An estimated 20 per cent of the British harvest is thrown away to comply with EU regulations.
Yes, I know the rules on weirdly shaped veggies were relaxed a few years bak. But that\’s an horrific number. And it stems from the way we allowed some anally retentive OCD types to gain power in the bureaucracy who were then able to foist their compusions upon the rest of us.
Apparently they\’re frit of curved cucumbers and straight bananas and so they must be made illegal.
At which point we\’re throwing away 20% of our harvest. If we didn\’t have to do that either we could be importing less food or moving the other way, farming 20% less land. More wildlife, less fossil fuels used.
The collecive costs to us of this are enormous. And all because some Belgian law scribbler was frightened by ugly vegetables under the bed when a child.