Artificial sweetener producers
Merisant was formed when a group of investors purchased the business from Monsanto in March, 2000. Merisant controls about one-fifth of the global aspartame market. Their stevia based sweetener PureVia was developed in partnership with PepsiCo. Acquired by Whole Earth Brands in 2020.
| Whole Earth Brands Inc
owns 100% of Merisant Company
One of the world's leading manufacturers of zero/low sugar and calorie sweeteners. Formed in 2020 after acquiring Merisant and Mafco from private equity firm MacAndrews & Forbes.
This company has products rated RED in the Centre for Food Safety's True Food Shopper's Guide (USA). Products on the RED list contain ingredients that come from the most common GE crops (corn, soy, canola, cotton). Companies with products on this list have confirmed that their products may have or are likely to be made with GE ingredients, or have not denied using GE foods when given the opportunity to do so.
Source: Center for Food Safety USA (2018)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: company website (2016)
|Whole Earth Brands Inc|
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Source: Non-GMO Project (2021)
|Address||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
Products / BrandsMerisant
Equal (aspartame) Sugar & Sweeteners
PureVia (stevia) Sugar & Sweeteners
Whole Earth (stevia) Sugar & Sweeteners