Wednesday, 7 January 2009
British Blood - Europe says No!
The local blood transfusion service are holding one of their regular blood donor sessions in the Parliament in Brussels.
Anyone who lived in Britain between 1980 and 1996 need not apply. The possibility exists, it is said, that mad cow disease (BSE) can be transmitted even years after contamination.
So British blood isn't good enough for Europe.
A new solution to Global Warming
Meanwhile, in an aside from a discussion about CCS, an Australian trade unionist tells me that kangaroos emit very little methane; something to do with microbes in the gut.
Could be useful given the high proportion of CO2 emissions in some countries that stem from intensive rearing of animals in huge numbers.
Now if we could only cross a marsupial with a cow - a jumping kangermoo perhaps.