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Smithsonian Magazine Busted over Fake Aspartame News

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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:

bettym19|AT|mindspring.comEmail address

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: kat.eschner|AT|gmail.comEmail address and Smithsonian Editors
Reply-To: stephen|AT|santafefineart.comEmail address

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:

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