In September 2014, NutraSweet Company, producer of the artificial sweetener NutraSweet containing aspartame, announced plans to close its aspartame manufacturing business and focus on more profitable lines of sugar substitutes.
Controversy has surrounded the use of aspartame in food since its introduction in the 1980s.
It has been alleged that aspartame is responsible for causing headaches, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, even cancers.
So, what is aspartame and why is it used?
Go to the December 2014 issue of AUS-e-NEWS to find out!
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