Bendy Bananas and the EU - again.
It's official: European diktats on the size and shape of fruit and vegetables are bananas.
Even the European Commission now wants them scrapped to avoid wasting good food in times of global shortage.
The commission, in a step backed by the UK, will this week attempt to reform strict rules governing standards on such matters as the colour of leeks, the bendiness of cucumbers and the shape of carrots.
In a vote in Brussels, Britain, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany will support moves to reform the marketing standards amid fears that they are making the world food crisis worse.
However, France, Spain, Italy and other countries are expected to oppose the plan, claiming that the standards “play an important role in market operations while protecting consumers”. Critics suspect they are just protecting their vested interests.
These would be the rules that the euro fedarist insist are just myths then...
Bendy bananas are banned by Brussels. (Bananas must not be excessively curved.)