After finding out about Stevia here (it's a potent naturally sweet plant), Joy and I have been pursuing further information. It's not all conclusive, though some of it does make you wonder if there's a conspiracy against a natural easy to cultivate, sweet plant, and a gross, tumor-inducing alternative.
Anyway, we picked up some of the powder and concentrated drops at a local speciality store, and have to say, it is sweet. So far, we've only made lemonade, but it did a fine job at that. I'm now looking for a place to find a plant, to perhaps add to another ongoing project I expect to post more about soon.
Anyone who reads this ever heard of Stevia/have any experiences?