I find all of this surprising. It is sold in Texas in some grocery
stores, for instance, the Kroger food chain.
I am wondering if perhaps the sugar industry, or even Monsanto, etc,
may be behind these suspicions/test results, to keep their artificial
sweeteners, processed sugars, etc without its competition.
I wonder if there is also a problem with agave nectar?
--- In email@example.com, Rich Morris <mailinglists@...> wrote:
> Bethany Key wrote:
> > what's wrong with stevia- I've only heard good things about it.
> > being posioned?
> I'm not an expert on the plant but in order to get some balance I
> bit of research on its critics. from an old post by me at
> It should be noted that there are possible side effects associated
> Stevia. Futhermore it is banned for sale as a food or food
> the UK, EU. In the US it can only be sold as a dietary supliment
> as a sweatner. See for example
> Food Standards Agency
> Center for Science in the public interest.
> To give the other side of the argument there are many site
> use which are critical on existing studies www.stevia.net
> Plants for a Future: 7000 useful plants
> Web: http://www.pfaf.org/
> Post: 1 Lerryn View, Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0QJ
> Tel: 01208 872 963
> Email: webweaver@...
> PFAF electronic mailing list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pfaf