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Iceland, the UK supermarket, is to ban the artificial sweetener aspartame from its own brand products. The move is certain to disturb Monsanto, which has been selling the chemical through its subsidiary Nutrasweet for over 20 years
Americans, the biggest consumers of soft drinks in the world, drink 20 billion cans of diet fizzy drinks a year, most of which contain aspartame. But recently there has been growing disquiet, with fears that the compound could be linked to multiple sclerosis and brain tumours.
In an article posted on the internet, Betty Martini, the founder of the Atlantan direct action group Mission Possible, relays a paper she gave at a Multiple …