Cotton

“India and Pakistan [are] the world’s second and fourth largest cotton producers respectively with over 120,000 farmers as well as Gin factory owners.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7145)

Cotton gin trumps cotton candy.

Bagnorance

“An increase in demand for bags for life was expected in Wales following the introduction of the charge [for single-use plastic bags], as consumers got used to reusing their bags and purchased enough bags for life for their shopping needs. However, there is a potential risk that many consumers start treating a low-cost reusable plastic bag as a ‘throwaway bag’ and discard it prematurely.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/24/bags-for-life-5p-charge-wales)

Consumers who thus pervert the environmental purpose of the scheme are now required to place a reusable bag over their head before disposing of the contents.

Meaty

Tesco’s banned advertising campaign which attempted to mitigate the horse meat scandal “ended with the line: ‘We know that our supply chain is too complicated. So we’re making it simpler … Seriously. This is it. We are changing.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/sep/04/tesco-horsemeat-ad)

When asked to comment, a horse neighed, “BOGOF.”

Consumers

“A quarter of UK consumers said they would take the green option even if it cost them more money” and it’s almost half of consumers globally. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/19/ethical-shopping-growing-popularity-fairtrade)

The other half of consumers said the figures were horsemeat.