In the eleventh episode of ConsEUmer: 🥩 EU wants to restrict red meat 🇨🇿 CZ wants food nationalism 🍔 Veggie-burger fight continues 🚫 Geo-blocking for streaming (w/ Ryan Khurana) Follow Ryan Khurana on Twitter @RyanKhurana February, 4 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto
It’s the first ConsEUmer episode of 2021, still hosted by yours truly. This week on ConsEUmer: -> Hope for e-scooters in Ireland -> Lab-grown meat creates opportunities and challenges -> It’s Brexit time
A new ConsEUmer episode was released last week. This time with Brussels policy analyst Pieter Cleppe, on the latest Euro Summit in Brussels, and on the new EU budget. Other topics in this podcast: -> EU reforms airline slots -> RyanAir opposes bailouts -> Nutri-Score battle continues
Mycotoxin contamination is set to become a bigger problem as climate change evolves. In order to prevent food safety and food security, European farmers need adequate crop protection tools…. What do you do when you see a set of mould on the marmalade in your fridge? The unfortunate conventional household wisdom is to remove it, […]
Every consumer will know this problem: you come home from a long trip but the fruits, vegetables, and yoghurt are still in the fridge. “Expiry dates are just an industry trick to sell more food” is a thought that leads some to disregard the mould that has formed on all of these items over time, […]
Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 21. Oktober iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Muer stëmmt d’Europaparlament zu engem Amendement of deen deemno wéi Bezeechnungen wéi “Veggie-Burger” oder “Vegan Zosiss” kéint verbidden. Bauereverbänn soen et géif d’Konsumenten duerchenee maachen. Ëmweltschützer halen dogéint. Et ass net déi éischte kéier […]
Click down below to watch “3 Questions to Policy-Makers” with Member of the European Parliament Ulrike Müller, on the issue of mycotoxin contamination.
Together with my colleague Luca Bertoletti at the Consumer Choice Center, I published the policy note “Illicit Trade is Dangerous for Consumers” just last month. I contributed content about the prevalence of illicit trade in the agriculture sector. You can find the entire paper HERE.
Mycotoxins represent an active and palpable threat to the health of consumers, with millions affected particularly in developing nations. The open hostility towards certain crop protection measures has emphasised this problem, as fungicides are coming under fire. The scientific method and consumer health should be the metrics of public agricultural policy.
As Europe is dealing with Coronavirus, Africa is looking at the most devastating locust plague in decades. Europeans are panic-buying in the supermarkets around the continent – toilet paper, pasta, and many other items that people fear will soon be out of stock. The retailers are being overrun, but the only real shortage is that […]