EU Bans Claiming Water Prevents Dehydration

20 November 2011, 14:41 CDT

Dehydrate, from the word ‘hydro’ meaning ‘water.’ Dehydrated is a lack of water. To hydrate is to add water. Seems simple enough.

But apparently in the EU, up is down, left is right, and 2+2=5 because they have ruled that bottled water makers can no longer claim consuming their product prevents dehydration. That is correct. You are no longer allowed to state the obvious. The penalty? Two years in prison.

Prof Brian Ratcliffe, spokesman for the Nutrition Society, said dehydration was usually caused by a clinical condition and that one could remain adequately hydrated without drinking water.

Regardless of what other product (Gatorade, pop, tea, etc) or method (IV fluids) may be available, if drinking this bottle of water accomplishes that which I say it does – namely hydrating the consumer – there is no problem.

I can stay warm by lighting a fire. I can also stay warm by getting under a blanket. The fact that fire warms me does not negate the effectiveness of a blanket, or diminish the blanket’s capacity in any way. It is pure stupidity and big government gone completely out of control to order blanket makers, under penalty of law, they can’t say their product keeps you warm because a fire would accomplish the same result.

This is who the left in America wants us to be more like?

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