Erythritol may prove to be an Environmentally sustainable approach for Insecticide

June 6, 2014 1:37 PM

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Erythritol may prove to be an Environmentally sustainable approach for Insecticide

Your diet coke can kill flies!! Truvia, an artificial sweetener found in all diet sodas may not be of any harm to humans, as claimed by the producers of soda brands, but the compound is deadly for fruit flies.

A recent study in PLOS ONE sates that the life of flies shortens down after they consume Erythritol, the main component of Truvia. From their normal 45 to 60 days life expectancy it reduces to just about six days.

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