Dr. John Olney is one of the most renowned neuroscientists in the world today and tried to prevent the approval of aspartame. He did studies on the aspartic acid in aspartame and found it caused lesions in the brains of mice. He founded the field of neuroscience called Excitotoxicity. Dr. Russell Blaylock, wrote the book on it: Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com
This is his report to the Board of Inquiry telling them what would happen to the brains of our children if it was approved. http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc Unfortunately, the prophecy has been fulfilled.
Dr. Olney realized with MSG already on the market, the addition of aspartame, with 40% of the molecule being aspartic, an excitotoxin, it would be double trouble. Read his letter. Today our children are medicated instead of educated.
Here is a case where the FDA attempted to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud. Both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team and the statute of limitations expired. Then the FDA revoked the petition for approval. You would then think the FDA had the upper hand. Through the efforts of Don Rumsfeld who was CEO of Searle at the time, an FDA commissioner was appointed to over-rule the Board of Inquiry, and a U.S. President actually wrote an executive order making the FDA powerless of do anything about aspartame until they got Hayes to FDA to do this deadly deed. Here we have the case where world renowned researchers and physicians tried to stop the approval of what they already know was poison and did not succeed.
So as poisons continue to be FDA approved what reliance does the public have of safety? None. However, the FDA has had the opportunity many times to ban the product and didn't have the courage to do so. As FDA toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress, "And if the FDA violates it own law who is left to protect the public? There is no one, the reason Mission Possible International exists, as a warning to the public on this issue.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
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Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame