The dangers of mould

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, […]

Fight mycotoxin contamination with modern technology

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, […]

[Reportage] Amendement am Europaparlament wëll d’Wuert “Veggie-Burger” verbidden

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 […]

[Policy Note] Illicit trade in Europe

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.

Modern agriculture is actively under threat — we need to save it

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.

[Reportage] Heesprénger zestéieren Hektaren un Iesswueren an Afrika

Dëse Reportage ass fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert ginn, a gouf de 9. Abrëll iwwerdroen. An Afrika sinn honnerte Milliounen Heesprénger amgaangen eng immens geféierlech Kris auszeléisen, déi zu Hongersnéid wäert féieren. Duerch de Coronavirus feelt awer bis elo eng koordinéiert international Äntwert op de Problem.  Iwwer 25 Milliounen Hektar land sinn an Ethiopien, Kenya, […]

In Africa, a locust plague is seriously endangering food security

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 […]