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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-17-09 07:13 PM
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8. They actually tried to outlaw our bananas here in France
we grow non standard bananas all over France (our islands and tropical places anyway). They have excellent short bananas on Runion island. My in laws brought us them for a christmas present as they live there and came to visit us. The EU wanted to outlaw them because, get this, the EU tried to outlaw all fruits and vegetables that did not meet certain criteriea for shape, size, and color. the EU's highest court overturned the ruling in the last month or so. They tried to out law our small bananas. They tried to outlaw our ancient tomatoes, very sweet but brown, or green, or orange, or red, or a swirl of colors. The open air markets still sold the products, and local cops did not stop us from eating as we have for centuries, luckily so. Luckily for us local farmers risked getting busted to grow them. I know someone who got busted, for growing very sweet, excellent tomatoes that were not of uniform size and color. The EU's high court ruled that banning such food was in violation of some charter so their plot to protect corporate uniforty has been foiled for the moment, but what will their next caper be... tune in next time on "the raping of the world" brought to you by capitalist whores around the globe.....
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