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A generation of children who have grown up eating fast food with their fingers have now lost their culinary skills.
Britain's biggest supermarket, Tesco, has asked its scientists to develop new, larger, easy-to-eat peas after researchers found that the 30,000 tons of peas it sells are increasingly being eaten by adults. - Sunday Times (Harvey Cole)

On Friday a consultant of white, English origin will claim that she was racially victimised after being sent home following a row over an alleged racist remark.
It follows an incident when a black junior doctor was allegedly told by a senior consultant after making a minor mistake: "You are not operating on bloody Nigerians now. These are my patients - they are normal human beings." - Guardian (Imogen Forster)

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This article first appeared in the 15 January 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Dotcoms will rise again