Wednesday, April 04, 2007

(Unfortunately not a) Great Victory on Aspartame!

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Unfortunately, the information I received about the banning of Aspartame was incorrect. Apparently, what happened was a woman in Spain read an old article (in Spanish) from 2004 about an elected representative from Iloilo(a state in the Philippines) who had INTRODUCED a bill to ban aspartame. She mistakenly believed the article was actually news of the passing of the bill and forwarded her ‘incorrect’ news around the world. I was one of those that received the news... Unfortunately the bill was defeated by corporate lobbyists...

I am leaving the content of the news I received intact, but am adjusting the comments I made to suit the situation as I now understand it to be.


I am unhappy to learn that the Philippines is not completely banning aspartame, as I had first been led to believe when I received the news below. The banning of aspartame would be a very significant victory for all people against the global ‘biggies’ Monsanto, Serle and Ajinomoto that are deliberately attempting to destroy our health.

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Read the news release below... What good news that would be if it actually came about!

Regardless, you had better not take anything containing aspartame! If you love sweets, eat only those that contain natural sugars such as honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, and so on, or just dried fruits. There are many sweets available that don’t contain this horrible poison.

I would recommend you check out this free eBook interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock, The Truth About Aspartame, MSG and Excitotoxins.



Thanks to Mission Possible Spain for this incredible news. The Philippine Congress has prohibited the importation or the use of aspartame, punishable by heavy fines. Below are the English and Spanish.

We hope the Philippine government and physicians will record the cessation of diseases when aspartame is removed. For example, aspartame triggers seizures and they will be able to document consumers whose seizures were triggered by aspartame who become seizure free. Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines. Mothers will birth healthy children free from autism and other aspartame birth defects. See the list of 92 symptoms on Aspartame breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent and triggers psychiatric and behavioral problems so many with these symptoms can now recover.

In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because of the seizures and blindness it causes but FDA refused. It causes macular degeneration, optic neuritis and blindness. The late Morgan Raiford M.D., ophthalmologist and specialist in methanol toxicity, wrote that victims if warned in time while their vision is in the wet stage can recover their sight. So the Philippines also have this benefit to look forward to, the return of sight. The methanol from aspartame converts to formaldehyde and formic acid in the retina and destroys the optic nerve.

Joint pain, memory loss and headaches will diminish. Aspartame can precipitate MS. We look forward to Philippine victims walking out of wheelchairs. One victim in the US was Cori Brackett who with her husband produced Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. Cori was diagnosed with MS and 8 months later, off aspartame, her large brain lesion was all but gone.

There is international alarm over epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Aspartame not only can precipitate diabetes but also simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy. It causes diabetics to have convulsions and even interacts with insulin. Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonfu/Equal/E951, Benevia). also causes weight gain because it induces carbohydrate craving. The Trocho Study in Barcelona shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue, and damages DNA. There is great toxicity in the liver and substantial amounts in the kidneys, brain, and in adipose tissue or fat cells.

Having worked with the Philippines in the past, we congratulate this intelligent action to remove this poison. Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico, works with Heads of State. Those wanting to ban in other areas can get SB 498 and HB 391 from the web site of the Santa Fe Legislature. Viva Philippines.

Dr. Betty Martini, D,Hum, Founder Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097

Aspartame Information List,
Aspartame Toxicity Center,

Resources: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D., 1038 page medical text

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.

His lecture The Truth About Aspartame

Aspartame documentary on the poisoning of the world: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World

Scientific Peer Reviewed Studies and funding:

Safe Sweeteners: Stevia and Just Like Sugar

Aspartame brain tumor cases being taken in New York and New Jersey.


English translation:

Official emblem: Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce (Spain)

Philippines forbids the import and use of aspartame

A law promulgated by the Philippine congress has forbidden the importing and use, in the country, of aspartame, a sweetener that is between 180 to 200 times more potent than sugar, as well as banning distribution of four makes of saccharine, the most important brand names in the country known as: Equal, NutraSweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.[*] According to the said Law aspartame gives rise to a total of 75% of the negative effects reflected in consumers and other users according to the north American administration of food and alimentation, among others, brain tumours, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and diabetes among others. The ban affects all use of this product in any type of consumable and infringement will carry penalties that go from 9,000 euros to 90,000 euros.

Spanish Institute of External Commerce (ICEX). Paseo de la Castellana 14-16, 28046 MADRID. | 902 349 000

[*] All these are the brand names for aspartame. Aspartame is listed as E951 in the Codex Alimentarius.

Filipinas prohbe la importacin y uso del aspartamo

Una ley promulgado por el congreso de Filipinas ha prohibido la importacin y el uso del aspartamo, un edulcorante entre 180 y 200 veces ms potente que el azcar, en el pas, as como ha prohibido la distribucin de cuatro marcas de sacarina, de las ms importantes del pas: Equal, Nutrasweet, Equal-Measure y Spoonful.[*] Segn dicha ley el aspartamo da lugar a un total del 75% de los efectos negativos reflejados por los consumidores y usuarios segn la administracin norteamericana de comida y alimentacin, entre otros, tumores cerebrales, esclerosis mltiple, epilepsia, sndrome de fatiga crnica, parkinson, alzheimer y diabetes entre otros. La prohibicin afecta al uso de este producto en cualquier tipo de consumible y la vulneracin de la misma acarrear penas que van desde los 9.000 euros a los 90.000 euros.

Instituto Espaol de Comercio Exterior (ICEX). P de la Castellana
14-16 28046 MADRID | 902 349 000

[*] Todas estas marcas son de aspartamo. Aspartamo se encuentra en el Codex Alimentarius bajo el nmero E951.,2956,35582_13637_16030_298341,00.html

1 comment:

Rich Murray said...

aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde) toxicity research summary: Rich
Murray 2007.04.06

One liter aspartame diet soda, about 3 12-oz cans,
gives 61.5 mg methanol,
so if 30% is turned into formaldehyde, the formaldehyde
dose of 18.5 mg is 37 times the recent EPA limit of
0.5 mg per liter daily drinking water for a 10-kg child:
2007.01.05 [ does not discuss formaldehyde from methanol
or aspartame ] comments

"Of course, everyone chooses, as a natural priority,
to actively find, quickly share, and positively act upon
the facts about healthy and safe food, drink, and

Rich Murray, MA Room For All
505-501-2298 1943 Otowi Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
group with 80 members, 1,413 posts in a public, searchable archive
aspartame groups and books: updated research review of
2004.07.16: Murray 2006.05.11
Aspartame Controversy, in Wikipedia democratic
encyclopedia, 72 references (including AspartameNM # 864
and 1173 by Murray), brief fair summary of much more
research: Murray 2007.01.01

Dark wines and liquors, as well as aspartame, provide
similar levels of methanol, above 120 mg daily, for
long-term heavy users, 2 L daily, about 6 cans.

Within hours, methanol is inevitably largely turned into
formaldehyde, and thence largely into formic acid -- the
major causes of the dreaded symptoms of "next morning"

Fully 11% of aspartame is methanol -- 1,120 mg aspartame
in 2 L diet soda, almost six 12-oz cans, gives 123 mg
methanol (wood alcohol). If 30% of the methanol is turned
into formaldehyde, the amount of formaldehyde, 37 mg,
is 18.5 times the USA EPA limit for daily formaldehyde in
drinking water, 2.0 mg in 2 L average daily drinking water.
methanol products (formaldehyde and formic acid) are main
cause of alcohol hangover symptoms [same as from similar
amounts of methanol, the 11% part of aspartame]:
YS Woo et al, 2005 Dec: Murray 2006.01.20
methanol (formaldehyde, formic acid) disposition:
Bouchard M et al, full plain text, 2001: substantial
sources are degradation of fruit pectins, liquors,
aspartame, smoke: Murray 2005.04.02

"According to model predictions, congruent with the data in the
literature [Dorman et al., 1994; Horton et al., 1992], a certain
fraction of
formaldehyde is readily oxidized to formate, a major fraction of which
is rapidly converted to CO2 and exhaled, whereas a small fraction
is excreted as formic acid in urine.

However, fits to the available data in rats and monkeys of Horton et
al. [1992] and Dorman et al. [1994] show that, once formed, a
fraction of formaldehyde is converted to unobserved forms.

This pathway contributes to a long-term unobserved compartment.

The latter, most plausibly, represents either the formaldehyde that
[directly or after oxidation to formate] binds to various endogenous
molecules [Heck et al., 1983; Røe, 1982] or is incorporated in the
tetrahydrofolic-acid-dependent one-carbon pathway to become the
building block of a number of synthetic pathways
[Røe, 1982; Tephly and McMartin, 1984].

That substantial amounts of methanol metabolites or by-products are
retained for a long time is verified by Horton et al. [1992] who
estimated that 18 h following an iv injection of 100 mg/kg of
14C-methanol in male Fischer-344 rats,
only 57% of the dose was eliminated from the body.

>From the data of Dorman et al. [1994] and Medinsky et al. [1997],
it can further be calculated that 48 h following the start
of a 2-h inhalation exposure to 900 ppm of 14C-methanol vapors
in female cynomolgus monkeys,
only 23% of the absorbed 14C-methanol was eliminated from the body.

These findings are corroborated by the data of Heck et al. [1983]
showing that 40% of a 14C-formaldehyde inhalation dose remained
in the body 70 h postexposure.

In the present study, the model proposed rests on acute exposure
data, where the time profiles of methanol and its metabolites were
determined only over short time periods
[a maximum of 6 h of exposure and a maximum of 48 h postexposure].

This does not allow observation of the slow release from the long-term

It is to be noted that most of the published studies on the detailed
disposition kinetics of methanol regard controlled short-term
[iv injection or continuous inhalation exposure over a few hours]
methanol exposures in rats, primates, and humans
[Batterman et al., 1998; Damian and Raabe, 1996;
Dorman et al., 1994; Ferry et al., 1980; Fisher et al., 2000;
Franzblau et al., 1995; Horton et al., 1992; Jacobsen et al., 1988;
Osterloh et al., 1996; Pollack et al., 1993; Sedivec et al., 1981;
Ward et al., 1995; Ward and Pollack, 1996].

Experimental studies on the detailed time profiles following
controlled repeated exposures to methanol are lacking."
Coca-Cola carcinogenicity in rats, Ramazzini Foundation,
F Belpoggi, M Soffritti, Annals NY Academy Sciences
2006 Sept, parts of 17 pages: Murray 2006.12.02
Fiorella Belpoggi & Morando Soffritti of Ramazzini
Foundation prove lifetime carcinogenicity of Coca-Cola,
aspartame, and arsenic, Annals of the NY Academy of
Sciences: Murray 2006.11.28
brain cell tangles and neuron death similar to Alzheimers
via low dose formaldehyde from methanol,
Chunlai Nie, Rongqiao He et al, China, 2007.01.23 BMC
Neuroscience 28 pages, 63 references: Murray 2007.01.24
Bristol, Connecticut, schools join state program to limit
artificial sweeteners, sugar, fats for 8800 students,
Johnny J Burnham, The Bristol Press: Murray 2006.09.22
Connecticut bans artificial sweeteners in schools,
Nancy Barnes, New Milford Times: Murray 2006.05.25
soft drinks and adolescent hyperactivity, mental distress,
conduct problems, Lars Lien, Nanna Lien, Sonja Heyerdahl,
Mayne Thoresen, Espen Bjertness 2006 Oct., A J Pub Health:
Murray 2006.10.21
healthy diet, vitamins, and fish oil help reduce
depression and violence, studies by Joseph Hibbeln,
Bernard Gesch, and Stephen Schoenthaler, articles by
Felicity Lawrence in UK Guardian Unlimited and Pat
Thomas in The Ecologist: Murray 2006.10.21
carcinogenic effect of inhaled formaldehyde, Federal
Institute of Risk Assessment, Germany -- same safe level
as for Canada: Murray 2006.06.02
Home sickness -- indoor air often worse, as our homes
seal in pollutants [one is formaldehyde, also from the 11%
methanol part of aspartame],
Megan Gillis, Murray 2006.06.01
toxicity in rat brains from aspartame, Vences-Mejia A,
Espinosa-Aguirre JJ et al 2006 Aug: Murray 2006.09.06
aspartame rat brain toxicity re cytochrome P450 enzymes,
especially CYP2E1, Vences-Mejia A, Espinosa-Aguirre JJ
et al, 2006 Aug, Hum Exp Toxicol: relevant abstracts re
formaldehyde from methanol in alcohol drinks:
Murray 2006.09.29
combining aspartame and quinoline yellow, or MSG and
brilliant blue, harms nerve cells, eminent C. Vyvyan
Howard et al, 2005,
Felicity Lawrence: Murray 2005.12.21
50% UK baby food is now organic -- aspartame or MSG
with food dyes harm nerve cells, CV Howard 3 year study
funded by Lizzy Vann, CEO, Organix Brands,
Children's Food Advisory Service: Murray 2006.01.13
all three aspartame metabolites harm human erythrocyte
[red blood cell] membrane enzyme activity, KH Schulpis
et al, two studies in 2005, Athens, Greece, 2005.12.14:
2004 research review, RL Blaylock: Murray 2006.01.14
NIH NLM ToxNet HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank
inadequate re aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde,
formic acid): Murray 2006.08.19
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank: Aspartame

DMDC: Dimethyl dicarbonate 200mg/L in drinks adds methanol
98 mg/L ( becomes formaldehyde in body ): EU Scientific
Committee on Foods 2001.07.12: Murray 2004.01.22
Aspartame Toxicity Information Center Mark D. Gold
12 East Side Drive #2-18 Concord, NH 03301 603-225-2100
"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research"
safety of aspartame Part 1/2 12.4.2: EC HCPD-G SCF:
Murray 2003.01.12 EU Scientific Committee on Food,
a whitewash
Mark Gold exhaustively critiques European Commission
Scientific Committee on Food re aspartame ( 2002.12.04 ):
59 pages, 230 references
RTM: Smith, Terpening, Schmidt, Gums:
full text: aspartame, MSG, fibromyalgia 2002.01.17
Jerry D Smith, Chris M Terpening,
Siegfried OF Schmidt, and John G Gums
Relief of Fibromyalgia Symptoms Following
Discontinuation of Dietary Excitotoxins.
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2001; 35(6): 702-706.
Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
Gainesville, FL, USA.
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a common rheumatologic
disorder that is often difficult to treat effectively.
CASE SUMMARY: Four patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia
syndrome for two to 17 years are described.
All had undergone multiple treatment modalities with
limited success.
All had complete, or nearly complete,
resolution of their symptoms within months after
eliminating monosodium glutamate (MSG)
or MSG plus aspartame from their diet.
All patients were women with multiple comorbidities
prior to elimination of MSG.
All have had recurrence of symptoms whenever MSG
is ingested.

Siegfried O. Schmidt, MD Asst. Clinical Prof.
Community Health and Family Medicine, U. Florida,
Gainesville, FL Shands Hospital West Oak Clinic
Gainesville, FL 32608-3629 352-376-5071
formaldehyde toxicity: Thrasher & Kilburn: Shaham: EPA:
Gold: Wilson: CIIN: Murray 2002.12.12

Thrasher (2001): "The major difference is that the
Japanese demonstrated the incorporation of FA and its
metabolites into the placenta and fetus.
The quantity of radioactivity remaining in maternal and
fetal tissues at 48 hours was 26.9% of the administered
dose." [ Ref. 14-16 ]

Arch Environ Health 2001 Jul-Aug; 56(4): 300-11.
Embryo toxicity and teratogenicity of formaldehyde.
[100 references]
Thrasher JD, Kilburn KH.
Sam-1 Trust, Alto, New Mexico, USA.
full text full text
Jack Dwayne Thrasher, Alan Broughton, Roberta Madison.
Immune activation and autoantibodies in humans with
long-term inhalation exposure to formaldehyde.
Archives of Environmental Health. 1990; 45: 217-223.
PMID: 2400243