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British rhubarb to be straight

Crackpot Euro chiefs have decreed British rhubarb must be straight. Farmers will have to throw away crooked stalks under barmy new rules. The order follows a review of community fruit and vegetable standards by the EU agricultural directorate.
The Sun, 24 June 1996, p11

 The European Union has never planned to set, or recommend, marketing rules for rhubarb.