ミステリアスなメープルシロップの香り

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市長(ニューヨーク)がたった今、記者会見しています。なんでも

「メープルシロップの香りの謎」

なんだか面白そうな話ですよ!2004年くらいにニューヨークがメープルシロップの強烈な香りに包まれていたそうです。かなり長い期間。でも、その謎がわからなくて、かなり市民の苦情があったそうです。
その訳を、今、市長が説明してます。

The mystery of the maple syrup mist, a harmless scent that many Upper West Side and Morningside Heights residents have been smelling for the past several years, has been solved.
The scent has been traced to a factory processing fenugreek seeds in Bergen County, New Jersey, the mayor announced today.

According to analysis by multiple city agencies, including the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Environmental Protection, the scent was traced to a plant named Fruitarom.

"After some lab tests, we conclusively identified the odor as an ester – a harmless chemical compound created by a reaction between alcohol and an acid," said Bloomberg. "In this case, the ester was the result of the manufacturing of fragrances and food flavors base on the fenugreek seed which is also harmless."

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he decided to solve the mystery after 311 received hundreds of calls over the past couple of years.

Bloomberg reinforced that the scent poses no health threat.

The city also believes that the company is not breaking any rules and that it is one of the aromas that New Yorkers will have to deal with.(NY1のニュース記事より)

ニュージャージーの工場でフェネグリークという種を使ったものを生産していて、その匂いが風にのってニューヨークを包み込んだとか。

なぜに市長が、いまさら説明するのか?工場が原因をつくってるなら、なぜ工場長が説明しないのか?まったく謎(笑)

この話題は、笑えますよ。不況な中、市民を笑わせようとしてるようにしか思えません。
by mimicafe2007 | 2009-02-06 01:43 | ひとりごと

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