The Lamington Files, Ctd

The tip line is always a good source of information, and the tips coming through since the recent The Lamington Files post is no exception.

Looks like there’s some very disgruntled Herald readers pissed at the continued falsehoods that Grey Lynn resident Wendyl Nissen spews forth each week. If it was accurate commentary that’s one thing, but when it’s full of lies and half-truths the Herald Bombs disease will carry on.

Witchy Wendyl continues to undermine the Herald with her latest Saturday column rant.

Determined to dumb down its readership even further, Witchy Wendyl takes great delight in saying how Campbell Live asked her for her scientific and academic views on a range of drinks.  Clearly an expert.

Witchy Wendyl

Witchy Wendyl said “…I saw the number “952” which stands for cyclamic acid – a sweetener so horrible they haven’t been allowed to use it in the United States for 44 years”.  Mmm really, more like witchy spin and fear mongering.

Let’s look at that claim. The US decision, was made more than 40 years ago and the cancer results were for rats not humans. Authorities and scientific expert panels have since dismissed the study and conclude there are no cancer concerns.

Cyclamate was banned in 1969 after findings in two controversial rat and mice studies where the animals were injected with massive amounts of the additive. The FDA concluded that it wasn’t possible to draw major conclusions for human impact because the exposure was not the same i.e. injected versus ingested. The dosage levels of the animals were extreme. To consume the amount of cyclamate in a human diet a person would have had to consume 350 cans of soda on a daily basis to reach an equivalent dosage – a physical impossibility.

Witchy Wendyl would be wise to read FACTS Versus FEARS – A Review of the Greatest Unfounded Health Scares of Recent Times.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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