ConsEUmer podcast / EP111: Do you trust the banks? (w/ Aleksandar Kokotović)

In this special episode of ConsEUmer, we’re talking to CCC’s very own Crypto Fellow Aleksandar Kokotović. Can we trust the banks after the collapse of SVB and its ripple effects? You can follow Aleksandar Kokotović on Twitter @kokota. April 13, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

ConsEUmer podcast / EP110: Popular plants, Paris bans e-scooters, and UK immigration debates (w/ Adam Bartha)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🍔 Plant-based alternatives are gaining market share in Europe 🛴 Paris residents vote to ban rental e-scooters 🇬🇧 New immigration bill in the UK causes debate (w/ Adam Bartha) You can follow Adam Bartha on Twitter @bartha_adam. April 6, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

How a Sweden pushback against essential oils would hurt consumers

Whether you’re applying perfume before a night out or mosquito repellent this summer, you might use essential oils in the process. The concentrated extractions from plants are used widely in the home and not only for wellness bloggers – they freshen up your laundry, treat your acne, and fend off fruit flies. Yet under EU […]

Innovation in agriculture can actually drive climate protection

The challenge of food systems around the globe is to address the climate impact of agriculture. Farming accounts for about 11 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Arguably, we could just “stop farming” — as suggested by a recent viral video of an environmental protester on Twitter — but as long as we need to […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP109: Too many ads & Healthcare costs (co-hosted w/ Liz Hicks)

This week’s episode of ConsEUmer is co-hosted with U.S Affairs Analyst Elizabeth Hicks! We’re talking about: 📺 How many ads is too many? 🩺 What is the best healthcare system? You can follow Elizabeth Hicks on Twitter @eohicks. March 30, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

FTC Blocking Microsoft-Activision Will Worsen Consumers’ Gaming

In many households, the word “PlayStation” has become synonymous with gaming in the same way that we now “Google” things or “call an Uber.” The same with kiwis. Did you know they are actually a trademark, and the fruit is actually called Chinese gooseberries? When brand names overtake the initial descriptions of their product, it […]

New EU Regs Could Hurt US Farmers

The European Union is carving out the legislative framework for so-called Sustainable Food Systems (SFS). In essence, these new regulations would label and then seek to phase out what Europe considers to be the least sustainable food products. This measure will hit European producers as much as American exports to the EU. In a leaked […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP108: Dutch airport roadblock, Nuclear debates, and Game-changing GMOs (w/ Dr. Graham Brookes)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🇳🇱 Dutch farmer’s party threatens Lelystad airport ☢️ Nuclear energy continues to be controversial in Brussels 🌱 How GMOs are a game-changer (w/ Dr. Graham Brookes) March 23, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: podcasts:

Food Trade with Europe Should Be a Bipartisan Priority

The United States has the opportunity to upgrade its food exports to increase revenues for farmers, but for that to happen it needs to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal with Europe. For reference, America exports more food to Japan, a market of 125 million consumers, than to the European Union, which holds (with its associated […]