CO2 shortage

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CO2 shortage

Post: # 291504Post Flo
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:13 am

Now there seems to be a CO2 shortage in the UK - the sort that goes into beer, fizzy pop, food preservation, animal slaughter (!), dry ice production here in the UK ..

It comes to something when meat is packed using CO2 for sale in the supermarket and it makes you wonder about slaughtering processes too.

Question is - as even crumpet production is being halted at one bakery firm - just how much can we do for ourselves. Make our own bread? Drink water (despite the lack of rainfall)?

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Re: CO2 shortage

Post: # 291505Post Odsox
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Yes, I read that too.
I also learnt that chicken are apparently "stunned" using CO2, although I would have thought "suffocated" would be a more accurate term.
As to meat packaging, I assume the CO2 is in the blister type packs that supermarket meat is packed in, probably to stop it oxidising and keeping the red meat red for longer instead of turning brown as it ages.

Most definitely make your own bread and crumpets Flo, there's no shortage of yeast and they are efficient environmentally friendly CO2 plants rather than the by-product from an ammonia manufacturing plant

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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Re: CO2 shortage

Post: # 291526Post Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:21 am

You'd think with all the research going into carbon capture some bright spark would have worked out how to turn it into something useful.

Crumpets are dead easy, especially sourdough ones!

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