Open Letter to Dr. Jane Henney, FDA
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Subject: Open Letter to FDA Commissioner Jane Henney, M.D., (fax
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Written comments deadline, April 10, l999
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Notice to Lists: Federal Register, Volume 64, Number 25, page 6100,
Written Comments by mail to Doctors Management Branch, (HFA-305), FDA, 5630
Fishers Lane, Rm 1060, Rockville, MD 20852
Dear Dr. Henney: As Founder of Mission Possible International and on behalf of the Mission Possible operations in the United State and other countries, I ask that you deny for approval, Neotame. We are a worldwide volunteer force warning the consumer public in 100 countries of the world off the deadly toxin, aspartame, marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. Neotame is nothing more than a more potent aspartame, and H. J. Roberts, M.D., has declared Aspartame Disease to be a world epidemic and is in the process of publishing a medical text on the world plague. His material was distributed at the First International Conference on Emerging Diseases in Atlanta to doctors and scientists in 91 countries of the world.
Monsanto Communications Director Nancy Nevin said of neotame"Compositionally it begins with ASPARTAME, but a simple enhancement to the dipeptide base of aspartame uniquely and marketedly changes its sweetness. It is 40 times sweeter than ASPARTAME,"
The formulation has been investigated by many physicians. Dr. Roberts said on 3/3/98 to Dockets Management of the Neotame petition: "The timing and self-serving corporate interests of this petition are suggested by the fact that the patent on aspartame expired several years ago." He also said "The fundamental issue is that Neotame, a synthetic variation of aspartame, requires extensive evaluation before the FDA should accept a superficial opinion about its purported safety based largely on limited short-term data involving potentially flawed protocols that were almost totally funded by corporate contracts."
The world's health is hostage to the covert, devious cynical sellout of public interests to corporate gold. On another issue, Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications, told the New York Times: "Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."
So who would take the blame for Neotame approval? You would, Dr. Henney!! You are an oncologist and according to the FDA's own audit on aspartame, the Bressler Report, on www.dorway.com, aspartame triggered brain tumors, mammary tumors, pancreatic tumors, ovarian tumors, pituitary adenomas, uterine tumors, etc. A senior FDA toxicologist, the late Dr. Adrian Gross, who tried to prevent the approval of aspartame, told Congress that it violated the Delaney Amendment because it triggered brain tumors, and that "If the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?" (Congressional Record SID835:131 - 8/1/85). Expect a new report soon on escalating cancer and aspartame!
Famed researcher, Dr. John Olney made world news in l996 on the aspartame/brain tumor issue as unwarned consumers suffer the same consequences of the rats in the original studies that approved this toxin. Yet, Dr. Friedman of the FDA went to the defense of Monsanto on 60 Minutes, and this is after the FDA themselves keep aspartame off the market 16 years because aspartame triggered brain tumors. And secret trade information by the original manufacture on DORway (released to Congress) admits they have to consider "complete conversion to DKP", the brain tumor agent. And yet, they wanted to market it anyway. Profit was more important than life!! And I weep for every consumer that dies from these brain tumors, so many leaving young children to grow up without a parent.
Dr. Jeffrey Bada, a peptide chemist, at the University of Califiornia at San Diego, warned against heating aspartame and the resultant internal rearrangement of its chemical structure. The FDA themselves said for years you could not heat aspartame and then in l993 turned right around and approved it for baking. Then in l996 Dr. David Kessler gave blanket approval for this deadly drug that interacts with other drugs including monoamine oxidase inhibitors, alpha-methyldopa and L-dihydroxphenylalanine. Complete irresponsibility! Even in the secret trade information Herbert Helling said "I think that it's vital to point out to the Food and Drug people at this meeting that the sweetener is not suitable for all applications for artificial sweeteners and at best would only be functional in part of the market"... Yet, Dr. Kessler saw fit for this drug to be used like sugar and even for pregnant women to use without a warning. Dr. Louis Elsas (Emory University Pediatric Professor, genetics) testified before congress that aspartame is a neurotoxin and teratogen (triggers birth defects). If the baby even survived, and were PKU, it would be mentally retarded. And neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock says if the baby survives you could even see problems at the age of puberty when more complex parts of the brain are utilized, and that it also is triggering ADD. Dr. Roberts in his position paper on pregnancy and aspartame says even a man using aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects in his own child. I told Dr. Friedman at the time my own daughter got pregnant that the food supply was no longer safe and that aspartame is now unlabeled in many things because of this blanket approval. Last week my own daughter lost her baby and was told that 50% of first pregnancies are now ending in miscarriage. An OB-GYN specialist told me yesterday this was not normal. Some women have told me they have lost as many as 7 babies on aspartame. I call it murder, in the first degree. Monsanto funded a study on birth defects which was disastrous, so they withdrew their funding and Dr. Diana Dow-Edwards had to pay it herself. Then neither Monsanto or the FDA would accept it. Quite a message to the world - if a researcher will not say its safe it will not be accepted. Do you want to inflict more of this on the world with neotame.
I called Dr. Bada about neotame and asked him to look over the formula. He told me they scrambled the formula but yes , it was the same deadly breakdown products! Biochemist Dr. Madelon Price who works with the famed Dr. John Olney agrees.
The Material Safety Data Sheet on Aspartame (CAS# 22839-47-0 says that to work with aspartame one should wear chemical goggles, protective gloves to prevent skin exposure, a chemical apron and a NIOS/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator. And Dr. Henney, this toxin is in children's vitamins and medications. Are you not horrified?! It lists the hazardous decomposition products as methanol, formaldehyde and DKP (tumor agent), carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. Do you understand that we do not want this toxin in our food. Dr. Blaylock in a lecture on www.dorway.com explains that the reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic in nature like arsenic and cyanide!! Do you want to approve more of the same and can you imagine the synergistic effects with other excitotoxins like MSG??
In l986 the Community Nutrition Institute petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame because people were going blind but the FDA refused. Cases continue to pour in on this issue as aspartame destroys the optic nerve. Focus RP Magazine in November wrote an article on aspartame titled: "What's Blinding the World?" (http://www.focusnewsletter.org/aspartame.htm) Would you dare to approve neotame and increase this problem? The aspartame ADI was set for rats, not humans and 26 questions to the FDA have gone unanswered for years (on www.dorway.com)
Monsanto is the largest manufacturer of poisons in the world responsible for aspartame, agent orange, RBGH and genetic engineering. An article titled Monsanto in Parliament quoted speaker Norman Baker saying Monsanto has made itself public enemy No. 1. He says they have bulldozed elected Governments across the world and forced its wretched products on to the world's population, whether we want them or not. Further Monsanto has been condemned by the Advertising Standards Authority, which found it guilty of making "wrong ... unproven, misleading and confusing claims". He further says it has used the revolving door policy and makes sure that personnel from Monsanto and Government agency advisory bodies frequently switch positions. "Marcia Hale, the former adviser to the US President is now the director of international government affairs of the Monsanto corporation. Michael Kantnor, the former secretary to the US department of commerce is now a member of the Monsanto corporation board. Josh King, the former director of production for White House events, is now the director of global communications for the Monsanto corporation. Margaret Miller, the former chemical laboratory supervisor for Monsanto, is now the deputy director of the new animal drug evaluation office in the US Union documents that have been passed to Monsanto by Dr. Nick Weber of the FDA, and a former Monsanto analyst." Also he says: "It is getting the Food and Drug Administration on board"... The public has to know if you are on board with Monsanto and willing to approve this toxin or there for the protection of the consumer's health against unsafe food and drugs. Action speaks louder than words. Dr. James Bowen told the FDA many years ago that aspartame was mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70 countries of the world. He ought to know as a victim that now suffers with Lou Gehrigs Disease. Aspartame destroys the brain, the central nervous system and the optic nerve and ravages every organ in the body. A recent study by Trocho, Pardo and co-workers, has demonstrated that following aspartame ingestion, significant amounts of formaldehyde accumulate in the tissues. Formaldehyde is known to bind strongly to proteins and nucleic acids, forming adducts that are extremely difficult to eliminate through normal metabolic pathways. Dr. Blaylock says in this study, they demonstrated that labeled methanol (as formaldehyde) accumulated in high concentrations in the liver (50%) and in lower, but substantial, concentrations in the kidney, adipose tissue, brain and retina. within the cell, they found large amounts located within the DNA.
The largest study on aspartame is being conducted on the consumer public and as we tally the results, this may end up being one of the largest epidemics in world history. In May 1992 the official U.S. Air Force Magazine, FLYING SAFETY explained: .."People have suffered aspartame related disorders with doses as small as that carried in a single stick of chewing gum. This could mean a pilot who drinks diet sodas is more susceptible to flicker vertigo or to flicker-induced epileptic activity. It also means that all pilots are potential victims of sudden memory loss, dizziness during instrument flight and gradual loss of vision." (Three American Airline pilots who were heavy users of aspartame died within the last year and a half and the FAA says they can't do anything until the FDA does!) Indeed, Dr. Roberts said that aspartame laced gum works like nitroglycerin, small molecules, goes through saliva straight to the brain. We have sent case histories to FDA where consumers have suffered grand mal seizures on a stick of this gum. I'll quote a copy of a letter sent to you on 3/14/99 by Chelsea Tallman, 491 Westerly Rd, #102, Bellingham, Wa 98226, a 24 year old in whom aspartame shattered half of her life.
"For the past 12 years I have been plagued by the following symptoms: Severe headaches, digestive problems, asthma, breathing problems, chronic fatigue, depression, suicidal tendencies, dizziness, ringing in ears, pressure in ears, loss of equilibrium, numbness in arms and legs, shooting pains in legs, blurred vision, floaters, watering eyes, dry eyes, fibromyalgia symptoms, hormonal problems, menstrual irregularities, pre-menopause, confusion, heart palpitations, spasms, nausea, personality changes, rashes, Lyme's disease symptoms, sleeping disorders, speech difficulties, swaying and staggering when walking, swollen optic nerves, racing heart, change of taste, uncoordinated walk, vertigo, weakness, weight gain in hips and thighs, and loss of 12 normal functioning years of my life. The worst part is that I am only 24 years old!"
Dr. Henney, she goes on to say that her parents spent thousands of their hard earned money to try and find the culprit, and that her illness was so much of a part of her life that it was written about in her marriage vows. She also said: "After the total elimination of this substance from my diet the symptoms listed above have either disappeared, or are greatly diminished. I have, however, accidentally ingested aspartame on 3 occasions, within minutes I started suffering all over again. My suffering would last anywhere from days to weeks depending on how much aspartame I ingested. Most of my original suffering was from CHEWING 1 SINGLE STICK OF ASPARTAME FILLED GUM A DAY." Chelsea said you would never want to see any of your own family suffer the way hers has. "Imagine having your daughter always in such severe pain that it moved her to tears and unneeded torture every single day. Imagine always being in fear that you would get a phone call telling you your child had killed themselves just to stop the pain they endured." Recently an aspartame victim did commit suicide!
In Dr. Roberts letter about neotame on March 3, l998 he said: "As a physician and citizen, I am appalled at the thought of American consumers being again subjected to an anticipated repeat of the aspartame fiasco"..
Another senior FDA toxicologist, Dr. Verrett told Congress that the studies that approved aspartame were built on a foundation of sand and should have been thrown out. These studies that were the target of an indictment for fraud that was not carried out when two U.S. Prosecutors went to work for the law firm defending the case and let the statute of limitations expire, actually approved aspartame. A petition for recall is now being signed at http://www.e-thepeople.com/petition.cfm?PETID=109862
At Dr. Roberts first press conference he said unless something is done about aspartame we would end up with a world plague, and that we have. This time listen to demand for recall by an outraged consumer public that has been screaming about this toxin since it was approved. Dr. Ralph Walton on 60 Minutes said only 90 independent studies are valid on aspartame, and of these 83 showed problems!
As aspartame destroys the CNS it is mimicking MS, as it hardens the synovial fluids victims are being misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia and consumers are getting brain tumors and going blind. Babies are being murdered in their mother's womb and young people with their whole life ahead of them are dying of brain tumors. It is escalating Alzheimer's according to Dr. Roberts. It precipitates diabetes, Graves Disease, epilepsy, chronic fatigue, Parkinson's and ALS. A pivotal study (SC18862) submitted was done on 7 infant monkeys, 5 had grand mal seizures and 1 died. The FDA report shows 92 symptoms from coma to death. It triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with drugs. Dr. Henney, don't let further disability and death be your legacy. Recall aspartame and refuse to approve neotame. More detailed information written to Dockets Management is on www.dorway.com and www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
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