, the second highest position in the White House.

So we do know that aspartame is an excellent rat poison, but what else did it produce in the rats in the Bressler Report, in the rats that didn’t die? It produced mammary cancer, pancreatic cancer and ovarian cancer!

And here’s Dr. Moser who is the Chief Consultant of the NutraSweet Company to defend them when aspartame gets exposed, screaming all over TV – “NutraSweet can’t cause cancer”. I ask Dr. Moser then how he reasons. We have a product that breaks down into a tumor agent, the lab animals got cancer from it, and the FDA admitted to Congress it causes cancer.

And I’ve come under Dr. Moser’s wrath myself. We exposed the American Diabetic Association in Atlanta for taking money from NutraSweet and endorsing this for diabetics with full knowledge that it is deadly for them. We walked with the diabetics at the walk-a-thon, sponsored by Equal, of course, and gave them medical documentation on what aspartame what do to the diabetic. Dr. H. J. Roberts, endocrinologist (diabetic specialist) even gave them an abstract of diabetic reactors and they refused to publish it, so it was published in Clinical Research.

Dr. Roberts says it keeps their blood sugar out of control, destroys the optic nerve and even makes them go into convulsions. So as diabetics read the material and got off NutraSweet they realized many of their problems disappeared and their blood sugar came under control. A local newspaper wrote a story about it. Here comes Dr. Moser writing a rebuttal and explaining the only reason they got well is it was psychological. “That’s right, Dr. Moser, get off poison, get well, and your brain did it. A burglar could think of a better alibi!”

The last time we spilled out this poison in front of the media he yelled “Nutritonal Terrorism”. “That’s right, Dr. Moser, NutraSweet has terrorized nutrition. Disbelievers embark on the Monsanto Titanic – its iceberg proof, you know.”

Okay folks, lets try some reason! What if you were a manufacturer and you sold a product that you felt was safe, in fact, you knew it was safe, nothing wrong with it. And you were making a billion dollars a year. Then all of a sudden comes a world famous doctor and tells the world it can kill you and it should be retested. What would you do? Now, we’re using logic and reason! If I personally sold a product I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt was safe and they kept saying we want it retested, I would say: “Go to it, you’ll see how safe it is!” Wouldn’t you have that much confidence in your product? But Monsanto is screaming – no, no, no, and their siamese twin, the FDA is yelling – no, no – no!

But this isn’t the first time they said no. In l985 Senator Metzenbaum seeing the problems in the population and listening to the complaints, wrote a bill that never got out of committee because of heavy lobbying. Its on our auto-responder and explained the problems, that aspartame is, in fact, a drug that interacts with other drugs, that it changes the brain chemistry (thats a poison!), changes the dopamine level of the brain, is a seizure triggering drug, can trigger behavior problems (depletes serotonin), and neurological problems (destroys the central nervous system), and can destroy the fetus or cause birth defects or mental retardation.

Since the original studies were the target of an indictment for fraud that was never carried out when the district attorney went to work for the godfather, he wanted INDEPENDENT testing by the National Institute of Health. But the manufacturer wanted so such of a thing!

And how many more people have gone blind and died from this poison? How many babies have perished in their mother’s womb! And do you know that even a man consuming aspartame at the time of conception can cause his child to be born with birth defects (if it lives)? There would have been a moratorium put on aspartame.

And how do they get away with “misadvertising” a product? When you usually see NutraSweet diet comes before its name – perhaps Diet Pepsi? Dr. Wurtman’s affidavit in the Congressional Record explains that it makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight! Do most people assume if you use a diet product you’re going to diet? Is that not misrepresentation? In Dr. Roberts book he says the average person getting off NutraSweet loses about 19 lbs, some have lost 60 lbs.! Great diet product.

How did it get approved anyway? The FDA did not want to approve it in the beginning, but President Reagan appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes to the FDA when the last FDA Commissioner would not approve it. There was a Board of Inquiry. They said: NO! Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes over-ruled his own Board of Inquiry and went to work for the manufacturer’s PR firm for $1000.00 a day. Sort of like an art director going to work for a pig farm. And what do you do for $1000.00 a day in a PR firm? Send postcards home from Bermuda perhaps? Dr. Hayes refused to speak to the press for 10 years!

So Monsanto says its safe. Okay then it shouldn’t cause any side effects. Why not file Freedom of Information and find out how many different complaints there are on aspartame. They can’t keep it from you. I did! Would you believe 92 documented symptoms from coma and blindness to seizures and death this deadly poison causes: And here they are folks – all 92 of them….

Headache, dizziness or problems with balance, change in mood quality or level, vomiting and nausea, abdominal pain and cramps, change in vision, diarrhea, seizures and convulsions, memory loss, fatigue, weakness, other neurological, rash, sleep problems, hives, change in heart rate, itching, change in sensation, numbness, tingling, grand mal seizures, local swelling, change in activity level, difficulty breathing, oral sensory changes, change in menstrual pattern, other skin problems, other, localized pain and tenderness, other urogenital, change in body temperature, difficulty swallowing, other metabolic, joint and bone pain, speech impairment, other gastrointestinal, chest pain, other musculo-skeletal, fainting, sore throat, other cardiovascular, change in taste, difficulty with urination, other respiratory, edema, change in hearing, abdominal swelling, change in saliva output, change in urine volume, change in perspiration pattern, eye irritation unspecified, muscle tremors, petit mal, change in appetite, change in body weight, nocturnal, change in thirst or water intake, unconsciousness and coma, wheezing, constipation, other extremity pain, problems with bleeding, unsteady gait, coughing, blood glucose disorders, blood pressure changes, changes in skin and nail coloration, change in hair or nails, excessive phlegm production, sinus problems, simple partial seizures, hallucinations, any lumps present, shortness of breath on exertion, evidence of blood in stool or vomit, dysmenorrhea, dental problems, change in smell, DEATH, other blood and lymphatic, eczema, complex partial seizures, swollen lymph nodes, hematuria, shortness of breath due to position, difficulties with pregnancy,( children only) developmental retardation, change in breast size or tenderness, anemia, change in sexual function, shock, conjunctivitis, dilating eyes, febrile

And why does the FDA list DEATH as a symptom, and how can a safe additive cause DEATH?

Now are you ready for this, folks – in June without public notification the FDA approved aspartame for everything in the grocery store. How did they manage this. They would have to show few complaints, wouldn’t they. Well we sent them over 1000 from the net, and we printed up over 1000 complaint cards we give victims to fill out and return. And, of course, we have the rest of the U.S., some people even send us copies of their complaints to the FDA. But the FDA told the Wall Street Journal they only got 11 complaints. And people we talk to say they tried to give the FDA complaints but the FDA said they were not taking them. Well, if you throw away the complaints and don’t take them, you’re not going to have any. But how do you show a decrease? I’m sure the FDA sat up with Monsanto all night on this one. They said they changed their bookkeeping system so they had to throw out hundreds from the l980’s. Now that would show a decrease!

If any of you have been told by the FDA that they were not taking complaints we would like to know about it. And we would like to have your story with a copy to the FDA!!!

I would like to go into the trade organizations funded by Monsanto and what is happening to the people, what was said about the testing, etc. but this is simply getting too long. The story could fill many volumes.

If you want more information instructions to the auto-responder are beneath my signature, and there are excellent web pages like Mark Golds which is (here you can read some of the complaints we sent to the FDA without names) Oh and be sure to check Dave Rietz web page, a victim who spent over 10 years living a nightmare from NutraSweet – You can get Dr. Roberts publications by calling 1 800-814-9800

Mission Possible is a volunteer force, no one is paid, we don’t sell anything, all we do is warn the world to get off NutraSweet and save your life. Now why would hundreds of thousands of people be distribing a warning flyer all over the world if this was a safe product? We are talking about a deadly, deadly poison – a rat poison!

As Founder I am delighted to speak on any radio show, appear on any TV show and look Dr. Moser straight in the face. Dr. Moser does not see patients, he is not a practicing physician. He is Monsanto’s paid consultant to defend their poison. In the book SWEET’NER DEAREST by Dr. H. J. Roberts, page 137 it states that Barbara Mullarkey (top anti-aspartame journalist) had restated Moser’s own words from The Pharos (Summer 1991), journal of Alpha Omega Alpha (an honor medical society), based on his talk to Yale medical students:

“If you HATE people, you can spend your life plugged into a mountain of shining diagnostic equipment or perched besides an electron microscope. Or you can become a cruise-ship doctor and play patty-cake with rich, blue-haired widows, or you can become a department chairman at Yale, or YOU CAN WORK FOR THE NUTRASWEET COMPANY.”

You just never know what is going to tumble out of Dr. Moser’s mouth!

Be concerned folks about air travel as pilots are complaining of grand mal seizures, confusion, inability to make decisions, vision problems, heart palpitations – all standard NutraSweet Complaints! Pilots we want to hear from you.

Save a life today, get everyone you know off this poison. Help put an end to this insanity as Dr. James Bowen told the FDA: This is mass poisoning of the American public and over 70 countries of the world (now 90).

Now… check out the updates from Dr. Olney after the Monsanto hacks answered the wrong questions in the continual efforts to misinform the public:

Update part 1 of 3
Update part 2 of 3
Update part 3 of 3

Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
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