Post

Aspartame Is Evil

Aspartame - the silent killer Aspartame is marketed as NutraSweet, Equal Spoonful, Benevia, NatraTaste and since the patent on it has now expired it likely will come on the market under many different names. aspartame is a poison

Undoubtedly you have heard that Aspartame is a safe sweetener and people use it to loose weight. Unfortunately that information is criminally false and misleading. You can find out more about how public relations firms shape and manipulate the public's beliefs on the "Why you believe what you believe" page.

Aspartame is made of 3 components, 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol (wood alcohol). In the body methanol breaks down into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid.

Aspartame banned in Europe for children's products

On the European Common Market, Aspartame is banned for all children's products. Why is this not the case in Canada and the U.S.? Because Monsanto - which owns the NutraSweet Company which manufactures Aspartame - pays off the FDA, the American Medical Association, The American Dietetic and Diabetic Associations, Congressmen and Senators and virtually anyone who gets in the way, and in other countries too. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation caught them red handed and aired a program where Monsanto was trying to bribe Canadian Doctors at Health Canada.

More on the Monsanto company: Monsanto is the world's largest manufacturer of poisons, not only of the citizens of the world but also of the environment. In 1995, Monsanto ranked 5th among US corporations in the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory, having discharged 37 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the air, land, water and underground.

Responsible for mass poisoning of the world. How Robert B. Shapiro, President and CEO of Monsanto and the other members of the board, many of whom call themselves "Doctors" can live with themselves, knowing what they and the company are responsible for is incomprehensible. The entire lot should be prosecuted for mass genocide. Their track record of plain lying, falsifying and concealing data, bribery of officials, and the list goes on, is truly astonishing.

To quote the Toronto Globe and Mail reporting on the outcome of a three year trial, "The evidence of Monsanto's executives at the trial portrayed a corporate culture where sales and profits were given a higher priority than the safety of products and its workers..... They just didn't care about the health and safety of their workers. Instead of trying to make things safer, they relied on intimidation and threatened layoffs to keep their employees working".

 

Aspartame contains 10% methanol NutraSweet (Aspartame) is composed of linkages of aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol. The aspartic acid acts as a neuroexcitatory agent. When NutraSweet is digested, it yields 10% methanol (wood alcohol). The wood alcohol (methanol) is widely distributed throughout the body including brain, muscle, fat and nervous tissue. It is then metabolized to FORMALDEHYDE which enters the cells and binds to the proteins and DNA (the genetic material). aspartame deadly poison

Cytogenetic effects (changes in DNA) have been shown to result from FORMALDEHYDE exposure and DNA damage occurs from FORMALDEHYDE. The nature of the injury generally involves breaking and then creation of cross linking within the genetic material which alters the cells.

This finding has been confirmed numerous times and the DNA-protein-cross-links are believed to cause cancers in experimental animals. Changes in the genetic material is associated with cancer production in humans. The ability of Aspartame to cause cellular mutations has been shown through studies by Shephard, et al. There are increases in malignant brain tumors suggested to be associated with aspartame use. FORMALDEHYDE is a known stimulant for cancer and genetic damage in the cell.

THE FDA has admitted that only approximately 1% of people know how to, or do, file complaints with them. Under a recent Freedom of Information order the FDA admitted that aspartame accounted for over 75% of complaints filed. They claimed that over 8000 were filed, but they keep changing their bookkeeping to keep the numbers low. The fact that 8000 reports were received indicates that there must have been over 800,000 people adversely affected at the very least.

An average person's daily intake of methyl alcohol from natural sources averages less than 10 mg (1). Aspartame beverages contain 55 mg methanol per liter, and nearly double as much in some carbonated orange sodas. Persons ingesting 5 liters/day can therefore consume over 400 mg methanol. These facts are pertinent:

• Methyl alcohol is probably the first component of aspartame released within the small intestine, and is rapidly absorbed. Blood and methanol concentrations correlate with aspartame intake. "Abuse doses" (100 mg/kg or more) ingested by normal subjects significantly elevate blood methanol concentrations, remaining detectable for 8 or more hours (2).

• Humans are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of methanol than animals because several enzymes required for its metabolism have been lost during evolution and are not present in humans.

• The toxicity of methanol is enhanced by its slow rate of oxidation — only 1/7 that of ethyl alcohol — occurring mainly in the liver and kidneys. Even though the half life in human volunteers ingesting small amounts (1-5 ml) is about 3 hours, complete oxidation to carbon dioxide usually requires several days.

• The body attempts to detoxify methyl alcohol by oxidizing it to formaldehyde (a deadly neurotoxin and Class A carcinogen), and then to formate or formic acid within minutes. Formate and formaldehyde each may contribute to toxicity and nervous system/immune dysfunction through various mechanisms. One is the conjugation of formaldehyde with human serum albumin (F-HSA) to form a new antigenic determinant. Patients with multiple health complaints who had been exposed chronically to formaldehyde develop anti F-HSA antibodies and elevated Tal cells (antigen memory cells), consistent with sustained antigenic stimulation of the immune system (3).

Is Aspartame causing some of your health problems?

There is a very simple way to ascertain whether or not this poisonous drug is causing your problem(s). Stop ALL intake of Aspartame (anything with Monsanto's NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Benevia, NutraTaste) in it. READ LABELS. Have your pharmacist check all your medications, Aspartame is in many drugs. This poison is in over 9000 items including most Children's Vitamins, Children's Tylenol, Alka Seltzer, Toothpastes (my favorite source for quality toothpaste products which don't contain harmful ingredients can be found here), Metamucil etc.. Often it is only mentioned on the paper inside the carton.

Aspartame contains METHANOL, a serious metabolic poison. Your body converts it to formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid (ant sting poison) both of which attack your central nervous system and every organ of your body.

girlflower girlflower 41-45, F 15 Responses May 25, 2009

Your Response

Cancel

never heard of that one

it seems somehow this flower has...irq'ed.. Master UFI...this was not her intent...and she apologizes..

I don't like Diet Soda either, but I could care less about Monsanto or their involvement with the Bush Administration. I don't like it so I don't drink it.

I don't like Diet Soda either, but I could care less about Monsanto or their involvement with the Bush Administration. I don't like it so I don't drink it.

Everything in the world will kill you if you do it enough and almost everything will do it faster than fake sugar. I once nearly jogged myself to death.<br />
<br />
Sprinting is regulated in more places than aspartame. Like malls. And prisons.

It irks ME, girlflower. But I didn't read the whole story, man. I already avoid artificial sweeteners cept for when I have yogurt. Diet soda's iiickky. It's iccqqy.

oh ok so thats a GREAT reason NOT to educate people...<br />
<br />
<br />
sigh....<br />
<br />
people need to be aware... as our friend BONFrost just mentioned...he had no clue..<br />
<br />
<br />
and yes there are far more "evil" things in this world then aspartame...but being manipulated by large companies kinda irqs me...<br />
<br />
does it irq you?

In 1999, FDA officials described the safety of aspartame as "clear cut" and stated that the product is "one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved."<br />
<br />
Approximately 10% of aspartame (by mass) is broken down into methanol in the small intestine. Most of the methanol is absorbed and quickly converted into formaldehyde and then to formic acid. The metabolism of aspartame does not damage the body because: (a) the quantity of methanol produced is too small to disrupt normal physiological processes;[citation needed] (b) methanol and formaldehyde are natural by-products of human metabolism and are safely processed by various enzymes;[citation needed] (c) there is more methanol in some natural fruit juices and alcoholic beverages than is derived from aspartame ingestion; and (d) even large doses of pure methanol have been shown in non-human primate studies to lead to ample accumulation of formic acid (as formate), while no formaldehyde was detected.<br />
<br />
I can copy/paste too! And not from a site trying to sell me a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer and Colon Cleanse 5000.<br />
<br />
There are still real wars going on in the world. I don't think artificial sweetener is a suitable cause for pissitude. You have to walk past cigarettes and alcohol on the way to the Diet Cola aisle. Just don't buy any of them, eat healthy, clean your juicer and stay peaceful.

OPEN LETTER TO FDA COMMISSIONER<br />
RE: HIS ASPARTAME LIES TO NEW MEXICO'S LEGISLATURE<br />
Dr. Betty Martini<br />
Mission Possible World Health International<br />
9270 River Club Parkway<br />
Duluth, Georgia 30097<br />
Telephone: 770-242-2599<br />
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
Posted: 29 December 2006<br />
<br />
<br />
Dr. Von Eschenbach:<br />
<br />
You wrote Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino and eleven members of the New Mexico Legislative Education Committee about aspassume the aspartame people wrote it for you since it's in their words. FDA gets most of its money from the drug/chemical industry, and it's obvious your allegiance is to corporate sugar-daddies, not Americans.<br />
<br />
You say, "These and other relevant safety issues have been addressed and thoroughly evaluated by FDA, as well as other regulatory bodies in the United States and around the world, including the National Institutes of Health, European Food Safety Agency, Scientific Committee for Foods of the European Union, Health Canada, and others. These agencies are all in agreement that aspartame is safe for the general population with the exception of individuals with Phenylketonuria."<br />
<br />
To the contrary, FDA evaluated aspartame thoroughly, then asked the Department of Justice to prosecute the original manufacturer, G. D. Searle Co. for fraud. This is the first such action ever taken by your agency, an indication of how serious their crimes were. Then both US Prosecutors, Sam Skinner & William Conlon, hired on with the defense attorneys and let the statute of limitations expire so they can never be prosecuted.<br />
<br />
Jerome Bressler's FDA Audit, The Bressler Report on http://www.dorway.com, exposed the lawless acrobatics of Searle to prove the drug is safe. They couldn't do it and got caught. I spoke with Jerome Bressler who said his report was so bad that FDA retyped it, removing the worst 20%. The fraud was too horrific to print. Dr. H. J. Roberts asked his congressman to get the missing data, but FDA said it was confidential. FDA is above Congress?<br />
<br />
In 1980 FDA found aspartame unsafe and revoked the petition for approval. http://www.wnho.net/fda_petition1.doc In the commentary above the FDA's report you will notice a clip from Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World where James Turner, Atty, explains how Don Rumsfeld called in his markers to get approval after FDA had denied it. You also know this because you have this letter, which you refused to answer:<br />
<br />
http://www.wnho.net/project_recall_aspartame.htm This gives the whole story from FDA records including those exposing aspartame cancer. Included is the statement from the FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, telling Congress aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment because without a shadow of a doubt it caused brain tumors and brain cancer.<br />
<br />
You lie when you tell the New Mexico legislature FDA agrees aspartame is safe, and their records prove it. FDA reported 92 symptoms from over 10,000 volunteered consumer complaints: four kinds of seizures, coma, sexual dysfunction and death. Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, lists many more plus neurodegenerative diseases, epidemic diabetes, obesity, tumors, drug interactions, pre-embalming, birth defects, psychiatric and behavioral diseases and sudden death. Dr. Roberts is a world aspartame expert who treated aspartame victims in the trenches of medical practice for decades. His Congressional testimony is on record.<br />
<br />
You name the European Food Safety Agency, which was pressured and controlled to produce a ludicrous report blaming cancers in the Ramazzini Study on respiratory disease. Dr. M. Soffritti answered this excuse, stating that respiratory disease is part of the dying process. Later EFSA admitted that industry was attempting to hi-jack science, which report I sent you: http://www.rense.com/general73/openn.htm EFSA was reported to the International Court of Justice and the UN for lying. So why didn't you givethe legislature the facts, Dr. Von Eschenbach?<br />
<br />
Nobody knows what the European Union did for aspartame makers better than I, since I was there. I flew to Brussels with all the damning research and original FDA documents that revoked the petition for approval. In the two hour meeting I provided a stack of research including Dr. John Olney's 49 page testimony to the Board of Inquiry on what aspartame would do to the brains of our children if approved. I gave briefs on how aspartame makers fix studies and examples of studies flaunted as safe though obviously flawed.<br />
<br />
The EU received Dr. Ralph Walton's research showing 92 % of independent and unbiased scientific peer reviewed studies showed the problems aspartame causes. He stated if you remove 6 studies by FDA and one pro-industry summary, 100% of such research shows aspartame is unsafe. The manufacturer couldn't prove aspartame safety in original studies and they can't do it now.<br />
<br />
Aspartame makers use the International Life Sciences Institute, ILSI, a phony research front group that hands out money for rigged studies. Read about them in the 8-month investigation of United Press International. As one employee informant told me, "If you wanta payola you musta rollova." I showed the 1038 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D. at the meeting. As expected, they were entirely disinterested, and totally omitted his research because it was too damning. They didn't know I was wired. Here's the rebuttal to the EU report, prepared by Mark Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Center. http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/scf2002.html<br />
<br />
While FDA refused aspartame approval for years, the producers went to Health Canada, which also refused. Later it had been rubber stamped by other countries so Health Canada blessed it. Now HC is as much a part of industry as the FDA. They've been written repeatedly for years, sent research, but don't answer.<br />
<br />
Dr. Von Eschenbach, I'm particularly disgusted when you write: "FDA closely monitors the scientific literature for information that might indicate a potential public health concern with a food additive including aspartame, even after an additive has been approved." If that were true aspartame would've been gone years ago. It was admitted in Congress that FDA was so swamped with complaints they referred them to the AIDS Hotline to get rid of them. When complaints increased FDA slammed shut the complaint window, and in l996 deleted hundreds of complaints to whitewash and minimize aspartame toxicity.<br />
<br />
For years there has been constant scientific research damning aspartame. The rigorous 3-year Ramazzini study proved aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen. A study from Greece showed memory loss (Alzheimers). Liverpool research proved drug interaction. Norway proved aspartame destroys the brain. Another of their studies showed aspartame binds to calcium. Sharon Fowler's study, University of Texas, linked obesity with diet drinks. From Barcelona came the damning Trocho Study, proving aspartame embalms living tissue. I just returned from Barcelona, conferred with a researcher who was threatened by NutraSweet. If the industry can't control a study with damning results they employ Gestapo tactics and threat of career destruction.<br />
<br />
Likewise FDA ignored my petition for recall submitted 4 years ago. The law requires a citizens petition to be answered in 180 days, but you simply break the law.<br />
<br />
I'm appalled that you say: "FDA is currently evaluating the significance of a recent study with aspartame conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation. To date, the agency has not been presented with any credible scientific information that would support a change in its conclusions about the safety if aspartame." The Ramazzini work was done by a world-renowned independent research organization on 1,800 rats for 3 years. It is the most precise ever, and confirmed your own findings that aspartame causes cancer. Why isn't it credible? Because you don't like the results! And when it comes to results you don't like you couldn't find a gorilla in a phone booth. If Ramazzini said aspartame is safe as gum drops you'd shout the world over. You duplicitously renounce all studies proving toxicity, and so sentence an entire population to slowing poisoning!<br />
<br />
Then you say: "If the agency is presented with such information that indicates a potential public health concern with aspartame, FDA will take appropriate action to protect the public health." I believe that's the biggest lie I've ever heard. The FDA has been presented with this information in three congressional hearings with their own FDA toxicologists who were on site admitting aspartame should never have been approved and is not safe. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist, testified in l987 that 6 years after approval aspartame had not been proven safe, and Searle's studies were built on a foundation of sand and should have been thrown out.<br />
<br />
FDA has study after study after study showing aspartame toxicity, and ignores all of them. Many doctors have written books and papers exposing to the world the horrors of this poison. Mission Possible operations worldwide educate the public and help victims. The epidemic is enormous, and cases flood in from every part of the world.<br />
<br />
Dr. Von Eschenbach, what do you consider a public health concern? Could it be the millions of babies being killed in the womb because aspartame is an abortifacient and teratogen? Could it be the victims dropping dead? http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm Or perhaps the hazard to aviation with pilots having seizures or dying in flight?<br />
<br />
What is a public health concern? Tell New Mexico's legislature why you ignore all independent studies on aspartame, even by renowned researchers, and yet every self serving flawed report by aspartame makers is fine with FDA. You say you hope the legislature will find your information useful. Lies are not useful.<br />
<br />
Senator Ortiz y Pino's report on the lobbyists' presents the real picture. It is included in this cover story on aspartame in Health Freedom News: http://www.thenhf.com/articles_408.htm<br />
<br />
Dr. Adrian Gross' words to Congress must not be forgotten: "If the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?" Your own toxicologist testified against you! When FDA loyalty is to the drug cartel instead of the people, it has no right to exist.http://www.wnho.net/the_ecologist_aspartame_report.htm<br />
<br />
Dr. Betty Martini<br />
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International<br />
9270 River Club Parkway<br />
Duluth, Georgia 30097<br />
770-242-2599<br />
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com<br />
<br />
Reports and studies mentioned in this letter can be found on:<br />
<br />
http://www.wpwhi.com<br />
http://www.whno.net<br />
http://www.dorway.com<br />
<br />
Aspartame Toxiocity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame<br />
<br />
cc: New Mexico Legislature<br />
<br />
<br />
FDA Propaganda:<br />
<br />
TEXT OF DR. VON ESCHENBACH'S letter in Response to Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino and eleven members of the New Mexico Legislative Education Committee.<br />
<br />
Dear Senator Ortiz y Pino:<br />
<br />
Thank you for your letter of October 18 co-signed by Members of the NewMexico Legislative Education Committee. In your letter, you request that theFood and Drug Administration (FDA) rescind its approval of the food additiveaspartame. In particular, you raise concerns about the formation of theaspartame metabolites methanol and formaldehyde, and about the potential forformation of diketopiperazine when aspartame is heated.<br />
<br />
I want to assure you that these and other relevant safety issues have been addressed and thoroughly evaluated by FDA, as well as other regulatory bodies in the United States and around the world, including the National Institutes of Health, European Food Safety Agency, Scientific Committee for Foods of the European Union, Health Canada, and others. These agencies are all in agreement that aspartame is safe for the general population with the exception of those individuals with Phenylketonuria. To protect phenylketonurics, any food containing aspartame must bear a conspicuous statement on the label that indicates that the product contains phenylalanine.<br />
<br />
FDA closely monitors the scientific literature for information that might indicate a potential public health concern with a food additive, including Aspartame, even after an additive has been approved.<br />
<br />
For example, FDA is currently evaluating the significance of a recent study with aspartame conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation. To date, the agency has not been presented with any credible scientific information that would support a change in its conclusions about the safety of aspartame. If the agency is presented with such information that indicates a potential public health concern with aspartame, FDA will take appropriate action to protect the public health.<br />
<br />
Thank you for your interest in the safety of American consumers. I appreciate your correspondence and hope you find this information helpful.<br />
<br />
Sincerely,<br />
<br />
Andrew Von Eschenbach, M.D.<br />
Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs<br />
<br />
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SPEAK WITH ANDREW VON ESCHENBACH (301) 827-2410<br />
<br />
SENATOR ORTIZ Y PINO, (505) 250-1280

http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/aspartame.htm<br />
<br />
this is a generic site...bu there is more...lots more...

i will post the origins of the article.. a mistake i appreciate you pointing out..<br />
<br />
ofcourse you could get hit by a bus...but that is a variable you cannot control..<br />
<br />
drinking diet coke..is.

Make sure you post the source. Lots of people drop the copy/paste bomb about things from pundit websites without realizing. I'm not really sold on that article. Metabolizing into formaldehyde? I think the government has better things to cover up than killer soda sugar. I'm more likely to get hit by a bus or shot at.<br />
<br />
There are bigger fish to fry. Then again, high doses of fish contains mercury which can lead to a dangerous overdose. I'm off to boycott the Gorton's Fisherman! This makes me sad... I was always taught to Trust him.

It was created i belive by the company Monsanto ...i belive there is some connection also with the Bush administration....worth googling if this interrests you...<br />
<br />
i will post an article

it has also been linked to child cancers.

It is bad. I think the worst must be diet cloke or diet pepsi, I can't remember.<br />
<br />
Actually, I'm trying to forget.