Common Market: And a Touch of Garlic

A little garlic goes a long, long, way —and soon, in the European Common Market, it will be going duty free In Brussels last week, as the year's first piece of legislation, Common Market ministers drew up a common garlic policy to remove all restrictions on the flow of the pungent AIlium sativnm.

Italy and France grow nearly all of the area's annual 110,000-ton output but no European kitchen could long survive without garlic. Some Europeans even swear by it as a remedy for rheumatism; Russians eat garlic to fight the common cold, last week rushed in an emergency 500 tons...

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