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-happy-new-year 2018

On behalf of the World Stevia Organization and his president, we wish you a happy and sweet new year 2018.


Sevia key dates 2018

February 15, 2018: Very Early Bird Registration

April 30, 2018: Oral Presentations Submission

May 14, 2018: Poster Presentations Submission


Among speakers and topics already confirmed:

WSO newMechanisms of sugar toxicity reside in intestinal hormone responses – sweet solutions of the problem?
Andreas Pfeiffer, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Germany

HPTLC analysis of steviol glycosides and (iso)steviol in Stevia products
Gertrud Morlock, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany


Stevia world congress abstract book

Since the first edition held in 2010, the World Stevia Organization published the abstracts book of each congresses.

Each abstracts book gathers all abstracts of oral presentations, but also for the abstracts of posters presented during the conference.

To access all information about WSO abstracts books, please click here.


Stevia Best Taste Award 2018 1

Since 2012, the World Stevia Organization discerns the "Best Extract/Product Award of the Year". This awarded 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".


Stevia Tasteful Photos

WSO Abstracts Books