The farming sector faces national security threats

The Biden administration has released an updated security memorandum, which outlines the threats to the American agricultural system, as well as ways to address them. “To achieve this, the Federal Government will identify and assess threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts from these high-consequence and catastrophic incidents – including but not limited to those presented by CBRN […]

Feeding 8 Billion People Has Never Been Easier

The United Nations recently confirmed that the world population has officially reached 8 billion. However, what should be a celebration of humanity’s ability to innovate and populate has many analysts worried about the future: How is the planet supposed to lodge, power and feed this large number of people? According to a recent Politico headline, for one, climate […]

Biden’s Doublespeak Doesn’t Aid Farmers

According to the Biden administration, American agriculture faces unique national security threats, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased ransomware attacks, climate change, and the Avian influenza outbreak. This comes at a time when the White House is adamant about its plans for “climate-smart commodities and rural projects,” through which it is investing $2.8 billion in 70 […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP93: French domestic flights, Hungary’s price caps, and the Dangers of TikTok (w/ Adam Kovacevich)

In this week’s episode of the ConsEUmer podcast: 🇫🇷 The effects of France’s ban on domestic flights 🇭🇺 Hungary implements price caps (w/ Zoltán Kész) 🎵 Is TikTok a threat? (w/ Adam Kovacevich) Follow Zoltán Kész on Twitter @KeszZoltan. Follow Adam Kovacevich on Twitter @adamkovac. Zoltán’s press release: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-price-caps-on-food-and-fuel-will-lead-to-shortages/ Adam’s post: https://www.smerconish.com/exclusive-content/tiktok-is-a-runaway-success-but-its-chinese-ownership-is-problematic-for-the-u-s/ Support the war […]

Greenpeace Gets Plastic All Wrong

co-authored with David Clement A new report by the environmental organization Greenpeace reveals that only 5 percent of plastic waste in the United States was recycled last year, and it concludes that companies should phase out all single-use plastic items and move to packaging-free approaches. The group has been at the forefront of calls to ban single-use […]

Improving America’s teeth

When was the last time you went to the dentist? If you’re now opening your calendar to check your last appointment, chances are it has been too long. There is no general rule on the regularity that will apply to all patients, not least because we all have different lifestyles. That said, if you are […]

War on Plastics Misguided

Do you feel bad when you see pictures of plastic waste in the world’s oceans? Most certainly, and any decent human being would. In fact, governments fail to do enough to stop the dumping of plastic waste into the environment and are still inefficient at holding companies to account for these ecological disasters. That said, […]