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Nutrasweet Brand
The NutraSweet Company makes and sells Nutrasweet, their trademarked brand name for the artificial sweetener aspartame, and Neotame. Aspartame was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company. Aspartame has gained regulatory approvals permitting its sale in more than 100 countries. Despite losing market share in recent years to sucralose,[1][2] the NutraSweet Company states that its product is used in more than 5,000 products and consumed by some 250 million people worldwide.[3] Robert B. Shapiro was Chairman and CEO of the Nutrasweet Company from 1982 to 1990. In March 2000, Monsanto, which was then a subsidiary of the Pharmacia corporation, sold NutraSweet to the private equity firm J.W. Childs