However, others dispute this interpretation. The Humane Slaughter Association, a charity promoting animal welfare within the food production system, suggests that while pigs do "exhibit strong reactions for a period of up to 30 seconds ... carbon dioxide also has a direct anaesthetic effect" resulting in a faster loss of consciousness than with other gas mixtures. … [Read more...] about Is it cruel to stun animals with carbon dioxide?
He says: "We've had phone calls from people in Brighton, Wales and Altringham who are willing to drive to the Midlands to pick up one or two bottles and offered to pay whatever I wanted to charge but we obviously couldn't because we're completely out of stock." … [Read more...] about CO2 supplies ‘may take two weeks to return to normal’
Ms Wise says that while it is possible to make cask ale without CO2 because of the natural carbonation that yeast provides, she says all brewers use carbon dioxide "to move beer in between tanks, we use it to purge tanks, we generally use it a lot in the brewery itself, so it is a problem for cask producers as well as bottles as well as kegs". … [Read more...] about Carbon dioxide crisis to hit supermarket food choice
Why the CO2 shortage really mattersBeer sales rationed amid CO2 shortagePig welfare at risk as CO2 shortage bitesEi Group, the former Enterprise Inns, would not disclose which brands are out of stock or running low. However, it is thought to include some Heineken products. … [Read more...] about CO2 shortage: Britain’s biggest pub chain runs low on beer brands
Why the CO2 shortage really mattersPig welfare at risk as CO2 shortage bites'Urgent action needed' over CO2 shortageHeineken said its John Smith's Extra Smooth and Amstel brands had been hit, while Coca-Cola Great Britain said production had been interrupted until fresh CO2 supplies arrived. … [Read more...] about CO2 shortage: Tesco-owned Booker restricts beer sales