Yes, I am serious.
The Telegraph reports EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.Those arguing for a European Nanny-Zone fiscal union better get used to this kind of stupidity because if they get their wish, more such stupidity is coming.
Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.
Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall said the ruling made the “bendy banana law” look “positively sane”.
He said: “I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. It is a perfect example of what Brussels does best. Spend three years, with 20 separate pieces of correspondence before summoning 21 professors to Parma where they decide with great solemnity that drinking water cannot be sold as a way to combat dehydration.
Rules banning bent bananas and curved cucumbers were scrapped in 2008 after causing international ridicule.
Prof Brian Ratcliffe, spokesman for the Nutrition Society, said dehydration was usually caused by a clinical condition and that one could remain adequately hydrated without drinking water.
Worse yet, Nanny-Zone stupidity will be financial related, precisely where it can do the most economic damage.
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