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 Best Taste Award 2018 1WSO Best Extract Award

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".

What are the benefits to submit your extract/product?

WSO awards provide you many tools to increase your visibility, credibility, customer’s satisfaction and of course market share.
A WSO quality label is an effective marketing tool for the producer who cares for quality and wants to prove it.
The aim for a WSO Stevia Tasteful awards will motivate your research and production department in the development of the quality of their products.

Stevia Best Taste Award 2018 2

WSO Best Stevia product Award


Key-Dates-Stevia March 15


March 15, 2018: Very Early Bird Registration

April 30, 2018: Oral Presentations Submission

May 14, 2018: Poster Presentations Submission


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.


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