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Assanah Apr 27th 2017 11:49 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12239600)
So what happens to the misshapes ?

Used for processing.

Scamp Apr 27th 2017 11:54 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12239605)
Used for processing.

Collected and dangled in front of starving children before being tossed to the pigs.

Right?

Assanah Apr 27th 2017 11:54 am

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by iano (Post 12239481)
:lol: :lol:

Understand veg still has to be free from malformation or abnormal curvature though.

Only if you want to sell them in category one or two. The law is actually quite liberal. In Germany several supermarkets have tried to sell these mishaped fruits. You know what was the problem? The consumer.

EMR Apr 27th 2017 12:07 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12239614)
Only if you want to sell them in category one or two. The law is actually quite liberal. In Germany several supermarkets have tried to sell these mishaped fruits. You know what was the problem? The consumer.

No problem in Portugal, one of the big super market chains even has a discounted veg area for odd shaped, smaller sized veg etc.

Scamp Apr 27th 2017 12:10 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12239614)
Only if you want to sell them in category one or two. The law is actually quite liberal. In Germany several supermarkets have tried to sell these mishaped fruits. You know what was the problem? The consumer.

If the EU said carrots had to taste like carrots, look like carrots and be orange in colour like carrots, Dick would complain.

Bipat Apr 27th 2017 12:16 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Assanah (Post 12239614)
Only if you want to sell them in category one or two. The law is actually quite liberal. In Germany several supermarkets have tried to sell these mishaped fruits. You know what was the problem? The consumer.

In UK there is so much general waste, in homes and shops, also too strict sell-by-dates. (No longer fault of EU --remember those butter mountains etc.)
Shops need to be encouraged to give away more older stuff,-but as you say consumers nowadays want things that look 'perfect'.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ed-ugly-report

Dick Dasterdly Apr 27th 2017 12:16 pm

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Having insisted on throwing away million of tons of perfectly edible fish for more than four decades it's hard to know where Eu stupidity ends.

Yes, they could of course have been passed on to the starving children of the World, but that would have affected supply and demand and consequently prices and we can't be having that can we.

Far better just to let the poor buggers starve.:sarcasm:

So much for Eu humanitarian concerns.

:cool:

Dick Dasterdly Apr 27th 2017 12:19 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Bipat (Post 12239643)
In UK there is so much general waste, in homes and shops, also too strict sell-by-dates. (No longer fault of EU --remember those butter mountains etc.)
Shops need to be encouraged to give away more older stuff,-but as you say consumers nowadays want things that look 'perfect'.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ed-ugly-report

Much the same throughout most of the Eu.

:cool:

Scamp Apr 27th 2017 12:22 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12239644)
Having insisted on throwing away million of tons of perfectly edible fish for more than four decades it's hard to know where Eu stupidity ends.

Yes, they could of course have been passed on to the starving children of the World, but that would have affected supply and demand and consequently prices and we can't be having that can we.

Far better just to let the poor buggers starve.:sarcasm:

So much for Eu humanitarian concerns.

:cool:

Dick the humanitarian.

Nah.

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


:cool:

iano Apr 27th 2017 12:31 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12239644)
Yes, they could of course have been passed on to the starving children of the World
:cool:

Good point, Dick. Fleets of refrigerated vehicles full of free frozen fish sent out into the bush of sub-saharan Africa, Afghanistan and Nepal, why ever didn't the EU think of that ?

Assanah Apr 27th 2017 12:39 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by iano (Post 12239664)
Good point, Dick. Fleets of refrigerated vehicles full of free frozen fish sent out into the bush of sub-saharan Africa, Afghanistan and Nepal, why ever didn't the EU think of that ?

He doesn't need to think about the EU anymore. He should instead focus on UK politics. We will soon see if the UK will prevent food waste and feed the hungry.

However, having read Boris Johnsons statement about the UK joining wars of the US in the near future, I assume that the Uk won't be feeding the hungry but bombing them instead. In that case he can cry for the innocent lifes lost by British actions.

DaveLovesDee Apr 27th 2017 12:43 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by InVinoVeritas (Post 12239596)
Strange a Brexiter (me) is saying there is not a stupid EU directive on misshapen vegetables and a Remainer (Iano) says there is.

The Directive isn't stupid.


Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12239600)
So what happens to the misshapes ?

The Directive applies to fresh produce. The mis-shapes tend to be shiped to places that turn them into things like canned fruit, pre-made smoothies or whatever else fruit can be turned into.


Originally Posted by iano (Post 12239664)
Good point, Dick. Fleets of refrigerated vehicles full of free frozen fish sent out into the bush of sub-Saharan Africa, Afghanistan and Nepal, why ever didn't the EU think of that ?

Iano, for the win! :p

iano Apr 27th 2017 12:53 pm

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To be fair, the EU could also have salted, packed and distributed free fish throughout the world. We'd now have about £500m a week for the NHS instead.

InVinoVeritas Apr 27th 2017 1:01 pm

Re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12239682)
The Directive isn't stupid.



The Directive applies to fresh produce. The mis-shapes tend to be shiped to places that turn them into things like canned fruit, pre-made smoothies or whatever else fruit can be turned into.



Iano, for the win! :p

Please, you clever, never wrong Remainers and experts on everything EU, point me to the EU directive.

DaveLovesDee Apr 27th 2017 1:10 pm

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Originally Posted by InVinoVeritas (Post 12239699)
Please, you clever, never wrong Remainers and experts on everything EU, point me to the EU directive.

Sorry, I said directive. It's actually a regulation. My apologies.

Original legislation: EC 2257/94

Replaced by CIR (EU) 1333/2011


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