Quoted by The Spirits Business

I was quoted by The Spritis Business following a press release by the Consumer Choice Center on the decision of the Latvian Health Ministry to ban alcohol advertising. You can read my quotes down below, or find the full story here.

Contribution in Politico on public health

The magazine Politico asked me to contribute to a health policy debate for both their online and magazine publication. The contribution were made under following headline: HEALTH CARE 2024 How to solve Europe’s obesity problem Experts tackle the bloc’s crisis of lifestyle diseases. Life expectancy in Europe is steadily increasing. But the World Health Organization […]

The European Parliament thinks you’re too stupid to know that a veggie-burger doesn’t contain meat

“Consumer Protection” The European Parliament Agriculture Committee (AGRI) supported compromise Amendment Number 41 on April 1. The amendment calls for a ban on denominations of plant-based food products as containing meat or dairy products. In essence, names such as “veggie burger” or “soy milk” would not be allowed anymore, as they mislead consumers into believing […]

What advertising bans get wrong about consumer behaviour

Advertising bans are increasingly relevant in political debate, with some countries having already establishes rules that don’t allow for “junk food” advertising. But these proposals are all based on the assumptions that consumers are buying goods that they never would have wanted otherwise.