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Smithsonian Magazine Busted over Fake Aspartame News

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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 at my own expense from Atlanta and presented the facts.

My own article on all of this was used as the cover story for the subsequent issue of made 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 and you can watch the entire film on for free.

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 it's 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.

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