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Patent Confirms That Aspartame is the Excrement of GM Bacteria

By Michael Ravensthorpe

In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled "World's top sweetener is made with GM bacteria," which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States - and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the earliest disclosures on aspartame in a mainstream newspaper, received little attention after its publication - possibly because its implications were underestimated at the time - and it has long been forgotten.

Since 1999, the world has become a little more attentive to Monsanto and aspartame, but ignorance still abounds about the latter's genesis. While more and more people are starting to awaken to aspartame's destructive effects on our health, do they know how it is actually made? Fortunately, a 1981 patent for aspartame production, once confined to the drawers of patent offices, is now available online for everyone to see - and it confirms everything that Monsanto was happy to tell us in 1999 before their meteoric growth necessitated greater prudence.

The production process

The patent, which is entitled Process for producing aspartame and is credited to Bahl, Rose, and White, summarizes the process as follows:

"The artificial sweetener aspartame, a dipeptide with the formula Asp-Phe-me, is produced using a cloned micrcorganism [sic]. A DNA which codes for a large stable peptide comprised of the repeating amino acid sequence (Asp-Phe)n is inserted into a cloning vehicle which in turn is introduced into a suitable host microorganism. The host microorganism is cultured and the large peptide containing the repeating Asp-Phe sequence is harvested therefrom. The free carboxyl group of the large peptide is benzylated and then hydrolysed to benzyl Asp-Phe dipeptides. This dipeptide is methylated and then debenzylated to form aspartame."

This scientific jargon obfuscates (perhaps deliberately) a truly disturbing process:

1.) 'Cloned microorganisms' (which the patent later reveals to be genetically modified E. coli) are cultivated in tanks whose environments are tailored to help them thrive.

2.) The well-fed E. coli cultures defecate the proteins that contain the aspartic acid-phenylalanine amino acid segment needed to make aspartame.

3.) The proteins containing the Asp-Phe segments are 'harvested' (i.e. lab assistants collect the bacteria's feces).

4.) The feces are then treated. This includes a process of methylation (adding an excess of the toxic alcohol, methanol, to the protected dipeptide).

While common sense dictates that this abomination doesn't belong anywhere near our bodies, the patent's authors made no secret about their belief that aspartame constitutes a safe and nutritious sweetener:

"Aspartame is not only sweeter than sucrose, but is preferable as a food to sucrose. While sucrose can provide the body with little more than energy, aspartame is composed of amino acids, the building blocks of body proteins, and like other proteins is broken down by the digestive enzymes in the stomach to its constituent amino acids thus providing nutritive value. [...] For these reasons, aspartame holds significant promise in replacing sugar as a sweetener."

So there we have it: An official document that not only reveals the shocking truth behind aspartame production, but also freely admits that it was intended for mass consumption as a sucrose substitute. Therefore, the next time someone claims that your reservations about this sweetener are unfounded, direct them to this patent - the truth behind aspartame is now in plain view.

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About the author:
Michael Ravensthorpe is an independent writer whose research interests include nutrition, alternative medicine, and bushcraft. He is the creator of the website, Spiritfoods, through which he promotes the world's healthiest foods.

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Aspartame Is A Main Destroyer Of Human Fertility

By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum

Aspartame is an endocrine disrupting agent, it stimulates Prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility.  Dr. H. J. Roberts describes this in detail in "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic"  - www.amazon.com

I have discussed this for years because so many women who wanted children have gone through life never realizing that aspartame destroyed their ability to get pregnant

Dangers of Aspartame - Male Sexual Dysfunction?

Dr James Bowen, MD states: "Aspartame damages the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus produces gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GRH). The GRH goes down the stalk between the hypothalamus and pituitary and causes the pituitary then to produce gonadotropins. The ganglia goes to the testicles and causes them to produce testosterone. When you're causing hypothalmic destruction with neuroexcitotoxins like NutraSweet you're suppressing the formation of male hormone without which there is no sexual drive or pleasure for either. In original studies aspartame triggered atrophied testes and testicular tumors." (Source: James Bowen, MD, 'Male Sexual Dysfunction Triggered By Aspartame')

Dr. James Bowen's article, "Aspartame Murders Infants" really explains the whole issue of fertility:  http://www.rense.com/general/asp.htm

FDA has received  complaints for more than 30  years.   Our blind and deaf FDA ignores all complaints and finally confesses in 2009 they are broken describing the corruption

This article on infertility came out today by Mike Adams, an excellent technical writer.   He talks about chemicals in food and wiping out humanity.

In this article by Dr. James Bowen on "Aspartame and Sperm Damages"  he quotes:  " The human race survives only thru it’s genes. Destroy the genes and our race dies? For 20 years scientists have watched sperm counts drop but now “up to 85% of sperm produced by healthy males is DNA-damaged”, said John Aiken, head of biological sciences at Australia’s University of Newcastle."  This is a very in-depth article and explains so much.

Remember that the Trocho Study by Dr. M. Alemany showed that the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA.  When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity as many of these articles discuss.  

Dr. Bowen who has Lou Gehrigs from aspartame is not only a physician but also a biochemist.  Unfortunately he used aspartame before he saw the formula but told me if he had he would never have touched the poison.    He said aspartame destroyed his health, his practice and his life.  He said he was imprisoned because he wouldn't stop warning the public and you would find no charges because there was no crime.  He got himself out of prison.  His entire letter to the FDA years ago telling them aspartame is mass poisoning is included in full in this article on aspartame being known as a poison worldwide.  The FDA visited Dr. Bowen after the letter very upset because he wrote and was reluctant  to receiving 29 more cases of aspartame disease.  Shows you the lack of concern for the public by the FDA who knew aspartame is a poison and tried to have the manufacturer indicted for fraud.  Unfortunately both US prosecutors, Sam SKinner and William Conlon, went to work for the defense team rather than do their job.  The statute of limitations expired.

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