Originally Posted by Bishop of Southwark
That is an urban myth and totally untrue.
That is NOT an urban myth.
The urban myth is that it is an urban myth!
From COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2257/94...
This is as someone else put it ""The regulation that Eurofanatics always deny exists"" which includes the lines...
"free from malformation or abnormal curvature of the fingers"
"defects of shape"http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...4R2257:EN:HTML
An embarrassed EU have been trying to portray this as an urban myth down the usual pro EU channels such as the BBC. They have done this by saying they did not ban "bendy bananas"... sure they never said in so many words "bendy bananas" but what is bendy if it is not "abnormal curvature of the fingers" or "defects of shape"??!!
Lets not stop with bananas, how about cucumbers...
EUs over-regulation. European Commission Regulation No. 1277/88 states...
"if a cucumber bends more than 10 millimeters per 10 centimeters (0.4 inches per 4 inches) in length"
Notice now the use of the word "bend"!
If it is an urban myth, how come the EU dropped much of their (ridiculous) legislation only this year?
25% of the surface of an apple has to be red, carrots too wide, the regulations were never ending, and were certainly NOT a myth!