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The insecticide of the future its sweet

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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 07:07 AM
If you don't eat sugar and instead opt for sweeteners like truvia them you are eating a very effective insecticide, oh wait that doesn't sound healthy, i don't want to sweet my drinks with DDT... Don't worry its not like DDT, Erythritol, the sweet stuff in truvia, is harmless to humans (so far) so it will be an alternative to the noxious poisons currently used.

Researchers have just discovered that erythritol, the main component of the popular sweetener Truvia®, kills insects.

The study, published in the latest PLoS ONE, suggests that the popular sugar substitute could be an effective and human-safe insecticide. No other known sweeteners currently on the market exhibit these toxic effects on insects, according to the authors.

The coolest part? a sixth grader make the discovery trying to prove how bad the sweetener is for humans

Another researcher who worked on the project was ninth grader Simon D. Kaschock-Marenda. Three years ago, he questioned why both of his parents had stopped eating white sugar when trying to eat healthier.

"He asked if he could test the effects of different sugars and sugar substitutes on fly health and longevity for his science fair, and I said, 'Sure!'" recalled Daniel Marenda, Simon's father who is also a co-author of the study.


Plos one

So yeah sure its safe for humans, but come on you drink insect poison to not eat sugar

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"We are not going to see the planet sprayed with erythritol and the chances for widespread crop application are slim," O'Donnell said. "But on a small scale, in places where insects will come to a bait, consume it and die, this could be huge."

It may work for something
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posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 08:37 AM
The insecticide of the past was sweet too.
Symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning

FDA Website

According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse
effects of aspartame, the following list contains a selection
of chronic illnesses which may be caused or worsened by the chronic,
long-term ingestion of aspartame. (Mission Possible 1994, Stoddard

Brain tumors Multiple sclerosis
Epilepsy Chronic faigue syndrome
Parkinson's Disease Alzheimer's
Mental retardation Lymphoma
Birth defects Fibromyalgia
Diabetes Arthritis (including Rheumatoid)
Chemical Sensitivities Attention Deficit Disorder

So yeah another poison in the human food chain to add to the already existing ones , Mmmmm tasty poison

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