According to the Truvia website, the plant will not be grown organically. As stated, “While rebiana is natural and comes from a plant, it is not certified or grown organically at this time. That could happen in the future, depending on consumer demand.” The idea is to have an “all-natural” zero-cal sweetener, and they are not growing it organically?
More information at http://www.greenluvin.com/2008/05/what-is-truvia.html
Beyond that, this whole thing gets me wondering. If stevia was blocked from our consumption by Monsanto nearly 20 years ago, and its better for us than chemicals like aspartame and saccharine, then what else has have we been denied for the almighty dollar?More