Congress Wants to Copy Some of the EU’s Worst Food Rules. That’s a Bad Idea

Legislation looming in the US Congress could emulate European food standards by copying European agricultural regulation. PACTA (Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act), legislation sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Bernie Sanders would outlaw any pesticide that is illegal in either European Union member states, the European Union itself, or Canada. To many Americans, […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP36: The organic lobby, Germany votes, and Protests in Bulgaria (w/ Nikolay Filibev)

Mid-summer episode of ConsEUmer, with your host Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill). In this week’s episode: 🌱 Environmental groups want organic-only by 2035 🧳 Travelling to the EU from visa-exempt countries will be harder from next year on 🇩🇪 Germany is voting next month (w/ Fred Roeder) 🇧🇬 Bulgarians protest government over wiretapping scandal (w/ Nikolay Filibev) […]

On Agriculture, There’s No Need To Learn From Europe

Throughout the country, there is a rising movement that hopes to make regulations on American agriculture mirror that of the European Union. It would be a toxic mistake. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have teamed up to introduce the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act (PACTA), supported by a set of green environmental […]

Fake products create real hardships

Protecting brands is not just about economics, it is also about human rights The hardships in factories around South-East Asia aren’t new to European media consumers. Thousands of workers all around the continent are affected by adverse living and work conditions — particularly in those factories that make counterfeited goods. In 2016, counterfeited goods amounted […]