Can Joe Biden restore food trade talks with Europe?

For the EU, former President Donald Trump’s international policy was seen as a major regression for global trade policy. When former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the EU-Japan trade deal in 2018 — abolishing virtually all tariffs — Europe sold the move as being in significant contrast to the protectionism taken in the United States. That said, many […]

The Truth About Organic Farming

Does shopping at upscale grocery stores make you a better consumer? Hardly. In fact, contrary to what you may already believe, organic food is not less efficient and thus more expensive. It is also worse for the environment. A study by the University of Melbourne in Australia shows that organic farming yields 43 percent to 72 percent […]

Pas de crise alimentaire… vraiment?

L’Union européenne semble avoir choisi de déformer la réalité de notre crise alimentaire. Comme ce ne serait pas un problème, elle fait même tout son possible pour l’aggraver… Des commissaires qui prétendent que nous avons une récolte record et que la situation est non seulement bien, mais excellente… cela nous fait indéniablement penser à La Ferme […]

Is Russia Funding European Environmental Activists?

Russia might be funding European environmental organizations to support its position in the energy market and undermine competitors. Why is Europe’s political class questioning the effectiveness of modern agricultural practices and the legitimacy of nuclear power when the rest of the developed world is upgrading its fission capacity and allowing for gene-editing technology to revolutionize […]

What the US can learn from Europe’s war-induced food crisis

Lift the sanctions on Russia, and we’ll allow for Ukraine to export its food: that was the message that Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko passed on to its European counterparts recently. Moscow has been responsible for blocking Ukrainian transport ships carrying grain from passage through the Black Sea. Around 24 million metric tons of wheat and […]

Time to Dispel Pollinator Mistruths

May 20th marked the annual World Bee Day of the United Nations, an excellent occasion to debunk the myth that the bees are dying because of modern agriculture. This common misconception has been making the rounds through environmentalist activism and the media for almost two decades. When California beekeepers in the 2000s experienced losses in their […]

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 […]