The real test, though, was centuries of
continuous use by natives of
South America. In addition, thousands of
stevia extracts have been consumed over the last 20 years in many countries with no harmful effects reported."
It is unclear why the FDA banned Stevia in the first place. Is it politics from the Sugar industry as they have tried to ban Sucralose (Splenda)? I cold not locate any toxicology reports posted by the FDA.