The Truvia Deception 2: Truvia main ingredient is fecal matter of GMO yeast fed GMO dextrose.

Truvia FAQ

Does Truvía® natural sweetener contain GMO? Is it genetically modified?

No. Truvía® natural sweetener is not GMO, and does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.

There are no known varieties of genetically modified stevia available anywhere in the world. The carrier for the intensely sweet stevia leaf extract is called erythritol. As described above, the erythritol used in Truvía® natural sweetener is produced by a yeast organism that is found in nature. The yeast ferments or digests dextrose and other nutrients. In other words, dextrose is the food for the yeast – much like corn may be food for a cow that produces meat or milk. The dextrose used as the feedstock for the yeast is a simple sugar that is derived from the starch component of U.S.-grown corn. Although genetically enhanced corn and non-transgenic corn are grown in the U.S. today, erythritol is not made from corn or dextrose feedstock (just as milk is not made from cattle feed); it is made from the yeast organism. Erythritol is not genetically modified, and does not contain any genetically modified proteins.

1. The carrier for the intensely sweet stevia leaf extract is called erythritol.

FALSE. In real unadulterated stevia leaves and in pure stevia extract, the carrier for the intensely sweet stevia leaf extract is rebaudioside A.

2. As described above, the erythritol used in Truvía® natural sweetener is produced by a yeast organism that is found in nature.

How about letting an independent lab test your yeast organisms? Or are you hiding the fact that your yeast is GMO?

3. The yeast ferments or digests dextrose and other nutrients.

Dextrose is a food-grade starch mainly derived from corn. Cargill – the parent company of Truvia – has admitted that at least 30% of their corn is genetically modified. Cargill is one of the many agribusiness corporations which have campaigned against mandatory labeling of foods which contain genetically modified ingredients.

 4. The dextrose used as the feedstock for the yeast is a simple sugar that is derived from the starch component of U.S.-grown corn.

And like I stated above, Truvia’s parent company Cargill has admitted at least 1/3 of its corn is genetically modified.

5. Erythritol is not genetically modified, and does not contain any genetically modified proteins.

If it’s derived from GMO dextrose and excreted from GMO yeast, then erythritol is indeed genetically modified.

Conclusion? Truvia’s main ingredient is the fecal matter of genetically modified yeast fed genetically modified dextrose…much like how aspartame is the fecal matter of genetically modified E. coli bacteria.

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