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New Mexico Senate President Sides With World's Largest Neurotoxic Additive Maker, Ajinomoto

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posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 02:04 PM
Before I get down to business here, just in case those of you arn't familiar with the subject at hand, Ajinomoto is the world's largest aspartame maker (as well MSG).

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (味の素株式会社 ,Ajinomoto Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 2802), is a Japanese company that produces food seasonings, cooking oils, foods and pharmaceuticals. The literal translation of Aji no Moto is “Essence of Taste,” used as a trademark for the company’s monosodium glutamate (MSG). Ajinomoto currently (as of Feb 2009?) produces around 33% of the world’s MSG

Here is an excellent Thread on Ajinomoto/Monsanto/Searle if you were previously unaware of the connection

Now Aspartame:

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.(1) A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame
2) Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Doesn't sound good to me!

Aspartate and glutamate act as neurotransmitters in the brain by facilitating the transmission of information from neuron to neuron. Too much aspartate or glutamate in the brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into the cells. This influx triggers excessive amounts of free radicals, which kill the cells. The neural cell damage that can be caused by excessive aspartate and glutamate is why they are referred to as "excitotoxins." They "excite" or stimulate the neural cells to death.

When I was pregnant I was told by every doctor I saw that it was imperitive I did not consume any aspartame, even more so than coffee or wine or sushi, etc.

The risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with certain chronic health problems from excitotoxins are great. Even the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), which usually understates problems and mimics the FDA party-line, recently stated in a review that:

"It is prudent to avoid the use of dietary supplements of L-glutamic acid by pregnant women, infants, and children. The existence of evidence of potential endocrine responses, i.e., elevated cortisol and prolactin, and differential responses between males and females, would also suggest a neuroendocrine link and that supplemental L-glutamic acid should be avoided by women of childbearing age and individuals with affective disorders."(4)

Other Links to explore the dangers of aspartame:

So, California is moving forward in trying to get Aspartame listed as a known carcinogen under Proposition 65. New Mexico was right behind them with the Senate Memorial 9 of Gerald Ortiz y Pino which was trying to get the FDA to take it off the market as a consumer protection measure.
Here is a link to the actual letter that was written to the FDA:

But New Mexican Senate President Tim Jennings killed the measure. Why?

Apparently he kept asking to see more medical information on the topic when he had already been exposed to copious amounts of it. Fine. Maybe he's a skeptic. But-
Perhaps this is the answer:

The world's largest Aspartame maker, Ajinomoto of Japan, hired slick and powerful lobbyists, who in 2005 and in 2006 knocked down and prevented both the Board of Pharmacy and the Environmental Improvement Board from considering getting rid of aspartame in medicines and food products, respectively.

Ajinomoto manipulated the Governor by hiring two of his good friends (one of these was Michael Stratton, who has subsequently been tied to the pay for play grand jury investigation that unfortunately caused Richardson to step down from being Obama's first choice for Commerce Secretary) as lobbyists to influence him to renege on his prior strong support for the EIB hearings

And apparently, Monsanto, back in the day when they were the aspartame head honcho, made sure their own former corporate lawyers ended up in the government: Clarence Thomas and John Ashcroft.

When will it stop!
Corruption is at every level in our government and what scares me most is the FDA. I'm not even the biggest fan of limited government!
But it saddens me deeply to know that these regulatory branches, that are supposed to be looking out for our health, cannot function without corruption. I want regulatory branches! I think if they operated as they should the world would be a better, healthier place. They never look out for the consumer, only the corporation, and do the exact opposite of what is promised. But they can't, and I'm not sure they will in my lifetime.

And the saddest thing is that even state governments, let alone our federal government, are not immune to their power.

posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 03:01 PM
I suspect that keeping these things out there for the uneducated populace to poison themselves with is all part of the overall plan to sicken us (and thereby make money) and ripening us for destruction when the Endgame is complete.

Well, we have the Internet (for now) to help us become educated. Let us hope we can hold onto it.


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