Knobbly cucumbers could make a comeback
Zoë Casey, EuropeanVoice.com
I believe Japanese supermarkets are very picky about the appearance of the produce they carry. It's rather stupid and superificial, but at least this is left up to the initiative of the supermarket. If this article is true, regulating this at the level of the superstate is just moronic.
From artichokes to water melons, the EU has a whole raft of legislation governing how fruits and vegetables should appear from the outside. Never mind if they are more tasty, vegetables that are too long or too knobbly, slightly misshapen or blemished are, under current rules, consigned to the EU’s food dustbin.