WTF! EU Says You CAN’T Claim Drinking Water Stops Dehydration

by on 19 November, 2011

From the Collins Australian Dictionary:

Dehydrate vb 1 to lose or cause to lose water; make or become anhydrous 2 to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms in the proportions in which they occur in water, as in a chemical reaction 3 to lose or deprive of water, as the body or tissues > dehydration n 


Drinking water does not ease dehydration, the European Union has ruled – and anyone who disagrees faces two years in prison.

The decision – after three years of discussions – results from an attempt by two German academics to test EU advertising rules which set down when companies can claim their products reduce the risk of disease.

The academics asked for a ruling on a convoluted statement which, in short, claimed that water could reduce dehydration.

Dehydration is defined as a shortage of water in the body – but the European Food Standards Authority decided the statement could not be allowed.

The ruling, announced after a conference of 21 EU-appointed scientists in Parma and which means that bottled water companies cannot claim their product stops people’s bodies drying out, was given final approval this week by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The decision was being hailed as the daftest Brussels edict since the EU sent down laws on how bendy bananas should be.

I wonder how long EU-tard Jose Manuel Barroso would last in the middle of the Simpson Desert without any drinking water? No wonder Europe is bankrupt with idiots like Barroso in charge.

And the poor citizens of Greece and Italy are now governed by unelected EU technocrats.


First in Greece, then in Italy, democratic governments have found themselves being finger-wagged out of office by bigwigs based in Brussels, who have decided it would be better, in this era of economic crisis, if technocrats rather than democrats were running these fragile nations.


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