About the Global Stevia Institute

The Global Stevia Institute (GSI) provides science-based information about stevia, a plant-based, zero calorie, sustainable sweetener of natural origin. The GSI was launched in June 2010, as an educational resource for health professionals, consumers, food and beverage manufacturers, public affairs leaders and scientists. Since then, the GSI has worked internationally to build awareness of stevia through education and outreach programs.

The GSI is supported by PureCircle, Ltd, a global leader in purified stevia leaf extract ingredients, and its customers.

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Advisory Board

The GSI is advised by an international board of leading scientists and health professionals. To see a detailed list and review their biographies, visit the Advisory Board page.

Our Mission

Kenya PlantThe Global Stevia Institute’s mission is to provide science-based information to help educate health professionals and consumers globally about the safety and benefits of stevia, a plant-based, sustainably grown, zero calorie sweetener of natural origin.

Our Values


Data-driven science always serves as the base of the information the GSI provides. We do understand that food and food ingredient choices are very personal, but our mission is based on science-based information sharing.


Being transparent in all our efforts is of the upmost importance for maintaining trust in our food supply more broadly, and in stevia more specifically. To do so, we communicate in an open and honest way with all of our audiences from partners to consumers.


To further enhance awareness and education of stevia, the GSI partners with companies and organizations throughout the world to support stevia education efforts.


To see the latest news and information from the GSI, visit our What’s New page.

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