In article <GMNC4.78$To6.694 at newsfeed.slurp.net>,
"veganic" <veganic at futura.net> wrote:
> Oh. That's good to know for any "extreme" stevia users.
>> Watch your back though, and get ready for some more rounds of vicious
> political recycling, maybe you like that sort of thing but I would
> tried to say the same thing without egging anybody on. You know--talk
> stuff like who is sponsoring the studies and how impartial or
> their research on funding from vested interests in established
> distributors?...Has anybody studied the lives of the natives in South
> America who regularly use stevia?...Does the toxic level attributed
> studies compare to a natural realistic use of the product?...You
> water but you can drown in it?
>> Thinking though that CSPI would surely be aware of all that before
> jump on that bandwagon--let us hope...
>> Peace go with you and watch out for poison darts--you do like the rain
> forest don't you; )
The rabid anti-Aspartame Militias are kiddies. They use pathetic
tactics like intimidation, lies, deflection, etc. to weasel out of
One of their critters got put to a direct question, and tucked his tail.
Just remember, whenever they raise a conspiracy, they are admitting
that they have run out of facts.
> "Mark Probert" <markprobe at my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:8beb43$1mv$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...> > In article <38C72304.DD4F9939 at earthlink.net>,
> > Rich Murray <rmforall at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > >
> > SNIPPAGE----------------------------
> > >
> > > Users who quit often experience much immediate healing, but
> > > some symptoms may last for weeks. Heavy users may suffer weeks of
> > > painful withdrawal symptoms. Some versions of RC Diet Rite Cola
> > > Splenda (sucralose), far less hazardous than asp., but so far
> > available
> > > only in a few areas. It's fun to mix club soda with juices. A
> > used
> > > herbal sweetener, stevia, is entirely safe and widely available.
> > SNIPPAGE----
> > Folks, read ther date of the above post at Deja. It was March 9,
> > This member of the Betty Martini Anti-Aspartame Militia, a group
> > had the damn nerve to accuse me, and others, of criminal activity
> > questioning them, is promoting Stevia.
> > I came accross this article, today. Read it, and note that Stevia
> > been banned in Europe, Canada, and cannot come into the US. The
> > Canada and Europe occurred **before** this lying dirtbag prosted his
> > drivel.
> > Here's the article:
> > FSNET MARCH 23, 2000
> > http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/riskcomm/archives/fsnet-archives.htm> >
> > STEVIA: NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME; MORE RESEARCH
> > NEEDED TO ANSWER SAFETY QUESTIONS ABOUT ³NATURAL²
> > SWEETENER
> > March 21, 2000
> > Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
> > Press Release
> > http://www.cspinet.org/new/stevia.html> >
> > WASHINGTON - Stevia, a plant-based sweetener that
> > has created a buzz in the health-food world, may
> > pose risks to health and should not be allowed in
> > the food supply until it¹s proven safe, says the
> > Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
> > [Comment: not Monsanto]
> > Extracts of a South American shrub are hundreds
> > of times sweeter than sugar but provide no
> > calories, making stevia a potential natural
> > alternative to such synthetic sweeteners as
> > aspartame and saccharin. Stevia is currently sold
> > as a dietary supplement in powder form at health
> > food stores. ³Although there is no evidence of
> > harm to people, laboratory studies of stevia have
> > found potential cancer and reproductive-health
> > problems. Stevia depressed sperm production in
> > male rats and reduced the number and size of the
> > offspring of female hamsters. Until those
> > concerns are disproven, stevia should not be used
> > by manufacturers in soft drinks, candy, or other
> > foods,² said David Schardt, associate
> > nutritionist for CSPI. The Food and Drug
> > Administration (FDA) over the past 10 years has
> > rejected three food-additive petitions for stevia
> > because its safety had not been adequately
> > demonstrated. *****Canada also has not approved its
> > use, and last year a scientific review panel for
> > the European Community declared that stevia is
> > unacceptable for use in food.***** In an article in
> > the April issue of CSPI¹s Nutrition Action
> > Healthletter (NAH), Schardt notes that in the
> > test tube a derivative of stevia can be converted
> > into a mutagen. Such chemicals also sometimes
> > cause cancer. ³Until we know whether this mutagen
> > is formed in people, stevia cannot be considered
> > safe,² said Schardt. Several studies have also
> > raised concerns about the effect of very large
> > amounts of stevia on carbohydrate metabolism. And
> > that troubles some toxicologists. ³I think we
> > need to be very careful, indeed, as to whether
> > stevia would present a problem for children. The
> > take-home message is simply that we don¹t know
> > enough,² said toxicologist Ryan Huxtable of the
> > University of Arizona in Tucson. (emphasis added)
> > More lies from the anti-science knownothings.
> > --
> > Mark Probert
> > Children can be cruel...unless adults teach them to be kind.
> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/> > Before you buy.
Children can be cruel...unless adults teach them to be kind.
Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.