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The NutraSweet Company
Private (subsidiary of Manus Bio)
PredecessorG. D. Searle & Company
Founded1985, as a division of Monsanto
HeadquartersAugusta, Georgia, USA
Key people
Ajikumar Parayil CEO
ParentMonsanto Edit this on Wikidata

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

The company states that neotame is used in more than 1,100 products and consumed by some 150 million people worldwide.[citation needed]

Aspartame was invented by chemists at G. D. Searle & Company in 1965.[1] Searle was bought by Monsanto in 1985.[2] In March 2000, Monsanto, which was then a subsidiary of the Pharmacia corporation, sold NutraSweet to the private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates.[1] In July 2018 Manus Bio Inc. bought the former NutraSweet plant in Augusta, Georgia with plans to reopen the plant and manufacture a zero-calorie natural sweetener.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b The NutraSweet Company. "Company Profile". Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  2. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (July 19, 1985). "Monsanto To Acquire G. D. Searle". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Cline, Damon (July 3, 2018). "Biotech company acquires NutraSweet plant, will create 50 jobs". The Augusta Chronicle.
  4. ^ Saunders, Jessica (July 6, 2018). "Biotech firm buys former sweetener plant in Richmond County, Ga". Atlanta Business Chronicle.