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Gary Varvel

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  1. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, about 3 years ago

    I’m not sure if this is still true but the chemicals that make up the artificial butter flavor in Twinkies were derived from petroleum.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Is it true they are making them smaller.

  3. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    Twinkies? Woof!

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Good news: welcome back, never-spoil pack of empty calories and sugary goodness. We need to rejoice that another method of destroying our health is again available. Too bad Congress is trying to ensure that there will be no health care available to take care of your diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight-related arthritis.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Can I get a shout-out for Pall Mall unfiltered? Easily just as good for you. Can’t someone bring it back? (I assume it’s long gone, but I could be wrong….)

  6. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The guy with the health food bag has a beer gut.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Cheetos cheese powder is also associated with BOOP. I do recall quite a few patients who desired natural products to treat their Rheumatoid Arthritis instead of Methotrexate. I reminded them that seagull poop and tobacco are all natural, but aren’t necessarily good for you, nor beneficial for arthritis.

  8. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    They were handing out free Twinkie samples today. Gonna’ do a shelf-life test.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Brochiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia can be seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis, and typically is treated with steroid pulse, azathioprine, and withdrawing methotrexate therapy as methotrexate can cause lung dz.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Good comments. Life is always a little more complicated than one might think.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Ah come on it just a twinkie. Don’t want to eat them don’t buy them. Tell me the truth who here never eat a twinkie when they were a kid.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The FDA has been weakened by underfunding and putting corporate honchos in charge of it till it is barely useful.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Nah, you sound pretty normal to me. There are about 60,000 xenobiotics(non-natural) additives to our clothes,furniture,foods,etc that are approved for use in and on by various industries, that we get exposed to daily. The FDA hasn’t done their own studies on the majority of these chemicals. Considering that it’s still allowable to smoke cigarettes in this country, that should tell everyone just how safe we are with the FDA’s protection. 2000 new xenobiotics are added to the list each year with few receiving much scrutiny. Now you know where some of our cancer triggers,autoimmune illnesses,etc are originating.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You may find that stereoisomers of a chemical may reflect different amounts of the right or left mirror image of lets say an amino acid produced in nature versus one man-made. Also the L-form of an amino acid may be biologically active when the D-form is not. So naturally occurring chemicals may be different than man-made, for this reason, as well as others,i.e. associated contaminants So David is not being confused, although I do get your drift, but you may not get mine. Confused yet? I mean, more than usual?

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lonizer, you may want an example…well the best would be L-Tryptophan induced Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome. Probably due to contaminants of L-Tryptophan supplements used in the 1980’s-1990’s. Stereoisomerism is fun! http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Inorganic_Chemistry/Coordination_Chemistry/Isomers/Sterioisomers

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