food chemical


Watch the animals
And all the tragedies
And sell your arteries
And buy my casket gown
Well, it better be black
And it better be tight
And it better be just my size

Boy Division // My Chemical Romance

tips from a grocery store cashier:

  • group the produce, foods, and non-foods (especially chemicals) as you put them on the belt. it makes bagging things way easier.
  • yes, we know they’ve rearranged the store. we can’t find anything either.
  • we know you’ve been standing in line for (insert period of time). we’re going as fast as we can.
  • don’t tell us to open more lanes. if they’re closed, there’s a reason and that reason is probably that we don’t have enough cashiers on hand.
  • we stand for 4-10 hours a day repeating the same conversation over and over and over. forgive us if we forget whether or not we’ve asked about coupons already.
  • if you’re buying alcohol or cold medicine and look under 40, have your id out and ready to go.
  • for the sake of my admittedly slipping sanity, please do not remove your chip card before it makes the ungodly shrieking beep and tell you that you can remove it.
  • if it won’t scan, do not even start to think the word “free”


  • Everything is made of chemicals
  • Some of these chemicals have long and complicated names but are perfectly harmless
  • Elements in combination have very different properties to elements on their own (Chlorine is a poisonous gas used in WWI; sodium chloride is table salt. Just because a compound has something toxic e.g. chlorine, mercury, benzene derivatives in its molecular structure doesn’t mean the compound itself is toxic)
  • There is a safe and a toxic dose for everything (there’s a tiny, safe dose of arsenic or plutonium; there’s a toxic dose of water or oxygen)
  • Natural does not mean good (poison ivy, death cap fungi, box jellyfish neurotoxin, arsenic and radioactivity are all natural)
  • Artificial does not mean bad (medicine, increased food yields, transportation, clothes and the Internet are all artificial)
  • Information can be taken out of context and statistics can be used to mislead (Water (dihydrogen monoxide) is the main constituent of acid rain, it dissolves more substances than any other known liquid, it kills if inhaled, causes severe burns and has been found in all cancer tumours)

Remember all of the above next time you see a scare story about “chemicals” in food or water or read about an “all natural” health product or food! (Of course some chemicals can be toxic. The current West Virginia contaminated water tragedy is a good example. But don’t take all your science information from scare stories in the mainstream media! Scientific journals and textbooks are much more reliable.)

Aries: Rules the Head ~ Jumps head first into new encounters. Scar/mark on forehead. Headaches. Sudden fevers. Prone to sudden accidents. Jaw and dental problems
Taurus: Rules the Throat ~ Known by voice. Symptoms manifest in the throat. Associated with singing. Lyrical life. Vocal cords. Stiff neck. Tonsilitis. Rules the thyroid = easy weight gain
Gemini: Rules the Lungs and Arms ~ Twins = Bilateral breathing and two arms. Illness is directed through respiratory problems. Circulates Air - the medium to which we speak. Rules the nerves. Overabundance of nervous energy
Cancer: Rules the Breasts ~ Only sign to rule an erogenous zone. The nourisher of new life through breastmilk. Emotional worries directed through stomach pain. Rules insulin = has a high urge for sugar and milky/dairy products
Leo: Rules the Heart ~ Pumps the universal love syrup throughout humanity from the heart. High blood pressure. Irregular heartbeat. Shines from the centre of the body, the centre of the source (heart/love). Distributes the vital fluids.
Virgo: Rules Digestive System ~ Breaks down food like the break down of information. Purity in the body = purity in the mind. Emotional distress  and nerves manifest in stomach upset. Easily offset by chemicals and toxins.
Libra: Rules the Kidneys ~ Balances salt and minerals in the body like the balance of life. Kidney and spine afflictions. Low back problems. Cystitis. Requires extra fluids. Breaks down toxins like the break down of disharmony
Scorpio: Rules the Reproductive Zone ~ Multiple life transformations like constant destruction, reproduction and creating new life. Emotional distress manifested through sexual desire. Menstrual problems. IBS.
Sagittarius: Rules the Thighs ~ Charges through life on limbs traveling far and wide. Sciatica. Hip pain. Rules the liver = can have trouble with alcohol. Needs an active life with fresh air to get legs moving.
Capricorn: Rules the Bones, Joints, Skin and Teeth ~ Profound bone structure. The backbone of society. Dry skin/eczema/skin conditions. Sore joints in conjunct with emotional complaints. Arthritis. Gout. Dental problems and dental phobias
Aquarius: Rules the Calves and Circulation System ~ Unmissable striking calves. Circulates blood like the circulation of love throughout humanity. Lower leg complaints. Walks to their own beat. Varicose veins. Intolerable to processed foods/harsh chemical medicines.
Pisces: Rules the Feet ~ Walks in the shoes of every sign before them. Feet problems. Bunions. Blisters. Oddly shaped feet. Sensitivity can lead to substance use. Can absorb the ailments of others


foods and chemicals in cosmetics to avoid for healthy skin and body
  • fluoride
  • unsaturated fats
  • sugar
  • chlorine
  • vitamin a supplements (if you’re a smoker)
  • oxybenzone
  • octinoxate (aka ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate)
  • acrylamide derivatives
  • octocrylene
  • sodium laureth sulfate (harsh and can be contaminated with ethylene oxide - a known carcinogen)
  • excess sodium
  • PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil
  • meat
  • grilled, fried, baked, roasted foods
  • fish (contaminated with heavy metals, antibiotics and plastics)
  • eggs
  • dairy
  • cigarettes with additives (i.e. propylene glycol and glycerol - form byproducts such as formaldehyde and acetone during combustion) 
Reasons why Phil can't be turning 30

1. He doesn’t swear in his videos
2. He talks about Santa bringing his presents
3. He still sneaks cereal and sweets behind Dan’s back
4. He’s completely innocent to internet slang
5. He hasn’t married Dan yet
6. He’s a smol angel bean

Feel free to add more, there’s plenty of reasons.


I saw this picture of one of my favorite humans, Hank Green, floating around and felt like I had to add these basic examples.

Yes, there are extremely harmful chemicals/molecules out there, but you can’t be afraid of all chemicals because literally everything is made of chemicals - from the air to your full body. Your body functions because it makes chemicals and reacts with other chemicals. Your senses are results of chemical reactions. Your emotions are chemicals, your food and nutrition are chemicals, your whole life is chemicals. Whether it’s a solid, liquid, or a gas. Chemicals.

There’s a big reason why you have to take a lot of chemistry when you study biology…

Life IS chemistry.

Youtubers AU

In wich:
- Lance and Allura are relatives/cousins and they live in an apartment together.
- Allura has a beauty/gurú channel called “AlteanPrincess”
- Lance at first doesn’t have a channel but appears in Allura’s frecuently, at first because Allura doesn’t want to do the ask/challenges alone, but eventually the fans requests and wants to see Lance all the time so Lance made his own channel
- Lance’s channel is about fotography, he loves to take pictures/videos and edit them. And the fans loves to listen him
- Hunk and Pidge have a channel together called “Homemade experiments” (inspired in a spanish channel) and they basically made challenges about testing food, making food, testing chemical reactions and crazy stuff, mostly for Pidge’s part.
- Pidge, Hunk and Matt lives together. Matt doesn’t have a YT channel but is allways the one who tastes the challenge food (most than once he finish throwing up) #saveMatt2k17
- Lance and Hunk are BFF and Lance loves to take pictures of his beautiful bro
- Lance is bisexual and proud, his channel’s name is “McBi” “Bitheway” “Bilance” ( idk still working on it)
- Shiro and Keith are brothers (broganes is my reason to breath, fight me)
- They have a YT channel together about them doing extreme sports ( ‘cause reasons, they’re hardcore). Their channel’s name could be “Broganes”
- Pidge and Keith and Matt and Shiro were neighbours when they were little
- They all meet first time in a YT convention and ‘cause they have friends in common they spend all the convention together
- Lance is fan of Keith and is a stress mess all the convention week
- When Shiro mets Allura he forgot how to talk like a normal person. Allura finds it adorable. Matt, Keith and Pidge made fun of him because of that
- In attempt to put together Shiro and Allura, Keith tries to get close to Lance, and Lance is happy to plays cupid, and stay close to his idol/crush.
- Fuck- Lance has a crush on Keith? Shut
- Keith is oblivious
- Lance helps Keith and Shiro in a video. The finnish product is awesome and Keith is so interest in Lance’s work that “accidentally” becomes a huge fan of him.
- Lance doesn’t make challenges but when Pidge challenge him to upload a video dancing “chiwawa- barbie’s version” from just dance he made it with the same clothes even. High score, 5 stars
- Keith saw the video and becomes gay for Lance like hella

I’m blank for now, still planning in drawing some of the stuff but I want to have it writing to not forget it.

If my grammar doesn't​ have any sense I apologise, english is not my first language.
I accept any suggestions or corrections 😊

Become conscious of the foods you eat. There are foods that calibrate low, and there are high-energy foods as well. Foods with toxic chemicals sprayed on them will make you weak even if you have no idea that the toxins are present. Artificial foods such as sweeteners are low-energy products.

In general, foods high in alkalinity such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, non-yeast breads, and virgin olive oil calibrate at the high end and will strengthen you on muscles testing, while highly acidic foods such as flour-based cereals, meats, dairy, and sugars calibrate at the lower energies, which will weaken you.

This is NOT an absolute for everyone; however, YOU can detect how you feel after consuming certain foods, and if you feel weak, lethargic, and fatigued, you can be pretty sure you’ve allowed yourself to become a low-energy system, which will attract more of the same low energy into your life.

Do what’s right for YOU.

Cheer Up Post #4866

cayennecola would like a post featuring musician Frank Iero, cats, coffee, and red things. Enjoy!

***Disclaimer: Most of the images used do not belong to me. If you see one that’s yours, and you would like credit or to have it removed/replaced, please just ask.

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Sephiroth grew up being fed fluids through a syringe. He never had to eat solid food. It was easier for Hojo to put concentrated nutrients in a liquid than to juggle all the solids with their downsides.

After leaving the labs, it took him forever to get used to eating real food. Eventually, he was able to keep it down.


There is no such thing as a meat, cheese, milk, egg-eating environmentalist.
Excerpt from

Meat-eating environmentalist = Oxymoron

Animal Agriculture and Environmental Destruction

Many people who fancy themselves to be environmentalists are fond of demonizing the automobile industry, calling it the number one agent of global pollution. (Just look at some of the literature emanating from such “mainstream” organizations as Environment California and the Sierra Club.) However, when it comes to environmental destruction, animal agriculture is the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge, confront, or talk about. Animal-based agriculture is the number one cause of deforestation, air pollution, and water pollution. Therefore, those people who still incorporate meat, eggs, or dairy products in their diet cannot claim to be environmentalists.

Here is a summary of how the production of meat, eggs, and dairy products takes a staggering toll on the ecosystem:

Water Pollution

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the runoff from factory farms pollutes our rivers and lakes more than all other industries combined. In the U.S. alone, animals raised for food produce 130 times more excrement than the entire human population—86,000 pounds per second. A typical pig factory farm generates as much raw waste as a city of 50,000 people. Chicken, pig, and cow excrement have polluted over 35,000 miles of rivers in at least 22 states and contaminated groundwater in at least 17 states.

What’s more, chicken, pig, turkey and cow excrement comprise the sole source of all the recent E. Coli, salmonella and listeria outbreaks in which spinach, tomatoes, peanuts, jalapeño peppers, cantaloupe and other plant products have been implicated. E. Coli, salmonella and listeria have only one source: SHIT (human or animal)! Since spinach, peanuts, jalapeños, cantaloupe and tomatoes don’t shit, spinach, peanuts, jalapeños, cantaloupe and tomatoes cannot be blamed for this problem. E. Coli, salmonella and listeria found their way to the plants because people who enslave animals for meat, dairy or eggs contaminate the waterways by dumping nearly 2.7 trillion pounds of manure into America’s lakes, rivers and streams annually. Contaminated water eventually ends up on some of the crops as run-off, passing E. Coli, salmonella and listeria to the consumer. Also, more frighteningly, there are many times when farmers literally spray tons of RAW animal shit directly on the crops. Make no mistake: ALL E. Coli, salmonella and listeria incidents occur because of animal agriculture. Meat, dairy and egg-eaters want to eat billions of land animals. So ConAgra, Smithfield, Tyson, Perdue, etc. MASS PRODUCE billions of land animals far in excess of the numbers that would occur if these animals were left to their own reproductive devices and inclinations. Billions of land animals produce trillions of pounds of excrement.

Chemical Pollution

The majority of pesticide intake comes from animal products because the meat, dairy and egg industries douse billions of animals with chemicals to kill flies and mosquitoes that spread diseases from animal to animal. These chemicals seep through the pores, where they’re permanently stored in the animals’ flesh. Only a small percentage of pesticide intake comes from plant-based foods. But the majority of that residue can be washed away pretty easily. You also have the option of purchasing organic plant foods, which solves the chemical problem altogether. While you might be able to buy some chemical-free animal products (which is pretty hard to do because animal feed is rarely organic), there are still four issues that can never be overcome: slaughterhouse cruelty; the commodification and enslavement of animals; the deleterious effects of consuming animal protein, casein, cholesterol, saturated fats and trans fatty acids; and the environmental destruction and world hunger caused by animal-based agriculture. The government also allows crops set aside as animal feed to be sprayed with 2 to 20 times the amount of chemicals used on crops set aside for human consumption!

Water Use

Raising animals for food consumes nearly half the water used in the United States. Since no one needs to eat an animal in order to survive (except those living in icy and desert settings—see the ETHICS, LAWS and TRADITIONS section), that means fifty percent of all the water in America is wasted on animal-based agriculture. It takes an estimated 800 to 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat. Maintaining a carnivorous diet for a single person requires 4,200 gallons of water per day. A vegan diet for a single person requires only 300 gallons of water per day.

Land Use

Of all agricultural land in the U.S., nearly 80 percent is used to raise animals for food. More than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain for animal feed, and about 85 percent of the seven billion tons of topsoil lost in the U.S. each year has been directly attributed to the enslavement of cows. It takes twenty times more land to sate the appetites of meat, dairy and egg-eaters than vegans: those who eat animal products require roughly 3.25 acres of land per person per year to feed themselves, whereas vegans require only 1/6 of an acre per person per year.

Rainforest Depletion

About 214,000 acres of rainforest, comprising an area greater than that of New York City, are destroyed every day. Some of this is for cows to graze, while some of it is to grow crops for animal feed. More than 2.9 million acres of rainforest were destroyed in the 2004-2005 crop season in order to grow crops that feed chickens and other animals in factory farms.

For every pound of hamburger produced in rainforest countries, approximately 220 square feet of rainforest are cleared to grow the required feed. Through this clearing approximately 2,600 pounds of living matter will in the best of circumstances be displaced, or destroyed altogether. This living matter includes roughly 20 to 30 different plant species, over 100 insect species, and dozens of birds, mammals and reptiles. What is more, along with the biomass found in coral reefs, rainforest vegetation is said to be one of the most promising sources of heretofore-undiscovered chemical compounds for treating many diseases that were once thought to be intractable. These resources are simply laid to waste when rainforest is cleared. Even worse, unlike coniferous forest land, tropical rainforest can never be replaced once it has been cleared.

Energy Use

The meat, egg, and dairy industries are heavy consumers of fossil-fuel resources. Raising animals for food requires more than one-third of all the raw materials and fossil fuels used in the United States. The best flesh-food enterprise returns a paltry 34.5 percent of the invested fossil-fuel energy as food energy, measured in terms of caloric expenditure. In contrast, the poorest crop enterprise returns a whopping 328 percent. In other words, the least-efficient plant-based food is nearly ten times as energy-efficient as the most-efficient flesh food!

Air Pollution

Whether you’re a hardcore liberal who believes that humans are responsible for global warming, or a staunch conservative who believes that the warming of the earth is a natural cycle, I think we can all agree that intentionally emitting nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere can be classified as pollution. And pollution has the potential to sicken the earth and its inhabitants. Liberals and conservatives alike must understand that the feces of all animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries emit nitrous oxide and methane, two highly noxious pollutants. Plus, when it comes to carbon dioxide, few people recognize the devastating impact that destroying rainforest to grow crops for animal feed can have on the environment. For example, it’s becoming increasingly well-known that burning one gallon of gasoline in an internal-combustion engine releases about 19 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But clearing and burning enough rainforest to produce just one hamburger releases 165 pounds of carbon dioxide. Veganism, as always, is the best, most efficient way to help the environment. After all, there is no such thing as a meat, cheese, milk, egg-eating environmentalist.

Food Science Friday : Chillies!

Bite into a hot pepper and it feels a lot like you’ve taken a sip of a hot drink.

How can something that’s not hot in temperature produce the same reactions as something that is hot? Reactions like pain or sweating?

Capsaicin, you cheeky devil!

Chilli’s are abundant in this chemical known as Capsaicin.

Image source: Flickr CC user Chris Potako

This chemical stimulates both the temperature and pain receptors.

It simultaneously tells that you are experiencing an increase in temperature as well as pain!

Your Brain Is Confused

Your brain gets these confusing signals and is not quite sure if you are just being subjected to moderate warmth or being burned.

To be on the safer side of things, the nervous system responds to the more severe stimulus: pain.

Ergo, the body reacts in the same way as if its being subjected a burn, i.e pain, sweating and flushing.

You respond to the brain’s message by gulping a cool drink to quench the perceived burn. Its remarkable how the whole system cycles around.

We are a wondrous species

We have amazingly taken a response that triggers the senses to combat against a perceived burn, and have somehow made that pleasurable.

Bedazzles me every time.

Side note:

Chillies are not ‘hot’ when one is discerning about Temperature ( as this thermal image also elucidates ). Please do not be confused by the ambiguity in the usage of the term.