The article on the BBC news website seems to show that 'Big Business' is once again flexing its muscles to prevent the smaller men from gaining a foothold and marketing a product which will benefit a lot of people.
The product is an extract from the berry of 'Synesepalum dulcificum'
Taken from the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7367548.stm)
Grown in Africa, first documented in 18th Century
Acts on the sour receptors of the tongue, turning sour tastes sweet
Effect lasts 30 mins - two hours
Effect is destroyed in hot foods - eg coffee and baked foods
Renders an accompanying dry white wine sickly sweetGreat for diet control and for those who need to maintain a 'diabetic' control on their blood-glucose levels, it would appear that the American FDA are controlled by the sugar and sweeteners companies to maintain their control over what is consumed.