New artificial sweetener approved by FDA for use in foods

May 22, 2014 1:33 AM

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Advantame has been approved as a food additive that is 20,000 times sweeter than sugar.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new artificial sweetener on Wednesday that will join the ranks of other sugar substitutes. The sweetener is called advantame, though once it is branded it will likely be known more popularly by a different name.

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