I'm glad to see this but note this comment, "EFSA was created in 2002 and dealt with aspartame several times between 2006 and 2009 and has never had any indication that aspartame presents a risk in terms of genotoxicity or carcinogenesis,"
In reality EFSA has received constant complaints and given evidence of genotoxicity and carcinogenesis. You see where they dismissed the Ramazzini Studies which showed that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen (peer reviewed by 7 world experts) and the Denmark study showing aspartame jumps preterm births. If they dismiss all independent scientific peer reviewed studies what they saying to the world is, "we accept no independent research, only industry controlled and paid for studies to defend the product." The aspartame industry has proven they can't get aspartame to show safety. FDA asked for indictment of G. D. Searle, the original manufacturer for fraud because they got caught doing things like excising brain tumors, putting the rats back in the study, and resurrecting them on paper when they died. Monsanto couldn't do any better - note scientific abuse in their studies: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/abuse
The aspartame industry has shown over three decades their studies are not acceptable, and therefore, industry controlled and financed studies are of no value. All aspartame studies should be independently done. Then you have almost 100 per cent of studies showing aspartame is not safe.
The interesting thing is that its all a matter of public record. For instance in the congressional hearings which we have on http://www.mpwhi.com, scroll down to banners, you see the FDA themselves said aspartame causes cancer. Furthermore, Dr. Adrian Gross, toxicologist, admitted FDA should not have been able to set an allowable daily intake. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, FDA toxicologist, told Congress in 1987 even at this date aspartame has never been proven safe, yet has been on the market since 1981.
The FDA in the 1970's said aspartame causes birth defects. The major problem is today they lie and deny and refuse to comply.
If EFSA continues to dismiss all independent, scientific peer reviewed studies in favor of the aspartame industry's scientifically abused studies they are proving beyond any shadow of a doubt their loyalty is to the aspartame industry and not the people they are suppose to protect.
UK Food Standards refuses to answer questions with comments like, "we are not likely to agree". The reason they won't answer the questions is the case has been proven, and they have no defense, especially on the free methyl alcohol issue. They have received indepth information by Jim McDonald of the UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign. Basically they take "the fifth" because if they answer the questions honestly they have to admit aspartame is a chemical poison that has never been proven safe.
Also, the FDA, Food Standards, and EFSA simply ignore new studies hoping they will go away. What about the recent study linking diet soda to heart attacks and strokes? Not a word and if you ask they will probably dismiss this study too, even though its not the first time studies have shown this but recently the third just on this subject. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_sudden_death.htm
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
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From: Fred & Barbara M
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 17:40:00 –0400
EU requests new checks on aspartame sweetener
(AFP) - 5 hours ago
ROME The European Commission has requested a complete review of the safety of aspartame in response to concerns over the widely used sweetener, the European Food Safety Authority said Wednesday.
"We have received an official request for a complete re-evaluation of the safety of aspartame," Lucia De Luca, a spokeswoman for the Italy-based organisation, told AFP, adding that the request was still being examined.
"The re-evaluation is scheduled for 2020 but the commission asked us to do this re-evaluation now in the light of recent events," she said.
Aspartame is the most widely used artificial sweetener in the world.
EFSA in February dismissed two recent studies linking aspartame with increased cancer rates and pre-term births but De Luca said the European Commission had not carried out its own review for several years.
"EFSA was created in 2002 and dealt with aspartame several times between 2006 and 2009 and has never had any indication that aspartame presents a risk in terms of genotoxicity or carcinogenesis," she said.
"EFSA has therefore found no reason to revise its previously established daily admissible dose of aspartame of 40 milligrammes per kilogramme of body weight."