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(4/17/07) European Ramazzini Foundation (ERF) confirms the carcinogenicity of aspartame with a second study. The results of this study will be presented April 23, 2007 at the Mount Sinai Medical School of New York, where ERF Scientific Director Morando Soffritti will receive the third Irving J. Selikoff Award.
As soon as carcinogenic effects were perceived during this first study, the ERF began a second long term experiment, administering aspartame at low doses in feed to rats beginning during fetal life. [More Info]

(2/12/07) Stephen Fox Reports: NEW MEXICO SENATE BILL 498, to ban Aspartame, the artificial sweetener, was killed on Sunday February 11, about 9:30 PM, by the Senate Public Affairs Committee, voting the way the 11 corporate lobbyists hammered them to do so, by a vote of 6-2. The House Consumer committee killed the House equivalent two days later 4-2.
 
The motion to kill, or "table," was made by Senator Dr. Steve Komadina, OB- GYN, the only physician in the New Mexico Legislature, who, curiously enough, strongly recommends to his pregnant patients, that they never ever use Aspartame, for fear for the obvious harm the formaldehyde and methanol it metabolizes into, will do to the unborn fetus.
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The House Bill for New Mexico to Ban Aspartame was Turned In

(1/07) The bill is to ban the sale of Aspartame/Equal/Nutrasweet in New Mexico. This
is a neurotoxic artificial sweetener that metabolizes as methanol, then
formaldehyde, and even one more brain tumor causing agent, diketopiperazine.
Aspartame's approval was forced through the FDA in 1981 by then CEO of patent
holder, G.D. Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, for vast personal
gain, despite the FDA having turned down the approval for 15 prior years.

This broad base of support in the New Mexico House of Representatives proves that there is deep concern among legislators about the failures of the USA/FDA to recognize the harm done by Aspartame to rescind FDA approval; therefore, the legislators are choosing to act at the state level in order toprotect the health of all New Mexicans from further damage caused by thisneurotoxic carcinogen, presently found in 6000 USA food products (diet sodas,sugarless gum, low fat yogurt, Equal (table sweetener)), as well as more than500 medications, including children's vitamins and aspirin.
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Blaylock's New Audio CD!

(10/06)
Dr. Blaylock, a renowned neurosurgeon and author, provides further detail and clarity of the connection between aspartame consumption and a number of health disorders that have become so prevalent, they are an expectation as a form of aging.

These disorders should not be an expectation at all. In addition to recalling the ridiculous process by which aspartame was passed through the FDA, Dr. Blaylock suggests practical treatment for damage resulting in aspartame consumption.


None of these modern day designer diseases belong in any person's future. Learn why by playing this convenient source of information in your car or home stereo. Available now.
(9/06) Sweet Remedy Will Include Comprehensive Website:

With so much footage and research sourced for the ambitious follow up to "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World", Cori Brackett will set up a website devoted to the continuing battle for decentralized, grassroots control over food and health.

Currently studying for her PhD in Natural Health through Clayton College, Cori will be pursuing issues of food safety, corporate accountability and individual empowerment.

"Sweet Remedy: The World Reacts to an Adulterated Food Supply"
Will be released in September, 2006
Cori waits patiently for traffic to pass as she stands before a Health Food Store recently raided at gunpoint by the FDA.
8/1/06Dr. Blaylock's New Video
Now Available

Maverick Neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock, presents this provocotive lecture designed to make us all smarter(literally). The author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste the Kills" and "Health and Nutrition Secrets to Save Your Life", Dr. Blaylock explodes our concepts of nutrition and the foods that effect the brain.

Dr. Blaylock has a long history of helping people take charge of their own health and lives, making his work an indispensible part of your collection at home.
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4/12/06 NCI Announcement : We now learned that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) used a previous diet survey (featured on 4/5/06) in an attempt to distract the public from any concerns renewed by last year's Ramazzini study linking aspartame to cancer. This behavior becomes evident when looking at the actual diet questionnaire used to survey the half a million members of the AARP during the 90's.

You might recognize this technique as it compares to the diketopiperazine (DKP, a tumor agent) tests performed by Searle and presented to the FDA for the passage of aspartame. DKP is one of the break-down products of aspartame. Searle-funded researchers would let the DKP permeate the rat food in both the control group and the experimental group, then report that there's no correlation of cancer between each group. FDA scientists noticed an unusually high rate of cancer in both groups and prevented passage of aspartame because of these and other carcinogenic properties.

The NCI performs a similar card trick by ignoring the fact that aspartame is present throughout 6000 different products in the U.S. food supply. Although there are a couple questions to identify users of aspartame with coffee and drinkers of diet soda, the actual diet questionnaire does nothing to separate aspartame users from non aspartame users.

The NCI had to know that their public assessment of this survey would be quickly dismissed, so why did they elect to occupy such a short-lived position? Could they have reached a point were credibility is no longer an important goal, or do they assume that various nonprofit front-groups would invest in enough advertising money to distract the public from what appears to be a fraud.

Europe's largest aspartame distributor has announced its withdrawal only a few days before the NCI anouncement.

This move by the NCI could mark one of a few remaining desperate power plays for an industry in its last throws.

4/5/06 Quick! Do a Study!: In the face of the damning in-lab Italian study of 1800 rats last year demonstrating once again the carcinogenic properties of aspartame, the Feds (National Cancer Institute) were compelled to do a survey of 340,045 men and 226,945 women, ages 50 to 69. Although in over 6,000 products, they somehow catagorized users by level of recalled consumption of most obvious aspartame laced products (ie. Diet Sodas and Equal). Assuming clear recollection and an untainted nongum-chewing control group, NCI Researcher Unhee Lim, PHD, states there was no link found to aspartame consumption for the types of cancers found in the Italian study. Despite the fanfair from the industry-funded nonprofits, Unhee Lim states later that she is not ready to make any public health recommendations about aspartame consumption at this time. Smart woman. Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet immediately takes issue with the way the study was reported and relinquishes us from the task of referring to what is omitted from the AP article. That is the 70 independently funded studies that find something wrong with aspartame.

"It goes a fair way toward allaying concerns about aspartame," said Michael Jacobson, head of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Was the protocal of this study designed to reassure the public?

3/18/06 Images From France: Corinne Gouget, a tireless activist for food safety in France, offers a unique perspective with her illustrations. She has currently published a highly sought after book of toxic food additives for Europe entitled, "Additifs Alimentaires". Currently in the process of translating "Sweet Misery" into French, Corinne has provided many presentations concerning the dangers of aspartame and other toxic substances. We received a copy of her book and were surprised by what seems like a completely new set of names for additives not found in U.S., but just as deadly. Fortunately, Corinne has not lost her sense of humor. Check out her cartoons!
2/12/06 Sunday edition of the New York Times features in the business section the Ramazzini study in an article by Melanie Warner. This mainstream article is significant in the fact that yes, it does feature quotes from the overtly biased Calorie Control Counsel, but it also brings attention to those who doubt the validity of industry-funded studies. It also includes frank discussions of phenylalanine levels by Dr. Walton (featured in Sweet Misery) and Dr. William M. Pardridge who confirms the blood levels of phenylalanine are high enough in aspartame users to be a safety concern.

Dr. Morando Soffritti who led tests of aspartame on 1,900 rats,
Ultimately, Melanie Warner and the New York Times should be thanked for the most balanced mainstream coverage to date. It's important to note at this stage that the FDA and the European Commission are still reassuring people that there is no need to avoid aspartame. Flashback: "There's no SV40 contamination in those polio vaccines..."
2/6/06 Cori speaks at New Mexico press conference: Stephen Fox, a citizen and activist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, enlisted doctors, citizens, politicians and regulators to create some of the most rigorous dialogue over aspartame in the past 20 years. New Mexico Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino introduces a bill for this legislative session to call for a ban on aspartame in the state of New Mexico. Cori Brackett was invited to speak with others close to the isssue. Click Here for her speech.

New Cut of Sweet Misery now available!

As of 1/31/06, Amazon, Netflix, Borders, select Hollywood Video stores, health-food stores, and many other outlets are offering this new cut for sale or rental! This requires more time than they had anticipated, so the new cut and "official" release date of "Sweet Misery" has been pushed back to January 24th.

The new cut of "Sweet Misery" includes additional B-Roll footage and one additional interview for an extended length of 95 minutes. Despite the additional footage, the re-edit uses technics designed to move the story forward at a faster pace. The audio has been remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Pictured to the right is the new box design identifying the new cut. Be sure to request that a copy be available at your local video store.
Cori Writes of Mind Control:
Namaste Magazine, one of our first distributors of "Sweet Misery", featured material to help promote this film and its follow-up, "Sweet Remedy". This article presented an opportunity to expand upon the role and mechanisms of propaganda through the use of controlled media and psychotropic drugs/food additives. With articles like "Dear America, I Need You to Wake Up" by Vagina Monolog Author Eve Ensler and a daughter of Iraq's "Letter to the British People", a bewildered population is showing signs of serious attention to recent state acts of murder, treason and fraud. Can the opportunity for such an ambitious, executive power grab come from a carefully managed sense of reality? Cori suggests this opportunity is derived from a two-fold attack- drugs that dull the senses and the specific, thorough propaganda techniques that Dr. Joseph Mercola recently reported.

Sweeter Than Saccharine

Documentary That Challenges Aspartame Industry Finds A Sweet Deal

LOS ANGELES – The documentary film “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World", a cult hit amongst anti-aspartame advocates, will receive distribution through Cinema Libre Studio.  The documentary challenges industry-led claims of aspartame's safety.  Cinema Libre Studio, known for producing and distributing films that challenge the status quo, has penned a deal with Sound and Fury Productions, for home entertainment rights. Title will street December 6th. <more>

THROUGH THE SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE (9/15/05)

What prompted Cori Brackett to make "Sweet Misery"? Readers of this new book get a more detailed insight into how Cori Brackett connected aspartame to her illness and how it affected her.

An award-winning, published poet with an MFA in Creative Writing, Cori tells this story in "Through the Shadows", an illustrated booklet accompanied by a spoken-word audio CD recording.

To experience "Through the Shadows", readers are asked to become simultaneous listeners to find the place from which the sound of words and their overall imagery become integrated .

Cori explains her choice: "Memoirs and poetry offer a departure from the often dry, journalistic approach to very difficult subjects. Sometimes, subjects lose their humanity without the use of a different format. I choose this combined format of spoken word audio, visual text, and pictures to help reveal 'deeper truths'."<continued>

(9/11/05): SWEET MISERY TO RUN IN NORTH OF NOWHERE EXPO: In Edmonton Canada, a Multidisciplinary Festival of Independent Media & Underground Art will be screening films like "Sweet Misery", "Uncovered", "Weapons of Mass Deception", "OutFoxed" and many more. At the North of Nowhere Expo, "Sweet Misery" will screen September 21st at the Stanley A. Milner Library. North of Nowhere Expo is a non-profit activist-arts festival which is committed to fostering the awareness of the arts as tools for positive social change.
(9/7/05): NEW MEXICO CONSIDERS A BAN ON ASPARTAME!: New Mexico citizen Stephen Fox introduced the proposal to New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Board. He has the help of doctors, state legislators, activists and patients in getting the Environmental Improvement Board to consider its authority to ban state-wide a substance once approved by the FDA. See the article and be sure and send an email to thank Diana Heil for her coverage in the "Free New Mexican".

This activity helps draw out and enable our identification of organizations willing to sacrifice public health for a buck. In this case Smith's Foods spokesman states this proposal is being closely watched. Spokesman Marsha Gilford is quoted: "It would be a significant reduction of products in our stores". Smith's time could be better spent demanding to have safer products in their stores.

(8/26/05): Dismissing Brain Tumors: The "rumors" of aspartame causing brain tumors were initially based on the idea that during the tests required for FDA approval in the 70's, tumors were literally being cut out of the rats being studied. This was confirmed in the Bressler Report and by later testimony of senior FDA toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross. WebMD, showing some contrition for its previous article, "Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?", ate a morsel of crow July 28th of this year in its own report of the Italian study linking lymphoma and leukemia to aspartame consumption in rats (see below) . Assuming an interest in fairness, Web MD pits the study against a statement by the infamous Calorie Control Council, which states the Soffritti study findings "are not consistent with the extensive scientific research and regulatory reviews done on aspartame." Again, the CCC ignores the independent reviews and studies finding problems with aspartame. Here's where things get really weird:

Web MD enlists blood-cancer specialist Martin R. Weihrauch to deny in the article any link between aspartame and brain cancer. In it he states "It's true that reports linking brain and breast cancer to aspartame had little merit." Then, Web MD finishes with a list of additional findings in the study and gives us this final sentence to their article:

"A few brain tumors were seen in rats fed aspartame, while those who did not get the sweetener did not get brain tumors. But this finding, too, could have been due to chance."

Are you willing to take that chance?

(8/24/05): A new Italian Study reaffirming the carcinogenic affects of aspartame has caught the attention of The Ecologist. one of the world's most respected environmental affairs magazine. It's a comprehensive, informative feature story to appear in the September 2005 edition. Here's an excerpt.
(8/23/05): Combining diet sodas, aspartame sweetener packs, diet chewing gum or any other small combo of the 6,000 different products containing aspartame one can reach the level of a "large consumer", which is measured as 50mg/kg of aspartame per day. Although we don't believe there is any "safe" level of aspartame consumption, board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Blaylock reveals what happens to a pregnant mother and her baby, assuming the mother consumes this amount. See the Clip.
(8/19/05):

"Sweet Remedy: The World Reacts" is a documentary of personal, legal and political struggles in the face of an adulterated food supply. In "Sweet Misery", Cori Brackett surmises, " the institutions designed to protect our food supply have failed us."

What's next? "Sweet Remedy" is a candid look at people across the country working to improve our food supply and to heal and detoxify those already poisoned.

While aspartame was the centerpiece case study in "Sweet Misery", inadequate food safety requirements give birth to numerous problems. We identify these dangers and examine the disparity between what authorities might present as "truth" and what evidence otherwise suggests.

Includes Dr. Russell Blaylock, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Jim Turner, ESQ, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Candace Pert, Noam Chomsky, Sheldon Rampart, Jeffrey Smith, Jack Samuels, Dr. Janet Starr Hull, Mary Nash Stoddard, Spice Williams Crosby, Bob Wall, Larry Hagman, David Getoff, Howard Glasser, Sally Fallon, Robert Scott Bell, Arthur Evangelista, Betty Martini, and many more.

Currently in post production. Check back for a release date.

SWEET REMEDY UPDATE (4/29/05)

Our third trip on behalf of the sequel included an interview with Mary Nash Stoddard, Founder and President of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Dr. Candace Pert, Pharmacologist and author of "Molecules of Emotion". Mary Nash Stoddard will provide us insight into the events that directly followed FDA Director Dr. Arthur Hull Haye's passage of aspartame for use in Soft Drinks in 1983, despite FDA scientists concern for potential brain tumors. Both Mary Nash Stoddard and consumer attorney Jim Turner began the early uphill battle to warn the public of this dangerous new substance.

A specialist in chemical neuroanatomy, Dr. Candace Pert will provide us some insight into the potential of the mind as a powerful instrument for healing. Dr. Pert has a world-wide reputation as a pioneer in the field of neuropeptide and receptor pharmacology and actively recommends all to see "Sweet Misery".

Citizen Action in the U.K!

Kim and Peter Dixon held the evening at St Thomas More Church Hall to portray the dangers of a sweetener, called aspartame, through the film "Sweet Misery — A Poisoned World." Learn More

SWEET REMEDY: THE WORLD REACTS

The second trip on behalf of our sequel included crucial interviews with consumer attorney Jim Turner, Esq., and Professor Noam Chomsky.

On our return we were met with a very pleasant surprise. Dr. Joseph Mercola added an outstanding review of "Sweet Misery" along with an interview with Cori Brackett.

A pattern in peer-reviewed studies links aspartame to MS. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon, wrote in a recent article a connection that affirms Cori's suspicion.

Sound and Fury would like to welcome our distributor for Australia and New Zealand, Health Australasia LTD.

Sound and Fury would also like to welcome our newest U.S. distributor, Mercola .com. Visit them for the published interview. Cori describes her bouts with mainstream medicine and the complexities of making a movie like "Sweet Misery". They will debut our newest authored version of the DVD with Extras from Dr. Russell Blaylock and Dr. H.J. Roberts.

"As important if not more than Fahrenheit-911" Erskine Overnight

"A Definitive and Pioneering film" Carl Sims, Namaste

"It is the best collection of scientific and medical data, interviews with victims and medical specialists on the subject of aspartame I have ever seen."
-Duncan Roads, Nexus Magazine

"It was one of the best DVDs I have seen on health and I highly recommend and endorse this movie." Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com

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