Saturday, 10 January 2009

Mercola on Truvia and PureVia

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.
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Friday, 2 January 2009

Stevia Zone

Please visit nutritionist Sarah Vaughter's Stevia Zone, a site that has a wealth of known and less known facts about stevia. Thumbs up for Sarah's effords!