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Stevia is sweet – but is it safe?


October 23, 2009
By The Globe and Mail

Oct. 23, 2009 – Although it's not yet authorized for use as an additive in food, a
low-calorie, all-natural sweetener is making its way into Canadian
products, with green marketing strategies that could
change the way consumers view alternatives to sugar.

Oct. 23, 2009 – Although it's not yet authorized for use as an additive in food, a
low-calorie, all-natural sweetener is making its way into Canadian
products, with green marketing strategies that could
change the way consumers view alternatives to sugar.

The sweetener is derived
from a plant called stevia, which grows in
Paraguay and Brazil and has been used for centuries in South America.
It's already available in Canadian natural-food stores as a tabletop
sweetener. | READ MORE