European Aspartame Manufacturer Quits
Holland Sweetener Company, a joint venture between Dutch Royal DSM and Japanese Tosoh Corporation has announced that it will close its Aspartame manufacturing facility located in the Netherlands. According to the financial pages of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the move is due to a "structural oversupply" in the global aspartame markets, which has caused "worldwide strong price erosion over the last 5 years".
Perhaps recent renewed doubts over cancer causing properties and other side effects of the sweetener, which is used instead of sugar in a huge number of 'diet' foods and drinks, had something to do with the oversupply - Betty Martini, long time anti-aspartame campaigner, certainly thinks so.
Here are Betty's comments
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With all the excuses of Holland Sweetener, obviously the handwriting is on the wall. With the impeccable Ramazzini Study in Italy showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, peer reviewed by 7 world experts, the studies by the original manufacturer, Searle, which also showed cancer, have been confirmed. For years FDA and the manufacturers have tried to prevent independent studies, and Gregory Gordon who did the original UPI Investigation once wrote an article on this.
And the studies keep coming. One study in Greece shows neurological problems and memory loss. Bottom line - Alzheimers. Another study done in Liverpool shows aspartame interaction: Actually aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines.
Dr. Ralph Walton's research showed 92% of all independent peer reviewed studies show the problems aspartame causes.
Now the FDA is obligated to recall aspartame and invoke the Delaney Amendment which says if a product produces cancer in animals it cannot be put in food. Their own FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress this should have been done in the beginning.
Aspartame should never have been approved, and how Don Rumsfeld got it approved when the FDA said no is told by James Turner, Attorney, in the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Here is the clip, available on-line.
My favorite quote: Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.
One thing the aspartame manufacturers' bottomless checkbook can't stop is consumer power in action. We certainly have reached critical mass with great exponentiation thanks to the great work of Mission Possible activists, and victims the world over, and the media who have helped us get the word out for years. So many organizations have published on aspartame toxicity, and thanks also to the attorneys like James Turner, Stevan Looney and others who have helped us. We are now taking aspartame brain tumor cases for attorneys in New York and we hope this will finally remove aspartame from the marketplace. We are starting with New York and New Jersey. And, of course, thanks to our heroes the world experts, the physicians who have provided the facts, allowing us as messengers to bring the truth to the people. And thank you Mark Gold, Aspartame Toxicity Center. There are many others in the fight that publish our material and help and their efforts are part of the exponentiation of aspartame toxicity awareness. This includes the webmasters who host the information to the public.
Special thanks to Ed Gunneweg, Mission Possible Holland, who has worked so hard for so many years, as well as to Christiane Martens, UN Observer, publishing in Holland and the world.
We thank Roger Williams a member of Parliament in England who has called for a ban, Stephen Fox in New Mexico and Robin Goodwin, demanding a ban in the Falkland Islands. And all Mission Possible activists lined up to demand bans in other states and countries.
This would be a happy day for Dave Rietz, Mission Possible South Carolina, who lost his life to aspartame. He created www.mpwhi.com/main.htm to alert the world. It will always remain as a memorial to his name. We will never forget him.
The first domino has fallen. Let's keep on working and get this toxin off the market for it has truly poisoned the world. Stephen Fox and myself have asked that the doors of Ajinomoto, aspartame manufacturer, to be shut down as well.
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Saturday April 1 2006
updated on Thursday December 16 2010
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