As early as 1962, internal Sugar Association memos had acknowledged the potential links between sugar and chronic diseases, but at the time sugar executives had a more pressing problem: Weight-conscious Americans were switching in droves to diet sodas--particularly Diet Rite and Tab--sweetened with cyclamate
Effects of sodium cyclamate
on the rat placenta: A morphometric study.
Products that contain sulfites, monosodium glutamate, aspartame, cyclamates
, caffeine, will say so on the label, regardless of the amount.
Yet, like so many other alarmist studies produced by self-styled consumer advocates in recent decades (asbestos, Alar, dioxin, power lines, cellular phones, global warming, the ozone layer, "nuclear winter," acid rain, DDT, cyclamates
, and saccharin, to mention a few), they contain fatal methodological flaws.
In exchange for government approval for the use of aspartame, cyclamates
and saccharine in diet drinks, the Association of Soft Drink Manufacturers promised Brazil's Ministry of Health that its members would carry out studies to show how stevia could be included in their formulations.
Health watchdog the Food Commission is worried that young boys who guzzle soft drinks containing cyclamates
could be at risk.
Some food dyes, cyclamates
and other artificial sweeteners all eventually had to be pulled from the market, but it took decades from the time the FDA approval was awarded.
In general, the new legislation provides for the continued use of those additives currently permitted but also permits the use of some additional additives; these include cyclamates
for use as sweeteners in certain foods.
In Inferno, he and Niven have a field day in devising suitable Dantean torments for such enemies of the corporate state as the woman responsible for banning cyclamates
(an early alternative to saccharine); another woman who, for reasons like those of the "eco-terrorist" quoted above, prevented the building of power plants and oil wells; and a man whose sins were vegetarianism and jogging.
That's what happened with the sugar substitutes known as cyclamates
The use of cyclamates
, artificial sweeteners, was banned by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
I know I used a lot of saccharine and cyclamates
in my life.