MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14400 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
As had been discussed before, the rules were set by the EU on request by the food industry to have only fruit come on the market, which would be suited to mechanical processing. E.g. a cucumber, which bent too much or fruit with odd shapes would cause the food processing machines used by the food industry to jam up, causing interruptions in production.
So the food industry demanded an industrial standard for fruit and vegetable to be able to design the machines around it.
OzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2790 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
Quoting NoUFO (Reply 1): This version of "Euro-madness" was introduced because the EU was giving in to pressure of (mostly British) food companies.
Quite. The UK has been no team player in the EU. Obedient disciples of Murdoch's unremitting anti-EU propaganda machine, they siphon off every benefit, refuse any responsibility or less attractive resolution they see fit, while all the time sniping from the sidelines and in effect sabotaging any hope of it becoming that which they say it should be.
I say, for all our sakes, stop whining, get with the programme, help build the programme or go it alone.
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 5): I say, for all our sakes, stop whining, get with the programme, help build the programme or go it alone.
Know what? I agree with that. I also think the Uk needs to show where a lot of money comes from for public projects like roads and transport.
All EU countries proudly display signs at buildings or roads saying the money came from EU, all that is except the UK. We like to make out the EU is all bad value for money when our own MP's are running off with public cash.