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2020 Aug 14, 3:58am   908 views  9 comments

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Outspoken ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's turns fire on UK migration rhetoric

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has become embroiled in an unlikely row with ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s over its approach to migrants arriving by boat from France, after the brand criticised ministers’ increasingly bellicose rhetoric.

More than 500 migrants have arrived on British beaches in recent days, with many fleeing poverty, persecution or war in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

That has prompted a reaction from the government, who have asked the military to help, urged France to stop the boats at source, and even appointed a “Clandestine Channel Threat Commander” to lead efforts to prevent crossings.

A frostily worded Twitter thread from Unilever-owned (ULVR.L) Ben and Jerry’s tagged interior minister Priti Patel, and cited several media reports about the plight of those who undertake the dangerous 21-mile crossing in overloaded dinghies.

“Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture,” the brand’s UK account tweeted.

Ben & Jerry’s was acquired by Unilever in 2000 in a unique deal that allows it to operate with more autonomy than other subsidiaries.

It uses that freedom to pursue a cultural and social mission that has recently included strongly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. It also supports marriage equality and electoral campaign finance reform.

While Patel has not directly replied to the migration thread, fellow minister James Cleverly responded: “Can I have a large scoop of statistically inaccurate virtue-signalling with my grossly overpriced ice cream please?”

He did not say what inaccuracies he was referring to. Unilever and Ben & Jerry’s were not immediately available to comment.

Some of the arrivals stand a chance of being granted asylum, while others, considered illegal economic migrants, are unlikely to be allowed to remain in Britain.


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1   goofus   2020 Aug 14, 4:49am  

”Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture,” the brand’s UK account tweeted.

They’re fleeing France...

By the way, when did the left get onboard with corporations overturning democratic referendums (Brexit)? Corporate oligarchy is here, folks, and it’s “woke.”
2   Karloff   2020 Aug 14, 7:54am  

pursue a cultural and social mission

Whenever I see a phrase like this, the alarms go off. It's always someone wanting to destroy your culture and way of life, and nearly every single time, it's Communists.

Immediately an association goes into my head: This entity is an enemy.
4   Karloff   2023 Nov 15, 4:32pm  

Are the ingredients really that simple in the UK version? Well, not exactly the same version as it doesn't have the "creaming agent", but does it really not have salt?

Is it simply a matter of the labelling standard in the UK not being as demanding?
5   HeadSet   2023 Nov 15, 5:36pm  

Patrick says

I have two types of Quaker Oats in my pantry. One has the sole ingredient as "Rolled Oats." The other has the sole ingredient at "Cut Oats." I guess it is what one chooses to buy. By the way, those steel cut oats are great, they take 20 minutes to cook but taste much richer. The rolled "one minute" oats are for cooking in recipes.
6   Robert Sproul   2023 Nov 15, 6:18pm  

HeadSet says

By the way, those steel cut oats are great, they take 20 minutes to cook but taste much richer.

I recommend the 'overnight oats' method. 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a cup, water to cover. Soak overnight and in the morning dump in a bowl and microwave for a minute and a half. Easy as Instant Oats. I doll mine up with things like frozen blueberries, full fat yogurt, chia seeds, shredded coconut, walnuts, protein powder and top with 1/2 & 1/2. Looking to add healthy fats and a little protein.
I also recommend looking for organic rolled oats. Other oats are all sprayed with glyphosate, not to kill weeds but to dehydrate the plant at harvest FFS, and end up with quite a pesticide burden.
7   HeadSet   2023 Nov 15, 6:54pm  

Robert Sproul says

1/2 cup of rolled oats in a cup,

You might like the steel cut oats if you have not tried them. Steel cut oats are much denser than rolled oats so you would use only a 1/4 cup, but I am not sure if a minute and a half in the microwave would be enough.

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