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Tomato juice please

“Darling you never drink tomato juice.” “Well I just feel like one…”

Many things in life can attributed to chance or coincidence. We came up with the term conjectural focal point though, which basically states that when one sees many lines of conjecture pointing in the same direction it is fair to assume something is going on in that area. This is one of the lines of conjecture in the case to confirm what is being sprayed in our skies. Barium is often cited by us as the primary component of the persistent trails and there are many things that seem to suggest that is the case. This latest example is quite a subtle clue, but quite interesting all the same.

On one single airline 53,000 gallons of tomato juice are served each year, which is almost as much as the 59,000 gallons of beer they serve. Now as a dweller of pubs and bars I know that on terra firma tomato juice is not normally a contender in the popular drinks listings, quite the opposite, and even when dealing with soft drink options, most people will normally opt for a fruit juice over a liquefied vegetable, except in the recovery stages of a serious hangover of course, when the obligatory Bloody Mary makes a predictable appearance.

So what is going on here and what possible relevance could this have to Climate Engineering and what is being spraying into our skies. Well first it has to be said that the irony of the situation, rather laughably, is that it was Lufthansa that commissioned this study which shows that not everyone in the organisation is aware of what is going on, else they would not have tried to investigate this rather unusual trend for sure. Lufthansa are one of the most prolific sprayers over the UK, and often the leaders in the ‘first wave’, the pre-dawn transatlantic sprayers that cross the UK as early as 3.30am and lay down the foundation for our daily weather over the UK. They also spray heavily and at low altitude over London almost every day with their returning transatlantic flights, but we digress…

Barium depletes Potassium in the body. Many, including us, now believe that Barium is the primary component of persistent trails, but how do regular passengers know that? Well they don’t. Increasing evidence now exists to show that the body often craves foods that contain nutrients it is deficient in. Ask any pregnant woman about this and she will confirm it! This phenomena extends way beyond pregnancy though, and studies have shown that people do indeed subconsciously crave foods that contain what the body needs, or is deficient in, at any particular time. Craving tomato juice then is entirely consistent with Potassium deficiency, as tomatoes contain high levels of potassium. There are, of course, a myriad of other sources of potassium too numerous to mention, but none of which are available as an option on the trolley menu on most flights, so we can safely assume that in terms of in-flight  drinks tomato juice is the only thing that can plug the potassium gap, and so there might just be something going on here.

Fraunhofer Society, a German research institute, carried out the study on behalf of Lufthansa. The study came up with a rather lame explanation that suggested that our sense of taste and smell are less sensitive at altitude and so tomato juice simply tasted better, but rightly so Lufthansa dismissed that idea on the grounds that the passengers would not know that. The catering manager apparently then started to observe passenger behaviour and came to the conclusion that it was simply peer influence, as people saw people in front of them ordering tomato juice and so thought they would too. We think that is absolute nonsense and not a pattern that would persist over time, and so there must be something else at play here. You don’t stand in a pub, where you have a much clearer view of what others are ordering and suddenly and repeatedly order whatever the person next to you is ordering so this cannot be used as a viable explanation for behaviour. We think something is going on here and intend to do some further investigation to try to pin-point it.

It will be interesting to see what their response is to our suggestion that atmospheric Barium may be the cause of this unusual trend. As always, watch this space.


This article is what might be described as a tangent from the article Aerotoxic Syndrome. Aerotoxic syndrome is an increasingly common condition experienced by long-haul and frequent flyers whereby they present with an assortment of symptoms consistent with potassium deficiency, which in turn is consistent with acute Barium exposure.

Read more about Aerotoxic Syndrome.