Dr. Morando Soffritti of the European Ramazzini Foundation will present the results of a new study confirming the carcinogenicity of Aspartame on April 23, 2007 at the Mount Sinai Medical School of New York, where he also will receive the prestigious Irving J. Selikoff Award.
Aspartame, the artificial sweetener made by Searle/Monsanto was found to cause cancer in laboratory animals already in the original studies that were submitted to the FDA when approval was asked to put it on the market. The justified doubts of the FDA's scientists were overridden when Donald Rumsfeld called in his political markers.
Another study conducted in Spain by Trocho et al came to similar results, identifying a transformation of parts of the molecule into formaldehyde as a probable cause. Later, a study of the European Ramazzini Foundation confirmed the sweetener's carcinogenicity in laboratory rats and seriously questioned its safety. But industry, through the European Food Safety Authority, succeeded in diverting attention from the damaging findings, calling them an artifact of the study's design. But the Ramazzini Foundation stuck to its guns and announced another long-term study (now concluded) to look into the sweetener's adverse effects.
Now that this new long-term study has been completed with lower dosages but confirming, once again, the carcinogenicity of the sweetener, the jig may be up - how can a cancer-causing additive remain on the market?
Here is the announcement from the Ramazzini Foundation and a comment about the FDA's list of Aspartame's adverse effects from Betty Martini:
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New aspartame data to be presented at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, USA
A second study conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation (ERF) confirms the carcinogenicity of aspartame. The results of this study will be presented April 23, 2007 at the Mount Sinai Medical School of New York, where ERF Scientific Director Morando Soffritti will receive the third Irving J. Selikoff Award.
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener consumed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is used in over 6,000 diet products including soft drinks, chewing gum, candy, desserts, yogurt as well as in pharmaceuticals, in particular, syrups and antibiotics for children. In 2005, the European Ramazzini Foundation published important experimental data demonstrating the carcinogenicity of aspartame. These data demonstrated for the first time that aspartame is a carcinogenic agent, inducing various types of malignant tumors in rats, even at dose levels currently considered acceptable for humans.
As soon as carcinogenic effects were perceived during this first study, the ERF began a second long term experiment, administering aspartame at low doses in feed to rats beginning during fetal life.
In a world exclusive, Italian news station TG2 announced on April 13th that the European Ramazzini Foundation will present the results of this second study at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at the end of April when Scientific Director Dr. Morando Soffritti will receive the third Irving J. Selikoff Award. The news story may be viewed at: http://www.raiclicktv.it/raiclickpc/secure/list_content_tg.srv?id=1986#
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The FDA has long known of the damaging nature of the sweetener. At one time, it published a list of 92 diverse side effects and in part serious reactions to consumption of the stuff.
Here is what Betty Martini, who has been warning tirelessly of the toxicity of Aspartame, says about the FDA's list:
Aspartame's adverse effects
As many may know, aspartame is on the market illegally. It's adulterated as discussed by the National Soft Drink Assn (now American Beverage) and in the congressional record. http://www.wnho.net/congressional_record1.doc Because you cannot ship an adulterated product for sale it, therefore, violates Interstate Commerce. Dr. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist, told Congress that aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything in food that caused cancer in animals. www.wnho.net/whopper.htm It's also a drug, an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with all drugs and vaccines, and is masquerading as an additive. Additives by law must be inert or non-reactive. Inert products do not produce a list of 92 documented symptoms from 4 types of seizures to coma and death, nor necessitate a 1038 page medical text. (Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, H. J. Roberts, M.D., www.sunsentpress.com or 1 800 827 7991.) Nor would consumers using this product need to be detoxed. "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame" by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm
Here is the Board of Inquiry Report of the FDA revoking the petition for approval of aspartame, after it kept it off the market many years and they attempted to have the manufacturer, Searle, indicted for fraud. http://www.wnho.net/fda_petition1.doc Note in the commentary above it is a clip from Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.amazon.com, James Turner, Washington, D.C., attorney explains how Donald Rumsfeld who was then CEO of Searle called in his markers and got aspartame, this deadly poison, on the market for human consumption.
Here are the 92 the FDA agreed were symptoms for aspartame. However, there are many more in Dr. Roberts medical text:
Dizziness or Problems with Balance
Change in Mood Quality or Level
Vomiting and Nausea
Abdominal Pain and Cramps
Change in Vision
Seizures and Convulsions
Change in Heart Rate
Change in Sensation (Numbness, Tingling)
Change in Activity Level
Oral Sensory Changes
Change in Menstrual Pattern
Localized Pain and Tenderness
Change in Body Temperature
Joint and Bone Pain
Change in Taste
Difficulty with Urination
Change in Hearing
Change in Saliva Output
Change in Urine Volume
Change in Perspiration Pattern
Change in Appetite
Change in Body Weight
Change in Thirst or Water Intake
Unconsciousness and Coma
Other Extremity Pain
Problems with Bleeding
Blood Glucose Disorders
Blood Pressure Changes
Changes in Skin and Nail Coloration
Change in hair or nails
Excessive phlegm Production
Simple Partial Seizures
Any Lumps Present
Shortness of Breath on Exertion
Evidence of Blood in Stool or Vomit
Change in smell
Other Blood and Lymphatic
Complex Partial Seizures
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Shortness of Breath Due to Position
Difficulties with Pregnancy
(Children Only) Developmental Retardation
Change in Breast Size or Tenderness
Change in Sexual Function
Several people have asked for this list so they could forward it to the media when the manufacturers, front groups and professional organizations funded by the manufacturers put propaganda in the press. Even the FDA has lied about the existence of this report. I do have it on FDA stationery which I have faxed to the press many times when they tried to deny it. This report was gotten through Freedom of Information.
If you do forward this to the press be sure you always include the Diane Fleming story who is in Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, and the Artificially Sweetened Times (www.idaho-observer.com). Her husband died from methanol poisoning from aspartame and she was convicted of poisoning him even after passing 3 lie detector tests, and was the one who called the police because she didn't know aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol. Also we are taking aspartame brain tumor cases in New York and New Jersey.
Safe Alternatives: Stevia and Just Like Sugar (Whole Foods and Wild Arts).
All my best,
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
www.wnho.net and www.dorway.com
Aspartame Information List, www.mpwhi.com
Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame