Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« The Cloverfield Caucus | Total Pandemonium at Seattle C... »

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Confidential to Eric Grandy

posted by on February 9 at 14:01 PM

Here’s that article I was telling you about. This is the quote from one of the scientists who conducted the (nine-year) study: “This is interesting. Why is it happening? Is it some kind of chemical in the diet soda…? Interesting! Just like it’ll be when all y’all start growing antlers! Why is it happening? Who can say!

Maybe it’s your metabolism that makes you ask crazy questions. (“This is interesting. How will this business actually work? What if everyone catches on fire?”)

[Also for you elsewhere in the Gray Lady: a nice piece of pure speculation about what’s wrong with kids these days: Maybe it’s rock and roll! As the study authors here say (while straightening the pens in their pocket protectors and belting their pants more securely far, far above their navels), “Music is well-known to connect deeply with adolescents and to influence identity development, perhaps more than any other entertainment medium.” However: “Whether any of this matters remains an open question.”]

RSS icon Comments

1

aspartame causes brain lesions in lab rats! who knows what else it does to you. diet soda tastes like poison to me.

Posted by sam e. | February 9, 2008 4:34 PM
2

The reality is, in the US, we test things AFTER we consume them, and we don't test the ingredients that are based on genetically modified organisms which we modified from their original organic components.

So, we really have no idea what we're eating here.

Our bodies have multiple redundant biochemical pathways that kick in when things go wrong - or are different - and can then cause unpredictable (at this time, hopefully less so later) results.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 9, 2008 9:53 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).