Article written by "Nancy Markle"

A whole lot of people, tens of thousands, perhaps even millions by now, have found out the truth about aspartame thanks to the so-called "Nancy Markle Letter", a piece really written by Betty Martini, the worlds leading aspartame activist, and a member the Aspartame Support Group. This letter was submitted to 450 user groups by Shoshanna Allison, another member of that group, and it became like a "shot fired around the world". Here is the original letter:

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME marketed as 'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and 'Spoonful"'. In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, and they did not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United States. I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis; thus people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.

In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially in Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. Cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of systemic lupus, which is triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does not know that the aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use, aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. Unfortunately, we can not reverse this disease.

On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We have seen cases where their vision has returned and even their hearing has returned. This also applies to cases of tinnitus.

During a lecture I said "If you are using ASPARTAME ((NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.), and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss -- you probably have ASPARTAME DISEASE!" People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I've got this, is it reversible?" It is rampant. Some of the speakers at my lecture even were suffering from these symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is adding aspartame! He continued by saying that one of the industry leader's son could no longer walk - due in part by product usage!

We have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr. Espisto (one of my speakers) and myself and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down with MS? During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence.

Here is the problem. There were Congressional Hearings in which aspartame was included in 100 different products. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing as been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED!!!!! At the time of this first hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the aspartame converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as cyanide and arsenic - DEADLY POISONS!!! Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems.

Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. This drug also causes Birth Defects. There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT!!! The Congressional record said, "It makes you crave carbohydrates and will make you FAT". Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off aspartame, their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person. The formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.

Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics. All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they have patients with retinopathy, when in fact, it is caused by the aspartame. The aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died. People were telling us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians, that they had relatives that switched from saccharin to an aspartame product and how that relative had eventually gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and death.

Memory loss is due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are neurotoxic without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulates the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled "EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS" (Health Press 1-800-643-2665). Dr. H.J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame poisoning, has also written a book entitled "DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE" (1-800-814-9800). Dr. Roberts tells how aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's Disease, and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse told me, women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case histories and will post it on the Internet. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, 'We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison".

Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when aspartame was first marketed. He said, "his diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss". At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why seizures were rampant (the phenylalanine in aspartame breaks down the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence).

Just before the Conference, I received a FAX from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison because they are experiencing so many problems in their country. This poison is now available in 90 PLUS countries worldwide. Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from different nations who have pledged their help. We ask that you help too. Print this article out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that contains aspartame back to the store. Take the "NO ASPARTAME TEST" and send us your case history.

I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of aspartame, knows how deadly it is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore, they can not criticize any additives or tell about their link to MONSANTO. How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on NutraSweet to get off the product. The child was having grand mal seizures every day. The mother called her physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the child off the NutraSweet. We are still trying to convince the mother that the aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off of aspartame, the seizures stop. If the baby dies, you know whose fault it is, and what we are up against. There are 92 documented symptoms of aspartame, from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological, because the aspartame destroys the nervous system.

Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems. The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption of an aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Dessert Storm troops. (Remember heat can liberate the methanol from the aspartame at 86 degrees F). Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree F. Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are identical to aspartame poisoning. Dr. Roberts says "consuming aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects". The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor - Genetics, at Emery University in his testimony before Congress.

In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylalanine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor agent). When Dr. Espisto was lecturing on aspartame , one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said,"when they remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of aspartame in them".

Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO.

If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label-- DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!!! Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public. Since the Conference of the American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world leaders. Again, please help us too. There are a lot of people out there who must be warned, please let them know this information.

What follows is an explanation from Betty Martini, the person who actually wrote the piece above, as to the history of the piece. Note how one result of the general diffusion of the "Markle Post" was that the media, in keeping with the public relations campaign on the part of the Monsanto Corporation - the owners of NutraSweet - set out to malign the as-yet-to-be-identified Nancy Markle, and aspartame victims and activists everywhere, in a vain attempt to cover up their crimes as wanton poisoners of the unsuspecting public. Included in this letter is a description of how the FDA denied the existence of the World Environmental Conference held at Elizabeth City State University in 1995, even though they had a clear connection to that event .

The "Mysterious World Environmental Conference",
Chicago Tribune, Sunday, April 11, l999
(Aspartame Disease now declared world epidemic by H. J. Roberts, M.D.)
(See NoMarkle page).

From: Betty Martini

Dear Mr. Condor: Thank you for writing the article. I'm happy to give you the facts you didn't have and hope you will advise the consumer public, the rest of the information.

Here's the story. In l995 I lectured for the World Environmental Conference held at Elizabeth City State University. It was funded through the Office of Environmental Justice of the EPA, as a grant to the university. That was the former office of Dr. Clarice Gaylord who made the statement at the conference that we have an epidemic of MS and lupus and cannot identify the toxin. It was at that point that I said: "I'm Betty Martini of Mission Possible International and I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify the toxin as NutraSweet." Because the conference was grant funded the EPA does not consider it a sanctioned event and will not stand behind any comments made at the conference. And they will not acknowledge Dr. Gaylord's statement as an EPA position.

Now since I've been in contact with Dr. Gaylord and she has been in contact with EPA, they are still putting out a statement that does mislead the public from knowing the EPA knows all about it. Barbara Metzler wrote the EPA and said: "As you know, there is a great deal of discussion about the 1995 World Environmental Conference and a woman who lectured, Betty Martini. As I understand it, Dr. Gaylord made a statement during questions and answers in a keynote address and said: "We have an epidemic of Ms and lupus and cannot identify the toxin." then Mrs. Martini said: "I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify the toxin as NutraSweet."

The EPA wrote her back and said: ..."we could not find any information about an EPA keynote address at a World Environmental Conference or any reference to an epidemic of multiple sclerosis. We cannot confirm any of the information in this e-mail message."

Since it was the EPA who contacted me in the first place and asked who the EPA spokesperson was, and confirmed all the information, statements like this make the consumer public think they know nothing. I have been corresponding with Dr. Gaylord and asking her to get the EPA simply to tell the truth as listed above, that it was a grant funded conference, and they don't consider it an EPA sanctioned event. I don't understand their problem in simply "telling the truth". There are no secrets in the world. In the end it comes out just as you found out I was the one who lectured. Not only that, the EPA, the FDA, the CDC, etc. has always known it was me. The is no mystery to the World Environmental Conference other than the EPA would rather not discuss it!!! They instead will send you to the MS site and I'll send you my rebuttal to them. They also know and I've written the MS people for years. In my opinion, when a trade organization has their hand out to funding, they are more prone to give out Diet Coke (as they did at the walk-a-thon in Atlanta) than information to the victims warning them off the product that can speed up their disease or may have triggered the symptoms in the first place. On read the case history of Alicia Morris who was misdiagnosed as having MS by two physicians; she used 3 diet drinks a day for about 3 years. She stopped the assault and all her symptoms disappeared. Her story was told in First for Women in l997.

I notice on the email from Barbara Metzler who is our Mission Possible New Jersey (and whose daughter's case is listed in one of Dr. Roberts books), the EPA Headquarters Information Resources Center lists a number in Washington, D.C. of 202 260-5922. A copy of this is going to Dr. Gaylord because I want her to call again the EPA office and let them know the news is out, and I really expect them to admit that a World Environmental Conference was held at Elizabeth City State University in l995 by grant from the Office of Environmental Justice of the EPA and that Dr. Gaylord did, in fact, give the keynote address. Also, on the NoMarkle page is the actual letter from the university confirming my lecture.

Now with that said go to, the NoMarkle page, and there are all your answers. There are many heroes in this effort and you should know who they are. If Dr. Gaylord had not made those statements I probably would never have written the post that like the shot heard around the world has become world history. On coming back to Atlanta I happened to be on a neurological list with neurologists headed by Dr. Rivner, and I was trying to explain to them that aspartame destroyed the central nervous system. I am founder of a worldwide volunteer force, Mission Possible International and Mission Possible Aviation, warning all consumers in 100 countries of the world where aspartame is marketed, off this neurotoxin. I am not a physician so H. J. Roberts, M.D., wrote a position paper titled MS or Aspartame Disease? So neurologists could be assured the information was accurate and it was put on the list. I also added information I had received from neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., on how and why aspartame mimics multiple sclerosis. Finally, I wrote a paper about lecturing for the World Environmental Conference which has been on the web for years.

Along comes Nancy Markle - whoever she is, picks the post, changes the title, and edits it, and publishes it under her name. Now you know who Dr. Gaylord is, hero #1 for having the keen observation to realize MS and lupus was epidemic. Now, let's discuss hero #2, Shoshanna Allison, the Paul Revere or should I say, Paulette, who fired the shot heard around the world. She saw the post and knew her former husband was a victim (lupus) and it shattered their marriage. With the help of Jean Hudon ( - hero #3) this post was put on 450 global networks.

The Nancy Markle post has been read from New Zealand to Hong Kong and over 300 reporters got in touch from these countries as well as others and throughout the US. It was easy to find me on the Internet by simply searching aspartame. The post went to hospitals, clinics, medical organizations, emergency rooms and victims of aspartame throughout the world. Two support groups have been set up on the Internet to assist the victims. One victim lays in a coma in the Mayo Clinic, his insurance company having spent $1 million to find a diagnosis for his symptoms. His liver enzymes are off the chart. He had been consuming 13 cans of diet pop a day.

What is happening on the support group? They are counting the days off aspartame and in so many cases watching their symptoms disappear. Seizures have stopped, vision has cleared up, joint pain and memory loss are gone, diabetics have come under control, MS symptoms have disappeared, etc. Dr. James Bowen who attributes his Lou Gehrigs disease to aspartame expressed the situation to the FDA as "mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70 countries of the world". (now 100).

Information has been kept from the public because Monsanto funds trade organizations and writes their material. So many are now very grateful to know what has caused these 92 symptoms on the FDA's report from four types of seizures to coma and death. In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute in Washington, D.C. petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because so many people were going blind. It was published in the Chicago Sun Times at that time. In November, l998 Focus Magazine (RP) published the study on aspartame "What's Blinding the World?"

Now your questions - "The link to Alzheimers". H. J. Roberts, M.D., discusses it in his book Defense Against Alzheimers Disease ( 1 800 - 814-9800 ). Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills ( 1 800 -643-2665) discusses it in his book and in lectures and other material. Listen to him lecture if you have audio as he explains that the reactions to aspartame are not allergic in nature but toxic like arsenic and cyanide. We're talking about a chemical poison. On the FDA list of 92 symptoms memory loss is #9; some aspartame victims say they had to write directions on how to find their way back home. Read the case history of Jack Thomas under the Mission Possible files. It is interesting that we constantly get informants who say studies were done that even showed this problem and never published like the ones in South America. See affidavit from translator N. Vera who said she and a physician translated these studies done on people in poor villages in South America and never published. She told me personally it showed aspartame to be a KILLER that destroyed the brain and central nervous system. She also said the studies showed that aspartame hardened the synovial fluids which brings us to fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a painful, debilitating disease affecting the muscles. Nobody really knows what causes it. Some scientists believe it is a disorder of the pain proteins in nerves and muscles. Some think it's an innate nerve disorder with abnormal secretion of certain proteins. Some believe that it is related to thyroid function in a way that is as yet unknown or to lack of adrenal function. All that is really known is that fibromyalgia causes a pain disorder. Dr. Roberts said it best for the Lawyers Weekly, that its a catchall name for this type of pain. The Lawyers Weekly was interested in why fibromyalgia is epidemic. When you take the case histories on aspartame you know and I'll summarize.

Because aspartame hardens the synovial fluids it triggers horrible joint pain and this joint pain is MISDIAGNOSED as fibromyalgia. Dr. Roberts wrote a paper on aspartame and joint pain that was published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors. About that time Richard Sabates, M.D., was drinking diet soda and suffering from this terrible joint. Even as a physician he could not diagnose it and went from physician to physician himself. Finally one day he was reading the Townsend Letter and saw Dr. Roberts paper and got off of aspartame. His symptoms disappeared completely. Dr. Sabetes wrote a book and his first chapter is titled "My Aspartame Nightmare" as he thanks Dr. Roberts for saving his life. He gave permission to put that chapter on where you can read it. In the meantime, a former FDA Investigator who wanted to expose aspartame wrote an article on Aspartame and Joint Pain and gave us permission to use it in any way it could help the public (Arthur Evangelista). You can find it too on the DORway web site.

Gustav Hemwall, M.D., who practiced prolotherapy, a cure for chronic pain, right there in Oak Park, Illinois for over 40 years recently died at the age 90. He was an incredible physician and I once asked him if fibromyalgia was not caused by aspartame could it be cured by prolotherapy. He looked at me and said: "Betty, what is fibromyalgia?" Having known him for many years I didn't have to say anything else because he understood like Dr. Roberts its just a name used for the pain process. Even when Dr. Roberts and I attended the Conference of the American College of Physician the exhibit by the Fibromyalgia people contained a list of symptoms, and they were all aspartame problems even down to "slurring of speech" which is caused by methanol toxicity!! Dave Rietz, who has the web site that houses the Mission Possible files, was a victim of this horrible joint pain that caused him to spend a good bit of time in a Jacuzzi because it was too painful for him to walk. He too went from physician to physician to be misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia. It is sometimes also misdiagnosed as arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Finally he got on Internet and saw the 92 symptoms and got off aspartame. His joint pain disappeared. He set up the web site because he said he wanted to give back to the Internet what the Internet gave to him .... his life! He still has prostate cancer. The phenylalanine in aspartame breaks down to DKP, a tumor agent. World famous toxicologist, Dr. George Schwartz, just completed a research paper on aspartame and breast and prostate cancer

Also read on DORway under junk science about Dr. Manion now trying to push aspartame to prevent joint which it causes it. Who could have put him up to this? Naturally if anyone has joint pain from aspartame and they take more, it could speed up their disability and possibly their death. Now Monsanto can make more money on the problem they caused, having gotten approved Celebra for joint pain and arthritis.

You are looking for research on the brain cancer? Read on DORway the late FDA Toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross' letters to Senator Metzenbaum which outlines all the brain tumors in the original studies. Then go to the secret trade information and read the original manufacturer's admission that "we have to consider complete conversion to DKP". Notice they are saying that if they give this information to the FDA they won't approve it. DKP is the brain tumor agent and rats fed aspartame developed brain tumors. It was kept off the market for 16 years because of the brain tumor issue and Dr. Adrian Gross told congress that aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment because of the brain tumors. He also said: "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public." You will see Dr. Roberts peer reviewed paper on aspartame and brain tumors and in l996 world famous researcher Dr. John Olney made world news on the aspartame/brain tumor connection. His update is on Dr. Olney is so famous he founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity. Even in unpublished studies in South America aspartame was triggering brain tumors in subjects.

Lupus? Simply put aspartame turns your immune system against your body. The formaldehyde embalms the proteins and makes them strange to the immune system. Your immune system attacks your own body because it has your own denatured protein as an antigen. This then generates the false information fed into the immune system that your own proteins are to be attacked. Then any other insults, mental, physical, immunological can stimulate the immune attack and the immune attack is lupus. Basic Principle: Full hazard of lifetime damage from a single exposure to NutraSweet!

We notice in the case of lupus that when the aspartame assault is stopped the victim usually becomes asymptomatic. On the NoMarkle read the letter to the Minneapolis Neuropathy Association by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., who explains that aspartame worsens autoimmune diseases such as MS and lupus. He also mentions a recent study on aspartame by Trocho, Pardo and co-workers that makes it easy to understand how the deadly toxin aspartame can trigger so many problems. It demonstrated following aspartame ingestion, significant amounts of formaldehyde accumulate in the tissues. Formaldehyde is known to bind strongly to proteins and nucleic acids, forming adducts that are extremely difficult to eliminate through normal metabolic pathways. Within the cell, they found large amounts located within the DNA. so here you have a toxin that can damage DNA. So genetic change can also certainly explain aspartame triggering lupus.

While I was typing this Holly Balint called from Duluth, Georgia having also read the World Environmental Conference post. She too suffers from the joint pain and also "the burning tongue" so common to aspartame victims. Remember the methanol converts to formaldehyde and then formic acid and the acid can burn the tongue. However, Dr. James Bowen says it is mainly due to the neuropathy from aspartame. On 60 Minutes discussing Desert Storm Syndrome one of the military said there was one symptom they could not understand - the "burning tongue". Taking the case histories I understand it well, and there has been quite a discussion of it from other aspartame victims on the support group, the Aspartame One List. Read the digest. On the protest of the National Soft Drink Association you will note that aspartame breaks down at 86 degrees. The pop company with full knowledge sent diet pop to the Persian Gulf where it sat on pallets for as long as 8 weeks and the troops were drinking formaldehyde cocktails all day long.

As to this propaganda about there being four times the amount of methanol in tomato juice as in aspartame sweetened diet soda, on the NoMarkle page is a journal article by Dr. Monte explaining that in fruits and vegetables methanol is always accompanied by ethanol, the classic antidote for methanol toxicity that takes it out of your system. You will also see Dr. Schwartz comments to the NutraSweet team challenging their makeup artists to prove their propaganda.

Aspartame is not a diet product. On the last page of the NSDA protest you will see that aspartame is a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. No wonder there is so much obesity in this country.

H. J. Roberts, M.D., has declared Aspartame Disease to be a world epidemic. His medical text on the world plague will be available to the public at 1 800-814-9800 in a few months where his other books and tapes on aspartame (marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) are now available. His material was distributed at the First International Conference on Emerging Diseases in Atlanta in March, l998 to doctors and scientists from 91 countries of the world and the global press. Read also the damning CDC investigation which is also on DORway.

You talk about how much methanol in diet soda. From Dr. Roberts book Aspartame (NutraSweet) Is It Safe?, page 42: "One liter of most aspartame-sweetened soft drinks contains about 55 mg. methanol. Methanol concentrations in aspartame-sweetened beverages increase with heating and during prolonged storage. The amount of methanol ingested by heavy consumers of aspartame products could readily exceed 250 mg. daily (Monte l984). This is 32 times the limit of consumption recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 'Abuse does' (100 mg. aspartame/kg body weight, or more) result in significant elevations of blood methanol concentrations in normal subjects (Stegink l984). Moreover, the level remains detectable for eight more hours. Monte (l984) calculated that one-hundredth the fatal level is standard criterion for safety used by the FDA) translates into only two 12 ounce cans."

You cannot set an allowable daily dose of poison for humans. The allowable daily dose of aspartame was set for rats and admitted by the FDA. It is one of the 26 questions they refuse to answer as listed on The original studies that approved aspartame were the target of an indictment for fraud that was never carried out when two U.S. Prosecutors went to work for the law firm defending the case and let the statute of limitations expire. When the District Attorney goes to work for the godfather expect acquittal! Ralph Walton, M.D. said on 60 Minutes with Dr. Olney in l996 that only 90 independent studies are valid, of these 83 showed problems with aspartame. Six had to do with the FDA who over-ruled a Board of Inquiry to approve aspartame (Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes) and one was definitely industry propaganda. So Dr. Walton says basically 100% of independent studies show problems with aspartame. Could this be the reason NutraSweet (Monsanto) refused to sell Dr. Walton the aspartame when he did a study? After one retinal detachment, someone bleeding from the eyes, and subjects complaining of being poisoned, the institution stopped the study.

As to birth defects simply read Dr Louis Elsas (pediatric professor, genetics, Emory University) testimony before Congress on DORway and Dr. Roberts paper on pregnancy and aspartame. Aspartame has been outlawed in the European Union for infants and small children.

I hope this gives you sufficient information to get the facts to consumers. Otherwise, you can call me at 770 242-2599.

Betty Martini,
Mission Possible International
Mission Possible Aviation (be sure to check out the aviation page.

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