ED Noor: As a woman well past her child-bearing years, this does not concern me so much since I only discovered stevia a decade ago. However, this DOES and should concern all women who consider having babies in the future. That the depopulation proponents were discussing stevia as a sterilant back in the 1970’s was a surprise but then, not so much. I don't plan to go all conspiracy theory here, because some things do just happen, although feel free to toss in all the doubt you are comfortable with doling out. To be honest, when compared to the alternatives stevia is a hundred thousand fold better than the alternatives offered the public. However, this new/old information must be disseminated and a warning should be included on all packaging. I am still using the stevia I grew myself by my window last summer... Are these effects of stevia irreversible or permanent? These things must be studied.
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.