Bendy cucumbers now available in Europe

The European Union has lifted its ban on oddly-shaped fruits and vegetables enacted 20 years ago. The move has overcome an obsession with perfection in efforts to lower the price of fresh produce and reduce agricultural waste. Bendy cucumbers and forked carrots are now welcome on supermarket shelves across the region, which is good news for British chains like Sainsbury's that launched a campaign against the strict EU regulations last November. Also surely rejoicing is the Prince of Wales whose home-grown carrots were deemed too "wibbly-wobbly" to sell.

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