Told people that there were beaver glands in the sundae Beavers have glands

Told people that there were beaver glands in the

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Told people that there were beaver glands in the sundae Beavers have glands called castoreum Industries raise beavers for their pelts but cannot waste other parts of the beaver & a chemical analysis shows that the glands contain a variety of compounds which have a pleasant taste/smell Can be used in castoreum-based perfume Some of the compounds can be converted into food additives which mimic vanilla flavoring THIS IS NO LONGER DONE. CHEAPER TO USE FOR EX. WOOD PULP o Told people that there was shellac in it The bits of candy put on the Sunday are often coated with shellac
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Shellac is an exudate of the Indian lac bug Shellac is also known as a substance you put on furniture o Told people that there is human hair in it Cysteine is an amino acid that can come from any protein source Possible to get from goose down, duck feathers & even human hair Origin doesn’t matter! It’s just an amino acid Sold as antioxidant (can be made from feathers or hair or etc!) o Idea is that people get revolted & turn to eating veggies instead Claims that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, it’s not a good sign Claims 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 penises o Chemical analysis of chicken wings reveals small amounts of phthalates o Phthalates are plasticizing agents; used in food wrapping materials o Used in the workers’ gloves who wear polyvinyl chloride gloves o True that there are studies that have looked at penis size & anogenital distance in boys & its relationship to exposure to phthalate o But 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 ° ° Margarine 1 molecule away from plastic? MEANINGLESS o Ethanol is 1 molecule away from ethylene; doesn’t mean anything o Hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) 1 molecule away from H 2 O o Margarine is essentially fat; consists of fatty acids attached to glycerol o Has nothing to do with plastic! First developed to fatten up turkeys? FALSE ° ° Alkaline Diet There are books that tell you that virtually any disease is curable with an alkaline diet Books will tell you over-acidification is the root of all our problems o Uses pseudoscientific lingo
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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 & functions Claim that overweight is an over-acidification problem o Cannot be true; our blood has a buffering system (pH ~7.3) Neutralizes excess alkali/acid o Urine is the only bodily fluid that can be affected in significant way by diet o Talks about Otto Warburg who got a Nobel in the 1920s for studying the multiplication of cancer cells & its nature to multiply faster in acidic environments Doesn’t tell you the important details, of course There are products that will make your water alkaline; pricey!
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