Re: Boris Johnson resigns.
Sources: The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Express (21 September 1994)
Myth: Curved bananas have been banned by Brussels bureaucrats, with shops ordered not to sell fruit which is too small or abnormally bent.
Originally Posted by Realist
I have no need to squirm. The facts are in the EU directives which I have quoted verbatim and provided links to.
Bananas must not have abnormal curvature
Cucumbers (to be in any of the top classes) must have curvature of 1 in 10 or less.
Truth: Yes … and no. Curved bananas have not been banned. In fact, as with the supposed banning of curved cucumbers, the Commission regulation classifies bananas according to quality and size
for the sake of easing the trade of bananas internationally.
Not at all biased are you Mr Realist ?
Bananas must not be excessively curved. (The Sun, 4 March 1998, p6)
Bananas are classified according to quality and size for international trade.
Individual governments and the industry have in the past had their own standards with the latter’s, in particular, being very stringent.
The European Commission was asked by national agriculture ministers and the industry to draft legislation in this area.
Following extensive consultation with the industry, the proposed quality standards were adopted by national ministers in Council in 1994.