Like everyone else in Europe I have had to import my Stevia illegally but now France has lifted the ban and it is readily available here. As Stevia was discovered and developed here in the 1930’s I’m at a loss to understand why France let it be banned in the first place. I digress ….
I have bought some plants by post from a company in Nantes and they are doing wonderfully well on my sunny porch, although they will not survive the winter without some t.l.c. From now on I’ll be making my own leaf Stevia as opposed to the refined stuff which can leave a bitter taste.
I know everyone in UK (and Europe) still has difficulty buying Stevia and I’m sure the UK will eventually jump out of the pockets of the fat cat sugar corporations and lift the ban, but in the meantime perhaps a day trip to France wouldn’t be a bad idea for some Stevia shopping.
I have asked the company who stocks the plants if they would send to UK and will let you know what they say and if it is yes, then I will post their link here, if I am able to. I am sure the plants are sold all over the country and even at the markets and with so many ex-pats here now I’m sure a lot of you know someone who know’s someone who has moved here and could help you out. I would even do that myself for anyone who would like me to.
I just thought this little bit of info might be of benefit to the Forum.