National Coalition of Organized Women
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For Immediate Release
September 20, 2005
phone: 917 804-0786
Contact: Eileen Dannemann, director
mailto: ncowmail@aol.com



PRESS RELEASE


Mission Possible Int’l Joins The Constant Gardener Grass roots’ Support


Betty Martini, founder of Mission Possible Int’l joins the National Coalition of Organized Women in support of The Constant Gardener, the movie. Her organization adds years of enlightened investigation and research to the convergence as it pertains to Big Pharma’s covert deliverance to consumers of one of the most pervasive, toxic food additives of this century, the synthetic chemical and food sweetener, Aspartame (Nutrasweet/Equal/Spoonful, E951/Canderel). Martini’s tireless organizational network has been exposing the dangers of Aspartame since the early 90s. Today, her group has been handing out the NCOW flyers­tucked inside copies of “The Artificially Sweetened Times,” a 24-page booklet describing aspartame biochemistry, its adverse effects on humans and the sordid history of its approval.


Mission Possible, Int’l directive is to Educate The World about Rumsfeld Disease


Mission Possible is a global network dedicated to educating the world about Rumsfeld’s disease, named after Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense and former CEO of the drug company, G.D. Searle, a former subsidiary of the biotech giant Monsanto. Commonly known as NutraSweet, aspartame is a highly pernicious substance consumed in vast quantities all over the world. It is a synthetic non-caloric chemical consisting of 40% aspartic acid, 50% phenylalanine and 10% methanol. “Aspartame has, at some time, accounted for 80 percent of product complaints filed with the FDA in one year. The FDA has published a list of 92 symptoms of aspartame poisoning­including memory loss, weight gain, blood glucose disorders, seizures, blindness and death”, cites Martini. Today aspartame is found in an estimated 9,000 products commonly consumed by infants, children, teenagers, adults and seniors such as soda pop, gum, jams, baked goods, ice cream, yogurt, cereals, pediatric vitamins and prescription drugs and more.


Donald Rumsfeld triumphed over public health and safety by pushing approval of Aspartame.


In 1976 the U.S. Department of Justice convened a grand jury investigation of aspartame developer G.D. Searle for defrauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Searle’s petition for product approval. But, in 1978, Searle hired Donald Rumsfeld as CEO and, in 1981, political muscle triumphed over public health and safety­the neurotoxic drug aspartame was approved.  http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
The carcinogenic nature of Aspartame will be reported in a scientific conference Sept. 18-21, 2005


Reporting to the Ministry of Health and to the Superior Institute of Health of the Italian government in April 2005, the Cancer Research Center of the European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences "B. Ramazzini" in Bologna, Italy found that aspartame is a carcinogenic agent, capable of inducing lymphomas and leukemia in female rats, including when administered at dose levels very close to the acceptable daily intake for humans. These findings were recently communicated to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University, the National Cancer Institute of the US government, and the National Toxicology Program of the US National Institutes of Health. The study is currently being published in the European Journal of Oncology  http://www.ramazzini.it/fondazione/docs/AspartameGEO2005.pdf ) The final results will be presented at the 3rd international scientific conference of the Collegium Ramazzini, "Framing the Future in Light of the Past: Living in a Chemical World", to be held in Bologna, Italy from September 18-21, 2005, the proceedings of which will be published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Their study also showed only aspartame fed rats developed malignant brain tumors. Aspartame brain tumor cases are now being taken for litigation:  http://www.wnho.net/fda_study_asp_brain_tumors.htm


Martini is encouraged by the response she is getting as movie goers leave the theatre and are handed a flyer and a copy of The Artificially Sweetened Times. In The Constant Gardener, HIV-positive Africans are the guinea pigs for Big Pharma. But they are not the only ones. “In South America”, Martini remarks, “GD Searle, the originator of Aspartame, did their drug trials on people in poor South American villages. Many developed brain tumors; other’s had seizures. And just like in the fictionalized Constant Gardener, many clinical trial subjects disappeared into unmarked graves.”


"Inevitably Codex will affect the US if not stopped. This is essentially the rulemaking body of the WTO on food and food safety. Codex now threatens to take away consumers' access to all vitamins and food to put them under the control of Big Pharma. England and France are big aspartame markets for Merisant and Ajinomoto where consumers' only source of supplements soon will be Big Pharma. Reports from the UK are they're laced with aspartame. Corinne Gouget, Mission Possible France, reported aspartame in magnesium and vitamins. When asked didn't they know aspartame is dangerous the chemist replied, 'yes, but we only use a small amount'."


Martini says their agenda is to weaken supplements till they're powerless, add addictive aspartame so consumers buy more and more while they get sicker and sicker. Without pure and safe supplements to counter these abominations consumers will buy Big Pharma prescription poisons; and BP heads to the bank with a lorry full of money. And, O yes, hire Julie Andrews to sing: "Just a spoonful of poison makes the vitamins go down!"


Aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines, so nothing from BP is safe reveals Martini. "Consider that aspartame triggers autism as do vaccines and they interact! It contains aspartic acid, an excitotoxin. Aspartame also has an additive and synergistic effect with MSG.  http://www.dorway.com/blayautism.txt



With the pervasive distribution of Aspartame into American consumer foods, every man, woman and child is exposed to this potentially fatal, synthetic, systemic, cumulative neurotoxic chemical masquerading as a sweetener. “How sweet can slow death be?”, concludes, Martini. Aspartame is a prime example of an adulterated neurotoxic drug which violates federal and state statues decomposing at 86 degrees with breakdown products of free methyl alcohol, formaldehyde and even DKP, a brain tumor agent.


To view/download the NCOW flyer, go to
For more information about Aspartame go to and To contact Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum. email her at:  Bettym19@mindspring.com or 770 242-2599


Artificially Sweetened Times: Idaho Observer - www.idaho-observer.com
Info on MSG: www.truthinlabeling.org
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, documentary on aspartame, www.docworkers.com
Books by experts: H. J. Roberts, M.D., www.sunsentpress.com Russell Blaylock, M.D., www.russellblaylockmd.com