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Told people that there were beaver glands in the sundaeBeavers have glands called castoreumIndustries raise beavers for their pelts but cannot waste other partsof the beaver & a chemical analysis shows that the glands contain avariety of compounds which have a pleasant taste/smellCan be used in castoreum-based perfumeSome of the compounds can be converted into food additives whichmimic vanilla flavoringTHIS IS NO LONGER DONE. CHEAPER TO USE FOR EX. WOOD PULPoTold people that there was shellac in itThe bits of candy put on the Sunday are often coated with shellac
Shellac is an exudate of the Indian lac bugShellac is also known as a substance you put on furnitureoTold people that there is human hair in itCysteine is an amino acid that can come from any protein sourcePossible to get from goose down, duck feathers & even human hairOrigin doesn’t matter! It’s just an amino acidSold as antioxidant (can be made from feathers or hair or etc!)oIdea is that people get revolted & turn to eating veggies insteadClaims that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, it’s not a good signClaims that his demonstrations are scientific; they’re not.The motive is good, however°°PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)Claims pregnant women who eat buffalo wings will give birth to boys with shorter penisesoChemical analysis of chicken wings reveals small amounts of phthalatesoPhthalates are plasticizing agents; used in food wrapping materialsoUsed in the workers’ gloves who wear polyvinyl chloride gloves oTrue that there are studies that have looked at penis size & anogenital distance in boys & its relationship to exposure to phthalateoBut the amounts found on the chicken wings are trace amounts!Better to not eat a lot of chicken wings for their high fat & salt content°°Margarine1 molecule away from plastic? MEANINGLESSoEthanol is 1 molecule away from ethylene; doesn’t mean anythingoHydrogen peroxide (H2O2) 1 molecule away from H2OoMargarine is essentially fat; consists of fatty acids attached to glyceroloHas nothing to do with plastic!First developed to fatten up turkeys? FALSE°°Alkaline DietThere are books that tell you that virtually any disease is curable with an alkaline dietBooks will tell you over-acidification is the root of all our problemsoUses pseudoscientific lingo
Chronically over-acidic pH corrodes body tissue slowly, eating into the 60,000 miles of veins & arteries. If left unchecked, it will interrupt all cellular activities & functionsClaim that overweight is an over-acidification problemoCannot be true; our blood has a buffering system (pH ~7.3)Neutralizes excess alkali/acidoUrine is the only bodily fluid that can be affected in significant way by dietoTalks about Otto Warburg who got a Nobel in the 1920s for studying the multiplication of cancer cells & its nature to multiply faster in acidic environmentsDoesn’t tell you the important details, of courseThere are products that will make your water alkaline; pricey!