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NutraSweet Originally Ant Poison?

Was the popular artificial sweetener aspartame originally developed as an ant poison? No. Aspartame, also known as NutraSweet, WAS an accidental discovery, but was not initially intended as an ant poison. It was first synthesized during research into an anti-ulcer drug. http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/antpoison.asp

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