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PRESENTING: MARY NASH STODDARD - Co-Founder of the massive international anti-aspartame movement in the mid 1980's, following the brain tumor death of her forty two year old husband, Mike. Ms. Stoddard suffered a life threatening aspartame-related blood disorder in 1985, whereupon, The NutraSweet Co. offered her an all-expense paid vacation for two anywhere in the world, if she would agree to be tested by their doctors. She declined, with the blessing of her doctor, and the rest is history. She has conducted multi-national lecture tours and is a popular visiting professor at colleges, universities and medical schools. "Deadly Deception - Story of Aspartame" is a toxicology sourcebook, edited by Ms. Stoddard, documenting the harmful effects of the world's most toxic artificial sweetener. The companion one hour "Deadly Deception" video is further documentation - taped at a prestigious scientific conference. Stoddard's efforts, over more than two decades, led to the present rejection of the sweetener by many of the food and beverage giants of industry, as they rush to distance themselves from the liabilities associated with use of a neuro-toxic substance in their products. She has testified in court as an Expert Medical Witness and like her counterpart, Erin Brokovitch, helped with a number of lawsuits on behalf of consumers. Her powerful message has reached millions around the world through the airwaves on radio and television, in print and through popular personal appearances. Honors, Awards, Societies: • Expert Medical Witness [1992-present] * Guest Presenter Gulf War Veterans Annual Conference - [Las Vegas 1999] * Visiting Professor: U. T. Southwestern Medical School [1997] * Visiting Professor: American University School of Journalism [1999] * Visiting Professor: University of North Texas at Denton Dept. of Science [1990 and 2005] • Visiting Professor: University of Houston Bioneers Conference [2006] * Invited speaker: Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem - [1997] * Keynote speech: Mexican Government's Annual Conference on Sweeteners [1999] * Appointed Judge - State of Texas [1977-1984] * Broadcast Journalist - [1965-present] * President's Council on Food Safety - [1998-1999] * International Lecture Tours - [1996-present] * Testimony Senate Committee Hearing on Safety of Aspartame - Washington [1987] * Panelist at National News Conference Announcing Dr. John Olney's Brain Tumor/Aspartame Connection - Washington D.C. [1998] * Inducted Member Texas Radio Hall of Fame [2002-present] Representative of the Texas Rice Growers Association [Miss Rice] Board member: Irving Symphony Orchestra Board Member: Irving Community Theater Founding Board Member Radio Station KNON [public radio], Dallas Charter member City of Dallas Citizens Safety Committee Board Member Dallas Mayor’s Fee Task Force Vice President Operation Get Involved, [liaison committee of the D.P.D.] Board member Dallas Homeowners League President Save Open Space Texas Steering Committee Presidential Election Award for Public Service - Mexican Government State of Texas Board of Adjustment

Friday, April 20, 2012

Drug Company Committed Illegal Acts to Get Aspartame Approved by FDA:

The FDA task force observed laboratory methods at Searle from April 25 to
August 4, l977.  The Bressler Report (named for team leader Jerome
Bressler), identified major discrepancies including "substantial differences between gross observation on pathology sheets when compared with those submitted to the FDA" in a rat toxicology test of aspartame.
(FDA, Bressler Report, Investigation of Searle Laboratories, 8/7/77)

According to the Bressler Report, one rat even appeared to have been resurrected.
It stated: "Observed records indicated that animal A23LM was alive at week
88, dead from week 92 to week 104, alive at week 108, and dead at week 112."
Sloppy Laboratory Practices by G.D.Searle applicant:

The actual meal fed to the rats was also in question.  Raymond Schroeder, a former Searle employee, said in an FDA interview on July 13, l977 that "the particles of DKP were large enough to allow the rats to discriminate between the DKP and the basal diet."

Dr. John Olney, psychiatrist, neuropathologist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, found: 12 brain tumors in 320 dosed rats and none
in 120 control rats when he examined FDA files on aspartame (aka: NutraSweet, Equal, Neotame, Canderel, etc.) animal studies in l978.  Olney advised that the high number of brain tumors was unusual.

Olney voiced another concern based on his research.  He showed that when
glutamate and aspartic acid are ingested together each agent augments the
neurotoxic effects of the other.   

Olney, along with consumer attorney James Turner, (co-founder of Aspartame Consumer Safety Network), initiated court action over aspartame.  In a l986 interview, Turner said he had battled approval of aspartame 15 years. Because, "It is hurting people".  

The late Dr. M. Adrian Gross, an FDA toxicologist, in sworn testimony, against
aspartame in the August 1, l985 Congressional Record.  

Gross, who took part in on site investigations at G.D.Searle laboratories, said the studies carried out by Searle to show the safety of aspartame were "to a large extent unreliable."  He said "at least one of those studies has established beyond any reasonable doubt that aspartame is capable of
inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this is of
extremely high significance."  

(Congressional Record SID835:131 Aug 1,

Gross also testified that because aspartame is capable of producing brain
tumors and brain cancer, FDA should not have been able to set an allowable
daily intake (ADI) of the substance at any level.

He said at least one of Searle's tests "has established beyond any reasonable
doubt that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition is of extremely high
significance. In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that has been established way beyond any reasonable doubt, one might ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke, in the case of this food additive, the Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA)?"

The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods.  In his concluding testimony 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 elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?"

(submitted by Aspartame Consumer Safety Network Co-Founder, Journalist & Talk Show Host, Mary Nash Stoddard, 
whose husband was diagnosed with Brain Cancer on Oct. 9, 1984 and died Jan. 5,
1985, at age 42, leaving behind a widow and 3 children. 

Mary has met personally with each of the 
researchers mentioned in this article, on many occasions. 

Stoddard co-founded ACSN and Pilot Hotline (1987) and gave sworn testimony at the Nov.3, 1987 Sen.Hearing on The Safety of Aspartame. After researching Aspartame literature at U.T. Southwestern Medical School Library for many months, with her doctor and a neuropharmacologist researcher friend. She edited/published the first Toxicology Sourcebook on the 
sweetener: Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame (Odenwald Press 1998). 

On March 12, 1992, Stoddard, a former appointed judge for the State of Texas, was officially qualified in courtroom proceedings in Lansing, Michigan, as an Expert Medical Witness on Aspartame Sweeteners. 

Since that time, Stoddard has appeared as a keynote speaker in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, where she received a special award for her research, from the Government of Mexico, after giving the Keynote Address, at their national Conference  on Sweeteners in Pto. Vallarta, in 1998.

Stoddard, with an impressive background in Broadcasting and Journalism, has helped produce television news segments for 
60-Minutes, both here and in Australia and an hour long Documentary, in which she and James Turner, Esq. are featured, for French TV, in 2011. She has participated in over a dozen Aspartame related court cases and written articles for a law journal as well as cover stories for Extraordinary 
Science magazine of The Nikolai Tesla Society, articles in Flying Journals around the world and Low Carb Monthly magazine for her friend, the late Dr. Robert Atkins. 

In the late nineties, she was the Spokesperson for AIM, International in the US and Canada. 

In 1998, Stoddard was a member of the U.S. President's Select Committee on Food Safety, which also included representatives from: US FDA (Food and Drug Administration), USDA (US Department of Agriculture); EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency); CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) and others.

The Hon. Mary Nash Stoddard has collected thousands of adverse reactions to the sweetener Aspartame, many
of which have been turned in to the FDA for their Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS) files.

Reports, including many from brain tumor patients or their spouses, include pilots and others. 

Stoddard is quick to remind us, her battle is with the FDA, as team Turner and Stoddard fight for recall and retesting as a drug, for Aspartame, which is how it was discovered - as a drug for peptic ulcers. 

And, it all began when her husband, Mike, succumbed to Brain Cancer in 1985 and her research at one of the nation's top Medical Schools, which showed how Aspartame
caused Brain Tumors in the laboratory. 

In 1998, in a career-defining moment, Stoddard was a paid Guest Lecturer at that same prestigious Medical School, as the first layperson ever to teach the class.


Recent (2011-2012) Radio Interviews w/Mary S.:
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