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Bendy cucumbers and nobbly carrots are back! Mis-shaped fruit and vegetables may be sold across the European Union from next year.
EU member states have voted to scrap the bloc's much-maligned standards on minimum size and shape. EU rules on fruit and vegetable standards have long been criticised as a sign of 'Euro-madness' as it meant 20 percent of produce was rejected by shops across the union's 27 countries because they were too small, too curvy or too knobbly.
(Reuters.com November 13, 2008)