Just like the bees, the ‘Beepocalypse’ myth isn’t dying

On World Bee Day, let’s set the record straight. It has been seven years since the Washington Post famously dispelled the myth of a catastrophic bee decline in an article titled “Call off the bee-pocalypse: honeybee colonies just hit a 20-year high.” The piece was one of many attempts to underline that pollinators are not under threat, […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP74: RyanAir being kind of awesome, “Rumscholzen”, and Germany eyes cannabis legalisation (w/ Daniel Kaddik)

We’re back! In this week’s episode: 🧑‍✈️ RyanAir goes after state aid cases 🇩🇪 Fred Roeder explain “rumscholzen” and the German SPD’s troubles 🌿 Germany considers cannabis legalisation (w/ Daniel Kaddik) Follow Daniel Kaddik on Twitter @DKaddik. Check out the European Liberal Forum: https://liberalforum.eu/ — Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP73: Agri-ultimatum for Turkey, CCC Research, and Flavour confusion (w/ Patrick Griffin)

In this week’s episode: 🇹🇷 The EU is questioning Turkey’s reliability on food trade 🔎 Maria Chaplia takes us through the CCC’s research in 2022 💨 Flavour confusion: what policy-makers don’t understand about harm reduction and the importance of flavours (w/ Patrick Griffin) Check out Vaporound Magazine: https://www.vapouround.co.uk/ Follow Patrick Griffin on Twitter @chattopatrick. Patrick […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP72: Macron re-elected, Poland and Bulgaria cut off, and Timmermans is wrong on F2F

Bill Wirtz going solo in this week’s episode, with these topics: 🇫🇷 Macron re-elected in France’s presidential election 🏭 Poland and Bulgaria cut off Russias natural gas 🚜 Commissioner Timmermans says tackles opportunistic critics of F2F 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 May 5, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you […]

How Ukraine Upended Europe’s Agriculture and Energy Policies

In Europe, every political consensus of the last few decades has been thrown out the window. German pacifism, French president Emmanuel Macron’s belief that NATO is “braindead,” and now the continent’s entire agriculture sustainability strategy have been put into question. In response to disruptions in Europe’s food supply, the European People’s Party (EPP), the European […]

Macron Will Have Little Time to Savor His Victory

Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on Sunday was a victory for moderation over extremism. But despite the collective sigh of relief from the EU and many in the West, Macron’s work is just beginning and the road ahead is filled with obstacles.  “Many of our compatriots voted for me […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP71: Goodbye masks, Chaotic summer, and The breakfast divide (co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks)

This week’s episode of ConsEUmer is co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks! We cover: 😷 Florida judge overturns mask mandate in the United States 🧑‍✈️ Airlines deal with staff shortages 🥘 Should you eat three times a day? CNN Travel article: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/travel-chaos-summer-2022/index.html BBC Future article: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220412-should-we-be-eating-three-meals-a-day Follow Elizabeth Hicks on Twitter @eohicks. Check out these websites if […]

Emmanuel Macron’s fleeting win

In France’s presidential runoff vote on Sunday, incumbent Emmanuel Macron defeated nationalist contender Marine Le Pen. This makes the center-left Macron the first president since 2002 to get a second term, though he is also one of the least popular politicians in French history. Compared to 2017, Macron dropped by more than seven percentage points […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP70: Performative caviar ban, Aviation under fire, and The importance of herbicides (w/ Prof. Jayson Lusk)

In this week’s ConsEUmer episode: 🐟 Sanctions on Russian caviar don’t mean much 🛬 Environmentalists target aviation 🌱 The importance of herbicides (w/ Prof. Jayson Lusk) Interview of the week was conducted by Yaël Ossowski and David Clement at Consumer Choice Radio. Check them out :  Podcast Index: https://bit.ly/3EJSIs3 Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8 Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS RSS: https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/playlists/podcast.rss […]