A New Rural Industry – Stevia – to Replace Imported Chemical Sweeteners

  • Published: 4 Apr 2002

  • Author(s): Midmore, D, Rank, A

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This report presents background information supporting the decision to further invest in R & D to establish an industry around stevia. It brings together published literature and viewpoints of likely players in the new industry, and summarises the outcomes of visits to major producing and consuming countries in Asia. While further research and investigation is necessary there are potential economic, environmental and health benefits from the future development of this crop in Australia.