ConsEUmer podcast / EP71: Goodbye masks, Chaotic summer, and The breakfast divide (co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks)

This week’s episode of ConsEUmer is co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks! We cover: 😷 Florida judge overturns mask mandate in the United States 🧑‍✈️ Airlines deal with staff shortages 🥘 Should you eat three times a day? CNN Travel article: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/travel-chaos-summer-2022/index.html BBC Future article: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220412-should-we-be-eating-three-meals-a-day Follow Elizabeth Hicks on Twitter @eohicks. Check out these websites if […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP70: Performative caviar ban, Aviation under fire, and The importance of herbicides (w/ Prof. Jayson Lusk)

In this week’s ConsEUmer episode: 🐟 Sanctions on Russian caviar don’t mean much 🛬 Environmentalists target aviation 🌱 The importance of herbicides (w/ Prof. Jayson Lusk) Interview of the week was conducted by Yaël Ossowski and David Clement at Consumer Choice Radio. Check them out :  Podcast Index: https://bit.ly/3EJSIs3 Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8 Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS RSS: https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/playlists/podcast.rss […]

Europe’s Legislative Copy and Paste on Ag Reform a Warning for US

War is never a good time for an “I told you so!” It amounts to making a point on policy on the backs of the suffering of many. That said, Russia’s war against Ukraine has laid the cards on the table not just on Europe’s energy dependence, but its entire sustainability strategy. Activists in Ukraine […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP59: Ukraine conflict affects imports, shorter green certificates, and Europes ghost flights (w/ Gary Leff)

In this week’s episode: 🇺🇦 The conflict between Russia and Ukraine might impact food security 🦠 COVID-19 green passes get shorter validity around Europe (w/ Fred Roeder) ✈️ What causes ghost-flights? (w/ Gary Leff) You can follow Gary Leff on Twitter @garyleff. Also check out viewfromthewing.com ! February 3, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get […]

Le Nutri-Score sera-t-il bientôt abandonné?

Pendant des années, ce système a été présenté comme un élément essentiel de l’information des consommateurs, au point qu’une adoption à l’échelle de l’UE était envisagée. De nouvelles informations justifient plutôt son abandon. Cet article peut être lu sur le site de La Chronique Agora.

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”. […]