The European Union is cracking down on what it considers ridiculous claims (they’re tired of the competition). This week’s ridiculous claim that is punishable by a couple of years in jail is that water can keep people hydrated. No, seriously:

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

Claiming that global temperatures are increasing, which is melting the polar ice caps, making the oceans rise and someday engulf all coastal cities, killing millions and leaving millions more as “climate change refugees” all because you won’t buy an electric car is still just fine with the EU though.

Here’s a side note for critics of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan. Say what you will, but you’ll have to admit it’s better than the EU’s 20-20-20 monstrosity.

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11 Responses to “EU Bans Claiming Water Prevents Dehydration”

  1. backwoodsconsr on November 20th, 2011 12:23 pm

    What are those people drinking?

  2. Joe Redfield on November 20th, 2011 2:35 pm

    It's time to bring our troops home, and let the Russians have the place, if they're stupid enough to want it.

  3. Pasadena Phil on November 20th, 2011 9:05 pm

    We really need to place these people in charge of everything. A world where water has nothing to do with hydration (or wetness either I guess) is just too complicated for us ordinary mouth-breathing mortals. I don't know how we got this far on our own.

    What is England going to do if ever besieged by fire-breathing dragons again? Put up "No dragons allowed!" signs?

  4. SignPainterGuy on November 20th, 2011 9:45 pm

    And smoking and snorting and injecting and popping as well ?

  5. SignPainterGuy on November 20th, 2011 9:48 pm

    No, I think they will wait until it is entirely too late to prevent any besiegeration; they`ll put up "Beware of Dragons" signs !

  6. SignPainterGuy on November 20th, 2011 9:58 pm

    Perhaps this is an extension of the islamicization of the EU and the UK. Islam was first invented by dehydrated, half starved bedouin Arabs; Mohammad was a dehydrated, half starved Arab, among other uncomplimentary descriptors; this ban may just be an underhanded attempt to cause more people to succumb to the condition that originally caused Arabs to fall for the loonacy that is islam !

    Food for thought !

  7. Hyperfobea on November 21st, 2011 10:00 am

    That makes perfect sense (the ban) because there are morons out there that will drink a couple of gallons of water (bottled or otherwise) in a short period, suddenly find themselves in serious physical (and seemingly inexplicable) distress due to overhydration causing an electrolyte imbalance (among other dangers associated with ingesting too much water) and that will result in a lawsuit against the bottled water maker for failing to warn people that overhydration can be fatal. If the mfgs wish to continue making the claim (factual or not) that drinking water will prevent dehydration, then they must also include the warning that overhydration can be dangerous and sometimes fatal.

  8. backwoodsconsr on November 21st, 2011 11:00 am

    I would say that overhydration has already happened, as EU officials obviously have water on the brain.

  9. Marshall_Will on November 21st, 2011 12:53 pm

    Like some doofus college dare. You basically drown from the inside out. No big.

    A few years ago Progs suggested restaurants only serve water if patrons specifically ASKED for it! Like that 8 oz. serving is going to make dent? Well.., like all prog spin, you have to multiply it out to mindless proportions to escape rounding error territiory. Nevermind industrial use dwarfs their projections.

    But most people will never visit a glass factory or engine casting operation! Most cutting operations are done hyrdraulically but you can't control people taking real measures. Everyone goes to rest's.

    More attempts to control the gen. population and consumer co's. Coming to Prog/Elitist run country near you!

  10. SignPainterGuy on November 21st, 2011 6:30 pm

    The brain absorbs water like a sponge when dehydrated, causing numerous issues incl. death.

    Nearly lost my Mom that way and it took her 2 yrs to get back to normal(ish).

  11. SignPainterGuy on November 21st, 2011 6:34 pm

    Rush believes it`s an attempt to put the private water bottling industry out of biz, or at least control it severely !

    I wondered if the EU wants to add chemicals to municipal water supplies ! (more thinking-food)

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