Splenda Manufacturer Strikes Back

With so much money at stake, I didn't expect McNeil Nutritionals, the marketers of Splenda, would take those lawsuits I posted here last week lying down.

McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal district court in Delaware alleging the Sugar Association and other groups are waging a "malicious smear campaign" against their product in an attempt to boost sugar sales. According to McNeil's president, Colin Watts, these lawsuits are merely creating "a fear factor around Splenda, which is just totally inappropriate."

Interestingly enough, Splenda's manufacturer, Tate & Lyle PLC, was not named in the Sugar Association lawsuit because the primary concern was with marketing practices that claim Splenda is "made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar."

The McNeil lawsuit also claims special interest groups are working toward convincing consumers that Splenda is "unhealthy or unsafe."

Isn't that the truth! Even special interest groups, and strange bedfellows, like the National Sugar Association and the Center for Science in the Public Interest. These organizations that have sparred in the past have temporarily "buried the hatchet," recently holding a joint press conference to explain their like concerns over the deceptive marketing of Splenda.

Rather than listing its toxic effects once again, perhaps the most revealing and powerful way for you to learn the dangerous truth about Splenda is to read someone's personal experience with it.

Nearly every month, we receive a report from someone who has had an adverse reaction to Splenda. You can read many of these reports posted in a special area on my site. The fact is, many people are uneducated about the negative effects this product can have on their health and bodies and find out only after they experience a negative reaction.

Seeing and reading it with your own eyes speaks volumes.

Yahoo News February 8, 2005

New York Times February 15, 2005

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