In 2006, a considerable amount of US-based beekeepers noticed that large numbers of bees were abandoning their colonies, leaving the queen bees and an inadequate number of bees behind. This phenomenon was named Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and was initially blamed on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). When this suspicion wasn’t substantiated scientifically, the blame was shifted […]
Ever fancied seeing me talk on a pixely live stream about consumer choice? Then you’ll be pleased to see the video below, which features Maria Chaplia, Tristan Hardy, and Richard Mison live from LibertyCon 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Some of the readers of this blog will be aware at this point that I lost a contract with a newspaper, merely for making fun of climate activist Greta Thunberg. The Swedish blog Dat Goda Samhället interviewed me about the situation. You can find the whole interview HERE. For those interested: it is in Swedish, […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” suggests replacing air travel with high-speed rail connections. But the comparisons drawn with Europe ignore that despite massive investments on the Old Continent, prices remain non-competitive with air travel and that state-run rail crumbles under its own inefficiency.
Radikale Tierschschützer wie die der Organisation Peta verdammen Leder und Pelze. Doch Alternativen aus Kunstfasern haben gravierende Nachteile: Sie sind biologisch nicht abbaubar. Wie entscheidet sich der Verbraucher?
I moderated a Consumer Choice Center live chat titled “For Mother Nature: Should We Stop Flying?”, hosting Gary Leff, who created the frequent flyer blog “View from the Wing”, as well as CCC’s very own Managing Director Fred Roeder. Click down below to rewatch the entire exchange.
La fourrure est devenue plus qu’une mode : elle est de plus en plus polémique, avec des célébrités, des grandes marques et des défilés de mode qui choisissent de ne plus en porter. Mais c’est surtout dans l’industrie du spectacle que l’on reprend volontiers les messages des militants des droits des animaux. Bien souvent, des […]
In figures released by Eurostat this month, it was reported that only 6.4% of energy consumed in the Grand Duchy in 2017 came from renewable sources, making Luxembourg stand more than ten percentage points below the EU average of 17.5%as well as the member state producing the least amount from renewable energy. Granted, this number […]
Whether it is silk, cashmere, leather or fur, animal-derived fashion products are increasingly coming under fire from activist groups.
Wearing fur is becoming more and more taboo. The issue is increasingly fraught and some large brands and fashion shows have decided to opt out of fur altogether.