WHEN THE Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame for use in soft drinks on Friday, the rules of the game changed. Instead of the soft drink industry welcoming the low-calorie sweetener, it may not be anxious to use it. In fact, according to Dr. Howard Roberts, of the National Soft Drink Association, "there is a possibility that we would formally object" to its approval.
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