Welcome to Stevia Tasteful 2019

Gerd Birkenmeier

Dear Colleagues,

As President of the World Stevia Organisation (WSO), it is a pleasure to announce the 9th WSO World Congress on Stevia, which will be held in Amsterdam on October 24-25, 2019.

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The Scientific Committee published the Preliminary Agenda of 9th World WSO Convention which will be held on October 24-25, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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During the World WSO Stevia convention on Stevia which will be  held in Amsterdam on October 24-25, 2019, a Special session will be dedicated to "Fast food control of stevia products including in-situ effect-directed evaluation".

Stevia Tasteful 2019 Congress Speakers:

Gerd Stevia Convention 2019Stevia 2019: Recent Advances & Perspective
Gerd Birkenmeier, President of WSO, University of Leipzig, Germany

Gertrud Morlock Stevia Convention 2019Fast food control of stevia products including in-situ effect-directed evaluation
Gertrud Morlock
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Sai Prakash Chaturvedula Stevia Convention 2019Stevia 2019: How to combine marketing, consumers and science?
Sai Prakash Chaturvedula
,Wisdom Natural Brands, USA

Benno Zimmermann Stevia Convention 2019Stevia Analysis and characterization: Recent advances and strategies
Benno Zimmermann, University of Bonn, Germany

Anush-Aghajanyan-Stevia Convention 2019-2Hydroponic  Stevia Rebaudiana  as  an  alternative  path  of cultivation: Novel Antibacterial Properties
Anush Aghajanyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia

n-Cheol-JANG Stevia Convention 2019From Functional Genomics to Biotechnology in Stevia
In-Cheol Jang, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Buhara-Yucesan-Stevia-Tasteful-2019Stevia Cultivation, Breading strategies & Hot Topics
Buhara Yücesan, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

Valerie Schurdi-Levraud Stevia Convention 2019Towards genetic dissection of SG Yield traits in a F1 stevia rebaudiana population to enhance genetic improvement
Valerie Schurdi-Levraud, Bordeaux University, France


Ursula-Zoua-Stevia Convention 2019Effects of centrifugal force on the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of fresh stevia leaves
Ursula Zoua, Akdenik university, Turkey

The Results for the “Best Stevia Product/Extract 2018”:

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WSO Best Taste Award to SweetLeaf


WSO Best Taste Award to Sweegen


WSO Best Taste Award to SweetLeaf
During Stevia Tasteful Convention 2018, attendees had the opportunity to taste some products made with Stevia. After their votes and also after an evaluation by taste experts (Tea & Coffee Tasters, Oenologists, Gastronomic Experts, Cookers, Food & Beverage Expert), the Stevia Tasteful Awards 2018 were delivered:


Prof. Gertrud Morlock 2Prof. Gertrud Morlock from Justus Liebig University, Germany gave a major strategic presentation about HPTLC analysis of steviol glycosides and (iso)steviol in Stevia products during the 8th WSO Convention on Stevia: Stevia Tasteful 2018.

At the end of the convention, her presentation awarded  the first prize of the "Father of Stevia Award 2018", awarded by Wisdom Brand Natural.


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 at 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.

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