The FDA approved two versions of a new zero-calorie sweetener developed by the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo.
Cargill, which is marketing the sweetener Truvia from Coca-Cola, received notification from the FDA that it had no objection to the product, calling it “generally recognized as safe.”
PepsiCo said it also had received a similar letter and the same “generally recognized as safe” designation for its sweetener, PureVia.
Mercola is commenting on the approvals:
[…] what they have approved is the use of certain active ingredients — these sweeteners are Stevia-based — not the entire plant, which has been used as a natural sweetener for more than 1,500 years. […], contrary to logic, the FDA actually declared natural Stevia an “unsafe food additive” at the end of 2007.Read it all.