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The NutraSweet Company
TypePrivate (subsidiary of Manus Bio)
PredecessorG. D. Searle & Company
Founded1985, as a division of Monsanto
HeadquartersAugusta, Georgia, United States
Key people
Ajikumar Parayil CEO

The NutraSweet Company is an American nutrient company that produces and markets NutraSweet Neotame, their trademarked brand name for the high-intensity sweetener neotame.

In 2021, NutraSweet was placed 43rd by FoodTalks' list of Top 50 Global Sweetener Companies.[1]

Aspartame was invented by chemists at G. D. Searle & Company in 1965.[2] Searle was bought by Monsanto in 1985.[3] In March 2000, Monsanto, which was then a subsidiary of the Pharmacia corporation, sold NutraSweet to the private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates.[2] In July 2018 Manus Bio Inc. bought the former NutraSweet plant in Augusta, Georgia and reopened the plant to produce the next generation of natural ingredients.[4][5]


  1. ^ Huang, Lemon (2021-04-12). "2021年全球甜味剂企业50强". FoodTalks (in Chinese). Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  2. ^ a b The NutraSweet Company. "Company Profile". Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  3. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (July 19, 1985). "Monsanto To Acquire G. D. Searle". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Saunders, Jessica (July 6, 2018). "Biotech firm buys former sweetener plant in Richmond County, Ga". Atlanta Business Chronicle.
  5. ^ Cline, Damon (Nov 15, 2019). "Manus Bio celebrates plant opening". The Augusta Chronicle.