Aspartame Lawsuits Against Some of World's Largest Companies for Poisoning the Public

Dr. Betty Martini bettym19 at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 12 18:01:18 EST 2004


 

Aspartame Lawsuits Filed Against Some of World's Largest Companies For
Poisoning Consumers 



Leading Fortune 500 Companies, Coke, Pepsi, Walmart, Kraft General
Foods, etc. filed against for knowingly poisoning the public with
aspartame

SACRAMENTO, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2004--ASPARTAME LAWSUITS ACCUSE MANY
COMPANIES OF POISONING THE PUBLIC. Defendants in the lawsuits include
Coca-cola, PepsiCo, Bayer Corp., the Dannon Company, William Wrigley
Jr. Company, Walmart, ConAgra Foods, Wyeth, Inc., The NutraSweet
Company, and Altria Corp. (parent company of Kraft Foods and Philip
Morris).

Lawsuits were filed in three separate California courts against twelve
companies who either produce or use the artificial sweetener aspartame
as a sugar substitute in their products. The suits were filed in
Shasta, Sonoma and Butte County, California.

The suits allege that the food companies committed fraud and breach of
warranty by marketing products to the public such as diet Coke, diet
Pepsi, sugar free gum, Flintstone's vitamins, yogurt and children's
aspirin with the full knowledge that aspartame, the sweetener in them,
is neurotoxic.

Aspartame is a drug masquerading as an additive. It interacts with
other drugs, has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG, and is a
chemical hyper-sensitization agent. As far back as 1970, Dr. John
Olney founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity when he
did studies on aspartic acid, which makes up 40% of aspartame, and
found it caused lesions in the brains of mice. He made world news on
the aspartame/brain tumor connection in l996. Dr. Ralph Walton,
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Northeastern
Ohio Universities College of Medicine has written of the behavioral
and psychiatric problems triggered by aspartame-caused depletion of
serotonin.

Aspartame causes headache, memory loss, seizures, vision loss, coma
and cancer. It worsens or mimics the symptoms of such diseases and
conditions as fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer's,
chronic fatigue and depression.

Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol. The resulting chronic
methanol poisoning affects the dopamine system of the brain causing
addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, constitutes one-third of the
aspartame molecule and is classified as a severe metabolic poison and
narcotic.

Recent news is full of reports of world-class athletes and other
healthy consumers of aspartame suddenly dropping dead. Sudden death
can occur from aspartame use because it damages the cardiac conduction
system.

Dr. Woodrow Monte in the peer reviewed journal, Aspartame: Methanol
and the Public Health, wrote: "When diet sodas and soft drinks,
sweetened with aspartame, are used to replace fluid loss during
exercise and physical exertion in hot climates, the intake of methanol
can exceed 250 mg/day or 32 times the Environmental Protection
Agency's recommended limit of consumption for this cumulative poison."

The effects of aspartame are documented by the FDA's own data. In 1995
the agency was forced, under the Freedom Of Information Act, to
release a list of ninety-two aspartame symptoms reported by thousands
of victims. This is only the tip of the iceberg. H. J. Roberts, MD,
published the medical text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" --
1,000 pages of symptoms and diseases triggered by this neurotoxin
including the sordid history of its approval.

Since its discovery in 1965, controversy has raged over the health
risks associated with the sugar substitute. From laboratory testing of
the chemical on rats, researchers have discovered that the drug
induces brain tumors. On Sept 30, l980 the Board of Inquiry of the FDA
concurred and denied the petition for approval. In l981, the newly
appointed FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hull Hayes, ignored the negative
ruling and approved aspartame for dry goods. As recorded in the
Congressional Record of 1985, then CEO of Searle Laboratories Donald
Rumsfeld said that he would call in his markers to get aspartame
approved. Rumsfeld was on President Reagan's transition team and a day
after taking office appointed Hayes. No FDA Commissioner in the
previous sixteen years had allowed Aspartame on the market.

In 1983, aspartame was approved for use in carbonated beverages. Today
it is found in over 5000 foods, drinks and medicines.

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD, author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste
That Kills" (http://www.russellblaylockmd.com) wrote about the
relationship between aspartame and macular degeneration, diabetic
blindness and glaucoma (all known to result from excitotoxin
accumulation in the retina).

All of these neurodegenerative diseases are worsened by aspartame. In
addition, we now have evidence that excitotoxins play a major role in
exacerbation of MS and other demyelinating disorders including
trigeminal neuraliga. Blaylock says that new studies show excitotoxins
trigger significant elevation of free radicals in the lining
(endothelial cells) of arteries, which means that aspartame will
increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes (atherosclerosis).

In original studies, aspartame has triggered brain, mammary, uterine,
ovarian, testicular, thyroid and pancreatic tumors.

Plaintiffs have asked for an injunction to stop companies from
producing, manufacturing, processing, selling or using aspartame.

Plaintiffs in all three cases are seeking a jury trial.

If you would like to schedule someone from the National Justice League
for an interview, please call or fax us at 208-246-1171.

Roberta Bellon, Public Relations

NATIONAL JUSTICE LEAGUE
http://www.nationaljusticeleague.com
2205 Hilltop Dr. Ste. 2022
Redding, Ca 96002
Phone: 208-246-1171
California: 530-248-3483
Cell Phone: 208-890-0034
E-mail: info at nationaljusticeleague.com

FOR INFORMATION ON ASPARTAME:
http://www.dorway.com
http://www.wnho.net

You can also contact Dr. Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible
Intl, 9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 USA 770-242-2599

This release is issued by courtesy of:WORLD NATURAL HEALTH
ORGANIZATION (for further information on this Breaking News and
History of Aspartame)     http://www.wnho.net

 

Contact Information 

Betty Martini
MISSION POSSIBLE INTERNATIONAL
http://www.wnho.net, www.dorway.com

 

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