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In the 1960s, the sweetener industry changed, but not for the better.
The only artificial sweetener at that time, saccharin, was sacrificed to make room for a new, more profitable sweetener, NutraSweet/Equal® made from aspartame.
In 1902, Monsanto Chemical Company launched its reputation by manufacturing saccharin, the company’s very first product. From 1903 through 1905, their entire saccharin output was shipped to the exploding, new soft drink company in Georgia, The Coca-Cola Company®.
According to Monsanto’s company history, the U.S. government filed suit in 1917 over the safety of saccharin at Monsanto’s request. Monsanto used the suit as a test case for saccharin’s safety, and the suit was dismissed in 1925.
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