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13 August 1997

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Rising Rates of Health Problems -- Toxic Connection?
Did Killer Kola Konquer Vets?
Monsanto Helper Mike Roth
Bressler Report

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An article appeared in the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, Everyone's Backyard by Stephen Lester in the spring of l996 titled:

The Rising Rates of Health Problems -- is there a Toxic Connection?

Date: 12 Aug 1997 20:53:23 -0600 From: Betty Martini < >

The article reads like a report on aspartame (NutraSweet). It says under Diabetes: "The number of people with diabetes has increased almost 50% since l983 according to a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Daibetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ."

H. J. Roberts, M.D., diabetic specialist and world expert on aspartame, and Russell Blaylock, M.D., neurosurgeon, in their publications say that aspartame precipitates diabetes. It also is very dangerous for them to use because Dr. Roberts says it destroys their optic nerve, keeps their blood sugar out of control and causes them to go into convulsions. However, Monsanto funds the American Diabetic Assn., and American Dietetic Assoc. who admits Monsanto writes their material and they endorse for diabetics.

Aspartame was approved in dry food in l981 and carbonated beverages in l983 when the rise began. Here is something also of interst from Dr. Roberts book: "Aspartame (NutraSweet) IS ITS SAFE?

"In the absence of sufficient insulin, phenylalanine levels tend to rise. This may reflect the role played by insulin in generating the key enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (chapter 5) involved in its metabolism. Phenylalanine (the major component of aspartame) and other amino acids may alter plasma insulin levels and increase "insulin resistance) (Felig l969). Since most adult diabetics are overweight, it is pertinent that Schmid and colleagues (l989) reported a 3.6 fold greater insulin response to an intravenous infusion of amino acids among obese nondiabetic subjects than in lean subjects."

Also, over 100 million people are on aspartame using products marketed as "diet" such as Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Slimfast, Crystal Lite, etc. The Congressional Record which lists the protest of the National Soft Drink Association says this of aspartame (S 5511, May 7, l985)

"Aspartame has been demonstrated to inhibit the carbohydrate-induced synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin (Wurtman affidavit). Serotonin blunts the sensation of craving carbohydrates and thus is part of the body's feedback system that helps limit consumption of carbohydrate to appropriate levels. Its inhibition by aspartame could lead to the anomalous result of a diet product causing increased consumption of carbohydrates."

Translation: If you want to get fat NutraSweet is where its at!

Dr. Roberts has a chahpter in his book on aspartame triggering weight gain titled Paradoxical Weight Gain. He says:

"Aspartame associated weight gain can be viewed as an inherent metabolic defense mechanism by "the wisdom of the body" when it is threatened by caloric deprivation. Even relatively small amounts of aspartame products appeare to be capable of initiating this biologic hunger response.....

The use of appreciable amounts of aspartame, in conjunction with drastic caloric restriction, tends to alter the perception of both taste and satiety. This may enhance the consumption of excessive fluids, sugar and fat over the long term ... a phenomenon termed "the slender trap."

The majority of overweight patients whom I see in consultation are not aware of the possible contributory role of large amounts of aspartame products, saccharin and other sweeteners in provoking the vicious cycles mentioned above that are conducive to excessive weight. Consequently, such persons should avoid aspartame and other sweeteners. Furthermore, an accumulating literature challenges the long-term benefits of aspartame products and saccharin relative to sustaining weight loss."

Dr. Roberts also says: "The American Cancer Society (l986) documented the fact that persons using artificial sweeteners gain more weight than those who avoid them."

Today kids are using all these sugarfree products and their parents think they are helping them to avoid sugar. They do not realize what aspartame is doing to their brains or body, and that it is a chemical poison.

So many keep asking: "What is the toxic connection?" The answer for a great many problems is aspartame, and genetically engineered!

Regards, Betty

Did Killer Kola Konquer Vets?

Date: 11 Aug 1997 16:13:48 -0600 From: Betty Martini < >

Attention Assignment Editors And Producers: For Immediate Release

Contact: Betty Martini, Mission Possible International 770 242-2599

Tests on 26 Navy veterans with Gulf War syndrome reveal brain damage symptomatic of chemical poisoning reported Dr. Jim Hom of the University of Texas Medical Center. (Reuters 8/1/97). The victims showed fatigue, imbalance, confusion, pain, sleep problems and a "global" pattern of brain damage including depreciated memory, intelligence, attention span, language use, co-ordination and the entire function of the brain.

Identical symptoms are on a list of 10,000 consumer complaints of aspartame disease compiled by the FDA. 92 reactions on the list including seizures, tremors, comas, loss of vision, disequilibrium, memory loss, fatigue, neurological, headaches, speech impairment, sleep problems, unsteady gait and DEATH. Aspartame is the technical name of the chemical sold as NutraSweet and Equal by Monsanto Chemical Co., the largest manufacturer of poisons on the planet. In l986 a petition to ban aspartame because consumers were going blind was ignored by the FDA who are loyal to Monsanto.

In a game of musical desks many Monsanto/Searle NutraSweet executives and Government officials including federal attorneys assigned to prosecute Searle for fraudulent test reports have swapped jobs. 83 independent studies have found serious problems with aspartame (60 Minutes 12/29/96). Studies funded by the manufacturer say aspartame is healthy as rain, yet even a pivotal study, RAO, on 7 infant monkeys caused 6 out of 7 (one died) to have grand mal seizures which only stopped when the chemical was withdrawn.

FDA has received more complaints on aspartame than all other food additives but stopped counting reports two years ago and approved it as a general sweetener in June, l996, now estimated to be in 10,000 products. The number one source of consumer complaints was diet drinks.

Gulf Vets report that pallets of diet colas sat in the Arabian sun for weeks. At 86 degrees F it releases methyl alcohol, formaldehyde, diketopiperazine (brain tumor agent) and other chemical poisons. The best way to understand NutraSweet is to think of it as a minute dose of nerve gas that eradicates brain and nerve functions. The National Soft Drink Association opposed aspartame early on. Their 30 page protest is listed in the Congressional Record - Senate, May 7, l985, S 5507 - S 5511. "Aspartame is inherently and uniquely unstable".. In summer sun a can of soda may reach over 120 degrees!

Even with vaccinations and other chemotoxic assaults this has to be a contributing cause, and accumulative. These problems exist with aspartame the world over and the FDA report documents the problems.

Dr. Louis Elsas, Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University testified to Congress that aspartame is a neurotoxin and teratogen (triggers birth defects). FLYING SAFETY, the U.S. Air Force Magazine, May, l992, said the aspartame in a single stick of sugarless gum have caused aspartame related disorders. "This could mean a pilot who drinks diet sodas is more susceptible to flicker vertigo or to flicker-induced epileptic activity. It also means that all pilots are potential victims of sudden memory loss, dizziness during instrument flight and gradual loss of vision."

Betty Martini, founder of the anti-aspartame movement Mission Possible International states: "Formaldehyde Cocktails by Killer Kola Kompanies was friendy fire that killed more troops than the enemy. Thousands have perished." Martini puts it in rhyme:

American soldier clear of eye
Go to the Gulf and gulp and die
And fight to keep our profits high
After we've claimed your fine young life
We'll kill your baby and blind your wife

Bressler Report, FDA audit on the Internet DORway WEB page at: (entire report in one 160kb text file) All reports mentioned in this release can be found on with links to over 30 other sites.

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Subject: Mike Roth, Pioneer Seed

Date: 8 Aug 1997 13:36:31 -0600 From: Betty Martini < >

Somebody on this list once asked who was Mike Roth? He has told me he has loyal friends at Monsanto, and for this reason he flames comments exposing their genetically engineered aspartame (NutraSweet) - phenylalanine a component is genetically engineered. It is obvious he doesn't want people to read the Bressler Report now on the DORway web, so this is my last post to him as an open letter.

Regards, Betty

Open Letter to Mike Roth regarding Dr. Olney and including journalist's comments on the Bresser Report

From: Betty Martini < > To: "Michael J. Roth" < >

Dear Mike:

Don't try to twist my words. You started out by saying that since Dr. Price had loyalty to Dr. Olney you couldn't believe anything she says. I said that since she worked with Dr. Olney for over 20 years she obviously knew where she worked which was being discussed. I knew you had checked this out and also knew she worked there.

I also answered your comment about oncologists. I said that Dr. Olney is a world famous researcher who has been researching and writing about aspartame for years. Its like saying a doctor who is a Board Certified Internist and has gone through medical school isn't qualified to comment on the eyes because he doesn't specialize in ophthalmology. He is a physician first and studies the eyes in medical school.

Dr. Olney is one of the most renown neuroscientists in the world. He founded the field of neuroscience known as excitotoxicity which is based on the concept that a neurotransmitter (such as glutamate or aspartate) can act as a toxic agent in the brain. This is so well accepted now that there are literally hundreds of papers presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience meetings dealing with this subject. Dr. Olney has over 300 peer reviewed publications and has been awarded many many honors by professional prestigious scientific societies. In fact, I'm going to ask for a copy of his publications, his curriculum vitae, etc. Now are you going to question this world famous researcher even down to whether he understands cancer? Dr. Price has been working by his side for over 20 years and you would make an insulting statement about believing what she says. And who are you, Mike Roth, someone who would like to genetically engineer seeds who admits to having dear friends in the NutraSweet Company (Monsanto) manufacturer of a deadly neurotoxin that is causing disability and death throughout the world. A neurotoxin that murders babies in their mother's womb! Maybe you better look at the rafters in your own eye!

Top anti-aspartame journalist who has been writing on and investigating NutraSweet since it was put on the market, and author of the book "Bittersweet Aspartame" A Diet Delusion" sent a fax this morning to add her statement on the Bressler Report. Here it is for all to read:

"The l977 Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Bressler Report remains a key document against aspartame, the synthetic sweetener known as NutraSweet and Equal. This 76 page report was the culmination of a priority investigation at G. D. Searle's laboratory in Skokie, Illinois. It compared all the available raw and summary data of an 115 week oral tumorgenicity rat study, against the manufacturer's FDA submission.

Jerome Bressler, the team leader, found missing raw data, errors and discrepancies in available data, exclusions of animals, organ masses and enlarged and atrophied organs. An undiagnosed uterine polyp increased the incidence to 15 percent of the aspartame-dosed animals. The FDA's Bureau of Foods officials chose to ignore the findings of the Bressler REport.

In l981, FDA Commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., M.D. approved aspartame in dry goods and in l983, Mark Novitch, acting for the commissioner, approved aspartame in liquids. The 92 symptoms, in the 10,0000 plus consumer complaints reported to the FDA, include those suffered by the rats as noted in the Bressler Report." (Barbara Mullarkey, % NutriVoice, P. O. Box 946, Oak Park, Illinois 60303)

Searle was the original manufacturer and Monsanto (NutraSweet Co.) bought them in l985.

Inasmuch as the FDA chose to ignore the findings of the Bressler Report then the world needs to see what they ignored and ask them why. The more you try to turn people away from the facts that aspartame (NutraSweet) is a deadly neurotoxin the more information is going to come out. It may come to a point that your friends at Monsanto may tell you to stop defending them.

You'll never win this one, Mike. The Bressler Report is on web for the whole world to see, and one day the FDA is going to be questioned as to why they allowed a deadly drug with biologic effects proven to cause cancer in laboratory studies to be approved. And one day the question will be "You had the Bressler Report - you knew aspartame would cause cancer, it violated the Delaney Amendment as brought out by your own senior FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross!" A copy of this post is going to Attorney General Janet Reno. Keep it up Mike, and you may help the day come sooner than you think!

The world owes a grateful and heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Olney for bringing the brain tumor issue to the attention of the world. It probably caused thousands to get off the poison and save their life. I find his assistant Dr. Madelon Price to be of the same caliber. Dr. Price read the letter from Kelli Motluck, a heavy aspartame user, who suffers with an astrocytoma like developed in the rats in the original studies, (now converted to a deadly glioblastoma) and she wept. On the other hand, you cheer your friends at Monsanto who made the poison. The world is full of honest-hearted people of integrity who can judge character. They know who to believe and thousands will be reading the Bressler Report and researching more into why a deadly neurotoxin was marketed for human consumption and approved by the FDA.

Before another week passes you'll be hearing more about what this neurotoxin has caused in another issue.


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The Bressler - Report

The above 2 articles "Did Killer Kola Konquer Vets?" and "Monsanto Helper Mike Roth" make reference to the Bressler Report.

I have downloaded it from the Internet from and found it to be 160 000 bytes (characters) long. Printed, it would give 77 pages -- too long for our Genetically Modified Food News. But if you want it, send me an e-mail < > and I can forward it to you via e-mail.

For direct contact use:

Name: Jerome Bressler
Chicago Office
Mail stop HFR-MW140
Phone 312-353-5863
Fax 312-353-0947
Internet e-mail Dr. Jerome Bressler JBRESSLE@ORA.FDA.GOV


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