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Prunes are not a laxative, EU rules
Telegraph UK ^

Posted on 12/07/2012 11:13:52 PM PST by Arthurio

It comes after the organisation was mocked last month a ruling that led to a ban on claims that drinking water can prevent dehydration.

Despite a long held belief that prunes, traditionally served with custard, are good for improving bowel function, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled this is not the case.

Its experts said there was "insufficient" evidence of a link between the dried plums and normal bowel function after looking at three studies of prune consumption.

Sir Graham Watson MEP has now challenged an EU Commissioner to a prune-eating contest after his food safety committee ruled that prunes do not have a laxative effect.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dehydration; eu; hopelessbureaucrats; prunes; water
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1 posted on 12/07/2012 11:13:55 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
Stewed Prtunes in their own juice will indeed make one poop.

Dried figs will also make one drop and stoop

But best of all for liberals is a kick in the a$$,

Who can't seperate shinola from $hit, in their moral morass.

2 posted on 12/07/2012 11:19:39 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Arthurio

These bureaucraps don’t know from shit (so to speak). When they finally destroy Europe, they could qualify for jobs in Wash DC


3 posted on 12/07/2012 11:25:05 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: Arthurio

The UN issues a sigh of relief at no longer being the most hopeless organization on the planet.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 11:32:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Arthurio

Drinking water won’t keep you from keep you from drying up and eating a bunch of prunes won’t make you get the runs. That is now the “law of the land” in Europe.

Keep this for the next time when someone says we should “be more like Europe.”


5 posted on 12/07/2012 11:33:25 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Arthurio

Drinking water won’t keep you from drying up and eating a bunch of prunes won’t make you get the runs. That is now the “law of the land” in Europe.

Keep this for the next time when someone says we should “be more like Europe.”


6 posted on 12/07/2012 11:33:36 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

And you thought the PRC was stupid when they forbid Tibetans from reincarnating.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 11:35:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Arthurio; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

I guess nothing’s fact until a socialist decrees it.

If water doesn’t cure dehydration, then they can Schiavo you more efficiently.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 11:35:59 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Arthurio

They’re full of Sh..


9 posted on 12/07/2012 11:37:28 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: ntnychik
There are no words in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men for this stupidity

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I mean seriously - the events of this news story could have been written as a fiction comedy skit on SNL or something like that and would have been hilarious - but it isn't - this is real life. Highly educated, highly credentialed, highly paid experts making government policy that is now the binding law of the land for the European Union - a supposedly refined beacon of civilization to the world. What in the world is going on here? Good grief!

10 posted on 12/07/2012 11:44:27 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Candor7

That’s clever!


11 posted on 12/07/2012 11:46:58 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

They’re gonna start pushing Brawndo any day now.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 11:49:01 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: ntnychik
If water doesn’t cure dehydration ...

The absurdity hinges on a much finer point of rhetoric, and this should be appreciated. The suppressed claim was made for "bottled water", and the objection was that there is nothing about bottled water in particular that protects against dehydration. Hence, the claim was proscribed.

13 posted on 12/07/2012 11:49:28 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: TigersEye

Are you kidding???? LOLOL!


14 posted on 12/08/2012 12:19:50 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: dr_lew

Bottled water, spring water, well water, who should care. As long as it’s not trumpeted somehow as “better” — then it’s true.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 12:20:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: dr_lew
Wrong. It was declared for all H2O, not bottled water specifically; purveyors of bottled water were unfairly targeted too, because water does indeed relieve dehydration whether bottled or no, and no purveyor of bottled water ever claimed that their water was superior at relieving dehydration versus water from other sources nor claimed that only bottled water could relieve dehydration.

The EU is indefensible here, never mind on just about every point on subjects ranging far beyond this one.
16 posted on 12/08/2012 12:23:49 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Maybe it’s true, but it’s MISLEADING, you see. It gives people the idea that they need to buy bottled water to avoid dehydration, and this a BAD THING, since we all know that bottled water is a BAD THING, on other grounds.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 12:31:54 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

The fact that for a lot of people it’s NICER gets completely lost. People might want to buy bottled water because it’s NICE. And you don’t have to wash and fill your own bottles.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 12:34:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Olog-hai
Wrong. It was declared for all H2O, not bottled water specifically.

I find this:

However, last February, the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) refused to approve the statement.

A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that drinking water could subsequently control.

Now the EFSA verdict has been turned into an EU directive which was issued on Wednesday.

... which certainly supports your claim

19 posted on 12/08/2012 12:44:59 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: Republican Wildcat
"There are no words in Elvish... for this stupidity"

Prunes might've saved the King from his date with eternity.

20 posted on 12/08/2012 2:29:58 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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