Posts Tagged "insecticide"

Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Environment, Health & Wellness, Medical Rewind

Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol Truvia sweetener is made from about 99.5% erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and 0.5% rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant (but not at all the same thing as stevia). A shocking new study published in the journal PLOS ONE (1) has found that Truvia, an alternative sweetener manufactured by food giant Cargill, is a potent insecticide that kills fruit flies which consume it. The study is titled, Erythritol, a Non-Nutritive Sugar Alcohol Sweetener and the Main...

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