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Seen this somewhere before?

24 Jul

Daily Mail

A fruity tale

Interesting to see that the Daily Mail yesterday ran a story that you read about on Ooh, Brussels! MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO.

In its typical Europhobic tone, the Mail’s article talked about the £12m “squandered” on the study, as reported on Ooh, Brussels! MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO that concluded that two apples a day keep the doctor away.

While I’m talking about this story, here’s an interesting blog post by the European Commission’s Antonia Mochan on her Euonym blog, exploring the myths associated with the Daily Mail’s story. She makes a fair point but, nevertheless, despite the Mail’s damning tone, it’s exactly this sort of expenditure that does need scrutiny. Just in a more intelligent way that the Mail usually manages.

Read it on Ooh, Brussels! first.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. No, make that TWO!

7 Jul

A core EU policy

Granny was wrong apparently.

That old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away has been revised by the EU.

They’re now saying we have to eat two apples a day.

A project funded by the EU to the tune of €13.8m (about £11.4m) discovered that two apples can help reduce cholesterol by 10%.

Its organisers also helpfully tell us that dipping apples and peaches in hot water at precise temperatures can reduce brown rot by 80% and remove e-coli and salmonella bacteria.

These findings make up one of eight research projects on food quality which are to be presented at the European Parliament tomorrow.

Johnny says: “I’m just off to dip my peach.”

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