FDA, 11 GROUPS DEFEND SAFETY OF NUTRASWEET

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Grocery Manufacturers of America here joined with the Food and Drug Administration and 10 other associations this week to dispute charges against NutraSweet raised by a longtime critic of the sugar substitute.The study, published this month by Dr. John Olney, professor of psychiatry and neuropathology at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, showed an increase in

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Grocery Manufacturers of America here joined with the Food and Drug Administration and 10 other associations this week to dispute charges against NutraSweet raised by a longtime critic of the sugar substitute.

The study, published this month by Dr. John Olney, professor of psychiatry and neuropathology at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, showed an increase in brain tumors from 1975 to 1992 but did not link the rise to aspartame, NutraSweet's mai

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