The makers of Splenda stopped selling pure sucralose to consumers because of the pressue put on them by doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Yeast is the most lucrative disease in modern medicine. Hybrid yeast was purposely spread around our country in the early 80's in the form of pesticide. Now, that yeast is in half of the population. It is generating a huge amount of money for doctors and drug companies. Very few doctors will admit to a patient that they have a candida infection. Doctors use sucralose to treat candida infections. That's why the sweetner was not introduced into the US market until 24 years after it was invented. Canada has used it for 14years and England since 1980.