Aspartame: Soffritti responds.
As communicated in his letter, Abegaz represents Ajinomoto Corporate Services LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control . Ajinomoto, which holds 45% of the market share for worldwide aspartame aspartame: see sweetener, artificial.
Synthetic organic compound (a dipeptide) of phenylalanine and aspartic acid. It is 150–200 times as sweet as cane sugar and is used as a nonnutritive tabletop sweetener and in low-calorie production (Ajinomoto 2006), is well known for its aggressive and effective defense of its commercial interests. The action by Abegaz to reproduce portions of the opinion issued by the European Food Safety Authority The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), an agency of the European Union, began operating in 2002. Its permanent home is in Parma, Italy.
Its primary responsibility is to provide independent scientific advice on all matters concerning food safety. (2006) regarding the results of our long-term carcinogenesis car·ci·no·gen·e·sis
The production of cancer.
production of cancer.
viruses and some parasites are capable of initiating neoplasia. bioassay Bioassay
A method for the quantitation of the effects on a biological system by its exposure to a substance, as well as the quantitation of the concentration of a substance by some observable effect on a biological system. on aspartame (Soffritti et al. 2006) is clearly specious.
The author declares he has no competing financial interests.
European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences "B. Ramazzini" Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center
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