Morrisons has launched its own line of carbon neutral eggs as part of its commitment to be directly-supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030.
It’s the first UK supermarket to make the move, and is five years ahead of the rest of the industry.
Now stocked in 50 stores, mostly in Yorkshire and Essex but with a nationwide roll-out expected in 2023, Morrisons’ new Planet Friendly Eggs come from the retailer’s own farms where hens are fed a soya-free diet of insects – which are in turn fed on food waste from its bakery, fruit and vegetable sites.
This ‘circular waste’ feeding scheme is powered by Better Origin technology, reduces deforestation caused by soya production, negates the carbon emissions emitted from transporting this soya, and is said to be “pioneering”.
Morrisons says it has been working with its farmers to create net zero carbon farm ‘models’ that look at neutralising emissions through the whole lifecycle and footprint of the farm, and its Planet Friendly Eggs are the first product to come out of these models.
Sustainable beef, lamb, and fruit and vegetables are to follow, according to the retailer.
“This is our first carbon neutral product and there will be many more to come,” explained Sophie Throup, Head of Agriculture at Morrisons.
“It’s all part of our drive to be directly supplied only by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030 [as] we know our customers consider the environmental impact of the food they eat and want affordable zero emission produce.
“Eggs are a regular weekly purchase for most households and so we’re thrilled that after 18 months of hard work with our farmers, these eggs are finally hitting our shelves”.
Morrisons’ Planet Friendly Eggs cost 30p each, or £1.50 for a pack of six, and are also set to be the first product to feature the British Lion Egg green stamp – which indicates a lower environmental impact to customers.
“It’s great to see that Morrisons has launched a carbon neutral British Lion egg pack under its own brand, in a first for a UK retailer,” said Mark Williams, Chief Executive for the British Egg Industry Council.
“Eggs generally have a significantly lower environmental impact than other animal proteins and they are a highly nutritious, natural and great tasting choice for all the family.
“We look forward to seeing more green Lions in the near future.”
Morrisons says it is “committed” to introducing sustainable products across all areas of the supermarket by lower emission-sourcing and reducing the amount of plastic used, and earlier this year, the retailer became the first supermarket to commit to selling its own milk in carbon-neutral cartons.
The retailer’s agricultural targets form part of the overall business plan to become ‘net zero’ for emissions by 2040.
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Watch adorable Lottie, 7, wowing crowds at Manchester Carnival on stage with Serani
A tiny singer has ended up as one of the stars of the show at Manchester Caribbean Carnival after she was pulled up on stage by dancehall singer Serani.
Little Lottie, at just seven years old, belted out a verse of the star’s hit song No Games while the huge crowd cheered and danced.
And Serani was so impressed with her, that he’s now got back in touch and asked her to feature on his new song, and treated her family to a day out in London with him.
Videos of the heartwarming exchange at Carnival have been widely shared on social media, with one video earning more than 6.2m views on TikTok at the time of writing.
In the below video shared with The Manc, Serani is seen crouching down to her eye level, before asking the young girl for her name and telling her she is ‘so sweet’.
Lottie then grabs his arm and whispers in his ear that she doesn’t know all the words, to which he responds: “You don’t need to know all of it baby, just sing for the beautiful people of Manchester.”
After a brief hesitation, Lottie, wearing a pink tie-die dress, starts belting out No Games – and the crowd absolutely erupts.
Serani then starts singing the lyric ‘It’s, it’s, it’s Serani’ – but is interrupted by Lottie shouting ‘LOTTIE’, much to the delight of the onlookers.
Once she hits her stride, there’s no stopping the tiny star, who had all of Alexandra Park in the palm of her hand.
Thousands of people have shared their love for the adorable moment on social media.
Comments have included ‘GET IT LOTTIEEEEEE’ and ‘LOTTIE MASH UP DI PLACE’.
Another person wrote: “The way her confidence shot up when everyone hyper her.”
Someone else said: “Wow the way I felt that energy thru the phone like POW.”
One user commented: “Love the crowd hyping up the boss girl! She’s got fantastic taste in music too!”
Serani has since said: “She is the star, she just took over the stage, she’s so sweet.
“I never thought the video would get so big but the views just kept growing and growing.”
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Apple users urged to update devices after security flaw is ‘actively exploited’ by hackers
Apple has admitted it is aware of reports of serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs, and is urging users to update their devices.
In its latest security reports, the global tech company acknowledged that the issue could make it possible for hackers to take complete control of devices, and admitted that it was “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”.
Devices thought to be potentially affected include iPhones6S and later models, several models of the iPad – including the 5th generation and later – all iPad Pro models and the iPad Air 2, and Mac computers running MacOS Monterey.
The issue also affects some iPod models, according to security experts.
In the security update on its support page, Apple said one of the flaws means a malicious application “may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges”.
Apple’s explanation of the vulnerability means a hacker could get “full admin access to the device” so that they can “execute any code as if they are you, the user,” according to Rachel Tobac – CEO of SocialProof Security.
Security experts are now urgently encouraging those with one of the potentially at-risk devices to make sure all updates are carried out.
While Apple has not disclosed any additional details about the attacks or who may have carried them out, it’s been reported that the bugs were flagged by anonymous researchers, and the tech company has now also echoed in its newest update that “important security updates are recommended for all users”.
Ms Tobac also added that those who should be particularly attentive to updating their Apple devices and software are “people who are in the public eye” like activists or journalists who might be the targets of sophisticated nation-state spying.
Apple has also not given any further information on how many users it believes were affected.