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>>Sugar Alternative For Food : Stevia
A recent article in a Malaysian mainstream newspaper reports that stevia can be a major alternative to reduce sugar intake. (January 2010- In Bahasa Malaysia)

>>Stevia can replace sugar
A recent article in a Malaysian mainstream newspaper reports that stevia can replace normal sugar. (March 2009 - In Bahasa Malaysia)

>>Stevia approved in France
On 8th September 2009, the French government has approved the use of rebaudioside A in food and beverages in France. This approval is the first for an EU market. Read the full news at the source here.

>>Stevia approved as food ingredient in Australia and New Zealand
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Ammendment No. 103-2008 No. FSC 45, Thursday October 9 2008
Gazette Published by Commonwealth of Australia


>>FDA Clears USe of Herbs (Stevia) as Sweetener in USA by Betsy Mckay, December 18, 2008 

>>JECFA and World Health Organization Approve Stevia(PDF file)
After over a decade of study, JECFA published approval of stevia stating that "95 percent steviol glycosides are safe for human use in the range of four milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day". This doubled the ADI level previously set by JECFA from earlier studies.