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'Wonky' veg back on the market


Marketing standards for 26 types of produce that prevent oddly-sized or misshapen fruit and vegetables being sold in Europe are being scrapped.

It is a move by the European Commission to streamline and simplify EU rules and cut red tape.

Some 20% of produce is rejected by shops across the EU because it fails to meet the current requirements.

But will really people want 'wonky' fruit and veg?


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