Monday, February 25, 2008

Hawaii attempts what failed in New Mexico-BAN ASPARTAME

Already banned in the Philippines, Hawaii may become the first state in the US to ban neurotoxic aspartame. A previous effort in New Mexico failed. During the heated debate, New Mexico governor Bill Richardson allegedly accepted a $10,000 contribution from Ajinmoto, a company that manufactures aspartame.

I am for this ban.

If you are trying to stay healthy, you want to avoid it at any cost.
From the Hawaii Reporter:Health Concerns Warrant the Removal of Aspartame Products Should Be Removed from Hawaii Marketplace
By H. J. Roberts, M.D., 2/25/2008 8:43:47 AM

I strongly urge the removal of aspartame products from the market in Hawaii, based on clinical observations and extensive corporate-neutral research on aspartame disease for over a quarter century.

The medical and public health basis for this recommendation has been detailed in my numerous original articles/letters and four books -- including the 1000-page text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic."

The widespread existence of severe reactions to aspartame products remains a tragedy and disgrace that not only has endangered our population, but also future generations.

The FDA has failed to act on the matter notwithstanding an enormous amount of clinical and scientific evidence. My data base alone reflects over 1,400 victims.

I admire the courage of Hawaii lawmakers in tackling this issue despite the inevitable corporate and political pressures to ignore it.

Hawaii lawmakers, should they pass this proposal this legislative session, are essentially pioneering the correction of a major public health problem for the entire country... and the world.

H. J. Roberts, M.D., FACP, FCCP is from West Palm Beach, Florida

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