All Aboard the Wesson Express

How long will it be before the food police get their organic undies in a wad over the second-hand artery-clogging trans fat exhaust spewed by this thing:

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) — Billionaire Richard Branson’s commitment to combat global warming got on track Thursday as Europe’s first scheduled passenger train fueled by vegetable oil left London for North Wales.

Maybe this will give “four stroke engine” new meaning.

By the way, if you have access to some good old high fat cooking oil, here’s how you can use to make your own vegetable oil powered vehicle, or “Greasecar.”

The quandary for some is going to be that for the fuel to be cheap, you need to use vegetable oil that’s already been used to fry chicken, fish, shrimp, French fries and all other sorts of artery clogging goodies. So, the real question I’d like to pose to cities such as Chicago and New York that have banned trans-fat cooking oils is this: Why do you hate the environment so much?

In the not too distant future, maybe we’ll see this bumper sticker: “Health conscious environmentalists and trans fats can coexist peacefully.”

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