Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Telephone: 770-242-2599
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com

Posted: 23 September 2008

From: Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum., Bettym19@mindspring.com
To: editor-scoop.co.nz
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:32:29 -0400
Subject: Harmful Misinformation from NZ Toxic Foundation & What's her name Magnuson

When beautiful Abby Cormack was on NZ TV and newspapers and magazines telling how Wrigley's aspartame-laced gum destroyed her health, public reaction was dynamic. Thousands of NZ Kiwis dropped aspartame-poisoned products and began to recover from the multitude of injuries the toxin inflicts, 92 of which were named by the American Food & Drug Administration. The list included seizures, blindness, sexual dysfunction and death.

Came now the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, rushing to rescue the poisoners, begging the public to the ignore the campaigners' warnings and swallow advertising propaganda along with their "diet" drinks. Advertisers never lie, so Japan's Ajinomoto, actually featured a NZFSA press release in an ad.

Aspartame victim Cameron Rutherford visited Abby and myself when I was in NZ for a lecture tour, and told how Abby had saved his life. He had the identical symptoms Abby suffered, quit the chemical, and his symptoms immediately disappeared.

Abby debated Magnuson yesterday, and clearly won. : http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/2096071 Not only does 92% of independent scientific studies show the problems aspartame triggers, research done by Dr. Ralph Walton, for 60 Minutes in 1996, but the original studies were so fraudulent that the USA FDA asked to indite the manufacturer.

An FDA audit records how the manufacturer concealed brain tumors and other problems: http://www.dorway.com/bressler.txt The Bressler Report. I spoke to Jerome Bressler personally who said the studies were so bad that when the FDA retyped it they removed the worst 20%, two mice studies. Dr. H. J. Roberts and Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon also spoke with Mr. Bressler, receiving the same information.

Dr. Roberts wrote his congressman who demanded the data from the FDA. The information was so bad the FDA actually refused a Congressman. I wrote FOIA, Freedom of Information, and the FDA wrote back and said it was confidential. When I explained the Bressler Report is in the public record and therefore, not confidential they wrote that they had destroyed the records.

The original manufacturer was not indicted because both US Prosecutors hired on with the NutraSweet's defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Listen to the clip from the documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, on how aspartame entered the market after the FDA revoked the petition for approval through the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html

The propaganda of the aspartame producers use is worn, tired, and repeatedly rebutted with international medical research over decades while the manufacturers grasp at straws. See the rebuttal: http://www.dorway.com/offasprt.html The producers evade the issue. Example: instance when you explain there is a methylester which converts to free methyl alcohol, a deadly metabolic poison, they say there is more methanol in oranges than in aspartame. They don't reveal that oranges contain ethanol which is the antidote to methanol and takes it safely out of the body. Here is a peer reviewed journal article by Dr. Woodrow Monte who lives in New Zealand. http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=1000 In aspartame methanol is free as Abby correctly explained. It is also classified as a narcotic. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain. This causes the addiction.

The manufacturers stumble NZ people saying obesity and diabetes are epidemic. Aspartame is responsible for both. "If you want to get fat, NutraSweet is where its at". Aspartame also marketed as NutraSweet/Equal/951/Canderel, Benevia, etc is not an additive. It's a deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines because of damage to the mitochondria or life of the cell. All this is established in the medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com It's over 1000 pages of symptoms, diseases and tumors triggered by this chemical poison. You can get a copy from Alison White the Safe Food Campaign of New Zealand, alison@safefood.org.nz

Dr. Sandra Cabot, Mission Possible Australia wrote an excellent article titled: Aspartame Makes You Fatter: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm Dr. Ralph Walton said in a report: "Food seeking behavior and satiety are drive by an area of the brain known as the hypothalamus. Stimulation of the medial hypothalamus in a laboratory rate leads to eating. Stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus leads to satiety and cessation of eating. Placing a lesion in the lateral hypothalamus produces an obese rate. The lateral hypothalamus is drive by serotonin. There are many papers in the current literature demonstrating that antidepressants which increase serotonin (but not antidepressants which act on other neurotransmitters) are useful in treating binge eating disorders. I believe that consuming large amounts of aspartame decreases the availability of serotonin and is thus analogous to placing a lesion in the lateral hypothalamus. Although much of this work is recent, clinical suggestions that aspartame can lead to a paradoxical increased appetite date back to Blunder's work of l986."

A study by Sharon Fowler of the University of Texas using 7 years of data link diet drinks to obesity. Aspartame is a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. This information from the 1985 Congressional Record is included in Dr. Sandra Cabot's paper mentioned above. Other studies also link diet drinks with obesity and the metabolic syndrome.,p> Here is Abby Cormack's story: http://www.mpwhi.com/abby_cormack_story.htm Here is what the aspartame experts say about Abby's case: http://www.mpwhi.com/experts_on_aspartame_and_abby_cormack.htm

Aspartame is addictive and a cash cow, so naturally Coke had to do something. I wouldn't call Dr. Bernadene Magnuson an aspartame expert, she's someone who defends aspartame with propaganda because facts show aspartame triggers a multitude of neurodegenerative diseases from Parkinson's to Lou Gehrigs, can mimic and precipitate MS, trigger birth defects, behavioral and psychiatric problems and more than 92 Symptoms listed on the FDA list. These include four types of seizures, male sexual dysfunction, headaches, joint pain and mood disorders to blindness, coma and death. Here is that official report: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf

As to the diabetic epidemic, Dr. Roberts, a diabetic specialist, explains in his text that aspartame not only precipitates diabetes but simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve with the free alcohol, causes diabetic convulsions and interacts with insulin. The methanol converts to formaldehyde, which is the reason so many diabetics are losing limbs.

Dr. Magnuson came to New Zealand at the request of Coca Cola to save their sales of the cash cow, addictive Diet Coke. Understand who she is. Ajinomoto, realizing they were losing markets as efforts to ban aspartame are around the world, so they funded a study called the Magnuson or Burdock Study. Read the rebuttal to that study: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_and_manufacturer_funded_reviews.htm Did they really think they could get away with using aspartame flacks to protect their poison!

In the US efforts to ban recently have been seen in New Mexico and Hawaii. Also 12 toxicologists petitioned the FDA to ban: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf The FDA refuses to answer my petition filed 6 years ago, even though the law requires an answer in 180 days. Their refusal must be because I used FDA's own words about aspartame toxicity, and they would have to deny their own work. FDA serves above the law. My 2007 amended petition, based on an imminent health hazard, which must be answered immediately, also is ignored. Their loyalty is to Big Pharma who provides over half their funds. They serve the money, not the American people.

A resolution to rescind approval of aspartame, written by Stephen Fox and myself was submitted to every member of the South Africa parliament August 9th by the Phoenix Environmental Institute (PEI). The organization also lodged a complaint with the country's Department of Health and its Advertising Standards Authority. Contact info for PEI: Khadija Sharife, kalebron@gmail.com

The original resolution (Hawaii Senate Concurrent Resolution 191) is a genteel legislative mandate and request of the FDA to rescind aspartame approval. It resulted from difficulties faced by the original ban bill, which were brought by Corporate Lobbyists. Attempts to obtain a legislative ban on the known neurotoxic, non-nutritive food additive in New Mexico almost succeeded in 2006 and, 47 members of the UK parliament signed an "Early Day Motion" in favor of an aspartame ban in Jan, 2006. A petition on aspartame was submitted to the New Zealand government with over 8,000 signatures on July 23, 2008. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0807/S00152.htm

While Dr. Magnuson attempted unsuccessfully to scuttle the prestigious 3-year Ramazzini Study on 1,800 rats that proved once and for all that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen, someone should ask her how she explains that the FDA admitted aspartame causes cancer over two decades ago.

On August 1, l985 the FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress one of Searle's studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"

The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?" Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)

Two of the congressional records on aspartame are on the main index page of http://www.mpwhi.com The Ramazzini Studies peer reviewed by 7 world experts showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, and can be passed on to the offspring if the mother uses aspartame during pregnancy and the baby survives. Aspartame is a teratogen and causes birth defects and mental retardation. Since approval autism has skyrocketed and a new report states it is now 1 in 10: http://www.mpwhi.com/autism_epidemic.htm Aspartame in original studies caused all types of tumors from mammary and brain to testicular and pancreatic. First the European Food Safety Authority tried to say the rats had respiratory disease and then Dr. Soffritti who did the studies explained to them that respiratory disease is the dying process. After this Dr. Koeter of the EFSA confessed that they were pressured by industry to highjack science. Here is that confession: http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/news/ng.asp?n=70720-efsa-health-claims-antibiotics

Further Dr. Soffritti who did the Ramazzini study has officially responded to the Magnuson letter in EHP: http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/10881/letter.html Bernadene is no match for respected and independent research by such a master as Dr. Morando Soffritti. I was in New York at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine when Dr. Morando Soffritti gave a lecture on his second study. At that time he was honored with the Irving J. Selikoff Award for Outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial carcinogens, and his promotion of independent scientific research. It was created in 1993 by the Collegium Ramazzini, an academy of 180 internationally renowned experts in occupational and environmental health from over 30 nations. It has been awarded just twice before being presented to Dr. Soffritti.

Here is an outstanding article on aspartame written by Chris Wheeler, Mission Possible New Zealand, an incredible journalist who has been alerting NZ for the past ten years: Dying for a Diet Coke: http://www.rense.com/general78/dying.htm Remember, "If it says Diet, don't buy it!" Be alerted to the fact that Coke and Pepsi also use this toxin in products not called diet, so read every label and remember in New Zealand aspartame is called 951; remember it as the number of death.

Speaking about death: Let's take it a step further. The NZFSA is concerned about formaldehyde in clothing from China but what about the embalming by formaldehyde of the human using aspartame. The formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Here is the complete Trocho Study: http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf I flew to Barcelona and spoke with Dr. Alemany who did this study and he admitted aspartame could kill 200 million people. In as much as aspartame is an abortifacient and triggers fatal diseases and cancers it no doubt already has.

Could it get any worse? Aspartame also triggers an irregular heart rhythm, interacts with cardiac medication, damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm and http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm

So you can thank the manufacturers of aspartame for a product which has been shown to kill and embalm. Kiwi's are too smart to go back to this deadly product. Go home Bernadene. All of Coke's servants and all of Coke's men can't put Humpety Dumpety together again.

We salute Abby Cormack, Parliamentarian Sue Kedgley and the rest of the New Zealand team for protecting Kiwi's with the truth and the facts! For those who have used aspartame here is Dr. Russell Blaylock's detox formula: http://www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
E-Mail: BettyM19@mindspring.com

Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

Potentially Harmful Myths About Diet Products

Monday, 22 September 2008, 10:39 am
Press Release: NZ Nutrition Foundation

The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is concerned misinformation surrounding the common food ingredient aspartame could be prompting New Zealanders to avoid diet products in favour of the regular versions.

Aspartame is the low calorie sweetener used in many diet food and beverage products commonly found on our supermarket shelves. It has been the target of a groundswell of misinformation without any scientific basis and could be causing New Zealanders to shy away from diet products inappropriately. For example, there is evidence consumers are switching from diet drinks to sugar-containing drinks (see key points below). And if this is happening with drinks there is a good chance it is also happening with other foods containing aspartame in place of sugar.

Nikki Hart, respected New Zealand Nutritionist and NZ Nutrition Foundation Council member is concerned the perpetuation of misinformation around the safety of diet drinks has the potential to do real harm.

The switch from diet drinks to sugar-containing drinks is an unfortunate and potentially harmful trend in an environment where both obesity and diabetes are on the rise. While health advice is always to drink water as a first choice, substituting a perfectly appropriate low energy drink for a drink containing energy is not a good choice for some people.

The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is holding seminars in Auckland and Wellington this week featuring one of the leading world experts on aspartame. Dr Bernadene Magnuson from the University of Toronto is the lead author of one of the most comprehensive, peer-reviewed reviews of aspartame research published recently, which found it to be a much-studied sweetener whose safety is clearly documented and well established through extensive scientific research.

Nikki Hart is also participating in the seminars, speaking about the role of aspartame in food and beverages and the benefits it offers people who need to control their weight or manage diabetes.


Dr Magnuson has been brought to New Zealand by Coca-Cola Oceania.

Key Points - Consumer sales data on diet and regular drink consumption

Research agency The Nielsen Company reports a NZ consumer shift in demand away from diet soft drinks towards regular variants. The key points are:

To put this shift into perspective, between 2004 and 2006 in NZ supermarkets:

(Source: Nielsen Scantrack data to August 10 2008)

Interestingly NZ seems to be the only market globally in which diet drinks are declining in sales (anecdotal reports from the Coca-Cola Company).

Anecdotally this trend is also being seen in other categories of products in NZ containing non-nutritive sweeteners, such as sugar free gum, non-nutritive sweeteners on their own and lite yoghurts.