The Miracle Berry

Tom Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage.

He tells the story of a fruit which turns sour tastes to sweet, and the entrepreneurs who planned to market it in the United States in the 1970s. Their dreams of producing a sweetener enabling diabetics to eat what they want, and the rest of us to consume as much confectionery as we like without gaining weight, were shattered when the US Food and Drug Administration suddenly banned their product.

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Tom Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage.

He tells the story of a fruit which turns sour tastes to sweet, and the entrepreneurs who planned to market it in the United States in the 1970s. Their dreams of producing a sweetener enabling diabetics to eat what they want, and the rest of us to consume as much confectionery as we like without gaining weight, were shattered when the US Food and Drug Administration suddenly banned their product.