Maybe it's not so sweet now... If you've thought stevia, the natural
alternative to sugar and artificial sweetners with aspartame, et al., is
too good to be true, there may be a catch. Check out this textbook written in 1970 by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the precursor to the textbook Ecoscience
they wrote with Obama Science Czar John P. Holdren seven years later.
The book advocates all manner of horrors to depopulate what they
consider an overpopulated world, including everything from adding
sterilants to the water and food to producing a sterilizing virus that
requires a vaccine antidote one could apply for... it's a nightmare.
As such, it was pretty shocking to find a passage where the authors
excitedly discuss using stevia rebaudiana — the same sweet leaf hailed
everywhere today as a wonderful, healthy sugar alternative — as an
anti-fertility agent. What's more, it had apparently been used
traditionally by indigenous Indian populations in Paraguay for a long
time, and rats in studies had shown a large drop in fertility after
being administered stevia...