During congressional hearings Searle was forced to voluntarily give this information. We thank Lane Shore for scanning it in.
First of all, notice on page 1 the psychomanipulation efforts to get aspartame approved. "At this meeting, the basic philosophy of our approach to Food and Drug should be to try to get them to say "yes" and to rank the things that we are going to ask for so that we are putting first those questions that we are likely to get "yes" to, even if we have to throw some in that have no significance to us other than putting them into a yes-saying habit.
In the 5th paragraph they acknowledge their "prime concern at this time is with the production of the DKP and our lack of complete toxicological data on DKP".. DKP is the brain tumor agent. But it gets worse. In the last paragraph they say, "With the spoon-for-spoon, we have no way of estimating maximum likely abuse and hence need to utilize data based on almost complete conversion to DKP. If we include this use in the original FAP, we stand a good chance of ending up with nothing in the short run and nothing in the long run whereas the other approach would give us something in the short-run and, quite likely as much as we would ever get in the long run."
So here we have the evidence that Searle knew that there was almost complete conversion to the DKP, the brain tumor agent. Then they confess if they let it be known in the original FAP they would get nothing, no approval. They might as well have held up a sign saying their drug masquerading as an additive will cause brain tumors.
Could it get worse? Remember that aspartame was first approved in dry form because they knew it breaks down in liquid form, for instance from free methyl alcohol to formaldehyde. I don't know if the FDA thought they were pulling the wool over somebody's eyes, but if you put Equal in hot coffee you just heated it. They even approved it for Jello. After saying you couldn't heat it the FDA then approves it for baking in 1993. Then they went about working to give aspartame an approval to use it like sugar. They simply had to show a lower level of complaints. I wondered how the FDA would carry that out since complaints never stop on this global epidemic. First, when victims called FDA they were told they were not taking complaints on aspartame any longer. That indeed would stop them from getting more complaints but how would they get a lower amount. What they did was say they had to change their bookkeeping system which would require throwing away aspartame complaints. So in l996 the FDA granted blanket approval of aspartame to be used like sugar.
Even Searle, the original manufacturer, knew it could never be used for everything and in this Trade Secret Information notice what they say:
So in l996 the FDA had full knowledge that aspartame caused brain tumors (although knowing that from the beginning) and it could not be used for all applications. Yet with that knowledge Dr. David Kessler granted blanket approval for aspartame to be used like sugar - this deadly, deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug that interacts with drugs and vaccines due to damage to the mitochondria. It is also in children's vitamins and prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The FDA from the beginning knew everything about aspartame, even when they were referring aspartame victims to the AIDS Hotline to get rid of them.
The FDA knew from the beginning that aspartame triggers seizures, listing it 5 times on their report of 92 symptoms on aspartame. They knew it in l986 when the Community Nutrition Institute filed for ban of aspartame because so many people were having seizures and going blind from the free methyl alcohol. Yet, FDA refused. Shows you their only interest in safe food and drugs is when it doesn't conflict with their loyalty to Big Pharma. Today the situation is much worse as FDA is allowing drug companies to add this seizure triggering drug to medication to prevent seizures such as Ketocal. There are allegations that Pfizer reformulated Dilantin to add aspartame to it, and indeed, people are complaining of aspartame symptoms from loss of vision to male sexual dysfunction and more seizures.
Today this situation is an imminent health hazard and should be banned immediately. The manufacturer of aspartame knew all the way back in the l970's that aspartame caused brain tumors, seizures and could not be used for all applications. Then in 1983/84 Searle did studies on poor people in villages in 6 countries. These studies showed that aspartame caused brain tumors and seizures, destroyed the brain, hardened the synovial fluids and even the pregnant woman lost her baby. They were never published and Searle sold to Monsanto.
Today the FDA is in violation of Title 18, Section 1001, stumbling the public with propaganda on aspartame saying its safe with absolute full knowledge of the toxicity of aspartame from the beginning. Over 20 years ago Dr. James Bowen told FDA that aspartame was mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70 countries (now over 100). An agent with FDA came to his office and was upset that he had written the letter. The FDA agent was reluctant did to accept a stack of more aspartame victims. http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt
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