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50% UK baby food is now organic -- aspartame or MSG with
food dyes harm nerve cells, CV Howard 3 year study funded
by Lizzy Vann, CEO, Organix Brands,
Children's Food Advisory Service: Murray 2006.01.13

combining aspartame and quinoline yellow, or MSG and brilliant blue,
harms nerve cells, eminent C. Vyvyan Howard et al, 2005
education.guardian.co.uk, Felicity Lawrence: Murray 2005.12.21


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21/12/2005 - The combination of common food additives could interfere
with the development of the nervous system, raising new concerns about
the health implications of children's diets,
according to a new report published today.

Researchers at the Univerity of Liverpool studied the effects of food
colouring brilliant blue (E133) combined with monosodium glutamate
(MSG; E621) and colouring quinoline yellow (E951) combined with the
sweetener aspartame (E951).

According to the report, published in the journal Toxicological Sciences,
when these additives were combined in levels similar to those consumed
in a typical children's snack and drink, they stunted the growth
of nerve cells in mice, interfering with proper signalling functions.

The researchers revealed that the combination of brilliant blue and MSG
could inhibit cell growth up to four times more than the additives on their
own, while for quinoline yellow and aspartame the figure rises to seven.

In response to the study, UK regulatory body Food Standards Agency
(FSA) said "all of the additives included in the study are permitted
for use in food under current EU legislation
following a rigorous safety assessment.
The safety of all additives is kept under review."

However, the researchers note that "even though the use of single food
additives at their regulated concentrations is believed to be relatively
safe, their combined effects are unclear
and until now have not been widely studied."

The three-year study was funded by Organix Brands, manufacturers of a
range of organic foods for children.

"Many parents of sensitive children know that food additives are a
problem. And in processed foods like sweets and snacks they are
typically present in combinations," said Dr Lizzie Vann,
founder of Organix Brands.
"Many parenting and campaigning groups have been calling for stricter
regulation and more caution to be taken with additives. At last, the
scientific support for their suspicions is beginning to appear," she added.

Indeed, in its statement the FSA also pointed out that it is funding
research "to investigate possible effects of mixtures of chemicals,
including food additives. The latest Agency call for research specifically
requests proposals for research investigating the effects of exposure to
multiple chemicals occurring in food."

"The Agency is also funding research on the effects of two groups of
colour additives on the behaviour of 3-year old and 8-9-year old children.
This is expected to report in spring 2007," it added.

The food colouring brilliant blue, which is currently banned in the majority
of EU countries, is used in the UK in sweets, confectionery, dessert and
edible ices, as well as in some soft drinks, baked goods and tinned
processed peas.

Quinoline yellow is banned in foods in Australia, the US and Norway,
but its applications in the UK include sweets, smoked haddock,
confectionery and pickles.

MSG is banned in baby food in the UK, but is used in a variety of crisps
and snacks, which, according to research cited by Organix, are
consumed at least once a week by 60 per cent of under five year-olds.

The controversial sweetener aspartame is currently used in more than
6,000 food and drink products in the EU and as a table-top sweetener.

But health concerns linked to the product have surrounded it
with a stream of negative publicity.

According to Organix, "more needs to be done to understand the
effects of additives, and in particular the effects of additives
when mixed together."

"Babies and children are especially vulnerable to harm from toxic
chemicals since they are at a crucial stage of development," it added,
suggesting that "processed food and confectionery are probably the main
two food types that should be avoided by children where possible."

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Biography: Lizzie Vann MBE [ photo ]
Founder and Managing Director, Organix Brands

Lizzie Vann is the founder and managing director of organic children's
food company, Organix Brands. A radical thinker with outspoken views
on children's health and nutrition, she set up the company in 1992 to raise
the quality of children's foods, establish new benchmarks in food quality
and promote the involvement of the child and their parent
in the development and marketing of foods to children.

13 years on, Organix has a range of 50 different foods, a staff of 30,
based in Christchurch, Dorset, and retail sales of over £18 million.
Over the same period, organic babyfood has moved from 1% to over
50% of all baby food sales, in a total retail market sector
worth more than £150m.

The company's hard hitting and often controversial campaigns
for a more ethical approach to business,
a ban on the sale to children of additive laden foods,
a national overhaul of school meals,
and tougher regulation of the £2bn children's food market
has made Lizzie a bete-noir of some members of the food industry.

Lizzie's goal is to catalyse a change in the way that society
sees the diets of children. She believes that instead of a culture
of junk food, all children's food should represent the 'gold standard'
in terms of nutritional quality, purity and safety.

To this end Lizzie has played a leading role in campaigning for a
Children's Food Bill, and in the publication of groundbreaking
reports such as the Biannual 'Carrots or Chemistry Sets?'
about the quality of children's food,
plus the Food for Life campaign for better school meals.

10 per cent of all Organix profits are used to raise awareness of the links
between food quality and child health, and to create positive change in the
food industry.

Contact: Marie Van Hagen Organix Press Office
01202 479 701 Issued: 15 September 2003

Notes to Editors
Organix Brands
Lizzie Vann, a committed campaigner for better foods for children,
founded Organix in 1992. She set out by devising recipes
in her own home after discovering how poor quality and bland tasting
most commercial baby food was. Ten years on, organic foods
are eaten by almost one in two of all children in their first year of life.

Organix has over 50 organic recipes in its range, including baby and
toddler meals in jars for babies from four months, seven months
and 12 months, infant cereals, breadsticks, cereal bars, rice cakes,
savoury snacks and raisins.

The company's guiding philosophy is that all children's food should
be tasty and nutritious. Organix only uses organic ingredients,
cooked simply, to ensure optimum taste and nutrition.

All of its recipes are free from any colourings, flavourings, thickeners,
added sugar and unnecessary fillers.

Lizzie and the company have received many awards including
European Woman of Achievement,
the Caroline Walker Campaign Award, and the
UK's Best Organic Baby Food for seven years in a row.

Lizzie also received an MBE for Services to Children's Food.
Most recently the company won the Consumer Education Award
in the Soil Association Organic Business Awards
for its efforts in championing parents and
Lizzie Vann won the Organic Trophy for campaigning
for safe and healthy food for children.

*Organix carried out a survey of all rice cakes on sale in
UK supermarkets in September 2002

Organix Healthy Snacking Policy
Health authorities recommend at least five portions
of fruit or vegetables a day for everyone,
and for children it is especially important to try to meet this target.
They also make ideal snacks.
Children should be encouraged to snack on fresh fruits and raw
vegetable pieces such as carrot batons.
Parents should try to limit packet snacks to a maximum
of one good quality snack

The Organix Pledge:
Organix snacks are always made from recipes
which are tasty and fun and always fully organic.

Organix uses simple processes and nutritious ingredients,
which are real and not synthetic.

Organix snacks are made with low salt, low fat and no processed sugars.

They will contain no additives (flavourings, colourings, or preservatives)
of any kind, only the taste of 'real food' ingredients.

All website content Copyright © Organix Brands PLC 2004

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At Organix we are always talking to health professionals and parents
about topics relating to children's health. As this is such a huge area, we
designed a 'CFAS' pack, full of topics, including:
Feeding a healthy diet to the under 5's
Meal planning
The Nutritional requirements of children at different ages

This informative pack has been a 'huge' success
with health visitors, GP and parents.
You may have spotted one of our posters in your local toddler group
or doctors surgery, offering information,
in a format we all understand and relate to.

If not, don't worry, as you are now able to download these posters,
as well as the chapters, free of charge, direct from this site.

Due to such a high demand for the pack,
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to delivering more up to date information from this website
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reference guide.
This website offers general information only.
If you have specific questions or queries relating to children's health,
you should speak with your health visitor, GP or a dietician
who will be able to offer you more detailed advice,
relevant to your childs specific needs.
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we would really like to hear from you.
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Why Children need organic food

A growing infant is not a miniature version of an adult. Their key body
systems -- cardiovascular, immune, nervous and reproductive --
are in a state of fast development for most of their early childhood.
During this dynamic time it is essential that the environment
in which they grow is free of toxins, and the foods they are fed
are pure and offer quality nutrition.
Here are some key characteristics that show how different
children are from adults:

The average birth weight for a full term infant is 7 lbs 4 oz
or 3.3 kilograms.
Probably as a result of loss of excess fluid, weight drops up to
10% in the first week of life;
birth weight should be regained by two weeks of age.
Breast fed infants tend to regain birth weight a little later than
bottle fed infants.

On average, infants gain
about 1 kilogram per month for the first 3 months,
½ kilogram per month from 3-6 months of age,
1/3 kilogram per month from 6-9 months of age and
¼ kilogram per month from 9-12 months of age.
Full term infants double their birth weight by 4 months of age and
triple it by 12 months of age.

A baby will grow rapidly in its first year and achieve major
developmental milestones, such as taking first steps or maybe
even saying a few first words.
On average, babies grow 10 inches (25 centimetres) in height
while tripling birth weight by their first birthday.
However, after age 1, a baby's growth in length slows considerably,
and by 2 years, growth in height usually continues at a fairly steady
rate of approximately 2 1/2 inches (6 centimetres) per year
until adolescence.

Food Quality

Infants and toddlers need optimum nutrition. Food that has been
over-processed, watered down or had 'improvers' added does not
provide optimum nutrition.

Contrary to accepted opinion, babies are very sensitive to taste.
Their senses of smell and taste are developing throughout the
first twelve months of their lives.
Research shows that weaning-foods affect food preferences
later in life, so bland, starchy, sugary foods for instance,
may affect food choices later.

Maltodextrins present in many commercial brands of baby food
and are permitted in formula milks, are formed from partially
broken-down carbohydrates.
They are used extensively in food processing because they
provide bulk, and enhance the flavour of other, often cheaper ingredients.
They have no nutritional function, and their presence helps familiarise
infant taste buds with poor quality synthetic foods.

It is often difficult to find out exactly what is in non-organic babyfoods.
Over 70% of four hundred baby foods tested
by the Food Commission were found to have been bulked out
with low-nutrient starches, such as modified starch and maltodextrin.

To check what you are buying you'll need to read the label carefully and
look for unnecessary starches and maltodextrin. Look out for phrases
such as carefully developed... specially formulated... provide a balanced,
highly nutritious diet... properly balanced... as these are often
and misleading.
Watch out for pictures and titles on packets,
as they are not always what they seem!
For example, the Food Commission examined a recipe called
cheese, spinach and potato bake, which although it had cheese first
in the title, it was actually eleventh in the ingredients list.
We believe that parents must have access to more information about
children's diets. Manufacturers should list the "eight key nutrients" that
are covered by the Food Labelling Act, are shown on the packaging of
all foods targeted at children. All manufacturers should comply with this.


Babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of all
chemical toxins, including pesticides.
They risk eating up to five times more residues than adults,
because they eat a greater amount of food compared to their body weight.
In addition, a baby's diet mainly comprises of fruit juices, fruit,
and milk -- precisely those foods where residues are detected most.
This is at a time when he or she is least able to deal with them.
Adults eat more processed foods that are less likely to contain residues.

The immune system of infants is not fully developed and is particularly
sensitive to toxins. Many pesticides can mimic and interfere with sex
hormones, and so exposure to even minute residues during their key
developing period can have effects on the immune and reproductive
systems in later life.

Toxicologists and child specialists have stated that because of increased
exposure to pesticides and other toxic substances, children are more
likely to suffer from neurotoxic effects, endocrinal problems
and impaired immune-system functions.

Pesticide exposure could also potentially cause cancers to develop later
in life. When chemicals are mixed it seems the effect may be greater than
the sum of the parts. This could have profound implications,
especially for babies.
It has been discovered that some combinations of chemicals are
much more powerful than the chemicals individually.
Combinations of two or three common pesticides, that may be found at
low levels in the environment, are anywhere from 160 - 1600 times
as powerful as any of the individual pesticides alone.

Many foods that we eat contain multiple pesticide residues.
Most research, however, is done on single pesticides, and combinations
are not usually studied because interactive effects are not easy to discern.

It is important to protect all children from these risks. Many health
professionals believe that one of the best ways to do this is to provide
them with an organic diet wherever possible.

People buy organic food for many reasons, including:
nutritionally healthier,
fewer pesticide residues,
taste of the food,
and the belief that organic food has a higher nutritional value.
Organic farmers also have a
greater concern for the environment and for animal welfare.
It is natural food that most people feel they can trust.

Scientific studies have proved that organic produce has a higher
dry-matter content -- which means it has a greater amount of
essential minerals, a better flavour and has far lower levels of
pesticide residues than non-organic foods.

Studies by the Soil Association show that over 450 active
pesticides are licensed for use in the UK.
Organic farm only allows seven and this is only
in extreme circumstances, and some are derived from natural substances.
Guidelines for food additives and ingredients in the organic industry are
also strict, with on 30 additives being permitted.
Conventional foods permit 500 food additive and ingredients.

DEFRA data showed that between 1940 and 2001, trace, minerals in the
UK's fruit & veg fell by up to 76%, suggesting that intensive farming is to

Evidence shows that primary nutrients (those which are most important
for our health) are much higher in organic food.
The soil has more natural minerals and therefore this is transferred
to the plant.

Over the last 10 years, 2 out of every 3 parents have chosen to give
their child some organic food during the weaning period --
either home-made, or ready prepared.
In some supermarkets, organic babyfood is the only
type of babyfood on sale.

Organic baby food offers parents the peace of mind that they are giving
their babies not only a food that is certified to have been produced
without pesticides, but that also offers the best nutritional start in life.
Organic foods are the purest foods available, certified free from:
processing aids, emulsifiers, processed thickeners and added starches.

The organic authorities such as the Soil Association have decided that
the above ingredients have no health benefits to a child, and dilute the
nutritional values of the food. They are banned in organic babyfoods.

All organic baby foods contain 95% or 100% certified organic ingredients.
The best and most economical way to feed your baby organic food is to
make your own, using branded foods as a supplement. Baby books and
The Baby Organix Baby and Toddler Cookbook offer many simple

Children's Food Advisory Service, Freepost BH1 336,
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2ZZ.
Sponsored by Organix, the children's food company. FREEPHONE 0800 35 39 11.

Food for Life: www.foodforlifeuk.org

Soil Association: www.soilassociation.org
0117 914 2440,

The Organic Directory:
www.soilassociation.org / organic directory.

Local food directories, organic producer marketing groups, regional
producer groups, farmers' markets, farm shops, local food link
organisations, wholefood co-operatives, websites:

www.localfoodworks.org / how to source local produce

Manual for sustainability in public sector food and catering:

Case studies, contacts, publications: www.localfoodworks.org

public procurement NFU Souce Direct:
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January 13, 2006

Any unsuspected source of methanol, which the body always quickly
and largely turns into formaldehyde and then formic acid, must be
monitored, especially for high responsibility occupations, often with
night shifts, such as pilots and nuclear reactor operators.

In particular, the next review gives many recent mainstream
peer-reviewed studies that show formaldehyde,
always inevitably derived in the body from any methanol source,
including aspartame, causes endothelial injury,
ie, diabetic neuropathy -- among the most serious and complex
complications of diabetes.

many studies on endothelial injury (diabetic neuropathy) by adducts of
formaldehyde derived from methylamine from many of the same sources
as also supply methanol (formaldehyde), including aspartame:
PH Yu et al: DJ Conklin et al: Murray 2005.12.04

ubiquitous potent uncontrolled co-factors in nutrition research are
formaldehyde from wood and tobacco smoke and many sources,
including from methanol in dark wines and liquors, in pectins
in fruits and vegetables, and in aspartame: Murray 2006.01.13

aspartame puts formaldehyde adducts into tissues, Part 1/2
full text Trocho & Alemany 1998.06.26
Universitat Auṭnoma de Barcelona : Murray 2002.12.22

aspartame causes cancer in rats at levels approved for humans,
Morando Soffritti et al, Ramazzini Foundation, Italy &
National Toxicology Program
of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
2005.11.17 Env. Health Pers. 35 pages: Murray

combining aspartame and quinoline yellow, or MSG and brilliant blue,
harms nerve cells, eminent C. Vyvyan Howard et al, 2005
education.guardian.co.uk, Felicity Lawrence: Murray 2005.12.21

harm to fetus from formaldehyde from methanol from aspartame,
Woodrow C. Monte: Murray 2006.01.02

As a medical layman, I suggest that evidence mandates immediate
exploration of the role of these ubiquitious, potent formaldehyde
sources as co-factors in epidemiology, research, diagnosis,
and treatment in a wide variety of disorders.

Folic acid, from fruits and vegetables, plays a role by powerfully
protecting against methanol (formaldehyde) toxicity.

Many common drugs, such as aspirin, interfere with folic acid,
as do some mutations in relevant enzymes.

The majority of aspartame reactors are female.

In mutual service, Rich Murray
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"Of course, everyone chooses, as a natural priority,
to actively find, quickly share, and act upon the facts
about healthy and safe food, drink, and environment."

Rich Murray, MA Room For All
505-501-2298 1943 Otowi Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

group with 149 members, 1,277 posts in a public, searchable archive
http://RoomForAll.blogspot.com http://AspartameNM.blogspot.com

Dark wines and liquors, as well as aspartame, provide
similar levels of methanol, above 100 mg daily, for
long-term heavy users, 2 L daily, about 6 cans.

Methanol is inevitably largely turned into formaldehyde,
and thence largely into formic acid.
It is the major cause of the dreaded symptoms of "next
morning" hangover.

Fully 11% of aspartame is methanol -- 1,120 mg aspartame
in 2 L diet soda, almost six 12-oz cans, gives 123 mg
methanol (wood alcohol). If 30% of the methanol is turned
into formaldehyde, the amount of formaldehyde, 37 mg,
is 18.5 times the USA EPA limit for daily formaldehyde in
drinking water, 2.0 mg in 2 L average daily drinking water.

faults in 1999 July EPA 468-page formaldehyde profile:
Elzbieta Skrzydlewska PhD, Assc. Prof., Medical U. of
Bialystok, Poland, abstracts -- ethanol, methanol,
formaldehyde, formic acid, acetaldehyde, lipid peroxidation,
green tea, aging: Murray 2004.08.08 2005.07.11

ATSDR: EPA limit 1 ppm formaldehyde in drinking water July
1999: Murray 2002.05.30 rmforall

Aspartame is made of phenylalanine (50% by weight) and
aspartic acid (39%), both ordinary amino acids, bound
loosely together by methanol (wood alcohol, 11%).
The readily released methanol from aspartame is within hours
turned by the liver into formaldehyde and then formic acid,
both potent, cumulative toxins.

Nurses Health Study can quickly reveal the extent of aspartame
(methanol, formaldehyde, formic acid) toxicity: Murray 2004.11.21
[ Any scientist can get access to this data for free by submitting a proper
research proposal.
No one has admitted mining the extensive data on diet soda use
and many symptoms for decades for about 100,000 nurses. ]

aspartame (methanol, phenylalanine, aspartic acid) effects, detailed
expert studies in 2005 Aug and 1998 July, Tsakiris S, Schulpis KH,
Karikas GA, Kokotos G, Reclos RJ, et al,
Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece: Murray 2005.09.09

aspartame (aspartic acid, phenylalanine) binding to DNA:
Karikas July 1998: Murray 2003.01.05 rmforall
Karikas GA, Schulpis KH, Reclos GJ, Kokotos G
Measurement of molecular interaction of aspartame and
its metabolites with DNA. Clin Biochem 1998 Jul; 31(5): 405-7.
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece
K.H. Schulpis
G.J. Reclos

Murray, full plain text & critique: chronic aspartame in rats affects
memory, brain cholinergic receptors, and brain chemistry, Christian B,
McConnaughey M et al, 2004 May: 2004.06.05

eyelid contact dermatitis by formaldehyde from aspartame,
AM Hill & DV Belsito, Nov 2003: Murray 2004.03.30

Thrasher (2001): "The major difference is that the Japanese
demonstrated the incorporation of FA and its metabolites into the
placenta and fetus.
The quantity of radioactivity remaining in maternal and fetal tissues
at 48 hours was 26.9% of the administered dose." [ Ref. 14-16 ]

Arch Environ Health 2001 Jul-Aug; 56(4): 300-11.
Embryo toxicity and teratogenicity of formaldehyde. [100 references]
Thrasher JD, Kilburn KH.
Sam-1 Trust, Alto, New Mexico, USA.
http://www.drthrasher.org/formaldehy..._toxicity.html full text

DMDC: Dimethyl dicarbonate 200mg/L in drinks adds
methanol 98 mg/L [ becomes formaldehyde in body ]: EU Scientific
Committee on Foods 2001.07.12: Murray 2004.01.22

genotoxicity of aspartame in human lymphocytes 2004.07.29
full plain text, Rencuzogullari E et al, Cukurova University,
Adana, Turkey 2004 Aug: Murray 2004.11.06

ubiquitous potent uncontrolled co-factors in nutrition research are
formaldehyde from wood and tobacco smoke and many sources,
including from methanol in dark wines and liquors, in pectins
in fruits and vegetables, and in aspartame: Murray 2006.01.13

fructose in rats increases uric acid, obesity, insulin resistance,
endothelial damage -- RJ Johnson et al, U. Florida: Murray 2005.12.07
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hangover research relevant to toxicity of 11% methanol in
aspartame (formaldehyde, formic acid): Calder I (full text):
Jones AW: Murray 2004.08.05 2005.09.28

Since no adaquate data has ever been published on the exact
disposition of toxic metabolites in specific tissues in
humans of the 11% methanol component of aspartame, the many
studies on morning-after hangover from the methanol impurity
in alcohol drinks are the main available resource to date.

Jones AW (1987) found next-morning hangover from red wine
with 100 to 150 mg methanol (9.5% w/v ethanol, 100 mg/L
methanol, 0.01%, one part in ten thousand).

Joining together: short review: research on aspartame
methanol, formaldehyde, formic acid) toxicity: Murray
2005.07.08 rmforall

research on aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde, formic acid)
toxicity: Murray2004.04.29 rmforall

aspartame causes cancer in rats at levels approved for humans,
Morando Soffritti et al, Ramazzini Foundation, Italy &
National Toxicology Program
of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
2005.11.17 Env. Health Pers. 35 pages: Murray

USA National Institutes of Health National Toxicology
Program aids eminent Ramazzini Foundation, Bologna, Italy,
in more results on cancers in rats from lifetime low levels
of aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde), Felicity Lawrence,
www.guardian.co.uk: Murray 2005.09.30

aspartame induces lymphomas and leukaemias in rats, full plain text,
M Soffritti, F Belpoggi, DD Esposti, L Lambertini: Ramazzini
Foundation study 2005.07.14: main results agree with their previous
methanol and formaldehyde studies: Murray 2005.09.03

Michael F Jacobson of CSPI now and in 1985 re aspartame
toxicity, letter to FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford;
California OEHHA aspartame critique 2004.03.12; Center for
Consumer Freedom denounces CSPI: Murray 2005.07.27

methanol (formaldehyde, formic acid) disposition: Bouchard M
et al, full plain text, 2001: substantial sources are
degradation of fruit pectins, liquors, aspartame, smoke:
Murray 2005.04.02
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critique of aspartame review, French Food Safety Agency AFSSA
2002.05.07 aspartamgb.pdf (18 pages, in English), Martin Hirsch:
Murray 2004.04.13

safety of aspartame Part 1/2 12.4.2: EC HCPD-G SCF,
EU Scientific Committee on Food, a whitewash; Murray 2003.01.12

Mark Gold exhaustively critiques European Commission Scientific
Committee on Food re aspartame ( 2002.12.04 ): 59 pages, 230 references

Aspartame Toxicity Information Center Mark D. Gold
12 East Side Drive #2-18 Concord, NH 03301 603-225-2100
"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research"

Gold points out that industry methanol assays were too insensitive to
properly measure blood methanol levels. ]

J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Feb; 104(2): 255-75.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: use of nutritive and
nonnutritive sweeteners. American Dietetic Association.

critique of aspartame review by American Dietetic Association
Feb 2004, Valerie B. Duffy & Madeleine J. Sigman-Grant:
Murray 2004.05.14

"Survey of aspartame studies: correlation of outcome and funding
sources," 1998, unpublished: http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html
Walton found 166 separate published studies in the peer reviewed
medical literature, which had relevance for questions of human safety.
The 74 studies funded by industry all (100%) attested to aspartame's
safety, whereas of the 92 non-industry funded studies, 84 (91%)
identified a problem. Six of the seven non-industry funded studies
that were favorable to aspartame safety were from the FDA, which
has a public record that shows a strong pro-industry bias.
Ralph G. Walton, MD, Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Northeastern Ohio
Universities, College of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Youngstown,
OH 44501, Chairman, The Center for Behavioral Medicine,
Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, P.O. Box 240
Youngstown, OH 44501 330-740-3621

www.dorway.com: original documents and long reviews of flaws in
aspartame toxicity research: Murray 2002.07.31

Samuels: Strong: Roberts: Gold: flaws in double-blind studies re
aspartame and MSG toxicity: Murray 2002.08.01

http://www.truthinlabeling.org/ Truth in Labeling Campaign [MSG]
Adrienne Samuels, PhD The toxicity/safety of processed
free glutamic acid (MSG): a study in suppression of information.
Accountability in Research 1999; 6: 259-310. 52-page review
P.O. Box 2532 Darien, Illinois 60561

aspartame expose 96K Oct 1987 Part 1/3:
Gregory Gordon, UPI reporter: Murray 2000.07.10

aspartame history Part 1/4 1964-1976: Gold: Murray 1999.11.06

revolving door, Monsanto, FDA, EPA: NGIN: Murray 2002.12.23

Donald Rumsfeld, 1977 head of Searle Corp., got aspartame FDA
approval: Turner: Murray 2002.12.23 rmforall
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NM EIB votes 7-0 to delay 5-day aspartame hearing until Jan 2007,
Diana Heil, The New Mexican: comment by Stephen Fox:
Murray 2006.01.04

citizens against aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde), made by
Ajinomoto, at Jan 3 hearing of NM EIB in Santa Fe: Lehrman:
Murray 2006.01.01

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson endorses Nutrition Council,
mercury ban, aspartame hearings: Lehrman, Fox, Stoller:
Murray 2005.12.27

Aspartame and Thimerosal getting banned in New Mexico
by the Pharmacy Board? with notes by Rich Murray: 2005.11.15

Aspartame quagmire quickly deepens, methanol (formaldehyde, formic
acid) toxicity facts spreading at the grassroots level,
3 items in The New Mexican,
and long article in Vanity Fair by Rich Cohen: Murray 2005.11.15

Fox, Stoller, Murray to give Citizen's Petition
to ban aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde) and mercury
in children's medicines and vitamins: New Mexico Board of Pharmacy,
2:45-3:45 pm Monday Nov. 14, Albuquerque: Murray 2005.11.13

NM EIB votes 4-2 for 5-day aspartame toxicity hearing July,
2006, requesting a Hearing Officer and a medical expert from
Environmental Dept. and legal advice from NM Attorney
General: Murray 2005.10.04
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