Sunday, December 26, 2004

EU Overturns British Banning of Canadian Berry

The Telegraph reports that ever vigilant British bureaucrats banned the (unfamiliar to them) saskatoon berry, eaten by people in Canada for God knows how long. Because other EU nations were importing it, Brussels overrode the British ban.

Money quote:

"[T]he berry is illegal in Britain, and will be for as long as two years while tests are conducted to find out whether the population of Canada is right in thinking it to be edible, and that is all there is to it."


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