Tuesday, December 23, 2008
FDA Approves Stevia, Ends the Era of Oppression of this Herbal Sweetener - UPDATE 1: "Technically, the FDA has only issued letters of 'no objection' regarding companies' self-affirmation of GRAS approval for stevia. In other words, the FDA hasn't technically granted approval to stevia but has affirmed it will not object to companies using it in foods and beverages. This puts stevia in a 'grey zone' where the FDA could potentially target selected companies (small stevia producers) while ignoring other companies (Coca-Cola and Cargill, for example), even while they use essentially the same sweeteners."
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Stevia Extract In The Raw(TM) is a Natural Choice for Sugar Substitute Consumers - MarketWatch: "And unlike its competitors, Stevia In The Raw doesn't add other sweeteners such as erythritol (a sugar alcohol) and isomaltulose (a simple sugar)."
New No-Calorie Soda Natural Sweetener StopAgingNow.com: "Instead of using phosphoric acid, found it regular and diet sodas, which leaches calcium from your bones, Zevia uses tartatric acid, which comes from grapes. All the other ingredients are natural too, including caffeine from coffee, tea or kola nut."
Monday, October 27, 2008
Food Ingredients First ::: "The potential market for PureVia Reb-A is now estimated at more than US$1.3 billion – and growing fast: only this month, Australia and New Zealand (October 2008) are the latest to grant approval for Stevia to be used as an ingredient in their food and beverage products."
Monday, October 06, 2008
Business New natural sweetner gets OK - Weekly Times Now: "AFTER a decade of research, CQUniversity has received approval for the natural sweetener steviol glycosides (stevia), as an ingredient in foods and beverages in Australia and New Zealand."
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The article linked below mentions a study comparing candy intake and sugary drinks. Those eating extra candy in their diet did not consume more calories overall, but those drinking extra sugary drinks did consume substantially more calories overall. Drinking calories fails to make one feel full it seems, so we go ahead and consume more calories.
Stevia is a good solution to this problem. Hot tea or iced tea with stevia and mint is a real treat, and adds very few colories to your diet.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Olam CEO: Sugar Prices To Rise Over Next Yr On Biofuel Demand
Monday, June 23, 2008
Corn Products International Adds Stevia-Based, High-Intensity Sweetener to Its Ingredient... Reuters
Monday, June 16, 2008
Jim Long's Garden: Stevia, Sweetener of the Future
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Are Tomatoes Safer At The Farmers Market?
Monday, June 09, 2008
No-Calorie Natural Sweetener on the Way: "The FDA says it will review Truvia's case to be considered 'generally recognized as safe,' which would pave the way for it to become the first stevia product allowed as a food additive in the U.S."
Sweet Success for Stevia…finally :: News :: Natural and Nutritional Products Industry Center: "both companies used the same sling shot – a route called “self-determination of GRAS status.” This allows for the safety of the product to be decided by the views of experts, as long as there are significant published, peer-reviewed studies, available in the public domain. Wisdom Natural Brands and Cargill both hired teams of stevia experts (with FDA experience) to garner enough scientific support for each of their respective ingredients."
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Food and Beverage Giants Lining Up to Cash in When Stevia Gets GRAS Approval in U.S.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Stevia-Based Rebiana Sweetener Studies Published
The studies are published in the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology."