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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3915 on: February 13, 2020, 05:54:47 AM »
Would you believe she loves chocolate fish and a strong morning coffee, with cream, like real cream, not that American stuff?
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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3916 on: February 13, 2020, 06:47:35 AM »
What do Americans have instead of cream?
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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3917 on: February 13, 2020, 08:04:51 AM »
Do they use that hideous powdered stuff called 'Coffee Whitener'?  If I can't get proper milk, and I don't like that UHT stuff either despite all the bollocks about it being 'exactly the same as fresh milk', I'd rather drink it black.

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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3918 on: February 13, 2020, 10:29:14 AM »
Don't they use something that is half and half ?
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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3919 on: February 13, 2020, 10:46:30 AM »
They march to a different drum, don't they?

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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3920 on: February 13, 2020, 11:49:02 AM »
Did you know that some of us are purists and don't add anything at all?
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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3921 on: February 13, 2020, 11:52:20 AM »
Not even water?  You chew the raw beans?  That's serious hardcore.

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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3922 on: February 13, 2020, 12:15:07 PM »
We have heavy cream, half and half, full milk, low fat milk, white water, and that powdered crap. Which do you prefer?
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« Reply #3923 on: February 14, 2020, 10:19:47 PM »
Are any of them vegan?
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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3924 on: February 14, 2020, 11:13:55 PM »
Uh... yuck?

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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3925 on: February 15, 2020, 12:58:10 AM »
Mmm, you do have choices, I am pleased.

For my visit, I would like full cream milk and full cream cream, is that OK?
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« Reply #3926 on: February 15, 2020, 09:09:06 AM »
Did you know that if the population of the world became vegan it would solve global warming, there'd be enough food to feed everyone, and you'd see an end to many diseases (such as bird flu and corona) caused by intensive farming and of course many eating-related diseases?

Not that I'd expect people to prioritise the planet, starving millions, and health, above the taste of bacon.
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Re: We all have questions
« Reply #3927 on: February 15, 2020, 09:54:15 AM »
Whew, you had me worried there for a sec Mark  :o

I eat way more plant than animal these days. Much rather fish, it's a slow process for me would you believe?

One of my daughters is vegan, that certainly helps with menu planning
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« Reply #3928 on: February 15, 2020, 11:58:46 AM »
If the whole world went vegan tomorrow, what would we do with all the livestock? Do we just kill it off? How do we feed the cows and still have enough arable land to feed the people?
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« Reply #3929 on: February 15, 2020, 12:55:33 PM »
Okay, I'll step off my fence for a while.

The human body, whether by design of a god or gods, or by a lucky fluke, is, unlike most animals, 'designed' to be omnivorous.  Able to feed, and therefore ensure the continuity of the species, on almost any food source.  There is a huge variety of protein etc out there.  It is this, rather than intellect, which puts us at the head of the so-called food chain.

There is a downside to universal veganism.  It puts civilisation,(and I use the term very much in a general sense because it's a handy reference rather than a belief we are a truly civilised society),  at the mercy of agricultural giants like Monsanto, who make their fortune from creating single use seeds, and sterile plants which lack the diversity to be ensure their own survival.  Once the cereal crops of the world end up hanging from a mere handful of genetically modified sources there is no going back.

 The old school farmer who keeps back 10% of his crop each year as seed stock to be mixed in with whatever he buys from his supplier is a dwindling species.

Natural cross-species hybrids tend to be tougher, more resilient  Look at some mongrel dogs to see this.  On the other hand the ones which inherit the the worst aspects of both parents tend to die out.

If that exclusive strain of crop then sickens or dies, despite what gene-splicing adventurers with their eyes firmly on the cash register tell us, then the whole world is screwed.

It is genetic diversity, both in animals, (including the naked ape), and plants, which provides the background in strength to survive as a species.

If the entire world went organic then we'd have to use something like the Saxon field system, where as well as crops being rotated a third of the fields had to lie fallow each year to 'restore the land'.  I remember being fascinated when we learned about this at school, and amazed that even back then, without scientific soil tests and mumbo-jumbo they'd figured it all out.

So...  I'm not putting a bacon sarnie ahead of saving the world, (nice metaphor by the way), but I do feel that any form of extremism is a bad move.

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