Comments:EU regulation prevents sale of 'small' kiwi fruit in Bristol shop

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Protecting Consumers?[edit]

Good job that we have the EU to stop us from eating food the doesn't weigh enough. Imagine the chaos caused by having someone sell, or give away for free, fruit which doesn't weigh enough according to regulations. Anonymous101 (talk) 18:48, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Presumably this was obvious, but I would like to make it clear that I was being sarcastic Anonymous101 (talk) 20:14, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

The Nanny State in its best form! Is this what government is for, telling us how big our fruit must be? Whatever happened to the free market, where supply and demand regulated the market, where government set broad standards and allowed the market to determine the outcome. Why does the government feel the need to dictate every aspect of our day to day lives? Why should any government have such evasive control over the common citizen, especially governments that claim to be democracies. This is an abomination of government regulation and such stiflingly suppression should be cast off by every citizen. - J. L. Davison, USA

What if I want to buy a small kiwi? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:01, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
You are stuck until we get a better government and pull out of the EU> Anonymous101 (talk) 20:12, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Wow Now I know why a lot of people don't like the EU. They're run by idiots. -- 20:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)


He could make kiwi jam. No law against selling that, is there? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

EU (Lisbon Treaty)[edit]

What do you see in common between this news and the one about people were hoarding rice because of food crisis miles across the globe.

How come if the rich nations talk about poverty and food srisis so much and quietly pass legislation that makes its only worse.

And the press spread panic and makes the rich people (those who can afford to buy food what ever its price) start hoarding.

And then there are the speculators in the form of commodity trades with their easy money in the form of Debt/Leverage who can makes prices even worse under the cover of "making makets" more efficient. in this case it means since there are people somewhere in the world who can afford to pay more for food thwe price of food (soybean/cord/wheat) should go up.

Communism was a total disaster. Where is capitalism headed?

Does anyone see a happy ending to this?

Who cares if they are too small. Isn't it down to the consumer to think "Joe Bloggs down the road is selling bigger Kiwi fruits for the same price.....I'll go there instead"?

If someone is willing to sell them and someone else willing to buy them, there is no problem other than the one created by government.

The government needs to keep out of the markets and let the market decide what is right and what is wrong. The sooner the better.

A simple solution[edit]

(takes out a knife, looks menacingly at regulators.....cuts kiwi)

It's not a 'fruit', it's 'prepared food' now. Go away. Fephisto (talk) 15:10, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

honestly. isn't there a food shortage, are they just going to throw them away?!

honestly. isn't there a food shortage, are they just going to throw them away?! 19:00, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, they have to throw them away as they cannot even give the fruit away for free. That is how stupid the regulations are. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:03, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
This is untrue. Where the problem arises is that the local 'jobsworth' who started the whole thing is probably blissfully unaware they can be sold as "nonstandard" kiwi fruit. Call them 'mini-kiwi' and there's not a damn thing they can do about it. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:23, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Once more a national nonsense granted for EU fool - once more EU urban myth[edit]

In the EU directives to protect consumers is stipulated the "standard size" (and other qualities like colour etc). But this does not prevent the goods from being sell.

The obligation is then to mark this goods as "non-standard" (to EU regulation).

Very often the national authorities (for rather foolish reasons) try to be more catholic then Pope. And this gives in case legislation forbidding to sell a fruit "too small" or "too big" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:23, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Please don't waste food. If it's smaller, sell it for less01:50, 29 December 2012 (UTC)~