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

Posted: 30 August 2017

Why would Smithsonian Magazine bring up the World Environmental Conference after 22 years? All the pieces of the puzzle have fallen in place, and it looks like the aspartame industry is up to its old tricks to mislead the public.

Smithsonian published an article by a young Canadian author, that 'Aspartame Causes Cancer' was a Classic Internet Hoax. Although we have known from the beginning aspartame causes cancer (because even the FDA admitted it), the focus on the post I wrote was about Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Aspartame clearly, without question, precipitates these diseases big time.

Watch how the pieces fall into place and what and how the aspartame industry is trying to convince the public the carcinogen aspartame doesn't cause cancer. If misleading the public were not such a crime that can cause death, it would be humorous how the trail leads back to the aspartame industry and American Beverage.

To give you a recap if you're not familiar with the post I wrote over two decades ago that made world news, here is what happened. I lectured for the World Environmental Conference in 1995. I was on a list of primarily neurologists, and we were discussing that multiple sclerosis levels were reaching epidemic proportions. Dr. H. J. Roberts wrote a position paper on aspartame and MS, and Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon, wrote a letter that I released to the list.

I had lectured for the World Environmental Conference, and the speaker who gave the keynote address (Dr. Clarice Gaylord ) said, "We have an epidemic of MS and lupus and can't identify the toxin." I raised my hand and said, "I'm Betty Martini, and I'm here to lecture on MS and lupus and identify the toxin as NutraSweet."

After the keynote address speakers went to their individual rooms, and since the entire audience had heard my remarks, my room filled up fast. I was invited to breakfast with some of the main people and even to come to Washington. People realized why they were sick after I showed them the FDA list of 92 symptoms. Some stood up and said, "I've got it!" Here is the list of 92 symptoms front groups have tried to deny and note itís on FDA stationery. In 1995 there were 10,000 complaints.

Dr. David Kessler some years ago mentioned only about 1% report to FDA. You can imagine how many complaints there are and people are unaware its aspartame poisoning them. It was admitted in Congress that the FDA was so flooded with aspartame complaints they were forwarding them to the AIDS Hotline.

In 1999 the post kept coming back to me. Nancy Markle had taken my post and listed her name and disorganized it a bit. It didn't take long for people to realize I was the one who lectured and not Markle.

In fact, someone called and said, "If you really lectured and this is true, you should be willing to add your phone number." I explained my phone number has always been on website and at the bottom of most of my articles and posts. He said, "If you think its viral now, I'm going to put this on mass world lists.

Why had the post become so incredibly widespread? Because MS and Lupus are epidemic and people not knowing that aspartame caused the problems I discussed and wrote about simply got off of it to find out. MS victims were walking out of their wheelchairs, and even some victims ultimately went blind from the methanol but then had their sight restored after quitting aspartame. All the aspartame industry front groups in the world couldnít get aspartame victims to go back to their poison and to return to their wheelchairs.

Monsanto simply could not put out the fire and in 2000 sold the company. For years people called, sometimes in languages I couldn't speak. We set up Mission Possible chapters in over 40 countries, and I began lecturing in England and Scotland.

So what is this all about? Why was Smithsonian Magazine trying to get the public to believe aspartame and cancer was just a hoax?

I didn't originally see the article when it first came out in January. In November of 2016, I spoke before the Carcinogenic Information Committee in Sacramento whose tasks derive from Proposition 65 about determining whether aspartame is or is not a carcinogen.z

The lead scientist of the FDA aspartame investigation, Dr. Adrian Gross, testified before the Senate on August 1, 1985 that it violated the Delaney Amendment because it caused cancer in original studies. Since then three studies showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen were completed done by Dr. Morando Soffritti of the Ramazzini Institute in Italy. They were so prestigious Dr. Soffritti was given an award which had only been given twice before in history. The first study was peer-reviewed by 7 world experts. Harvard did a human study, and they stated their study was the longest and strongest linking aspartame to cancer.

In Sacramento when I testified in November 2016, there was the representative for American Beverage still trying to pull the wool over the public's eyes, in addition to the industry front group, Calorie Control Council, together trying to convince the committee that aspartame didn't cause cancer. I had to laugh when the doctor for American Beverage walked away saying "there is a Delaney Amendment.". I had already sent the committee the quote from the Senate and other information proving aspartame is a carcinogen. Here it is:

On August 1, 1985, FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress that "at least 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 residue of cancer-causing chemicals in foods. Dr Gross concluded by asking, "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 (8/1/85). Dr. Gross made a very good point, that there is no safe dose because aspartame caused cancer. How much cancer is safe?

So the FDA violated the law and allowed a carcinogen to be marketed for human consumption. The Sacramento committee re-voted after all of the testimony (I was only allowed five minutes!), and because the vote was so strong, it was determined that their investigation would have to continue. The effort would have died right then and there, had I not flown out there from Atlanta and presented the facts.

My own article on all of this was used as the cover story for the subsequent issue of Health Freedom News by the National Health Federation, entitled, "Eat, Drink, and Be Buried~~~Aspartame is a Carcinogen and California May Soon Declare It as Such.

Read all about it:

It was later republished by Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico at Op-Ed News:

What was the aspartame industry going to do now? They had truly failed to convince anyone that aspartame was not a carcinogen.

Dr. Woodrow Monte sent the committee his entire chapter on aspartame and cancer from his book, "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills."

Since the FDA attempted to have G. D. Searle indicted for fraud, you wonder how much we didn't get to see as Dr. Gross brought out in the Task Force Investigation. The FDA actually revoked the petition for approval, but Searle sent in Don Rumsfeld to get it approved as safe, then later marketed anyway, with the help of President Reagan writing an executive order that removed FDA Commissioner Dr. Jeri Goyan's ability to sign the revoked petition into law, so Rumsfeld succeeded. It was never approved through science or any valid medical evidence, but only through the genocidal political chicanery of Rumsfeld.

Note that Smithsonian was trying to get across that any supposition that aspartame causing cancer was the hoax. The focus of the World Environmental Conference post was MS and lupus. Even the MS Society tried to convince the public it was all a hoax as more and more aspartame MS victims walked out of wheelchairs off this chemical poison.

One of those people was Cori Brackett. She could hardly walk or talk, after being diagnosed as having one of the largest lesions seen in an MS patient. Eight months later, after going off aspartame, the lesion all but disappeared. She called me and, now out of her wheelchair and doing well, she said, "There needs to be a movie made about it." I said, "Tell me about it" and she replied, "I own the film company." So the film was made, "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World". There was no hoax in exposing the crime of the century. You can get your copy from

Another aspartame victim, Alicia Morris, had been diagnosed as having MS by two physicians. She thought she couldn't have children, not knowing that aspartame is an endocrine disrupting drug that stimulates prolactin and changes the menses, causing infertility. Off aspartame, all her symptoms disappeared, and she was in "First For Women" holding her new baby boy.

Since Smithsonian was focused on aspartame and cancer being the hoax and using the World Environmental Conference post, I felt this was just another effort by the aspartame industry to convince the public that the carcinogen aspartame was really safe, and didn't really cause cancer.

I thought all of this probably had something to do with Prop 65, so decided to check American Beverage. Bingo! Here's American Beverage pointing people in the direction of Smithsonian Magazine. They wrote in February, "Did You Fall for an Internet Hoax?" They said a recent article from Smithsonian Magazine shares some of the history behind the myth. They ended by saying don't believe everything you read on the Internet and enjoy your favorite low calorie beverage.

But what does science say? One recent article is titled "New Study Shows that two diet soda a day can kill you".

American Beverage got caught again. Who are they? They were the National Soft Drink Association but changed their name. I can understand why. The NSDA wrote a 33 page protest against aspartame even mentioning the adulteration law, and itís in the congressional record.

For your reading enjoyment:

With full knowledge of its dangers which they themselves had protested against, they lobbied for the company! Aspartame is even against the law from the standpoint of Interstate Commerce because you can't ship an adulterated product for sale. It travels by a Hazmat Placard like other poisons, in big special tanker trucks with preparations ready for any kind spill.

September just happens to be Aspartame Awareness Month, and people have asked what to distribute. Let's take this post and make it go as viral as did the original World Environmental Conference post. Also let it travel by Facebook and Twitter around the globe. How many thousands more will get up out of their wheelchairs and be freed of horrible symptoms and diseases. Imagine how thousands felt now freed of Aspartame Disease being told by front groups that it was all a myth?! Dr. H. J. Roberts wrote the medical text: ďAspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" while front groups were peddling propaganda, 1000 pages so never again could they call it a myth. It details especially cancer, and delineated all of the mechanisms by which aspartame causes so many diseases. You can get your copy on

The point is that decades of science have shown aspartame is a killing machine. Even the "US Right To Know" people wrote a recent article showing the public this point, even listing some of the front groups and how much the front groups pay scientists to mislead the public when outstanding studies show aspartame is deadly.

This is probably one of the best articles ever written on aspartame and exposing industry. They even quote the 8 month investigation on aspartame by UPI, Gregory Gordon. It's on my web site,

Two incredible writers give the real facts on this addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered drug and adjuvant that damages the mitochondria or powerhouse of the cell and interacts with drugs and vaccines. Read the famous Ecologist reporter from the UK, that aspartame had been early on listed by the Pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress.

Evidence aspartame is a poison is everywhere. There is nowhere to hide. Hall of Famer baseball pitcher Satchel Paige is famous for the quote Donít look back~~~something may be gaining on you. In this case of aspartame, it's the facts that are catching up with the liars!

After American Beverage, other media picked up the misinformation of Smithsonian. Originally, I had been in touch with the front groups who were not the least bit interested in correcting their lies. I sent them my invitation to speak to the World Environmental Congress, and a letter thanking me for speaking. One even said if I had lectured I would be able to answer certain questions. I answered them but they refused to publish. I even listed other people I met there, like Dr. Nana Ohene Darko, President of the World Africa Chamber of Commerce. Even Dr. Joe Esposito confirmed the event as he gave the final talk. I firmly believe was hacked because it contained a page with my invitation to speak and other evidence anyone could check, which specifically disappeared proof of my invitation to speak and my having done so. We have all the records and will replace all of this soon.

Smithsonian knew exactly what they did. After trying to find the head person responsible I explained that my attorney James Turner had said this could be corrected amicably by giving me equal time. Mr. Turner, many may remember, was not only a Nader's Raider but was the DC attorney who with Dr. John Olney tried to prevent approval of aspartame. He is co-author of the "Chemical Feast," with Nader. He also wrote "The NutraSweet Fiasco":

Soon thereafter, I got this cheery little note from Brian Wolly:

"Hi Betty,

Your phone message was passed along to me. I am the digital editor of and can help address your concerns about the aspartame story. Can you please let me know what our inaccuracies are, specifically in how they describe you and your interests?

Thank you copied my colleague Rachel Kaufman, who originally edited the story, to assist me in reviewing what further edits will be necessary.


Brian Wolly
Digital Editor, and Museum Services Smithsonian Magazine


Here is the note sent to Brian Wolly from Smithsonian:

From: Hamilton, Natalie
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:29 PM
To: Debra Rosenberg, "Caruso, Michael
Subject: Implying Legal Action Re: Jan17 Article on Aspartame

Hi Debra and Michael,

I just got a call from Martini Betty, who was mentioned in the aspartame online article. She is trying to email Michael or an editor on this, and I told her I'd pass on her message.

She's claiming that the article was not researched and is false, and implied that she'll bring her attorney into this if no one reaches back to her. Her contact information is below:


If Smithsonian was interested in correcting false information they would have either given me the equal time or retract the article with an apology. I had written a comment which they wouldn't accept but when I told Brian Wolly that by not accepting it, it showed bad faith they added it twice.

Stephen Fox, Mission Possible New Mexico, got so upset when he saw the Smithsonian misinformation; he not only commented but sent a copy of his comment to the author of the article, and to about 15 editors. They refused to allow it, so I thought I would add it, so the public can see that when media puts out fake news, they don't want to be corrected if they can help it.

From: "Stephen Fox"
To: and Smithsonian Editors

What a horribly written hatchet job this "story" is! Your magazine really has tumbled from such a lofty and deserved stature in the past. This is character assassination at its worst, and if you have any shred of decency or fairness left, you should give Dr. Betty Martini equal space to defend the ancient criticism of her many decades of educating the public on the harm done by aspartame. It is metabolized first as methanol which the liver turns into formaldehyde.

What part about formaldehyde being ingested and causing serious neurodegenerative harm do you not understand? Why did your writer choose to ignore the FDA's own list of 92 symptoms caused by aspartame, compiled from their own records from recorded consumer complaints? This chemical is the most complained about additive in the history of the FDA, and among those complaints the highest ailment by numbers is Headache, ranging from mild unattributed headaches to cluster migraines that last 3 or 4 days.

Your magazine is so far off and removed from reality in this journalistic butchery, and so full of misinterpretations and manipulations, one has to wonder whether the writer works for your magazine, or perhaps G.D. Searle (the original patent holder), Coca Cola, Ajinomoto (the Japanese manufacturer), or maybe even Donald Rumsfeld himself, who forced the approval for aspartame through the FDA in 1981 in one of the dirtiest chapters in the vastly checkered history of the FDA.

California is very close to labeling aspartame products as both carcinogenic and causing birth defects, like they have already done with Roundup/Glyphosate, much to the distress of Monsanto. I suggested this to the appropriate body in Sacramento 11 years ago, and the wheels turn slowly but they do one worked harder on assembling testimony for the Carcinogen Identification Committee than Betty Martini, who flew with her husband at their own expense to Sacramento so that she could testify for five minutes, to correct the rampant corporate lies that were flowing free in that committee hearing about how aspartame is as "safe as mother's milk"!

Monsanto was the patent holder after Searle, and maybe your writer was commissioned by Monsanto to do a puff piece and character assassination. It is hard to believe that a normal journalist could come to such stupid and vicious conclusions on their own, without someone paying for the result in advance....but anything is possible, so do ask them, please?

Regardless of the motivation or the remuneration, you really owe it to Dr. Martini to give her an equal number of words in rebuttal. I will not sit back and watch journalistic butchery of someone who has devoted 25 years to saving lives, counseling the dying, and spreading the real truth about this deadly artificial sweetener.

Maybe if your author thinks aspartame is so harmless, she should sit down with a case of it, guzzle it all, followed by a chaser of Roundup, and then we'd never hear from her again, I am sure.... Stephen Fox Santa Fe, New Mexico

I made a promise to Brian Wolly, if he did not respond I would put the information on what Smithsonian did all over the world.

When you receive this post, it has already gone to lists over the globe and we're asking that before the end of September (Aspartame Awareness Month), you will include it in your personal lists.

Calorie Control Council testified at the CIC meeting. They are a front group and they were busted by Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, years ago:

As to aspartame and cancer here is what he wrote when Dr. Morando Soffritti did his first study in 2005: "The new study released in the European Journal of Oncology by Morando Soffritti and co-workers should terrify mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study, which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of aspartame.

"This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and co-workers, which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was accumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with cancers. Along with this most recent study, this means that drinking a single diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could increase one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia."

Dr. Soffritti has now written a book and here is his chapter on aspartame and cancer: So now the public have the real facts that aspartame is, indeed, a carcinogen. Dr. Blaylock is the author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills".

Oh, and Brian Wolly, "you can tell Smithsonian they can stop sending me resubscribe notices. Nobody wants to read from a magazine that has released fake news and refused to even apologize. How would you feel if you lectured for the World Environmental Conference and some magazine said it was an Internet hoax? If I were in your shoes, Brian Wolly, I would have written: "We retract our article saying aspartame and cancer is an Internet Hoax and wish to apologize to Dr. Betty Martini who did lecture for the World Environmental Conference. There are medical texts that confirm what she lectured about. "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", 1000 pages by H. J. Roberts, M.D. is dedicated to her and the efforts of Mission Possible World Health International for educating the public on the real facts on aspartame for a quarter of a century at their expense. American Beverage wouldn't like it but the public wouldn't be misled. What does Smithsonian care about?"

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

Letter on 11/16/95 from Elizabeth City State University:

Dear Mrs. Martini: Elizabeth City State University and the Office of Environmental Equity of the United States Environmental Protection Agency are pleased that you have agreed to present at the 2nd Annual World Environmental Conference: "Keepers of the Environment." Conference participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies at the local, state, national and international levels to protect and improve the quality of the environment.."

Wolly, Brian ,, Rachel (copies under CC)