ConsEUmer podcast / EP101: F2F in trouble, TikTok questions, and Browsing the browsers (w/ Kush Amlani)

We’re back from Davos! In this week’s episode: 🌱 What’s the future of the EU Farm to Fork strategy? 🎵 Tick-tock for TikTok (w/ Zoltán Kész) 🌐 The importance of browsers (w/ Kush Amlani) Zoltan quoted on TikTok: https://dailynewshungary.com/will-tiktok-be-banned-in-the-eu-and-hungary/ Mozilla research on browser competition: https://research.mozilla.org/browser-competition/ February 2, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: […]

The farming sector faces national security threats

The Biden administration has released an updated security memorandum, which outlines the threats to the American agricultural system, as well as ways to address them. “To achieve this, the Federal Government will identify and assess threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts from these high-consequence and catastrophic incidents – including but not limited to those presented by CBRN […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP99: Irish alcohol labels, Yellow vests, and Croatia gets the Euro (w/ Ivan Bertović)

In this week’s ConsEUmer episode: 🇮🇪 Alcohol labelling rules in Ireland upset France, Spain and others 🇫🇷 French opposition bemoans effects of new ETS2 rules 🇭🇷 How does Croatia take the Euro? (w/ Ivan Bertović) Follow Ivan Bertović on Twitter @ivbertovic. January 12, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: […]

Feeding 8 Billion People Has Never Been Easier

The United Nations recently confirmed that the world population has officially reached 8 billion. However, what should be a celebration of humanity’s ability to innovate and populate has many analysts worried about the future: How is the planet supposed to lodge, power and feed this large number of people? According to a recent Politico headline, for one, climate […]

Biden’s Doublespeak Doesn’t Aid Farmers

According to the Biden administration, American agriculture faces unique national security threats, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased ransomware attacks, climate change, and the Avian influenza outbreak. This comes at a time when the White House is adamant about its plans for “climate-smart commodities and rural projects,” through which it is investing $2.8 billion in 70 […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP94: Energy treaty battles, Maltese cannabis, and Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)

In this week’s ConsEUmer podcast: 🛢️ The Energy Charter Treaty is coming under fire 🇲🇹 Malta will legalise cannabis, but not every is happy 📱 Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru) Follow Emil Panzaru on Twitter @EmilPanzaru. Support the war effort in Ukraine: https://www.recyclerussia.com/ November 24, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: […]

Greenpeace Gets Plastic All Wrong

co-authored with David Clement A new report by the environmental organization Greenpeace reveals that only 5 percent of plastic waste in the United States was recycled last year, and it concludes that companies should phase out all single-use plastic items and move to packaging-free approaches. The group has been at the forefront of calls to ban single-use […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP92: Bird is free, Just stop glue, and Court costs (co-hosted w/ Elizabeth Hicks)

This week’s episode is co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks. We’re talking about these issues: 🐦 Elon Musk buys Twitter 🛢️ Just stop glue (seriously) ⚖️ The cost of suing Follow Liz Hicks on Twitter @eohicks. Support the war effort in Ukraine: https://www.recyclerussia.com/ November 10, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: […]

War on Plastics Misguided

Do you feel bad when you see pictures of plastic waste in the world’s oceans? Most certainly, and any decent human being would. In fact, governments fail to do enough to stop the dumping of plastic waste into the environment and are still inefficient at holding companies to account for these ecological disasters. That said, […]