INTRODUCTION: Over the past ten years, I have written several times at OpEdNews about the proven neuro-degenerative and other medical effects of the artificial sweetener, including about Dr. Betty Martini, the foremost opponent to Ajinomoto's lies in the entire world, most recently, her testimony to the California Carcinogen Identification Committee, which she and her husband followed up with a round trip from Atlanta to Sacramento for both of them, for her to be able to speak for five minutes. Of all of the hundreds of articles she has posted globally over the past 25 years working (as a volunteer, never asking for contributions), in this context of Ajinomoto's advances in Africa, this one may be the most important, posted at her website, Mission Possible International:
AJINOMOTO, ASPARTAME & BRAIN TUMORS: RECIPE FOR DEATH! www.mpwhi.com/recipe_for_death.html
[from Stephen Fox: This so shocked me as it came through the following article by Lily Kuo, that I wrote this article, to ask your participation in an effort to connect to Africans, and to the few Americans who care about Africa enough to write to several health ministers and Heads of State to let them know what a ruinous and disastrous damaging effect this news from Ajinomoto will have on populaces that are already struggling with hunger.
In my 3 decades of observation of such things, this company, Ajinomoto, is right up there among the most destructive corporations in the world, a distinction they share with Monsanto and Rio Tinto Mining of Australia (Rio Tinto plans soon to turn Arizona's Tonto National Forest into North America's largest copper mine, with the green light to do so it will probably get from the new Administration and from the Republican Majorities in Congress).
I don't understand how these African nations collectively can be so complacent and so oblivious about this danger! Or any nation, for that matter, including the United States, since Donald Rumsfeld forced the approval for aspartame through the FDA in 1981. Perhaps it is because their leaders don't understand the slightest thing about the harm done by this killer sweetener, aspartame?
About ten years ago, after writing to all of the heads of state and health ministers in the world several times, about ten years ago, in the context of the United Nations Resolution I wrote about Nutrition and Consumer Protection, I received strong responses from heads of state there, the present King of Morocco, Mohammed VI and the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.
Please read my UN Resolution, although parts of it are dated a bit now having been written in 2006:
A Resolution to Create a New United Nations Undersecretary General for Nutrition
To be quite honest 11 years later, absolutely nothing corrective resulted from their apparently strong response letters about banning aspartame, but we have to continue to try! All 2016 correspondence could be done on the internet and would include short letters to the editor of various African newspapers. We should at a minimum let these African officials know about the newest developments in this struggle for consumer protection, that California is moving much closer to requiring all aspartame containing products to carry a carcinogen warning label. That in itself is shocking enough that they might put the brakes on Ajinomoto's ruinous onslaught and its evil efforts to subvert African health.
What an amazing level of deception at the highest of levels, to weasel people in every nation into buying a vast array of products like Diet Cokes, Equal, and sugarless gums, all of which contain aspartame. The methyl ester in the aspartame molecule breaks down in the stomach acids into methanol, which is then transformed in the liver into formaldehyde and then lodged in the RNA as formaldehyde.