If artificial sweeteners have an image problem, then General Mills’ move to replace one artificial sweetener (aspartame) with another (sucralose) in its Yoplait Light yogurts might seem like an odd move.
Research led by the controversial Italian scientist, Dr Morando Soffriti, linking the artificial sweeteners sucralose and aspartame to cancer, was presented today at the Children with Cancer science conference in London; a move industry is damning “irresponsible”.
As the decision on patent infringement allegations in the US is
pushed back by three months, UK sucralose supplier Tate & Lyle
confirms its confidence in the outcome of the case, while Chinese
sucralose competitors affirm their...
Last week marked the start of a long awaited court case between
sweetener firms McNeil Nutritionals and Merisant, after which a
jury is expected to decide if consumers are being misled by the
marketing strategy for popular sweetener...
An epidemiological study in Italy concluded that there is no
indication of an association between sweetener consumption and
cancer risk - findings that lend some support to EFSA's conclusions
on the safety of aspartame.