E is for eggs… and eggshells

E is for eggs… and eggshells

We all know from school that hydrogen sulphide smells like rotten eggs, but I wonder how many of us these days have encountered that smell from an actual egg? With use-by dates and fridges, it seems unlikely that we would encounter a truly rotten egg, especially since...
Cheap meat

Cheap meat

The surprising thing about the new chicken industry scandal is that anyone is surprised. In its quest to feed people as cheaply as possible, industrial farming has cut profit margins to the bone, providing plenty of motivation for cost-cutting measures, even those...
Tendrils: 170325

Tendrils: 170128

Hello and welcome to Tendrils, your weekly round-up of all that is fun and fascinating in the internet flora. This week we have a Chinese New Year theme 🙂 The news has just broken that scientists have discovered a chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flavor....
RIP Princess Layer

RIP Princess Layer

Princess Layer passed away in the night. She has gone to join her best friend Hen Solo in the big chicken coop in the sky. No doubt Henny will be happy to see her as they were inseparable for four years. Princess was never as bossy as Hen Solo, or as inquisitive,...

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