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Throwing Down the Prune Gauntlet

“The European Commission’s advisory panel … has rejected 95 per cent of claims for plant-based foods, maybe in many cases with good reason, but among the claims rejected is the claim that prunes have a laxative effect. I have asked the Commission if it is satisfied with the criteria and the methodology used for testing such claims, because I know that prunes contain two substances, sorbitol and dihydrophenylisatin, which have laxative effects. … I have also invited the Commissioner responsible for health and consumer policy … to a prune eating contest to see for himself.”
—Meanwhile, in England, they’re planning a feast.


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