From the September 2008 Idaho Observer:

"Waiter, kindly remove this deadly

neurotoxic poison from our table"

The weekend of Sept. 6-7, 2008, was Aspartame Awareness Weekend. Mission Possible, which has been seeking to ban the synthetic sweetener for over 14 years, has decided on a timely course of action that we can all have some fun with. The campaign is timely because a resolution to ban aspartame (a neurotoxic drug that killed nearly every lab animal upon which it was tested before first becoming federally approved in 1978) is currently being translated into many foreign languages. Public awareness about the dangers of aspartame is growing and it’s time to take that awareness into the restaurants of America. Every time you sit down in a restaurant, ask for the aspartame to be removed from the table and give them a flyer explaining why.

The importance of our achieving the ban on aspartame cannot be overstated. It was delivered to us via then G.D. Searle CEO and former Ford administration Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Aside from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 92 adverse effects of aspartame consumption—which includes blindness, weight gain, cancer, hearing loss, insanity and death—it reacts with other drugs and appears to facilitate people becoming self-absorbed and disconnected.

The resolution calls for the legislatures of the several states to request that the Department of Health and the National Academy of Sciences to review existing reports and studies regarding aspartame and request that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rescind aspartame’s approval in U.S. markets and is available online at The text of the flyer (letter sized, front and back), which can also be found online at, is also reproduced below.


"Waiter, kindly remove this deadly

neurotoxic poison from our table"

Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/E951/Canderel) is in thousands of foods and on every restaurant table for the exact reasons tobacco is everywhere: Greed, addiction and profit. During Aspartame awareness weekend, Sept 5-7, 2008, Mission Possible encouraged the already "aspartame aware" to pressure restaurants into removing aspartame as a sweetener option available to customers.

Why? While aspartame may be sweet to the taste, it is a potentially deadly neurotoxic, methanol-containing poison and it is bad business for restauranteurs to provide sweeteners that can kill their customers.

Aspartame reacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines due to damage to the mitochondria or life of the cell. It is a molecule composed of three components: Aspartic acid, phenylalanine and a methyl ester—which immediately becomes methanol. Once ingested the methanol (wood alcohol) that has killed or blinded thousands of skid row drunks, converts into formaldehyde (embalming fluid and a class A carcinogen), then formic acid (ant sting poison). Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are toxic when unaccompanied by the other amino acids present in food proteins. Aspartic acid caused brain lesions in experimental animals. The molecule breaks down to diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent.

According to the Brain Tumor Society (facts updated May 24, 2007), brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor cancer death in children under the age of 20, now surpassing acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Aspartame also triggers birth defects and mental retardation, as well as behavioral problems. There is not even a warning for pregnant women. Dr. M. Soffritti, in the Ramazzini Study in 2005, proved aspartame to be a "multipotential carcinogen" causing leukemia, lymphoma, kidney cancer and other cancers. Dr. Soffritti’s recent study showed it only takes a small amount of aspartame to cause cancer and can be passed from mother to child.

Further, aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and even interacts with insulin. Aspartame is linked to diabetes and obesity. Aspartame makes us crave carbohydrates as discussed in the Congressional Record.

Could it get any worse? The formaldehyde embalms living tissue and damages DNA. Destroy DNA and you can destroy humanity. Further, aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm, interacts with cardiac Rx, damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death, the reason so many athletes have dropped dead.

The FDA lists 92 documented symptoms of aspartame consumption. The list includes headaches, dizziness, seizures, numbness, weight gain, rashes, hearing loss, fatigue, irritability, blindness, addiction, vertigo, anxiety, tinnitus, loss of taste, nausea, memory loss, joint pain, insomnia, palpitations, blurry vision, depression, weakness and death.

The U.S. Air Force magazine Flying Safety (May, 1992) explained: "People have suffered aspartame related disorders with doses as small as that carried in a single stick of chewing gum. This could mean a pilot who drinks diet sodas is more susceptible to flicker vertigo or to flicker-induced epileptic activity. It also means that all pilots are potential victims of sudden memory loss, dizziness, during instrument flight and gradual loss of vision."

Some diseases triggered by aspartame are brain tumors, chronic fatigue, mental retardation, multiple sclerosis, Epstein Barr, lymphoma, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, birth defects, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, systemic lupus, Graves Disease, diabetes and death.


Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, 1000 page medical text, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., diabetic specialist,

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.,

Aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World,

Splenda: James Bowen, M.D. said in his paper, "The Lethal Science of Splenda, A Poisonous Chlorocarbon," that sucralose (Splenda) is simply chlorinated sugar, or a "chlorocarbon." Common chlorocarbons include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methyene chloride, all deadly. Chlorine is nature’s Doberman attack dog, a highly excitable, ferocious atomic element employed as a biocide in bleach, disinfectants, insecticide, WWI poison gas and hydrochloric acid.

Sucralose is a molecule of sugar chemically manipulated to surrender three hydroxyl groups (hydrogen + oxygen) and replace them with three chlorine atoms. Natural sugar is a hydrocarbon built around 12 carbon atoms. When turned into Splenda it becomes a chlorocarbon. Other famous chlorocarbons include Chlorodane, Lindane and DDT. A judge in California has scheduled a billion dollar suit against the manufacturers of Splenda to be heard in January, 2009.

Be warned of Neotame, another aspartame product which they may try to market to you soon.

One does not need to ingest neurotoxic poisons to avoid sugar. The "Just Like Sugar" Company has green packets for restaurant tables. It is made of chicory (which has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics), orange peel, Vitamin C and Calcium. It is FDA approved and sold in many health food stores. You can get further information from

Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, wrote in the Blaylock Wellness Report, "Finally a safe sweetener." On Heartbeat of America, hosted by William Shatner, Michael Sylver, CEO of JLS was given an award for making safe sweetener products and keeping America strong.

This article, in flyer form, is available as an attachment from The IO or From here on out, make a special point to tell your restaurant manager to remove aspartame from the sweetener options available and to stop poisoning customers with this toxin.


Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum. Founder, Mission Possible World Health International

9270 River Club Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097; (770) 242-2599

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The Artificially Sweetened Times, a 24-page aspartame-awareness booklet is available at