From: "Stephen Fox" <email@example.com>
Subject: Fw: Please immediately telephone 505 827-3000 to leave a message
for Eric Witt,
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006
Governor Richardson may have decided to postpone
vital consumer protection legislation till 2007 because the bill to ban
aspartame, New Mexico Senate Bill 250, could "take
too much time" in this legislative session, the agenda of which he
controls. This is not what New Mexico residents elected him to be Governor
for, and this is not consistent with his intentions to make this the Year
of the Child in our state.
We need your help urgently, to convince Governor Richardson
that he must move ahead with banning aspartame, a state wide challenge of
the industry's legal theory of preemption by aspartame's approval by the
Please immediately telephone 505 827-3000
to leave a message for Eric Witt, Director of Legislative
Affairs and to David Contarino, Chief of Staff, to leave
an urgent message for Governor Richardson. This same message has been sent
to the Democratic Governors of the United States, and a similar one will
be sent to many of the Attorneys General, within the next few hours.
Follow this call up with a Fax:
The 600,000 members of the Organic Consumers Association are
sending faxes to the Governor, and so should you: Fax your letter
to (505) 476-2226. to the Attention of Eric Witt and David Contarino.
The faxes should be along these lines, with a request Governor
Richardson advise Governor of your state on the implementation of this same
effort in your state:
"Please make time for the aspartame bill in this session
because this is the most important bill to come to this legislature and
the most important consumer protection bill in American history, since the
Pure Food Act of 1906, and that to make New Mexico wait till 2007 to get
rid of this neurotoxinis a terrible mistake! To not do so is going to appear
to the American public that the world's largest aspartame manufacturer,
the Japanese corporation, Ajinomoto, has been able to
influence the gubernatorial prerogative by employing Butch Maki as their
This is quite urgent. Please do this as soon as possible,
and by all means, consider this for your state! Senate Bill 250 is posted
on the New Mexico Legislature website. It is easily adaptable for any other
The following was sent to Amanda Cooper, Campaign Manager for New Mexico
Governor William Blaine Richardson III. The battle to free New Mexico
from this incontrovertible neuroexcitotoxic carcinogen, the artificial
sweetener aspartame, faces a phalanx of toxic corporate lobbyists. These
corporations include Japanese Manufacturer Ajinomoto, the world's largest
producer of aspartame and monosodium glutamate, plus numerous American
corporations which add this poison to 6000 food products and over 600
children's medications and vitamins, knowing full well aspartame is
metabolized as methanol which converts to formaldehyde. These companies
have subverted the state regulatory capacities which were vested in the
Environmental Improvement Board and have regrettably bought their way into
influence in Governor Richardson's office.
Fortunately for New Mexico they have been unable to buy the Legislature.
This week, the New Mexico Senate committee's committee determined that
Senate Bill 654 was "germane" and could be considered by the Senate
without the gubernatorial Executive Message. This demonstrates
considerable integrity and recognition of the medical necessity of not
waiting until 2007 to prohibit this poison. The bill's future will be
decided this afternoon, Friday, in the Senate Public Affairs Committee.
For more information read Senate Bill 654 on the New Mexico Legislature
web site and the bill sponsor is the Honorable Gerald Ortiz y Pino. He
can be reached at 505 986 - 4300. Governor Richardson is at 505 827 3000.
Senate President Pro Tem, the Honorable Ben Altamirano is at 505 986 4733.
H. J. Roberts, M.D. can be reached at HJrobertsmd@aol.com Stephen Fox,
author of the legislation, is at stephen@santafefineart.
Re: Will Governor Richardson keep Aspartame's Ten Grand?
As you are Campaign Manager for Governor Bill Richardson you're sensitive
to the powerful forces pressuring him to capitulate to the aspartame
industry. Their fight is to kill New Mexico's threat to their poison, so
Altria Corporate Services (Kraft/Philip Morris /Parent of General Foods)
contributed $10,000 to your campaign and hired the Governor's good friend,
Walter "Butch" Maki as their lobbyist.
They're trying to buy protection. If they're successful they'll go on
poisoning your people and filling your hospitals. If Bill ignores this
bribe he'll draw an ineradicable line in history as a man of unassailable
principle, truly committed to his constituents welfare. When they gave
you the ten thousand they handed the Governor a priceless opportunity to
show integrity and compassion for his constituents:
Select ten grievously afflicted victims of aspartame disease and give the
funds to them. The thunderclap will resound nationwide, worldwide: New
Mexico's Governor ISN'T FOR SALE!
This will have a political downside. Aspartame advocates including Coke,
Pepsi, Ajinomoto, General Foods, Calorie Control Council, the NM Soft
Drink Association etc. will line up with open checkbooks, that's how they
do business. Many FDA officials galore got cush jobs in the aspartame
business, including three Commissioners. What works in DC should work in
Santa Fe, right? Tell the world it's Wrong!
Bob Geller, my brother, is a 16-year Marine Green Beret combat veteran,
holder of Purple Hearts and scars; but it was aspartame that nearly killed
him. I got a call that he was dying in a Portland OR Veteran's hospital.
He had many fatal aspartame symptoms, but was so addicted he couldn't kick
it, no matter how I pleaded. I asked Dr. James Bowen, an aspartame/Lou
Gehrigs victim himself, to deal with the hospital. He found my brother in
ICU drinking a Diet Coke. If he didn't give the hospital a hard time my
brother would be dead. So I flew to Portland and gave the VA stacks of
medical evidence. A doctor told me: "If this information hadn't been
kept from us a lot of our patients would be alive, not buried."
There are multitudes of such cases, victims with many of the 92 symptoms
of aspartame disease once listed by the FDA from 10,000+ consumer
complaints. I have file cabinets full of them. A just completed 3-year
study by a famous Italian cancer institute on 1,800 rats concluded with
the summary "Aspartame is a multiple potential carcinogen." Don't feed it
to New Mexicans. Outlaw it!
Please, Amanda, ask Governor Richardson to either return the $10,000
contribution by Altria Corporate Services (a merger of Kraft and Philip
Morris), or better yet, make his own donation of the same $10,000 to ten
of the worst aspartame poisoning victims in the United States.
All information posted on this web site is
the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.