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Sunday, July 31, 2011

ASPARTAME U.S. FDA APPROVAL VIOLATES THE DELANEY CLAUSE

Aspartame Illegally Approved By U.S. FDA In Violation of The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act
Mary Nash Stoddard/author Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame 

Delaney clause,
a 1960 amendment to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulating food additives. It prohibits the use of any food substance found to be carcinogenic in humans or animals. Food products not previously found to be carcinogenic were classified historically as "Generally Regarded As Safe," or GRAS.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.


Dr. Ralph Walton quote: "Aspartame should never have been approved and furthermore, the FDA scientists at the time did not want it approved but they were over-ruled by the FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hull Hayes. It was a unilateral decision, a political decision and not one based on medical and scientific data."

FDA knew aspartame caused cancer.  An adenocarcinoma was found in a 1972 animal study, pp 6, 67, 70 of Bressler Report.  FDA toxicologist and scientist, Dr. Adrian Gross, in testimony to the Senate, noted aspartame caused cancer on 8/1/85 and said: "In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established beyond any reasonable doubt, what is the reasoning behind a refusal by the FDA to apply the legal Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in the case of aspartame approval?" This statement was addressing brain cancer in laboratory animals fed DKP in aspartame.

The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods.  Concluding his Senate testimony, Dr. Gross asked, "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame, how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or safe level of it?  Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a tolerance 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 public?" The FDA's own toxicologist testified that aspartame is on the market because FDA violated the law. [Delaney Clause]

The results were kept under FDA seal for 3 decades.  The Bressler Report and other studies should have prevented FDA from approving aspartame for human consumption. Especially given the fact that Brain tumors were covertly  removed from the rats and kept hushed up until almost 20 years later.


1)  "The present record does not contain data which demonstrate that the use of APM in soft drinks will not result in the adulteration of the beverages under section 402(a)(3) of the FDC Act 21 U.S.C. 342(a)(3), which provides that a food is adulterated if it contains, in whole or in part, "a decomposed substance or if it is otherwise unfit for food";

1980, Dr. John Olney submitted scientific data to a United States Food and Drug Administration Public Board of Inquiry showing that aspartic acid, the excitotoxic ingredient in aspartame, caused holes in the brains of mice.

 

Dr. Olney stated that it warranted special emphasis that excitotoxins act by an acute but silent mechanism requiring only a single exposure to toxic concentrations for CVO neurons to be quietly destroyed; and

 

Dr. Olney stated that Searle failed to establish the safety of its product, aspartame, for use in children's food, and that all age comparative data support the following conclusions: (1) orally administered excitotoxins destroy CVO neurons at any age; (2) immature animals are most vulnerable; and (3) the toxic threshold increases only gradually between birth and adulthood.

A: Among other things, it's about 10% methanol (wood alcohol,) famous for causing blindness in alcoholics. In the body, methanol metabolizes into formaldehyde, a neurotoxin; formic acid, a venom in ant stings; and diketopiperazine, which causes brain tumors in animals. It's so bad that in July of 1983, the National Soft Drink Association presented official objections to putting aspartame in beverages. 
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Info courtesy: 
Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline (since 1987)