Betty Martini betty at
Wed Dec 13 21:46:00 EST 1995


Hitler was right, tell a monstrous lie often enough and it becomes the 
truth. NutraSweet is called "The most thoroughly tested substance in 
history."  Tested by comedians according to the late Dr. Adrian Gross, FDA
Toxicologist in a letter to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum:

  "The views of the FDA's Center for Food Safety read like a script
  written for Abbott & Costello in the sense of their having perceptions
  inside-out and upside-down ... 329 fetuses were examined in 2 days by
  a single person (a clear impossibility).

"We have uncovered serious deficiencies in Searle's operation and 
practices which undermined the basis for reliance on Searle's integrity 
... Searle has not submitted all the facts or experiments to FDA, 
retaining unto itself the unpermitted option of filtering, interpreting 
and not submitting information ... an attitude of disregard for FDA's
mission of protection of the public health ... conduct which compromises 
the scientific integrity of the studies."  14 test blunders are listed, 

  Substitution of animals (hiding deaths)
  Using sick animals on drugs (unreported)
  Incomplete examination, unreported tumors
  Missing batch records
  Mixing food so rats in the test could avoid the product
  Destroying rats before they could be fully analyzed.

The full frequency of brain tumors was not disclosed by Searle to the 
FDA. In l976 FDA Commissioner Dr. Alexander Schmidt publicly stated that 
FDA could not rely on Searle's studies.  But the sloppy, incomplete, 
doctored and fradulent "tests," with a little help from some friends, put 
NutraSweet on the market for $2 Billion/year.  Dr. Gross continued:

  "It seems bizarre that essentially the same set of studies could
  provide a foundation for a decision that ... demonstrated the safety
  of aspartame ... Although the General Accounting Office expresses the
  view that FDA followed its required process, I sharply disagree ...
  although FDA may have gone through the motions such a "process" or
  dance represented no more than a farce and a mockery."

At the expense of our safety a system now exists where FDA works for 
industry, not the American People.  In l981 NutraSweet was approved when 
Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, FDA head, overruled his own board of inquiry to do 
so. Then he went to work for Searle's public relations firm!  Federal 
prosecutor Sam Skinner who was assigned to prosecute Searle for fraud 
quit the case to go to work for their lawyers.  Later Monsanto bought 
Searle/NutraSweet and let slip the hounds of disease and devastation upon 
an innocent unwarned American population.

Malice in Blunderland is no comedy.

                                       Betty Martini
                                       Operation Mission Possible

P.S.  In a memorandum from Herbert Helling titled CONFIDENTIAL TRADE 
SECRET INFORMATION, Food and Drug Sweetener Strategy, 12/28/70, said:
.."we have no way of estimating maximum likely abuse and hence need to 
utilize data based on almost complete conversion to DKP.  If we include 
this .. we stand a good chance of ending up with nothing.."

They knew DKP (diketopiperazine), a brain tumor agent, is a breakdown 
product - they knew what would happen to the public, and concealed it!

In a letter to me dated 9/17/95 from neurosurgeon, Russell L. Blaylock, 
M.D. (author of Excitotoxins:  The Taste That Kills - Health Press - 1 
800 -643 - 2665) he says: "The more we learn about these substances the 
more frightening the picture becomes.  What really concerns me about 
aspartame is its association with brain tumors as well as pancreatic, 
uterine and ovarian tumors.  Also the fact that so many develop an 
Alzheimer's - like syndrome with prolonged exposure." ..

Dr. H. J. Roberts, world expert on aspartame, has written DEFENSE AGAINST 
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE (1 800 -814-9800).  In it he tells how aspartame is 
escalating Alzheimers Disease, in his opinion.  He says the two amino 
acids, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, without the other amino acids in 
protein go past the blood brain barrier and deteriorate the neurons of 
the brain.  Indeed, memory loss, is one of the prime symptoms of 
aspartame, although the FDA list 92 documented symptoms from coma to death!
(August, 1995)

A hospice nurse called me recently wandering why so many youngsters are 
being admitted with brain tumors.  She also said 30 year old women are 
being admitted with Alzheimers!  In a recent lecture on NutraSweet one 
physician in the audience said they are removing brain tumors madeup of 

Be warned!  Aspartame is poison!  


Betty Martini
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