One of the Healthiest Sweeteners is Being Genetically Modified by the World’s Largest Agriculture Company Under a New Name


The world’s largest agricultural company is Cargill, based out of Wayzata, Minnesota.

This company raked in 114.69 billion in revenue back in 2020, and is known for being one of the world’s top producers of agricultural products such as sugar, refined oil, cotton and salt.

Cargill is without a doubt one of the most successful companies in the world.

Recently, it has come under scrutiny for a surprising reason, however: the addition of a new type of genetically engineered “food” product, hiding under an inconspicuous, “sweet” sounding name that most people would never suspect as a lab-engineered ingredient.


Cargill Creates GMO Stevia Under Inconspicuous Name

gmo stevia

The new sweetener has been patented under the name “Eversweet” and is a GMO synthetic, laboratory-created substance.

It was created using a form of “extreme genetic engineering” called synthetic biology.

Making matters even more frustrating, this type of technology is not being regulated by the federal government, so you won’t find any disclosures that this GMO stevia is genetically modified while reading its labels.

Cargill’s GMO stevia has been patented, according to the company’s website.

But is it really a good idea to eat patented, genetically modified foods when there are so many healthy organic ones on the market?


How to Avoid GMO Stevia 

Thankfully, avoiding GMO stevia is simple as long as you recognize it and don’t purchase anything with ‘Eversweet’ listed in the ingredients.

Because this type of sweetener is allowed to be put in virtually any type of food, the best way to avoid it is to buy organic food whenever possible, or at the very least, Non-GMO Project Verified foods. 

Better Alternatives to GMO Stevia


One of the best alternatives to stevia is monk fruit, which is said to be 300 times sweeter than sugar, has 0 calories, and doesn’t raise blood sugar, similar to stevia itself.

Aside from monk fruit, organic stevia is another excellent choice.

I personally use organic cane sugar at times, as well as raw organic honey, monk fruit, and organic stevia.

The options are truly endless, meaning there’s no reason we should have to stoop to trying GMO stevia if we can at all help it.


Organic stevia can be found in health food stores and online.

Stevia powder can be found in unflavored form, or in several different flavors such as English toffee, organic chocolate stevia, and organic vanilla among others.

I am a big fan of organic, flavored stevia for adding a little bit of an extra flavor to my teas, coffee and smoothies among other foods.

Thanks for reading! What do you think of this development and what types of healthy sweeteners do you use? Let us know in the comments section of this article! 





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Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.