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That’s right!  The EPA lists Aspartame as a toxin, BUT the FDA wants to approve Aspartame to unnecessarily add to YOUR milk and 17 other dairy products including your yogurt!   Where’s the proof, and even more interesting, why would they add an artificial sweetener to Americans‘ milk in secret fashion by posting this petition in the Federal Register where a vast majority of Americans are never going to look?  Then, after its expiration date on May 21, 2013, the FDA can quietly approve it with little to no public say!  In other words, the FDA is saying don’t make a big deal out of poisoning America’s milk supply.  They won’t care or know about it after the docket closes!  The FDA essentially admitted that they wanted this passed in secret WITHOUT consumer consent!  Here’s YOUR chance to speak up America:

As of 2010, the EPA has Aspartame on their “list of chemicals with Substantial Evidence of Developmental Neurotoxicity.”  You can view the list here: http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investigations/toxic-influence/story/chemicals-on-list/ 

Note that Benzene and Toluene are on the list as well.  Those are two main ingredients used in the Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking process that the EPA says is safe!  List of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids:  http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Documents/Hydraulic%20Fracturing%20Report%204%2018%2011.pdf  The lies run deep, and how can a dangerous chemical on the EPA’s toxicity list make a Federal Docket?

As it turns out, “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition requesting that the Agency amend the standard of identity for milk and 17 other dairy products to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient. FDA is issuing this notice to request comments, data, and information about the issues presented in the petition.”  This notice can be found here:  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/02/20/2013-03835/flavored-milk-petition-to-amend-the-standard-of-identity-for-milk-and-17-additional-dairy-products

Why would anyone press for an artificial sweetener where it does not belong, especially one that is listed as a neurotoxin by the EPA?  You have to dig way back to pre-Reagan days to find that Donald Rumsfeld, alleged Iraq War Human Rights Criminal although Rummy received his Medal of Freedom highest honors for his Iraqi services, started this FDA approval process after the FDA had already banned Aspartame after a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry found through the work of three separate scientists that Aspartame may cause brain tumors.  Rumsfeld sweared to get Aspartame approved, since Donald Rumsfeld worked as CEO of G.D. Searle who happened to own the patent on Aspartame!  Rumsfeld was part of Ronald Reagan’s Presidential transition team in 1981.  “As recorded in the Congressional Record of 1985, then CEO of Searle Laboratories Donald Rumsfeld said that he would “call in his markers” to get aspartame approved.”  See Link here:  http://www.newswithviews.com/NWVexclusive/exclusive15.htm

Rumsfeld had a vested interest in getting Aspartame approved!  “Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president January 21, 1981. Rumsfeld, while still CEO at Searle, was part of Reagan’s transition team. This team hand-picked Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., to be the new FDA commissioner. Dr. Hayes, a pharmacologist, had no previous experience with food additives before being appointed director of the FDA. On January 21(22), 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, Reagan issued an executive order eliminating the FDA commissioners’ authority to take action and Searle re-applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener. Hayes, Reagan’s new FDA commissioner, appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry’s decision. It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2 decision. So Hayes installed a sixth member on the commission, and the vote became deadlocked. He then personally broke the tie in aspartame’s favor.” “When Searle was absorbed by Monsanto in 1985, Donald Rumsfeld reportedly received a $12 million bonus, pretty big money in those days. Also, while at Searle, Rumsfeld was awarded Outstanding CEO in the Pharmaceutical Industry from the Wall Street Transcript (1980) and Financial World (1981)! Imagine that…”  Get Link here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robbie-gennet/donald-rumsfeld-and-the-s_b_805581.html?ref=tw

So deadly Aspartame was approved in a rather shady deal to say the least!  Fast forward to

NutraSweet introduced tabletop aspartame products to Mexico,
Hungary, Uganda, Ecuador, Romania, Uruguay, and Paraguay
(Monsanto 1994).


Aspartame's net sales outside of the U.S. accounts for 10
percent of all net sales (Monsanto 1994).


 As detailed by investigative journalist Gregory Gordon (Gordon 

   "Between the early 1980s and 1994, scientists at the National
Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) proposed at
least four times that the government's leading program for
toxicology research fund such studies."   "The government scientists said they wanted the National
 Toxicology Program to conduct animal studies to resolve questions about the sweetener's cancer risks."   "After each of these "nominations," NIEHS officials elected not to pursue the research at the urging of FDA officials, who said
 they were satisfied with industry-sponsored research that found 
no health risks."  See Source here:  http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/history.faq

However, in 1995, the FDA was forced under the Freedom of Information Act to list all 92 symptoms from Aspartame ingestion from about 10,000 people who made complaints.  Here is a more recent document from the FDA on January 12, 2002 listing some known Aspartame side effects with the percentage of people affected:  http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012203/02P-0317_emc-000199.txt

In 1996, then-FDA Toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross “told Congress that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause Cancer. Detailed information on this can be found in the Bressler Report (FDA report on Searle).”  See Quote Link here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robbie-gennet/donald-rumsfeld-and-the-s_b_805581.html

There have been “over 7,000 aspartame toxicity reactions officially received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aspartame toxicity reactions officially received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 1982 and 1995” alone!  Source:  http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012203/02P-0317_emc-000199.txt

So why are two widely known organizations, International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), pushing the FDA to allow Aspartame to be legally dumped into our milk supply and 17 other dairy products?  So Rumsfeld, Monsanto and others can financially benefit from selling a EPA-known neurotoxin and FDA-independent scientifically-proven carcinogen or cancer-causing agent.

The proof is in the pudding.  The EPA implicates the FDA in criminal activity, for starters, for not stopping the use of a known neurotoxin, as even listed with the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, against use in humans!  Otherwise, there should never be a docket that you can currently go to in order to submit comments in an open period until May of 2013 that hardly anyone knows about.  Until now:   http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2009-P-0147-0012 

The sources at work here wanted this done quietly.  As quietly as possible with as limited knowledge of such a not exactly legal docket that has consequences for a majority of Americans’ health due to a majority of Americans who consume milk or 17 “other” dairy products!

Feel free to share links or documents shared here with the FDA!  I’ve sourced everything!  Some of this is my own piecing together of one ugly puzzle for everyone to view!

A Quote:  Aspartame is a brand name, marked by that corporate giant, Monsanto, under the names NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful.  Source:  http://www.sdadefend.com/Health/Aspartame-racket.htm

FDA Info?  http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012203/02P-0317_emc-000199.txt

By John Loeffler