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Mark Hodgson
I've never been able to regard Almond, Oat or any other milk as healthy, like quorn it's processed beyond recognition. Quorn is fungus based and therefore some people can have allergic reactions both mild and life threatening.

I'll never eat Extra Mature Oat Milk Cheddar even if the real thing is banned.

Jul 19, 2019 at 9:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterStill In The Dark

H/T cliscep:

"This man ripped down an Extinction Rebellion Bristol road-block and doesn't care if he's arrested
Protesters reportedly shouted, 'Call the police, call the police'"

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/extinction-rebellion-bristol-protest-traffic-3104325?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Jul 19, 2019 at 8:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Another no doubt accurate, but nevertheless misleading, headline:

"Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49030175

A quarter of the population drinking them (occasionally) is not the same as them representing a quarter of milk products drank, and someone simply scanning the headlines quickly could obtain the wrong impression entirely. The reality is rather different:

"But plant-based milks make up just 4% of the milk market, with 96% of milk sales in 2018 being for cow's milk."

Jul 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49040058

No links for us to check out the statistics. Does anyone know more about this. Given the excessive cold in many locations in June, it doesn't seem all that likely.

Jul 19, 2019 at 8:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48988355

"Some have calculated that as much carbon is emitted to manufacture a car as is emitted by driving it across its lifetime."

Which is why the scrappage scheme was always crazy, and why trying to force people to abandon their existing cars to buy new electric ones is not "green" and certainly nowhere near "zero carbon". Next time the BBC pushes electric cars, it might be helpful if they made this point - but they won't.

Jul 19, 2019 at 8:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Washington waste energy plant 'could halt Metro extension'"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-49040032

While I think we should be creating energy from waste, if I'm honest I don't suppose I'd want one on my doorstep. However, the "could halt Metro extension" excuse looks very weak to me. It's a good distance from the site of the proposed station, and the Washington extension has been mooted for decades without any effectual action taking place to make it happen.

Jul 19, 2019 at 8:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Guardian on subsidy cuts
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.. no mention of the corruption with the insulation projects
..the way by to let landlords moved thir aged mothers from house to house to get free pensioner upgrades
..nor the way fims jacked up the cost

Jul 18, 2019 at 11:37 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Grayling's scheme would doubtless be expensive to administer and force fares up. He's an idiot, as is the group who are doubtless plotting to apply it to private transport as well.

Jul 18, 2019 at 11:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

I think the EU recently forced the UK to increase VAT on insulation solar panels etc. from 5% to 20%, so they must take a share of the blame.

Jul 18, 2019 at 11:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

gc, I think the subsidy cuts refer to those for housing insulation etc, rather than subsidies for unreliables....

Jul 18, 2019 at 9:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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