Despite a rough start, stevia's future is looking pretty sweet. According to a recent study from the NPD Group, the all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener, which received the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration in late 2008 after years of classification as a dietary supplement, is showing growth consistent with many established artificial sweeteners. Thirty-five percent of respondents said they already consumed or would consider consuming a product made with stevia, compared to 39% ...

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