Wednesday, 1 July 2009

EU Says Bendy Is OK After All

Bendy cucumbers, knobbly carrots return to EU shelves.

Years after jibes against the popular press that they were making it all up, the EU has agreed to scrap the ridiculous regulations governing the curvature of some fruit and vegetables. Regulations that, according to their supporters, never existed in the first place.

Unelected, overpaid Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel
admitted Tuesday that the rules on the curvature and shape of produce were long-standing examples of "unnecessary red tape" emanating from Brussels.

"July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot," she said.

"We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators," the commissioner added.
No, Commissar Boel, this doesn't need to be regulated at any level.

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