Thursday, March 25, 2010

Answer to Thought for Thursday

The food product to create the first consumer protection law was Beer. And, probably not for the reason you might have guessed.

It was in 1516 when the purity law of Bavaria mandated that beer could have only three ingredients: barley malt, hops and water. Those Bavarians were serious about their beer.

2 comments:

Susan R. Mills said...

Hmm... Interesting. I'm particular about my beer too. :)

caplanepourmoi said...

haha they still are. it's called the "Reinheitsgebot".