Turkey’s religious symbolism startles the EU

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE, and is available to Journal subscribers. Last year, the Turkish government transformed the museum of Hagia Sophia into a grand mosque. The move was a political calculation that sparked outrage in certain religious communities, among defenders of secularism, and in Brussels. The transformation is […]

The inconsistencies of the European precautionary principle

Genetic engineering continues not to be allowed in the EU, but random mutagenesis is Despite revolutionising agriculture, genetic engineering is not allowed in the European Union. I have laid out the problem with this EU legislation in other blog posts on this website. In this article, I want to explain the blatant inconsistency of allowing […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 3: OpenLux

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Red meat is not the enemy

Targeting meat misses the point The leaked EU Beating Cancer Plan layed out that Brussels wants to crack down on red meat, in an effort to reduce cancer in Europe. The European Commission considered dropping marketing subsidies for red and processed meat because of health concerns, but later reverted as it faced backlash. We now […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 2: Budget vun der EU

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Understanding “hazard” and “risk”

A lot of the Brussels conversation over the precautionary principle is misguided. By 2030, the European Union’s “Farm to Fork” strategy aims to reduce the use of pesticides significantly. The EU deals in percentages of the total use of chemical substances it wants to cut, whether or not their scientific safety assessment was in any […]