From Betty Martini


Open Letter to Janet Reno, Justice Department  4-4-00

Dear Mrs. Reno:
I'm writing to advise you of serious corporate and bureaucratic crimes. Title 18, Section 1001, Criminal Code declares: Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully -
* (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
* (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation;
* (3) or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned ...
FDA wanted Searle indicted for fraud, but U.S. Prosecutors Skinner and Conlon switched sides and the statute of limitations expired. Finally, Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, FDA Commissioner, overruled the Board of Inquiry and approved aspartame and hired with NutraSweet's PR. He has refused to speak to the press ever since.
Section 402 of the FDC Act 21 provides a food is adulterated if it contains, in whole or in part "...a decomposed substance or if it is otherwise unfit for food". The National Soft Drink Association in their protest against aspartame approval in l983 recorded this, as found in the Congressional Record of May 7, 1985, Page S 5509, Senate.
NSDA knew aspartame decomposes in soft drinks. They objected: "Searle has not demonstrated to a reasonable certainty that aspartame and its degradation products are safe for use in soft drinks. ... Aspartame is inherently markedly and uniquely unstable in aqueous media. In a liquid, such as a soft drink aspartame will degrade as a function of temperature and pH." S5507
Inferior test methods were used by Searle as NSDA explained: "High pressure liquid chromotography is a far superior analytical method relative to thin layer chromatography and numerous HPLC methods exist for the detection and quantification of amino acids. Searle's choice of TLC over HPLC adversely affected the quality and type of analytical data generated on aspartame and its decomposition products in soft drinks." S5507 .... " an important decomposition product of APM, aspartic acid cannot be detected at all using TLC." S 5508
"The inability to account for as much as thirty-nine percent of aspartame's decomposition products is significant." "The marked and rapid decomposition of aspartame in soft drinks under temperatures known to prevail is apparent from data in the present record and discussed above in these objections." S 5509 (So APM could not be legally added to carbonated beverages under Section 402 because it decomposes and NSDA admitted that happens.)
The FDA broke the law by approving aspartame for carbonated beverages. NSDA has full knowledge they are violating this law by adding aspartame to soft drinks. After protesting it was illegal they flipped and lobbied for NutraSweet.
Senior FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, tried to prevent approval and testified in Congress aspartame violated the then existing Delaney amendment forbidding any carcinogen in food products and named brain tumors. he said; "And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the public?" Congressional Record SID85:131 (8/1/85)
A study by Trocho, Pardo, et al demonstrated significant amounts of formaldehyde accumulate in the tissues. Formaldehyde binds strongly to proteins and nucleic acids, forming adducts extremely difficult to eliminate through normal metabolic pathways. Formaldehyde accumulated in high concentrations in the liver and in substantial concentrations in the kidney, adipose tissue, brain and retina. Aspartame is do-it-yourself embalming! (Formaldehyde derived from dietary aspartame binds to tissue components in vivo. Life Sciences 63: 337-349, 1998.)
In l984 they investigated consumer aspartame complaints including aggression, disorientation, hyperactivity, liver impairment, panic attacks, seizures, suicidal tendencies, severe mood swings, memory loss, numbness, cardiac arrest, loss of depth perception and DEATH. Then Fred Trowbridge wrote a criminal executive summary contradicting the data and directly violating Title 18, Section 1001. His summary claimed these findings were mild. Mild cardiac arrest; Mild Death! Now CDC responds to citizen inquiries with only this fraudulent summary.
The FDA distributes to the public and physicians the International Food Information Council brochure (  (or .txt) which contains false and misleading information. It tells consumers aspartame was proven safe when it triggers brain, pancreatic, mammary, uterine, ovarian and testicular tumors, atrophied testes and grand mal seizures. See Dr. Gross' letters on web. See FDA's own audit, the Bressler Report.
The FDA's own list of 10,000 consumer complaints list 92 symptoms triggered by aspartame including 4 types of seizures, coma and death. Aspartame is 50% phenylalanine which invades the brain, lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin can trigger manic depression, suicidal tendencies, rage, panic attacks, anxiety, mood swings, etc. Surgeon General Satcher says 22% of the population suffer from mental problems. American toddlers are taking Prozac and Ritalin.
Monsanto (bought Searle in l985) recently sold NutraSweet. Monsanto propaganda and funding of trade organizations to spread misleading information violated Title 18. Doctors are unable to diagnose patients because they don't know aspartame is addictive, interacts with other drugs and changes brain chemistry triggering deadly symptoms and fatal diseases. Aspartame hardens the synovial fluids producing agonizing joint pain. Patients are misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia (a diagnostic catch-all).
The FDA and the organizations like the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetics Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, AMA, MS and Lupus foundations who are funded by NutraSweet and spread their misinformation are in criminal violation of Title 18.
Dr. H. J. Roberts' paper on aspartame addiction shows Monsanto and the FDA have made drug addicts of 100 million consumers in this country alone. Methanol is classified as a narcotic in Louis R. J. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, Eighth Edition, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold (1992) pp. 2251-2252. And aspartame which also triggers birth defects is even in children's products like Pedialyte and medication.
James Bowen, M.D., (  ) declared to FDA: "This has resulted in the mass poisoning of the American public as well as seventy-plus countries in the rest of the world. ....the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured public, and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace."
     1. Aspartame was added illegally to carbonated beverages.
     2. Since it breaks down in beverages blanket approval granted in l996 should be repealed.
     3. Since aspartame approval broke the criminal code, a major investigation should be initiated. Even        Dr. Michael Friedman of the FDA, to whom we sent case histories was hired by Monsanto in June. Perhaps they should simply call FDA, Monsanto's Washington Branch office.
     4. An injunction should be immediately issued to suspend the sale of the NutraSweet Company to prevent transfer of liability.
Mrs. Reno, is there a crime more gigantic than genocide? If you allow Monsanto, the FDA, CDC, Coke, Pepsi and organizations to operate outside the law and intentionally mislead the public why not open the prisons to allow ordinary criminals freedom?
I am asking this open letter be spread the world over and published, and copies be sent to every Attorney General in the United States. Also, I'm asking for those knowledgeable of the many studies I've been told were never published on aspartame that caused disability and death, to come forward. These informants should write me at 5950 H State Bridge Road, PMB 215, Duluth, Georgia 30097, and case histories should  be sent to this address.
Betty Martini, Mission Possible International 770 242-2599  (reports mentioned in post are on web - for map send empty email to )
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