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May 21st, 1999

There were an estimated 4,400 trouser-related incidents last year, including zipper injuries and fractures.  The wearing of trousers and tights will be made illegal.  The EU will ban exports of British trousers and hosiery.
(The Sun, page 11, 21 May 1999, Richard Littlejohn column)

A fictional story lampooning recent “hysteria” over genetically modified foods.  It is unfortunate, however, that some accounts of genuine issues are equally misinformed…


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