After 20 years of insisting that fruit must adhere to shapes mandated by law, EU bureaucrats have graciously decided that Mother Nature may take her own course again:
"July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot," said Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel. "We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators."
The depth of Ms. Fischer Boel's conviction is unknown, however, considering that