Sugar substitute Truvia doubles as insecticide

June 5, 2014 3:25 PM

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Sugar substitute Truvia doubles as insecticide

"I feel like this is the simplest, most straightforward work I've ever done, but it's potentially the most important thing I've ever worked on," said senior author Sean O'Donnell.

Millions of people every day put the sweetener erythritol in their coffee and tea. Its consumers know it better by its slightly more appetizing trade name Truvia, in which erythritol is the main ingredient. No matter what it's called, the sugar substitute dramatically reduces the life expectancy of ...

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