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.