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Moringa and emerging Ayurvedic ingredients could soon have similar consumer acceptance as stevia and monk fruit, Nielsen projects.  ©GettyImages/Hero Images

Nielsen: ‘Purposeful ingredients’ drive US retail growth

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumer attention to health and wellness when making food and beverage purchases has impacted specific areas of the grocery store, specifically the rise in sales of no sugar added products and items that contain stevia or monk fruit, Nielsen data found.

The global stevia market is expected to grow by 8.5% year-on-year and is forecast to be worth US$ 565.2 million by 2020, according to Future Market Insights. Image © Getty Images / HandmadePictures

Mexico’s COFEPRIS approves next gen stevia use

By Stephen Daniells

Mexico’s Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (COFEPRIS), led by Julio Sánchez y Tepoz, has approved SweeGen's next-generation Reb M sweetener for use in food and beverage categories already approved for steviol glycosides.

Where next for natural sweeteners? In conversation with Layn USA

By Elaine Watson

Monk fruit is still more expensive than stevia, but significant progress is being made on tackling the pricing and regulatory issues that have historically held the market back, says Layn Corp, a leading supplier of monk fruit and stevia based natural...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

PureCircle Stevia Institute debuts at the ICN in Buenos Aires

By Elaine Watson

PureCircle Stevia Institute (PCSI) – originally founded as the Global Stevia Institute in 2010 - debuted today at the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) in Buenos Aires.

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