You’d think I’d know better by now considering these are the same people who created pages upon pages upon a few more pages of regulations governing what counts as a proper looking piece of food, but I still thought this was satire for a minute.
After three years work by 21 scientists, the European Union has determined that water cannot be marketed and sold as a healthy product. Yup. Water. More specifically, it is now against the law to claim that the consumption of water fights dehydration.
In a scarcely believable ruling, a panel of experts threw out a claim that regular water consumption is the best way to rehydrate the body.
The bizarre diktat from Brussels has far-reaching implications for member states, including Britain, as no water sold in the EU can now claim to protect against dehydration.
Any producer breaching the order, signed by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, faces being jailed for up to two years. It took the 21 scientists on the panel three years of analysis into the link between water and dehydration to come to their extraordinary conclusion.
I’d love to know how many of the scientists involved in these studies also think there’s no such thing as climate change, man made or otherwise. Hell, I’d just love to hear about some of their other findings, period. I’m sure we’d have more to write about than we could ever possibly use in our lifetimes.