Erythritol, a Non-Nutritive Sugar Alcohol Sweetener and the Main Component of Truvia®, Is a Palatable Ingested Insecticide

@inproceedings{Baudier2014ErythritolAN,
  title={Erythritol, a Non-Nutritive Sugar Alcohol Sweetener and the Main Component of Truvia®, Is a Palatable Ingested Insecticide},
  author={Kaitlin Baudier and Simon D. Kaschock-Marenda and Nirali Patel and Katherine L. Diangelus and Sean O'Donnell and Daniel Marenda},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Insecticides have a variety of commercial applications including urban pest control, agricultural use to increase crop yields, and prevention of proliferation of insect-borne diseases. Many pesticides in current use are synthetic molecules such as organochlorine and organophosphate compounds. Some synthetic insecticides suffer drawbacks including high production costs, concern over environmental sustainability, harmful effects on human health, targeting non-intended insect species, and the… CONTINUE READING

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