| The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer
causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked,
"Given the (cancer causing potential of aspartame) how would the FDA
justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as
constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that
position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food
additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects
to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?"
H.R. 3200 just repealed the Delaney Amendment and in June the FDA at the
request of the NutraSweet Co. (Monsanto) gave blanket approval to this
neurotoxin without public notification. Dr. Kessler of the FDA who
approved it then recently resigned and left office. Aspartame was
approved in l981 by Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes when he over-ruled a Board of
inquiry and went to work for Searle's PR firm. He refused to talk to the
press for over 10 years and refused recently to be interviewed by 60
When the NutraSweet Company tells you aspartame has been proven safe,
remember that these are the studies that approved it. This is the myth of
the most tested additive in history. Monsanto funds the trade
organizations, the AMA and Congress. Petitions to ban aspartame have
failed in the past. Monsanto has great power and the FDA has great
loyalty to them. When Dr. Olney's report made world news the NutraSweet
Co. attempted to defend their product and the FDA went to their defense.
You've now read Dr. Olney's report, and some information from the
Congressional Record on the original studies. Mission Possible collects
the histories from the victims of aspartame. In a nutshell aspartame
destroys the central nervous system, the brain, the optic nerve and
triggers an irregular heart rhythm; and as Richard Wilson once said who
lost his wife to NutraSweet - it ravages every organ in the body.
This is the reality of aspartame.
Because aspartame was classified as an additive instead of a drug, which
it is, it requires no safety monitoring. The Congressional Record even
mentions that the FDA was sending complaints to the AIDS Hotline. In
l984 the Center for Disease Control was asked to do an investigation of
the complaints. They reviewed 213 of 592 cases of aspartame complaints.
Ages of the complainants ranged from four months to 77 years; 77% were
between the ages of 21 and 60 years, 75% were female and 94% were white.
Twenty-eight percent reported repeated episodes of symptoms and 26 people
experienced identical symptoms. Some of the reported symptoms included:
aggressive behavior, disorientation, hyperactivity, extreme numbness,
excitability, memory loss, loss of depth perception, liver impairment,
cardiac arrest, seizures, suicidal tendencies, severe mood swings and
death. The CDC recommended future investigations of aspartame investigate
the neurological and behavioral problems, and focus on symptoms such as
headaches, mood alterations and behavioral changes.
Would you say these are serious problems? Yet, Frederick L. Trowbridge
added an executive summary to the report which conflicted with the
information in the report. He stated: "Currently available information,
based on data with limitations as described in the report, indicated a
wide variety of complaints that are generally of a mild nature. Although
it may be that certain individuals have an unusual sensitivity to the
product, these data do not provide evidence for the existence of serious,
widespread, adverse health consequences to the use of aspartame."
Why would they do this? CDC is part of the Department of Health and Human
Services, FDA! When you call the CDC for this report they only send you
the summary. I told them I had seen the report and there was no way they
would keep it from me. It was sent to me when I filed under Freedom of
Information. It is the most damning report ever written on aspartame.
And these problems continue in the population. Histories continue to
flood in from victims who have suffered seizures, vision loss and
blindness, mood swings, miscarriages, birth defects in their children,
loss of equilibrium and MS symptoms, depression, chronic fatigue, memory
loss, etc. These reports the FDA calls anecdotal were once considered
clinical observation. And as we get the victims off aspartame their
symptoms disappear within 4 to 6 weeks, if warned in time. Some have
Here is the FDA report of 92 documented symptoms including death, also
acquired through Freedom of Information. The FDA says they list blindness
under vision loss (the component methanol converts to formaldehyde and
formic acid in the retina of the eye).
Headaches, dizziness or problem 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, 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, 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
Should an additive cause these kind of symptoms? Pilots are reporting
grand mal seizures in the cockpits of commercial airliners from aspartame,
chest palpitations, tachycardia, vision loss, etc. FLYING SAFETY,
Journal of the U.S. Air Force and NAVY PHYSIOLOGY, Journal of the U.S.
Navy, have written in their journals warning all pilots off aspartame.
Doctors if you are seeing neurological symptoms you can't explain and your
patient is on aspartame get him off and see for yourself what this deadly
neurotoxin is doing to the human race. At the Conference of the American
College of Physicians which I attended with Dr. H. J. Roberts the first
thing neurology professors said was: "Where are the seizures coming from?"
The phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold of the brain.
Why is this product so deadly? Aspartame is a molecule composed of 3
components: aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol. Once ingested the
methanol, wood alcohol, converts into formaldehyde and formic acid (ant
sting poison). Both aspartic acid and l-phenylalanine are also neurotoxic
because they are isolated from the other amino acids in protein and go
past the blood brain barrier and deteriorate the neurons of the brain. The
phenylalanine in aspartame is genetically engineered.
We ask everyone to write to the FDA and complain:
Food & Drug Administration,
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Dr. Roberts position papers on aspartame and diabetes, aspartame or MS?,
aspartame and the eye, aspartame and equilibrium, aspartame and pregnancy,
aspartame and cardiac problems are in Mission Possible files located at:
If you have specific information please consider capturing the form,
complete and send it to the FDA, with a "proof" copy to Betty Martini.
If you have the time to complete an in-depth report for Dr. Roberts,
please capture, fill out and mail his questionnaire.
Mission Possible activists the world over are warning the public and
attempting to get this toxin off the market. People are still hurting!
Please help in any way you can!
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
The brochure touting the safety of aspartame and its components is on Dave
Rietz web page, email address below, and it has been answered by Mark
Gold. Mission Possible reports are http://www.dorway.com/possible.html
General Aspartame Links
http://www.vegsource.com/ Comprehensive site for better health
http://www.pcrm.org/ Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Many excellent articles on milk, dairy and aspartame
http://webworker.com/profiles/aspartame.html WebWorker - wide range of information!
www.purefood.org/toxiclink.html Purefood folks on aspartame and other toxins in the food chain.
www.additivesout.org.uk/ Official UK site
www.readthelabel.org.uk/ UK Site
www.proliberty.com/observer/20001108.htm Idaho Observer
www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/ Lots of diverse information.
http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame//aspart.p20 One list of references.
www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/aspartame.txt Huge (730k) text file on subjects with references.
www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/chapters.html Chapters of a draft article.
www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/damage.txt Text file on damage it causes.
www.holisticmed.com/acek/ A waiting alternative (worse) and FDA stalling to revoke its approval?.
www.holisticmed.com/ge/ Mark Gold's new page on Genetically Engineered stuff (I understand that part of aspartame fits that description!)
http://www.infowars.com/ A WEBsite with the fortitude to tell the whole story!
http://www.rense.com/ In-depth interviews and more!
http://www.sweetpoison.com/ Graves disease and aspartame
www.hoptechno.com/book2.htm Artificial Sweeteners... none of them are good for you!
http://student-www.eng.hawaii.edu/justin/SP251/persuasive.html The word IS getting around the college dorms!
http://www.thegreatboycott.net/ A call to BOYCOTT the CULPRITS!
http://home1.gte.net/magol/index.htm PKU Support Group of Florida (includes a LISTSERV)
www.palis.com/p0000060.htm Testimony from Diabetics on the Premier Financial Group WEB site.
www.wellnow.com/ Well Now ...Preventative / Alternative Health Information Service
www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4578/ Mission Possible Canada.
www.ostara.org/aspartam/ German site (Mixture of English and German information)
www.envirolink.org/orgs/action/ Learn how to become an ACTIVIST and help out!
www.spice-of-life.com/columns/aspartam.html The Spice of Life Column (Spice W. Crosby.. actress and much more)
www.health-today.net/aspartame.htm Kim Coleman's contribution to this effort.
www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/Aspartame.htm by Jean Hudon, a prolific Canadian writer who can light intense fires.
www.intersatx.net/people/jc/aspartame.html More help from John Champagne, with some good guest book comments.
www.imagin.net/~abredon/links_aspartame.htm More help arising from independent investigation
http://www.dunfermlineweb.co.uk/ Excellent UK site (Dunfermline Scotland).
http://health.microworld.com/html/aspartame_92.html Health, Wealth and Happiness (and dumping aspartame helps!)
www.connectotel.com/missionpossible/ Mission Possible UK by Geoff Brewer
http://www.oasistv.com/news/2-18-00-story-2.asp Oasis covers world-impact news that that mainstream media won't report.
www.doctoryourself.com/ Dr. Andrew Saul has a wealth of info on a wide range of topics.
www.mercola.com/searchquerypage.htm Dr. Mercola: search on aspartame
http://www.iff-ifoundfreedom.com/ International Freedom Foundation
(Translation Accuracy Unknown)
www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/AspartaMalcache.htm Aspartame: Le mal caché du siècle by Jean Hudon
www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/NancyMarkleFR.htm Transcription d'une conférence de Betty Martini sur l'aspartame
www.reseauproteus.net/therapies/nutritio/aspartame.htm Julie Briere's Montreal-based Guide Ressources article
http://www.aspartaam.nl/ Netherlands Mission Possible
www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Falls/8669/ O perigo dos adoçantes artificiais by Beatriz Medina, Mission Possible Brasil
www.phd.com.br/aspartame.htm Interesting article highlighting the potencial dangers of aspartame. Very well written. PHD is a pharmacy.
http://hem.passagen.se/mission.possible.sweden/ Mission Possible Sweden by Cyrilla & Tomas Högberg
http://ww2.grn.es/avalls/aspa1.htm El Aspartamo (Spanish)
http://users.westnet.gr/~cgian/aspartame.htm Greek Document on Aspartame
Similar/Associated Problems Links (MSG, rBGH, etc.)
www.thelighthousepress.com/ The Lighthouse Press on Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
www.geocities.com/Athens/1527/contrib.html The Pure Foods Campaign HOW TO HELP page.
www.carbohydrateaddicts.com/msg.html Carbohydrate Addicts' Official FAQ on MSG
http://www.msgmyth.com/ Battling the "MSG Myth"
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/ MSG and the Truth In Labeling Campaign by Jack and Adrienne Samuels
www.iahf.com/index1.html John Hammell, Legislative Advocate, Founder of IAHF concerned with FOOD LABELING (and more!)
http://neelys-news.forsite.net/ Harmful Ingredients in everyday products by Vicki Neely
www.notmilk.com/index.html Is Bovine Growth Hormone and Insulin Growth Factor ONE trashing all American dairy products?
The Alternatives (Food, Drink and Lifestyles)
www.vegsource.com/davis/sweeteners.htm Gail Davis: A Tale of Two Sweeteners... Aspartame & Stevia
http://www.stevia.com/ Stevia info
(And Many Roads to Recovery!)
http://www.veganrecipes.com/ Better more health recipes.
http://www.spice-of-life.com/ Excellent meatless meats/recipes
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/ Vegetarian Times, periodical/recipes
http://www.ivu.org/ Intn'l Vegetarian Union, excellent articles/links
http://www.vrg.org/Vegetarian Resource Grp, articles, recipes and links
http://www.afpafitness.com/ American Fitness Professionals (wide ranging)
http://www.vegsoc.org/ Vegetarian Society of the UK
http://www.farmusa.org/ Animal rights
http://www.rawtimes.com/ All Raw Homepage,info, resources, articles
www.greaterthings.com/Lexicon/A/aspartame_web_feedback.htm Detractor turned supporter posts my entire Email replies!
http://www.thegreatboycott.net/ WELCOME TO THE GREAT BOYCOTT
http://home.fuse.net/tabar/#Toxic Welcome to my Homeless Page
http://members.tripod.com/~focuspage/index.htm Ron Hamilton's FOCUS index page
www.hsv.com/pub_serv/aspertim/ The Virtual Times
www.panix.com/~ibs/ Irritable Bowel Syndrome Web Site