EPA ignores the pleas of farmers on crop protection

The Environmental Protection Agency isn’t listening to farmers and its own scientific panel. In a move that is causing American farmers significant distress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is effectively banning the use of the herbicide atrazine.  The agency is lowering the so-called concentration equivalent level of concern (CE-LOC) to 3.4 ppb (parts per billion), […]

Bill Would Give US Production of Vital Electronics to China

The consequences of a bill in Congress will make you want to buy a new phone and laptop, provided that inflation leaves you with enough disposable income to do that. While Americans are dealing with the effects of record-high gas prices, Democrats in Congress are suggesting the so-called PFAS Action Act, which would declare perfluoroalkyl and […]

Le MACF, ou le protectionnisme de Donald Trump en version européenne

L’Union européenne est tout aussi protectionniste que les Etats-Unis. Elle utilise juste des moyens et des justifications différents pour arriver à ses fins. Avez-vous déjà entendu parler de « l’ajustement à l’objectif 55 » ? Probablement pas, car pendant que l’Union européenne invente de nouvelles façons de détruire votre pouvoir d’achat, vous êtes probablement plus préoccupé par d’autres […]

Can Joe Biden restore food trade talks with Europe?

For the EU, former President Donald Trump’s international policy was seen as a major regression for global trade policy. When former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the EU-Japan trade deal in 2018 — abolishing virtually all tariffs — Europe sold the move as being in significant contrast to the protectionism taken in the United States. That said, many […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP79: France bans gamer jargon, Shooting the messenger, and Hazard vs. Risk (w/ Prof. David Zaruk)

🎮 France bans gaming anglicisms 💬 Telegram messenger targeted for disinformation 🚫 Understanding hazard and risk (w/ Prof. David Zaruk) Check out Consumer Choice Radio: https://consumerchoiceradio.com/ Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: https://www.blue-yellow.lt/en/ https://how-to-help-ukraine-now.super.site/?fbclid=IwAR2HawZT-H0iLD08QdXDMBG2qFKA3dpHsjDXt7bppN092YP2TVnQuDJ4j8A June 23, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

The Truth About Organic Farming

Does shopping at upscale grocery stores make you a better consumer? Hardly. In fact, contrary to what you may already believe, organic food is not less efficient and thus more expensive. It is also worse for the environment. A study by the University of Melbourne in Australia shows that organic farming yields 43 percent to 72 percent […]

Why Targeted Ads Are a Blessing

You are reading this column online, and much like most of the news, entertainment and communication you’ll consume today, you’ll need your phone, tablet or computer to do it. Terrestrial TV, print newspapers, radios and physical letters are still in business, but we’ve come a long way since the days in which a house had one […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP78: Germany goes greener & The end of petrol cars (co-hosted w/ David Clement)

This week’s episode is co-hosted with David Clement! We cover: 🌿 Germany’s cannabis model is slowly being unveiled ⛽ The European Parliament signs off on petrol car ban Follow David Clement on Twitter @ClementLiberty. Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: https://www.blue-yellow.lt/en/ https://how-to-help-ukraine-now.super.site/?fbclid=IwAR2HawZT-H0iLD08QdXDMBG2qFKA3dpHsjDXt7bppN092YP2TVnQuDJ4j8A June 16, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your […]

Pas de crise alimentaire… vraiment?

L’Union européenne semble avoir choisi de déformer la réalité de notre crise alimentaire. Comme ce ne serait pas un problème, elle fait même tout son possible pour l’aggraver… Des commissaires qui prétendent que nous avons une récolte record et que la situation est non seulement bien, mais excellente… cela nous fait indéniablement penser à La Ferme […]