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RTM: Martini: heroic month march in UK against aspartame 7.14.2 rmforall

I am honored to share this inspiring account by my friend and comrade, Mrs.Betty Martini, on her month of lectures against aspartame toxicity in England and Belgium-- her second campaign there. I admit one caviat: there are not 100,000 websites against aspartame. However, a search on  aspartame on, which searches 2.1billion pages, gives 163,082 -- the first 4 are outstanding antiaspartame sites, while the next two are "pro-asp".

I would like some professional support in filing an official complaint against the approval of neotame, based on the following recent studies:
RTM: layman lament: NutraSweet: aspartame & neotame toxicity 7.12.2 rmforall
RTM: Tholen: Diet Coke has 5 ppm formaldehyde from aspartame
5.29.2 rmforall
For 6 cans of diet soda, this is 5 times the daily limit of 1 PPM  for formaldehyde in drinking water, set by the EPA and the
California Dept. of Health Services, Div. Drinking Water and Environmental Management   (916) 323-2308
Drinking Water Action Levels: Contaminants of Current Interest
Last Update: May 2, 2002
Ann Pharmacother 2001 Jun;35(6):702-6
Relief of fibromyalgia symptoms following discontinuation of dietary excitotoxins.
Smith JD, Terpening CM, Schmidt SO, Gums JG.
Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA.
RTM: Smith, Terpening, Schmidt, Gums:
full text: aspartame, MSG, fibromyalgia 1.17.2 rmforall
Headache 2001 Oct;41(9):899-901
Migraine MLT-Down: An Unusual Presentation of Migraine
in Patients With Aspartame-Triggered Headaches.
[Merck 10-mg Maxalt-MLT, for migraine, has 4 mg aspartame,
while 12 oz diet soda has 200 mg.]
Newman LC, Lipton RB.
Headache Institute, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York NY Department of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Innovative Medical Research

I need some neotame, so I can have the liquid form, in the dose used for drinks, tested for formaldehyde content, and to prove whether aspartame reactors react to typical doses of neotame, according to biochemical tests.

A full description of these tests will be published immediately on, and submitted to the FDA. It may be that the only available source will be from whistleblowers, and, in that case, I express my profound gratitude in advance.

Rich Murray, MA    Room For All
1943 Otowi Road, Santa Fe  NM  USA  87505   505-986-9103

Subject:  [Aspartame Support] Lecture Tour, Aspartame, England! Locked up by Immigration, they asked: "How many will find out about aspartame in England!? European Union Meeting, the Stevia Issue, Neotame
   Date:  Sat, 13 Jul 2002 03:28:50 -0400
  From:  Betty Martini <>
     To:   "" <>
    CC:   "",

outstanding site by Arthur McBryan ]

It wasn't quite the welcome I expected from Immigration, who obviously knew I was coming. They didn't ask my name, they knew who I was. Follow me, they said. My pocketbook and bags were searched, and all aspartame information and books were confiscated. They had my schedule, and called Carl Sims  (Mission Possible Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and owner of Namaste Magazine) on his mobile, who was at the Airport to pick me up. "Why should we allow her in England?", they told him. "Why not?" he replied, "she has done nothing". "How many of there are you?" he said, and I replied: "Be assured, over a million". Felicity Mawson, Mission Possible UK, was busy calling barristers, and the papers told her, "If they send her back, it's news." I think Immigration knew that they were between a rock and a hard place. After hours of being locked up, they took me to  a physician there to see if I were fit to be interrogated, as I looked tired after a long trip from the States.

They laid the book I had been carrying on the doctor's desk -
"Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", H. J. Roberts, M.D.
"Aspartame" he said:  "I use it!"
I answered: "Then you will die too".
"But I'm diabetic," he proceeded to say.
"Then you'll die first." I replied.
He read the chapter on diabetes with interest, and asked:
"What will I do?"
I explained that I would normally say to use Stevia, a Brazilian herb used for thousands of years to aid diabetics, because it helps in the metabolism of sugar, but the European Union banned it - leaving poison to be used. Diabetes is just as epidemic in the UK, and I explained that aspartame (NutraSweet / Equal / Spoonful, Canderal, etc.) can precipitate diabetes, keeps blood sugar out of control, destroys the optic nerve, and even interacts with insulin. It also can cause diabetics to go into convulsions. I explained to the physician that the wood alcohol in aspartame, poison to a diabetic, converts to formaldehyde and according to the Trocho Study accumulates in the cells and damages DNA. I told him with his heavy body, he obviously had quite a bit of it. The doctor said he would quickly take care of the issue.

Life Sci June 26 1998; 63(5): 337-49
Formaldehyde derived from dietary aspartame binds to tissue
components in vivo.   ["Trok-ho"]
Trocho C, Pardo R, Rafecas I, Virgili J, Remesar X,
Fernandez-Lopez JA, Alemany M, Departament de Bioquimica i
Biologia Molecular, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
Maria Alemany, PhD ]

I was then led back to a room where the interrogator continued his questions. He wanted to know how many heard about aspartame the first time I was there, and he said: "What if a lot of people don't hear, is it worthwhile for you to come to England?"  By this time I had quite enough, and said:  "I would come to England if it were but to save one life. How dare you. This is your country, your people, and you should be concerned about their welfare. Millions of babies are being murdered in their mother's womb from this poison, and ADD and autism are rampant. We are facing what may be one of the largest plagues in world history. This isn't exactly a welcome."
Lost for words, he said: "I don't know what to say."
He even went so far as to ask  who was paying the petrol, as
gas is very expensive in the UK.
Eventually, all aspartame information and books were returned to my suitcases, and they let me go.
Carl and his wife Yin were still waiting for me in the Airport.

The aspartame industry must be getting pretty desperate!!
The remnants of Monsanto, Ajinomoto, etc.
The following day, I gave my first lecture at a hotel in Worthing, and Mission Possible Worthing was started. I also met for the first time in person, Sally Bunday with the Hyperactive Children's Support Group.

[ The Hyperactive Children's Support Group
71 Whyke Lane,  Chichester, West Sussex PO19 2LD,   UK
(please enclose SAE)  +44 (0)1903 725 182  Fax  +44 (0) 1903 734 726]

She is doing a wonderful job, getting out the message on aspartame, and I presented her with a copy of Dr. John Olney's report to the Board of Inquiry telling the FDA before it was ever approved what aspartame would do to the brains of our children. The prophecy has been fulfilled.


As one man said: "We knew it had to be something in the diet causing this epidemic, and thought it was an orange flavored drink they were using." After the lecture came the usual horror stories and one young woman said she went into cardiac arrest on aspartame and her hospital was investigating. I gave her the reports that would explain to her physicians.

Carl Sims and his wife Yin continued to drive me from lecture to lecture. In Lancaster a headmaster attended. It wasn't long after that he lectured to 600 students. And Mission Possible Lancaster was also started.

So many more Mission Possible operations were started in England, I can't recall all the towns by name, and Felicity Mawson will be writing a report.

In Shewsbury, Shropshire, I joined Jane Jones, who exposes fluoride, and in the end we answered questions together, and told of the interaction of fluoride, also neurotoxic, with aspartame, other drugs and toxins, MSG, etc.

We had a surprise in Shrewsbury, as one woman came by train, 4 hours from London, to record the lecture. Knowing something wasn't right, we traced her back to a Law Office in London, called CMS Cameron McKenna, Litigation Department. She gave her right name but a false address and phone number, and thought she couldn't be traced. CMS Cameron McKenna is an international law firm, specializing in advising businesses in the life sciences sector, including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic and medical device businesses. It also has close involvement with industry bodies, associations, working parties and ethics committees. Do they really know what ethics means?


According to a web site, the email for CMS Cameron McKenna is It appears to be the email of one Julian Thurston. I really think they should be swamped with about 50,000 emails, requesting one of the free copies of the Martini lecture they recorded. Simply say: "Please give information on how we can get one of the free copies of the lecture by Betty Martini, recorded by Sarah Espinel in the Litigation Department." In fact, 100,000 requests would be nice. It seems they are really desperate!!!!


Ajinomoto has a habit of intimidating the press in the UK, but they couldn't stop articles in newspaper giving dates and time of lectures on the dangers of aspartame. Yet in their desperation, when the lecture in Shrewbury was advertised, they even wrote as Aspartame Information Service, London (masquerading with this name rather than saying who they are!), telling people not to be concerned, that aspartame brought nothing new to the diet. Yes, a poison in the beginning, and still a chemical poison. I was amused by their remarks that aspartame does not get in the blood stream, since a pivotal study that approved aspartame, showed that it does, of course.  In the 52 week oral toxicity study done on 7 infant monkeys fed aspartame, 5 had grand mal seizures and 1 died. The seizures were said to be caused by the high SERUM (BLOOD) phenylalanine levels. There is 50% phenylalanine in aspartame, which lowers the seizure threshold. It is also shown in the blood stream in a pro-industry book.

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Shropshire Star  Waterloo Road, Ketley, Telford,  Shropshire   TF1 5HU
+44 (0)1952 242424  fax +44 (0)1952 254605

The Shropshire Star in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England has a web site I'm sure, and I hope thousands of you reading this who are aspartame victims write their case history to Letters to the Editor. Felicity Mawson also has their email address if you have any problem. They just don't give up, but should be exposed at every opportunity, when they lie. What Ajinomoto should have learned by now is that there is one thing they can't fight, and that's consumer power in action. Felicity Mawson joined the lecture tour in Shrewsbury, and there were many towns and villages that we simply blitzed with flyers. In fact, for every meddlesome act by the manufacturer, we worked a little harder to get the news out, even going through towns saying: "Aspartame Disease now a global plague, new medical text available." We spoke to people everywhere. And informants kept coming forward. From the hills and vales of Yorkshire, and all the towns mentioned by Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady we drove - blitzing the countryside with flyers.

From the broadcast in Belfast, the country of  Ireland heard the news live. Shops and any place for a poster held the news about aspartame. And the stories poured in - the case histories on this neurotoxin. So many families telling what the UK product Rubena Toothkind had done to their children, because it contained aspartame, making them hyperactive and ruining their teeth. Spending a day in London talking to the people, you could weep from the stories. Many said they didn't use aspartame in pregnancy, but had used it for years, and had autistic children. The vaccine issue came up, and they were told it's just a double whammy. While vaccines can cause autism, aspartame not only causes autism and ADD as well, but as a chemical hypersensitization agent interacts with vaccines. The kids don't have a chance.


Toward the end of the lecture tour which lasted 3 1/2 weeks, Felicity Mawson and I flew to Brussels, Belgium, and met with the European Union, who found out just how aspartame got approved in England. In America the FDA had originally wanted Searle, who first marketed aspartame (Monsanto bought them in l985 and has since sold), indicted. Searle was so powerful, that both US Prosecutors hired on with the defense team, and the statute of limitations expired. The FDA refused to approve it for 16 years, so Searle hired Don Rumsfeld (now Secretary of Defense), who said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. Read the United Press International 8 month investigation on aspartame on , as well as many histories including NutraPoison by Alex Constantine.

UPI reporter Gregory Gordon: 96K 3-part expose Oct 1987 ]

Also note from this report that aspartame had at one time been listed with the Pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. Sweet Delusion by Barbara Mullarkey is another time line.

Searle knew if England knew about the aspartame wars in the US and that aspartame was never proven safe, even according to the Board of Inquiry Report of the FDA, they couldn't get it approved. And they couldn't rubberstamp it around the world, without getting it into another country. So Searle simply created a business deal with a Professor Paul Turner in their regulatory agency, and he approved it for them. Parliament did find out, and had a big blowout, but did not rescind the order. The article was in the Guardian.

The European Union did not want this meeting recorded, but be assured it was for posterity. They were given report after report of government records, making them aware of what really happened. And they were told in no uncertain terms that they had to care about this issue, they had to care about the continuation of the human race. They had no idea of how aspartame had been approved, except to think there were scientific studies. I told them they had better go back and check the records. After all, scientific studies can be added afterwards to make the records look like something happened. And most who know about aspartame know about the original studies from industry. There were two FDA toxicologists on site originally, Dr. Adrian Gross and Dr. Jacqueline Verrett.

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Dr. Gross told Congress that aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment, which had forbid anything being put in food you knew would cause cancer, and this was because without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors. (See Dr. Adrian Gross' letters to Senator Howard Metzenbaum on One from Nov lists many of the tumors in original studies. Also see the FDA audit, Bressler Report. ).

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His last words will always be remembered: "And if the FDA violates the law, who is left to protect the public?" And that is how aspartame got approved in the US. The FDA violated the law when Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, who was appointed by President Reagan, over-ruled the Board of Inquiry. Dr. Jacqueline Verrett told Congress that aspartame studies were built on a foundation of sand, and should all be thrown out.

The European Union agreed  [ recently ] to review some 500 or more scientific studies, but wanted these separated from the original records. As I explained, they couldn't do that, because aspartame should never have been approved in the first place. They were also given Dr. Ralph Walton's report on peer reviewed studies and funding source. It pointed out that 92% of all independent studies showed problems, and more have been published since. Only industry funded and controlled studies ever said aspartame was safe.

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They should take the advice Dr. Verrett once gave, and disregard any studies from the manufacturer. The history of their conduct with studies hasn't exactly been a source of integrity. See aspartame flawed studies exposed on  and

[    603-225-2100
Aspartame Toxicity Information Center    Mark D. Gold    12 East Side Drive #2-18 Concord, NH 03301
"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research" ]

I also asked these gentlemen why they approved Sucralose / Splenda. After all, the USA outlawed DDT, because it has a chlorinated base, and Europe did as well. Now we have Sucralose with a chlorinated base, that can cause autoimmune disease. No answer. I also showed them Dr. Roberts medical text on the global plague of Aspartame Disease, and explained every document as they were presented, along with a video tape of congressional hearings. They were also told the ones who defended the manufacturer were professional organizations funded by the manufacturer. Those responsible to solve the problem ARE the problem. They have a name for people who do it for money!


I asked the gentlemen in the meeting why they had banned Stevia in Europe, since it was a safe herb used for thousands of years in Brazil, especially to aid diabetics, because it helped in the metabolism of sugar. They said they had no studies showing safety. I explained we had about 500 of them - how many did they want. I had gotten a call from the UK about the time Stevia was banned by the European Union from a caller who told me they heard a Monsanto employee bragging about it, and that they had been successful. While this may be hearsay, I certainly hear what they are saying.

Anybody with Stevia studies can send them to me to send to the European Union, and this should include any comments or information they also want forwarded.


ADD and autism is just as rampant in Belgium. Aspartame  is called Canderal in Belgium. Also in England, Sweet N Low is Aspartame and Acsulfame Potassium (a sweetener that caused cancer and leukemia in original studies, and shouldn't have been approved either). Sweet N Low in the US is saccharin. Just another misleading way to stumble the public!

We spoke to people all over Brussels, as Felicity speaks fluent French and a lot of people speak English. And as in England we made sure doctors, pharmacists, etc. got the information.

Felicity and I then flew back to England for the remaining two lectures, and the horror stories continued. How many brain tumor cases there are in England by those who use aspartame, and even aspartame users dropping dead. Aspartame damages the cardiac conduction system, interacts with cardiac medication, and can trigger sudden death.

Even as far away as Northern Scotland and from the oil rigs, they came to hear the lectures. We met people from all over the world, who said they would spread the information in their countries and start Mission Possible operations. We simply lost count, although many people left their name and address and email address for networking. Consumer power in action never fails.

As I said farewell to England, I couldn't help but see the tears in the eyes of a midwife, who talked of what aspartame had done to the babies and children. And you couldn't help but tear yourself, when you thought of what this heinous crime of the approval of aspartame has done across the world, especially to a generation of babies and children.

I ended most lectures about the new books by Doctor H. J. Roberts and neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. We owe a great debt to the courageous physicians, who keep the public warned by their writings and warnings. I left a piece of my heart with the people of England who have become dear friends and loved ones and who battle on to alert all they come in contact with.

[  5-page review
"Aspartame (NutraSweet) Addiction"
H.J. Roberts in "Townsend Letter", Jan 2000
Sunshine Sentinel Press  P.O.Box 17799  West Palm Beach, FL 33416
800-814-9800 561-588-7628 561-547-8008 fax
1038-page medical text   "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" published May 30  2001    $ 85.00 postpaid    data from 1200 cases available at
over 600 references from standard medical research    34 chapters
RTM: Moseley: review Roberts "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" 2.7.2  rmforall

There was no problem with immigration coming home. And I returned home to find about 500 viruses that had spammed my email box and caused emails to bounce in my absence. It appears there is a reason for these nasty porn sites who spam people's email boxes, they carry viruses. And who puts them up to it? (Editor's Note: The Alkalize For Health email is similarly bombarded with viruses, plus somehow viruses are sent out with our email as the return address! Never open email attachments unless you know for certain that they are safe. We fully sympathize with what this writer is experiencing.)

In my absence the FDA (Food and Death Association) approved Neotame. Keep in mind the FDA themselves were the ones who knew aspartame was a neurotoxic drug, a chemical poison for anyone else. They have been flooded for years with complaints, know we have four support groups, 100,000 web sites, and even Aspartame Detoxification Centers. Yet they were arrogant enough to approve an aspartame clone, when they wanted the original manufacturer of aspartame indicted. It is the last straw with the FDA. As Ed Horton, Editor, said in the prestigious Lancet in May of last year, the FDA takes money from industry and endangers the lives of the people. Monsanto sold the rights to Neotame to Childs in Boston, when they couldn't get it approved, before they split up NutraSweet and sold it. They obviously know litigation is coming, and we are taking case histories for class action having to do with the seizures, brain tumors, eye deterioration and blindness from aspartame. But, of course, as Mohammed Ali once said: "They can run but they can't hide."

This is the opportunity to expose the fiasco of aspartame approval. We have until August 8, 2002 to ask for a hearing on this and post objections. Submit written objections and requests for a hearing to the

Dockets Management Branch
(HFA-305), FDA, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061,
Rockville, Maryland 20852.  Be sure your letter [3 copies] is certified. This should be written by everyone in this country, and sent certified mail. It wouldn't hurt for people to write from the 100 countries of the world where aspartame is approved. And keep the news where the public know about it. This address should be flooded, and used to bring out the original issue all over again. Whoever signed the approval should lost his job, and the name made public. Don't wait for somebody else to do it. It will take all of us in this country to finally put a stop to the heinous crimes by the FDA and industry. Remember aspartame, neotame, the name is the same - it's a deadly neurotoxin.

From now on when you write about aspartame, add Neotame, so people know it's an aspartame clone like this: Aspartame (NutraSweet, Neotame, Equal, Canderal, Benevia, Spoonful, etc.)  Avoid it like a plague, because that's what it is.


Aspartame Awareness Weekend is the weekend after Labor Day.

Let's make it an issue to write our congressmen about the actions of the FDA constantly approving poisons, and the aspartame issue.  Explain that the

FDA consistently writes congressmen lies about aspartame being safe, when they were the ones who said it wasn't! They serve above the law. Title 18, Section 1001, is the law they used to ask for the indictment of Searle -- It is a crime to mislead the public. They are also guilty of this, as they have misled the public for over 20 years.

Please spread this message to everyone you know and print out
information from htp:// to warn others. Please write letters as discussed in this post.

All my best,  Betty Martini,
Founder, Mission Possible International, 9270 River Club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097   770-242-2599



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