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The UK Election Cloud has a Green Lining…

What’s Going On Here? The Green Party increased their vote numbers by 64.69% in the general election, which is more than any other party. With a total of 865,697 votes last Thursday compared to 525,665 in 2017, the Green Party were the 5th most voted for party (despite only winning one seat – Brighton Pavilion). What Does This Mean? Ok so, ‘that’ happened last week and most…

Are we going round the [U]-bend?

What’s Going On Here? Scientists have developed a unique spray-on coating for toilet bowls to help poo on its way and not stick around. Research conducted has shown that even the more stubborn poo is 90% less adhesive with the sticky coating. What Does This Mean? With less poo sticking to the bowls of our toilets (I can’t believe I’m writing this sentence either),…

Plant-based eaters are getting pretty cocky

What’s Going On Here? New documentary ‘Game Changers’, strips bare the misconceptions which surround meat and its label of superiority when it comes to protein, masculinity, muscles and sporting success. A key section of the documentary focuses on Dr Aaron Spitz’s study which tracked the strength, longevity and number of erections had by three American university athletes. The results…eating a plant-based diet…

No earth-shattering sex please, unless…

What’s Going On Here? Relationships can be tough and tricky to navigate. But just when you thought you’d got it nailed, did you ever stop to think about the third party (or fourth, or fifth – whatever you’re into) in your relationship? The planet? Yep. From the contraception you use (or don’t), to the lingerie you choose to don or even your…

Will Waitrose’s plastic-free trial ‘weigh up’ for their shoppers?

What’s Going On Here? Waitrose is the first major retailer in the UK to introduce a plastic-free shopping experience. The new zero-waste stores will let customers use their own containers to shop on a refill basis. What Does This Mean? As one of the top 10 UK supermarkets contributing to 810,000 tonnes of ‘throwaway packaging’ every year (according to Greenpeace ocean plastics campaigner Ariana Densham), Waitrose…

The vegan food offering making Wall Street traders drool

What’s Going On Here? Plant-based meat company Beyond Meat, creators of the Beyond Burger, went public on Thursday 2nd May sending Wall Street into a feeding frenzy with its first stock trade at 84% above its IPO. What Does This Mean? Ethan Brown, vegan tech entrepreneur (let’s hope that’s his tinder bio strapline), who set up Beyond Meat back in 2009, received early…