By Betty Martini
March 1998, Atlanta
This is a review of the conference held here in Atlanta Sunday through Wednesday
on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Robert Cohen, author of MILK:THE DEADLY POISON had an exhibit booth, and Eva
Jones (Mission Possible) and myself were with him. There were doctors and
scientists from 91 countries of the world, and global press.
H. J. Roberts, M.D. provided a paper on Neglected Widespread Emerging Disease
including Aspartame Disease (new medical text he is publishing soon is called
ASPARTAME DISEASE; THE IGNORED EPIDEMIC), and I wrote a paper entitled
“Unexplained Emerging Epidemics: Worldwide Plague of Aspartame Disease”.
We also provided a great deal of information on aspartame including the FDA
report of 92 symptoms, a warning flyer, Dr. Roberts letter to the FDA Docket
Management on not approving Neotame and Robert’s flyer on his book. We all
spoke with officials from all over the world and the press.
Dr. Shalala and Surgeon General Satcher spoke. I told Dr. Shalala she looked a
lot better without her milk mustache, and hoped she would come by the NotMilk
exhibit booth. I personally handed aspartame packets to Dr. Shalala and Dr.
Satcher, along with information on Robert’s book. They can never say they did
While there were many attending from CDC, my paper exposed the fact CDC did an
investigation on aspartame and then Frederick Trowbridge added an executive
summary to the report which conflicted with this damming investigation. The
paper mentioned this investigation is not listed in the CDC documents on
Internet but is now on the DORway web site (http://www.dorway.com/cdctext.txt).
I mentioned aspartame might not be on the market today if the summary had
reflected what the report really had shown like symptoms of aggressive behavior,
disorientation, hyper activity, extreme numbness, excitability, memory loss,
loss of depth perception, liver impairment, cardiac arrest, seizures, suicidal
tendencies, severe mood swings and death. Trowbridge used the terms “are
generally of a mild nature”. I really don’t understand mild death, mild cardiac
arrest, etc. Also mentioned was the fact that this investigation is not listed
in the CDC documents on Internet but is now on the DORway web site and gave the
Press packets were given to the press, and I personally put the information into
the hands of the World Health Organization and many public health departments,
Department of Defense, FDA, scientists, etc.
These people can NEVER say they didn’t know.
I ended my paper on the bovine growth hormone and quoted John Robbins from his
book DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA “PCB’s were first introduced by Monsanto, a company
whose motto, ‘Without Chemicals, Life Itself Would Be Impossible’ seems
ludicrous in view of what PCB’s are doing to human fertility. It wasn’t long
after Monsanto began producing PCB’s that it was apparent the chemicals posed
major problems for human beings. Three years after production began, the faces
and bodies of 23 out of 24 workers in the Monsanto plant had become disfigured.
But that didn’t stop Monsanto. More than 750,000 tons of these deadly poisons
have been produced. They can be found today in every American river, the snow
of the Arctic and Antarctic and probably in the tissues of every single fish in
the waters of the planet.” Erwin Chargaff, Father of modern molecular biology
said: “The technology of genetic engineering poses a greater threat to the world
than the advent of nuclear technology. Genetic engineering and biotechnology
are a molecular Auschwitz.”
We also filled two billboards the first day with information on BGH and
aspartame. Tables held hand-outs on the subjects. They were also put in the
Some comments from officials are of interest:
1. A lady said “my husband worked in research and knew the effect aspartame has
on the fetal brain, so when we started manufacturing a product we were sure to
never use it.”
2. “I’m a scientist who formerly worked in pharmaceutical research, and I know
that when they don’t get the results they want they simply ignore the results
they don’t want to report.”
3. “I work for CDC and appreciate all you’ll are doing. In Government there is
a lot we can’t do but on our own time we can educate people with facts. Let me
have all your papers on BGH and aspartame and I’ll see that they are networked.”
4. “I work with researchers – give me everything you have and I’ll put it in
the researcher’s mailboxes.”
And on and on… The milk issue/bgh and aspartame were fully exposed to the
conference of some of the most influential people of the world. I pray that
those who can make a difference who received documentation will cause a change.
Responsible medicine demands truth and not cover-up. Millions of lives are at
stake when a deadly poison is marketed for human consumption. I’m very grateful
to Robert Cohen for his invitation to attend this conference. His knowledge is
impressive and he is certainly an erudite speaker. He did two TV interviews and
several radio interviews while in Atlanta. He is quite the scholar and
certainly educating the world.
Bob sold his book “MILK: THE DEADLY POISON”, as well as Dr. Virgil Hulse’s book
“MAD COW DISEASE, MILKGATE AND PRIONS”, and we explained to people Dr. Hulse was
the consultant to the Oprah Winfrey trail.
Robert, Eva and myself came away from the conference feeling that we had gotten
a great deal of education to people of the world that normally are hard to get
to. I met several people sick on aspartame who didn’t know why they were ill,
so I came way feeling a lot of lives had been saved.