• Reminds me of what was done to get saccahrin out of diet soda, about 35 years ago; if I remember, the amount fed to the rats was equivalent to 800 12-oz. cans of diet soda per day….or 33 CASES of diet soda DAILY.
    In the article, the amount needed to get anything from the mice was in the range of 12,000 to 96,000 12-oz. cans daily….or 400 to 4000 cases DAILY.
    How ridiculous is this?

  • OOPS–the last sentence should read:
    ” . . . in the range of 12,000 to 96,000 12-oz. cans daily . . . or 500 to 4000 cases PER DAY.”
    How absolutely stupid does the CSPI fools think we, the general public, are??

  • Thank god I only drink 999 cans a day.

  • One summer in 1953 I had a summer job at a Coca Cola bottling plant on 34th St in Manhattan. One of the “perks” was free cokes, as it was bottled cold to prevent explosions, and a fellow worker amazed me by drinking 32 six ounce bottles in his shift. I thought, and think, that is about as much a human can consume as a daily habit.

  • Remembering the saccharine issues – Bsrth Gimble (Martin Mull) host of “Fernwood Tonight” had a ‘scientist’ on who announced that leisure suits caused cancer. He held up a tiny polyester leisure suit (with shirt, on a tiny hanger) and noted that the poor little rats who were forced to wear their leisure suits 24/7 were getting cancer at an alarming rate.

  • Well, do a study on rats on lower dosages. Just because rats that smoke cigarettes 20 hours a day get cancer doesn’t make them safe.

  • What, Eggers?

  • Not the famous author D.E., I believe, but correct me if I’m wrong.

  • You know, rat smoking machines. http://elizabethely.com/2010/06/23/still-more-info-on-tobacco-testing-on-animals/

    Anyways, at normal dosages a chemical may cause cancer in 1 in 1000 people. No one has the money to buy 1,000,000 rats to conclusively show this. That’s why they overload them with whatever it is they’re trying to test.