PepsiCo Pursues Ancient Leaf - Artificial sweetener - Stevia | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

PepsiCo Pursues Ancient Leaf - Artificial sweetener - Stevia

Matthew Craze and Duane D. Stanford - Bloomberg
The agency [FDA] now allows less-refined stevia sweeteners only as dietary supplements in the U.S. because it lacks evidence to declare it would be safe as a food ingredient.
WIKIPEDIA on Stevia, politics and the FDA.
Stevia occurs naturally, requiring no patent to produce it. As a consequence, since the import ban in 1991, marketers and consumers of stevia have shared a belief that the FDA acted in response to industry pressure. Arizona congressman Jon Kyl, for example, called the FDA action against stevia "a restraint of trade to benefit the artificial sweetener industry." Citing privacy issues, the FDA has not revealed the source of the original complaint in its responses to requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Thank God for the FDA, upholding the absurdly corrupt appearance of its privacy rulings, giving Americans cancer with FDA approved artificial sweeteners and making Americans fatter one softdrink at a time.