ConsEUmer podcast / EP116: European wine war, mega-Meta fine, and Central bank control (w/ Parker McCumber)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🍷 Italy is still fuming over Ireland’s alcohol label 🇪🇺 The EU fines Meta over a billion Euros 💱 What are the dangers of CBDCs? (w/ Parker McCumber) You can follow Parker McCumber on Twitter @Parker_McCumber. Read his article in the American Thinker here: May 25, 2023 Follow […]

Agriculture is set to become next hot political issue

Whether it’s Mexico’s threat of banning the import of American corn, or the five-year revamp of the American Farm Bill, agriculture is not merely about growing food. As the politics of farming affects the livelihoods of each American, it transforms agricultural policy into an electoral issue. The Biden administration recently announced the creation of a […]

Quand les victimes des lois anti-carbone prennent le pouvoir

La victoire électorale du parti des agriculteurs néerlandais préfigure les prochaines batailles environnementales en Europe. Le Mouvement des agriculteurs citoyens néerlandais (BBB) a remporté une grande victoire lors des élections provinciales du pays, le 15 mars dernier. Avec 19,36% des voix et 139 des 572 sièges en jeu, il est devenu, 4 ans après sa […]

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:

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 […]