Sur la foi d’une nouvelle étude prétendument scientifique, certains voudraient taxer la viande rouge. Mais ne devrions-nous pas être aptes à choisir nous-même sans interférence ?
In a recent publication for the University of Oxford, Dr. Marco Springmann and James Martin, both Fellows at the Oxford Martin School argue for the introduction of additional taxes on red meat. Springmann makes the case that taxing products such as bacon could save thousands of lives every year, due to the meat’s association with higher chances […]
On November 23, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that, as of February, all advertisements for food high in fat, sugar and salt will be banned from the London tube and bus network. The measure is part of the mayor’s plan to decrease child obesity rates, but it is set to do nothing of the sort.
As Brexit dominates the news, we can look back and notice that the United Kingdom had a very similar debate on the European Union 40 years ago. The positions of left and right, however, were reversed.
Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass den 3. Dezember ausgestraalt ginn. De Beitrag kann och am Replay op www.rtl.lu nogelauschtert ginn. (www.wirtzbill.com) D’nächst Woch en Dënschden stëmmt dat britescht Parlament iwwer de Brexit Deal of. Den Accord deen d’Premierministesch Theresa May mat der Europäescher Unioun fonnt huet steet ënnert harder Kritik vun alle […]
The British satire show Yes Minister was unique in its display of the inner-workings of government. It’s as up to date as ever.
Does slapping a warning label on every single item we buy in the shops really make us more aware of potential risks, or are we running into an overprotection of the individual?
Click down below to check out a segment from a debate on red meat taxes I did this week on TRT World.
There should, however, be no ambiguity about one point: the consumption of alcohol does bring health risks that all consumers should be aware of. Educational practices should promote and enable responsible drinkers without falling into blatant paternalism the likes of which will infantilise the Welsh consumer of their consumer choice.
It’s been a year since mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products was introduced in the UK. All tobacco products now have to be sold in greenish packets without distinctive branding. It was supposed to discourage smoking by making the packaging look unappealing. But when we look at plain-packaging policies around the world, the evidence tells […]