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Obama Must Appoint a Consumer Protectionist as FDA Commissioner

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President Obama Must Appoint a Consumer Protectionist as FDA Commissioner, no Big Pharma & Big Junk Food Corporate Hack! 

Right now there is a huge battle going on in New Zealand regarding whether the nation should ban Aspartame, the Neurotoxic Carcinogenic Artificial Sweetener found in 7000 or so foods and medicines, including children's vitamins, even though it is metabolized as, among things, methanol, formaldehyde, and a proven brain tumor agent called DIKETOPIPERAZINE.

Having tried twice in the New Mexico Legislature and once in the Hawaii Legislature to ban the poison by statute, and all 3 times, watching the bill get eviscerated then strangled in committee, largely the result of corporate lobbyists, my highest faith now is considering what kind of FDA Commissioner it will be who President Obama appoints.

It won't continue to be Andrew Von Eschenbach, the Bush appointee. Unless it is a true consumer protectionist, and my personal favorite candidate is one of the few I completely trust, Dr. Howard Dean, aspartame will stay on the market. I mean for God's Sake: even Richard Nixon had the brains to give a Presidential Order to rescind FDA approval for Cyclamates, after evidence of its cancer causing neurotoxicity was presented to him by physicians and Washinton Attorney and former Nader Raider James Turner, co-author with Nader of The Chemical Feast, one of the first books on this I ever read, back in the early 70's.

The early 80's saw Donald Rumsfeld as CEO of G.D. Searle force the FDA to approve aspartame with his crony Arthur Hull Hayes as Commissioner. The entire grim nasty truth and sordid history is in an article RUMSFELD'S BIOWEAPON LEGACY, and elsewhere in purely legislative language in Hawaii Senate Concurrent Resolution 191 from 2008 which I wrote with Dr. Betty Martini. To read it, click here.

My reason for writing this has more to do with illuminating you as to what is going on in New Zealand. It started when an actress, Abby Cormack, realized that what was causing several chronic and undiagnosable or misdiagnosed neurologicail ailments  was her consumption of sugarless gum and diet sodas. Ten months ago in OpEdNews, I published this article, Aspartame Research Needed, Not Coca-Cola Soft Sell This was basically a press release put out by consumer activists in New Zealand.

Betty Martini, Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, a few days later published this at OpEdNews, Aspartame and New Zealand.

This has heated up and about ten days ago, a Coca Cola Toxicologist and Abby had a debate on New Zealand National Television in an almost 9 minute broadcast, longer of course than would be possible in the American media in the post-Rumsfeld era, and of greater interest to New Zealanders that it would be to most Americans, who get that battered guinea pig look of boredom, if you speak of such things as neurotoxic food additives in almost all Junk Food. Is it genocide? Well, perhaps, but that is another discussion beyond the scope of this article.

Here is the news coverage from Channel 3 New Zealand introducing the video of the "debate"  between Abby Cormack and the Coke lobbyist (or what ever else you want to put after Coke), reporting , which by American Standards, might seem a bit objective:

"Aspartame is the artificial sweetener commonly found in products such as diet soft drink, lite yoghurt and sugar free gum to name just a few. 

But recent reports linking it to a range of diseases including cancer and brain lesions have seen sales of aspartame-containing products plummet as New Zealanders returned to consuming their high-sugar alternatives.

Is there any foundation to the claims? Dr Bernadene Magnuson is a toxicologist who is in New Zealand, sponsored to present a series of seminars by Cocacola. Both she and Abby Cormack, who believes she is a victim of aspartame poisoning, spoke to Sunrise.  This is the video of the newscast/debate.

This is my own personal response: First, the Coke Toxicologist's "study" was totally funded by industry.

"I commend Channel 3 for covering this more than would be possible in the SA, where people seem bored with neurutoxicity discussions and where Coca Cola and Big Junk food control the media, preventing such "radical" talk in toto.

The rent-a-toxicologist championing industry-paid-for "studies" is works for Coca Cola! She could never explain why Coca Cola and Ajinomoto of Japan (world's largest manufacturer of Aspartame as well as another neurotoxic additive, MSG) workers unloading Aspartame tankers must wear Hazardous Materials Suits.

Aspartame was forced on the market by now-disgraced Donald Rumsfeld and his crony Arthur Hull Hayes in 1981; google RUMSFELD'S BIOWEAPON LEGACY, plus medical texts by HJ Roberts and Russell Blaylock.

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In 1980, Stephen Fox founded New Millennium Fine Art, a Santa Fe gallery specializing in Native American and Landscape, and is very active in New Mexico Legislative consumer protection politics, trying above to get the FDA to rescind its approval (more...)
 

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