.You can't make this stuff up....

@xfahctor (14131)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
November 20, 2011 12:22am CST
Ok, another installment in my "You can't make this stuff up" series. ***Note to the Admins...I don't plan on contributing much of my on material here, this speaks volumes on it's own. EU Parliament bans claim that water can prevent dehydration [i]Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration. EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month..... [/i] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8897662/EU-bans-claim-that-water-can-prevent-dehydration.html
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• United States
21 Nov 11
On the bright side at least the study was done in Europe instead of here in the US. The funny part is that this study actually took THREE YEARS to conclude, most of the real world would have figured this out in about a day. I do like the fact that they actually would put someone in jail for making false claims. Here in the United States we elect people who make false claims, and send them to Washington so they can make six figures a year, and make more false claims.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
20 Nov 11
After 3 years of investigation, what are we to conclude? Is it possible water causes dehydration? If water does not prevent dehydration, then what does? We can start another 3 year investigation on these things: peanut butter dehydrated water (minerals) steak and potato dinner milk honey coffee beans oven dried grass clippings whole grain wheat Make that six years. Hope the EU budget hold out that long!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Nov 11
That's weird. Why in the world would they not want bottled water makers to say it would prevent dehydration? It is the essence of our bodies and we do need it..hmm...that's just odd.
• United States
23 Nov 11
It is weird, but I had a feeling that there was more to it, especially when looking at all of the sources. I went to the source and their decision has something to do with Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 (see) http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/pub/172e.htm I also know that when doing extreme excercising with a large amount of water loss that you need to drink something like Gatorade to get the electrolytes back and water alone won't do it. So I think there's more to it, such as, is the bottled water that they make, what it is purported to be. Here is the actual Regulation http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:404:0009:0025:EN:PDF
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
20 Nov 11
This is an Onion story, right? Has to be. I refuse to believe this. I'm like one of those people who recite talking points while ignoring the entire world in order to stick up for the occupiers. Nope. I can't believe it. I won't. We couldn't have evolved on this harsh planet with this type of stupidity in positions of power. We would have never made it this far.
• United States
20 Nov 11
I used to date a girl from St Helens, Merseyside, and she had pretty much the same opinion about that social-experiment-turned-SNAFU that is the EU. She said it was like old, rich white people trying to be kings and queens without the brains or brawn - just elitists hiding out on the hill while trying to tell everyone else how to live. Trust me, I count my blessings that we can elect our leaders. If we don't get rid of Obama, he would have us join an organization such as that. He really would. They already send American matters to the UN to let them be "judged." In his quest to be more European (because Europe is a shining example of positive media spin in America), the next step would be to let the EU handle American affairs. And I wholeheartedly believe our current president would gladly have us play a Jenga peg if he could get away with it. There's something about the way the EU handles things that has elitists foaming at the mouth. Regular people... eh, not so much.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
21 Nov 11
Would you believe I figured this deserves at least a brief response just because it's so totally ludicrous but I must admit I'm speechless and have nothing else to add. This belongs in the "News of the weird"! Annie
@millertime (1398)
• United States
20 Nov 11
And I though our government here in the U.S. was comprised of rather dim bulbs. It seems that monumental stupidity is inherent to government officials all over the world. It took them 3 years to study whether water is wet. Then they decide there is no evidence to prove that drinking this once so well regarded liquid is a good way to hydrate the body. Hmmm... It boggles the mind. It proves one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt though. A politician doesn't need even the slightest fraction of an ounce of intelligence to get elected to office.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
20 Nov 11
I did not believe this. Like someone else said, it sounded like something from the Onion. So I went to the site and looked up the story and==it's actually true! I don't understand why those people still hold office. Are the Europeans so beaten down and brainwashed that they will put up with this?! Unbelievable. If someone had told me this without documentation I'd have called them a liar.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
20 Nov 11
I just read this article before logging into mylot. This is so ridiculous that it needed to be brought up. I am sure they will next have to start putting on food labels "this may not stop hunger". Goodness sakes. Do we need "brawndo" (idiocracy) to battle dehydration? hhmmmmmm that stupid movie makes more sense all of the time