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EU To Allow Ugly Fruits In Push To Cut Bureaucracy  
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 39
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

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Curly cucumbers, crooked carrots and mottled mushrooms - odd-looking fruit and vegetables are making a comeback as 20-year-old EU rules are lifted.

Marketing standards for 26 types of produce have been scrapped, in a drive to cut EU bureaucracy.

The standards will remain in place for 10 of the most popular types. But with an appropriate label shops will be able to sell "ugly" specimens of these too.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8127461.stm

Well, most of them anyways. Some things you just really have to wonder!  Yeah sure

There was a thread on this a while back so this is an update. A positive one.

[Edited 2009-06-30 19:23:35]


"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7965 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2071 times:



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The rules were introduced to ensure common EU standards, but are regarded by critics as examples of Euro-madness.

This version of "Euro-madness" was introduced because the EU was giving in to pressure of (mostly British) food companies.



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26025 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

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EU To Allow Vegetables Not Pretty Enough.... (by PNQIAD Dec 2 2008 in Non Aviation)



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

I just hope this doesn't mean the EU is going to import bananas that are already black.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14131 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 1992 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.

Jan


User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 1981 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.
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1922 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.


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