From the FoodBabe.com –
Stevia is a sweetener made from a plant, so theoretically it should not be bad for you, but keep in mind that arsenic is made from apple seeds. Also, I would not want to eat poison ivy or hemlock, which are also plants, but alas I digress. The FDA has deemed stevia (after my lobbying) an acceptable artificial sweetener. That being said, I’ve decided to use it for myself. I eat much of my own food, and the result is I am starting to swell up like a tick. Yech! I need to lose weight. I bought some from Amazon.com to give it a try. After that is gone, perhaps I will try this method. Meanwhile, if you want to read more about stevia, you can read all about it on Wikipedia.