Welcome to the 8th WSO Convention on Stevia

Gerd Birkenmeier

It is an honor to be appointed as President of World Stevia Organization. I wish to make some comments about stevia and its strategic role in our food and lifestyle.

Sugar kills worldwide more people than smoking, alcohol and drug addiction. But the death is anything but sweet. Sugar consumption, especially from sugary drinks, is the single largest and preventable contributor to the global epidemic of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and unhealthy weight gain.



Stevia Tasteful 2018 will gather academics and industrials coming from around the world to discuss the latest scientific advances and innovations related to stevia.

Among the participants:

Suntory Global Innovation Center Limited
Cargill R&D Centre Europe BVBA
PT. WAana Rindang Lestari
Sweet Ingredients GmbH
Firmenich Aromatics
QS Quality Services GmbH
DSM Biotechnology Center
ADM WILD Europe GmbH & Co. KG
Wisdom Natural Brands
Max Rubner-Institute
KU Leuven University
Mahidol University
SweeGen, Inc
S&W Seed Company
Qingdao Nutralong Pharmachem Co.
Polisan Tarim
Stevia Life Sweeteners ltd
Hungarian Diabetes Association
Michigan State University
World Stevia Organization
Abant Izzet Baysal University
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
Fudan University
Yerevan State University
University of Hohenheim and many more...


WSO Cover 2018 newThe 8th World WSO Convention on Stevia Tasteful will be organized in Berlin in June 4-5, 2018.

The scientific committee published the final agenda, that you can download here.

Two new important sessions are organized on the second day: Stevia Tasting & Stevia Speed Collaboration.



The Abstracts book in PDF version of the 8th World Convention on Stevia Tasteful 2018 is available to order.

If you cannot participate to the congress and you would like to order the abstracts book, please click here

Abstracts Book contains all the Short Oral and Poster Presentation which will be presented during the congress.

To access all the Archives of Abstracts Book, please click here

Stevia Best Taste Award 2018 1
WSO Best Extract Award
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Stevia Best Taste Award 2018 2

WSO Best Stevia product Award

 Since 2012, the World Stevia Organization discerns the "Best Extract/Product Award of the Year". This award is discerned by a panel of scientific members and experts.

This year, all the companies working with stevia are invited to submit their products and/or extracts for the "Best Extract/Product Award of the Year".


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