Herein lies the reason why I’m not overly worried about “artificial flavors” in my food, drink, or vape. Part of me feels like a chemical made in a lab is more sterile and less disgusting than some of the “natural” ones. I mean, people eat some weird stuff, so I guess it is what it is. We don’t usually care as long as we don’t know. Ignorance is bliss, right? LoL.
Although, castoreum isn’t really used much anymore. Also, I’m not entirely convinced that L-cysteine (not cystine like the article said) is made from human hair. It would make more sense to use the billions of chicken and duck feathers, cow horns, hog bristles, etc. that are a byproduct of the meat industry. Still not very appetizing.