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Hawaii State Legislature Kills Bill Banning Aspartame

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Message Jade Bruhjell
An open letter to the chair of House Legislative Health Committee, Representative Ryan Yamane, regarding his unwillingness to schedule a hearing for HB669, which would have banned the use of the neurotoxic and and carcinogenic artificial sweetener, Aspartame, in Hawaii

Dear Honorable Representative Yamane,

As the spearhead of Hawaii’s movement to remove the super toxin aspartame from Hawaii’s food and beverages, I am representing many of the state’s residents pleading with you to please schedule this bill for hearing. This matter deserves to be heard in your Health Committee.

Honorable Representative, I implore that you please do not forsake the lives and health of Hawaii residents because of a failing economy. The economy is going to fail with or without aspartame in our diets. Why be poisoned along with being broke and bankrupt? Actually to think in another mode, existing Hawaii Status would impose a mandatory $500 fine each individual offense for this banned substance. Imagine the revenue that would be brought in! Last year, corrupt lobbyists were ready to blame that the removal of aspartame would cause economic failure, sounds preemptive.

Please realize that other states, New York, New Jersey Pennsylvania,
Louisiana, and New Mexico are also developing legislation to ban aspartame.  Wal-Mart in the UK has banned aspartame from the products they sell. The Philippines has moved to ban it. Molokai has taken it out of their school soda machines.

This substance is not an ordinary food additive; it kills the brain, and it
is the same as “Ice.” Both “Ice” and aspartame contain formaldehyde.
Aspartame has deadly methanol alcohol and aspartic acid.

Please do not leave this as your legacy. The “Healthy State of Hawaii will
have no recourse but to ingest this deadly toxin. Aspartame injury among the population is now at an epidemic stage. Can you not see it? Our doctors and health officials are not trained to recognize it. Anyone with both eyes open can see the danger. I have spoken with several of your fellow legislators who claim injury from aspartame to their families and themselves. Hawaii now has the highest epilepsy rate in the Union and the numbers are growing.

Our USFDA has ignored our pleads and petitions for decades. This corruption must be corrected and the ball is being passed to the state level to be dealt with.

All of Hawaii are your constituents in this matter. Please do not condemn us
to the certain mass scale neuro injury, as we are ingesting this substance.
It is in almost 9,000 products on grocery shelves and in pharmaceuticals.
It comes in natural and artificial flavor and thus not labeled. It can cause
massive neuro injury at this 2% volume level.

Passionately I plead with you: PLEASE allow this bill to be heard! Schedule
this bill immediately, and you will not be responsible for further evident
mass injury to the Hawaiian citizens.

Also last but not least is the wide spread belief and understanding that
aspartame has been classified as a bio-chemical war weapon by the Pentagon in a report before Congress by the Senate. This needs to be investigated at the hearing and can easily be corroborated as already having appeared in comments in Congress noted in the Federal Register in 1970.

I have been told by your aid, Danielle, to deal with my own representative
on this matter from now on. Please understand that I do deal with Mele’s
office frequently on this matter. Also, I am very thankful for Mele and her
staff. I am proud and grateful to have her as a representative: she has
comprehended the seriousness of this situation and has acted on her feet.
This is not just a matter of $$$; this is our very lives and health at
stake, the genetics of our offspring, and most probably an issue of national

Mele Carroll has displayed the noble virtues necessary to properly tend to
this issue. She is bucking the "Big Buck" of corporate dominance. Do you,
Representative Ryan Yamane, have the heart and courage to help rid the
Hawaiian population of this brain killer? What will your constituents think
or do when they find out about the dangers of aspartame and that you killed the bill that would ban the substance that is killing and maiming them
and their children? Please do hear this bill in committee and pass it into
the next committee, and please do respond to me.


Jade Bruhjell


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Jade Bruhjell is a resident of the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. He has been active in leading the fight in Hawaii against the use of Aspartame in food products for several years.
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