Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LibDems hail end of EU wonky veg rules

It's been a long time coming, but many EU regulations which imposed an unnatural uniformity on produce are to be scrapped.

Lib Dem MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, Graham Watson summed up the move:

"This is great news indeed; the Commission has at long last seen sense on this issue. Consumers obviously demand high quality produce that is clean and healthy. But quite why some countries, like France and Germany feel consumers are concerned on how wonky or knobbly fruit and veg appears is absurd. At a time of global food shortages and rising prices its good to see sensible measures being taken to remove ridiculous regulations. Ultimately Europe needs to concentrate on the real issues that affects the continent's citizens."

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