Europe Should Not Be the Role Model for American Agriculture

American agriculture is an asset too precious for lawmakers to succumb to the pressure of people who would rather see the industry disappear than use the benefits of modern agricultural technology.  Anew bill supported by environmental organizations and co-sponsored by progressive lawmakers Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) would copy […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP47: France turns on Nutri-Score, the truth about PFAS, and CZ elections (w/ Martin Pánek)

It’s the end of October! In this week’s episode: 🇫🇷 French agriculture minister turns on Nutri-Score labelling 🧪 The truth about PFAS chemicals (w/ David Clement) 🇩🇪 Germans reject phase-out of internal combustion engine 🇨🇿 What’s next in Czech politics? (w/ Martin Pánek) You can follow Martin Pánek on Twitter at @mmister. October 28, 2021 […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP40: French protectionism, Swedish freedom, and Czech PM vs. the EU (w/ Jan Mošovský)

Episode 40 of ConsEUmer is out! This week: 🇫🇷 France wants stricter rules for food imports 🇸🇪 Sweden drops restrictions on September 29 🇨🇿 Czech PM Babiš targeted by the EU You can follow Jan Mošovský on Twitter @JanMosovsky. September 9, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

Parenting, not paternalism, defeats bad diets

The European Union regulates so-called “junk food” advertising, in order to protect children from exposure to harmful content. Its rules target food that are high in energy, saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, sugar and salt. This really translates as a massive distrust in parenting. It undoubtedly sounds terrible when we read the words “advertisements targeting children”. […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP21: Dutch party, Flight to nowhere, and Ad headaches (w/ Fabio Fernandes)

🇳🇱 The Netherlands experiments with parties 🛫 Fred Roeder takes a flight to nowhere 🇨🇾 Cyprus wins its case on halloumi cheese 🖥️ Advertising restrictions online (w/ Fabio Fernandes) You can follow Fabio Fernandes on Twitter @DeFariaeSilva. April 15, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

UE: Notre politique alimentaire “durable” nuit à notre politique commerciale

L’Union européenne souhaite lancer une révolution agricole sur le continent européen. Admirable intention… si elle avait des chances de fonctionner, et surtout si elle n’était pas si dangereuse. La Commission européenne a élaboré un plan ambitieux avec sa nouvelle stratégie nommée « Farm to Fork », « de la ferme à la fourchette ». L’objectif n’est pas moins que […]