Article 1267 of
From: Steve Jackson
NutraSweet Article 6
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 1995 17:17:37 GMT
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You say toxicity is a matter of
degree. When NutraSweet was in 600 products there was great concern for
safety and hearings in Washington on its deadly affects. It is quoted in one
book where Senator Metzenbaum said:
"You would think people would be
dropping like flies, but they arenít."
Yes, they are. But its called the
"hidden epidemic" because no one associated all the neurological symptoms
and diseases, and the endocrine disorders, and cancers with NutraSweet.
Searle and Monsanto have funded so many organizations that even the
physicians at the American College of Physicians didnít know until I
provided them with some of the documents and case histories. They were
aghast and one replied "weíre recommending the very thing that is making our
Going back to to toxicity. Today NutraSweet is in 5000 products and
climbing, not 600, and the patent has expired. Like one professor said: "Why
are people saying they are going blind on coffee?" Well, they are putting
Equal in it. Now Maxwell House is putting it in their vanilla roast which
goes in a coffee maker - double whammy.
Consider that NutraSweet is in coffee, juice, vitamins and several products
you have for breakfast. Then people drink diet soda. Itís in their baked
goods, many times, without their knowing it. Itís in their medicines and
even over the counter medicines. Even your gum is "sugar free".
At one of those safety meetings the late FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross
"In view of all these
indications that the cancer causing potential of
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 Is it not clear beyond any shadow of a doubt
had caused brain tumors or brain cancer in animals, and is this not
sufficient to satisfy the provisions of that particular section of the
law? Given that this is so (and I cannot see any kind of tenable
argument opposing the view that
causes cancer) how would the FDA justify its position that it views
certain amount of
constituting an ADI (Allowable Daily Intake) or ísafe" level of it? Is
that position in effect not equivalent to setting a ítoleranceí 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
Obviously, we have no protector.
One of the women who testified before Congress was Joyce Wilson. Again, she
did not associate her medical problem with NutraSweet until someone as blunt
as I am got on TV and said "this is poison - Iím already blind in one eye".
"That's me - it must be
Because she knew what was doing
it she could tell her doctor and Dr. Morgan Raiford, highly respected
ophthalmologist, saw the methanol toxicity, and medically documented her
But Joyce had used it too long and with her last breathe she tried to warn
the world like Iím doing. In April, 1994 her husband Richard wrote this
message in a local newspaper:
killed my wife. No words can express the agony and horror sweet
endured. This poison destroyed her brain, ravaged all her organs and
blinded her. She died at age 46 in 1991.
When we filed suit we
were harassed and threatened. Our gung-ho attorneys with a medically
documented case suddenly seemed scared away. The case had to be dropped.
Joyce deteriorated so quickly she would not have been able to
participate in the legal proceedings anyway.
Donít listen to the
paid Judas-goats and TV celebrities who say its safe. Save your life and
those you love, and avoid the grief I endured. The makers of this poison
considered her death an acceptable cost of business. Iím a man without a
wife because the NutraSweet Company is a business without a
April is anti-Aspartame
month. Take dead serious the warnings you will hear. The life you save
may be your own.
The last week in September Joyce
Wilsonís son married and on her empty chair lay a long stem rose. On October
1 MISSION POSSIBLE exposed the American Diabetic Assn. for
from Monsanto and endorsing this products for diabetics with full knowledge
of its deadly effects. Press packs were covered with black lace and sympathy
cards and garnished with one long stem rose.
Mission Possible volunteers walked along side almost 1000 diabetics in black
berets representing mourning and outcry for those sick and dying from Aspartame
. They were given a position paper on
diabetes written Dr. H. J. Roberts, diabetic specialist, who had given
research to the ADA who refused to print it. They were also given our
Diabetics started getting off of NutraSweet and they began to call saying
how their vision was returning, their memory was returning, their depression
was gone and their blood sugar was under control. One lady met me on the
street and hugged me:
"How could they do this
to us. I was so sick for so long. I could have died."
Joyce Wilson will never know her
grandchildren. She died like an Alzheimer patient with no memory, the most
common symptom of NutraSweet. Dr. Roberts says that aspartic acid and
phenylalaine cannot be tolerated by the brain in large amounts without the
other amino acids in protein.
When NutraSweet was approved Dr. Roberts being a diabetic specialist
immediately noticed the memory loss, confusion and severe vision loss of his
The Congressional Record that contains the protest of the National Soft
Drink Assn. admits Searle used the wrong test that would not even pick up
aspartic acid, the wrong solution (buffered solution instead of beverage
matrix), did not test for temperature elevation and did not test for the
witches brew of breakdown products. Books say that "someone" told the
of Inquiry the FDA convened "not to get into carbonated beverages".
Arthur Hull Hayes, head of the FDA over-ruled the Board of Inquiry that said
not to approve NutraSweet because of the brain tumors and seizures. He then
went to work for Searleís PR firm and didnít speak to the press for 10
Because we deal with this daily and see the symptoms over and over and over
again, we have it down to a science. We just say "take the no
test". They are startled to see their symptoms disappear in a matter of
weeks as they return to normal health - at least the ones you get in time.
On June 2, I hand-carried to Newt Gingrich a letter from Dr. Roberts that
"I am writing you to request
a new Congressional hearing in the near future concerning the documented
harm being inflicted on many Americans, probably in the millions, from
the use of products containing
These asserts do not stem from personal gain
or bias, but rather reflect extreme concern over damage being caused by
a chemical that should not have been approved by the FDA in the first
place. Other professionals and scientists who shared this view include
in-house FDA scientists, consultants for the General Accounting Office
and a Public Board of Inquiry...
..The severity of their
neurological, intellectual, psychiatric, metabolic, endocrine, allergic
and other reactions to
products forces me to recommend that products containing this synthetic
chemical supplement be removed as an "imminent public health hazard."
Believe it - its poison. And
Iíll be glad to email you the report on
ís history emailed to me if you want to see really how bad it is.
Do you really think 1 million people would make distributing warning flyers
a way of life if the health of the world was not at stake. Weíre getting
calls from other countries having the same problems. I just sent a packet to
Norway. A man who distributes them in Moscow is coming to
seminar here in Atlanta, July 29 on Alzheimer's. We are the hush heard around
the world - poison - poison - poison! We all give out the documentation at
our expense. It takes up all our time and thousands and thousands of dollars
to make copies and mail them.
Some people want to know, others donít care. Weíre trying to save those who
want to be saved. If you talk to 5 people using NutraSweet 3 of them already
have the symptoms or some disease triggered by
according to the
Consumer Safety Network. I find that to be the case. The documentation cost
you nothing but the postage on an envelope. Itís available if you want it.