December 16, 2011


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EU official challenges another to a prune-eating competition to prove the dried fruit's laxative powers. Nice to know that pols in other countries are full of shit as well.

"A Euro MP has challenged an an EU Commissioner to a prune-eating contest to prove that prunes have a laxative effect.

It has long been believed that prunes, traditionally served with custard, were good for the constitution, reports the Daily Telegraph.

But the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said there was "insufficient" evidence of a link between the dried plums and regular bowel function.

Liberal Democrat Sir Graham Watson, who represents South West England and Gibraltar, has now raised the issue in Strasbourg."