I’ve been reading all your articles for peaceful dumpling, which I find wonderful, but I had two questions...

1) Do you make money by my reading these, alone? It would be a shame if you don’t...

2) In your December piece on sweeteners you recommend avoiding stevia citing a WHO notification about cancer risk. The last I’d heard was a study back in 2008 about the stevia extract rebiana causing cancer and not stevia itself. I use organic stevia all the time (ALL THE TIME) and I’ve never heard anything negative about it, so your statement truly scared me. Do you have source material on this?

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.