The conspiracy of the sugar interests to block out the natural sweetner 'stevia'Submitted by atrickpay on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 04:27
Just read a really interesting article by Wilt Alston.
As you probably already know, the sugar producers are quite a powerful lobby. Some time ago they were able to successfully get the politicians to grant them special protectionist tariffs.
That directly resulted in corn-syrup being used in a lot of foods because it's cheaper.
Anywhoo, what's really interesting to me was that the FDA bureaucrats have banned stevia (very powerful natural sweetener) from being used in processed foods. No wonder I've never heard of it...
I gotta look more into it.