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The quest to find the perfect replacement for sugar is looking hopeless

Chase Purdy
The quest to find the perfect replacement for sugar is looking hopeless

For years, it’s been the Holy Grail for food companies. Yet intrepid scientists haven’t stumbled upon finding a natural replacement for sugar in food. And it doesn’t appear they’re likely to find one anytime soon. Scientists have already found natural sources for sweetness—the ground-up powder from stevia leaves are actually about 300 times sweeter than…