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Friday, June 23, 2006

NEWS: The CityHippy Week

Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...

The CityHippy Week!

STORY OF THE WEEK: Waitrose gets Ugly
We apparently waste a massive proportion of our produce because it does not look nice but Waitrose have now decided to carry 'ugly' fruit at reduced rates. Hurrah.
Apples, plums and pears so plain that only their mother could love them will now sit proudly alongside their finer-featured siblings.

Marvellous. When Whole Foods opens their first store in the UK next year they will doubtless be shocked to find just how green the UK supermarket industry is prepared to go with all this local and sustainable produce and even biodegradable bags. Perhaps this is the UK Grocery industry's way of out-flanking Whole Foods in advance? Although Whole Foods will of course be considerably greener they will not have as easy a ride here in the UK as they do in the USA. Will still be good stuff though I am sure. Can't wait.

What else caught my little green eye?

Caroline Lucas: Airlines must lose their right to pollute the skies
We must reduce aviation's expansion or give up on tackling climate change

Obituary: Professor E. Arthur Bell
Plant-chemist Director at Kew

Poppies return to make a red and pleasant land
There are the first signs of a colourful resurgence thanks to increases in organic farming and a reduction in the use of weedkilling sprays. pick of the week: Anything Into Oil
Turkey guts, junked car parts, and even raw sewage go in one end of this plant, and black gold comes out the other end.

…and that's the way it is folks!



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At 8:36 AM, Blogger City Slicker said...

Good stuff
Will keep reading


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