How Much European Foodstuffs Do You Buy?

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  1. Annie
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    I doubt that much. However, for many I'll bet, this will be enough to make it less:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/10/22/nbook22.xml

     
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    What the fuck? How incredibly asinine and childish!
     
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    I take it you are not well versed on the European Union?
     
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    I thought that was apparent :D

    But in all sincerity, something like this is really pathetic.
     
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    Well for starters, their 'proposed constitution' which did not pass, is over 400 pages long. Gives you some idea of what 'micro management' is about. :rolleyes:
     
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    Lame. But still, we don't have both on all our products in this country. At least I don't think............
     
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    Isn't Canada on metric? Anything 'made in USA' is going to have both, in all likelihood.
     
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    Yes. But not everything has 'both' on the lable. The Metric Commission is no more too.
     
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    Food Fight!
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    This is the latest in a long string of invasive, trade-restricting, regulations IMPOSED by the socialist nannies in Brussels. Quiet...do you hear that distant sucking sound? The EU Parliament must be in session. Of course this is serious business, as the bogus EU harassment of Microsoft and now Intel, underlines. The real problem may lie with the effect that EU harassment has on small business. Large companies can often afford to adapt, although they become less competitive because of cost increases. Small companies may be driven out of business entirely. In the end, though, outrageous EU regulations are most onerous for European companies, making them less competitive internationally. Quick...name a European chip maker or software manufacturer. Having a hard time? So does business in the nanny wonderland. As intrusive as the EU is regarding trade issues, what we have mentioned here pales in comparison to the socialist vacuum machine known as Airbus. Unable to compete with Boeing head-up, Airbus has sucked billions of Euros from the pockets of European taxpayers. But socialist entities that do not need to compete to survive do not prosper in the stock markets, as is emphasized by BAE's recent decision to dump its 20 percent stake in Airbus.
     

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