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The sugar substitute cured disease in the lab. It escaped into the atmosphere, and the rain destroyed all microbial life.

Researchers at the University of New Haven are conducting trials to see if stevia can be used to treat Lyme Disease. While a past study has provided positive results, this research has not yet hit the clinical trial stage. James L. Steele takes this research and combines it with our fear of sugar substitutes – if they can kill microbes, is the world next? // Alex Massey

// James L. Steele always takes his tea unsweetened.  Visit his twitter @JLSteeleauthor and his blog DaydreamingInText.blogspot.com//