A New Clown in Town: The New Farce of Food Certification

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In Europe, the absence of legislation that protect consumers is now favoring the speculation of fake food certifications: the case of the “free from palm oil” claim. FAKE-STICKERS   The International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Program (POFCAP) is the new clown in town. They would like to deceive European consumers with an alleged sticker […]

Citizens’ Victory: Indonesia Stands Against “Free From” Claims Too

After Turkey and the USA, Indonesia bans the “free from palm oil” claim. Several other countries are considering intervening in this regard. Unfortunately, In Europe, Competition Authorities turn their heads the other way, escaping their responsibility towards citizens. In Indonesia, consumers’ rights are more considered than in Europe. The Government of Jakarta has banned the […]

Citizens Assembly: A Disruptive Yet Beneficial Proposal

What’s the solution to this period of difficulty of democracies? On one hand we have the populist solutions, actually very similar to the old ones. On the other, institutions could embrace innovative proposals like the citizens assembly created in Ireland in 2016.  Today, a major challenge for democracies and governments is hearing the voice of […]

We Are Better Than This!

How liberal democracies guarantee individual liberties, even to those who commit a heinous crime.  Recently, an Italian police officer was stabbed to death eight times by two American tourists. The two Americans, 19-year-old Finnegan Lee Elder, and his 18-year-old friend Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth, allegedly admitted to the stabbing of 35-year-old Carabinieri officer Mario Cerciello […]

Another Fake News Has Been Debunked: Orangutan Population Is Increasing

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A new study produced by the WWF (researchers Simon, Davies, and Ancrenaz) confirms our most recent arguments: sustainable agriculture is the best tool to preserve biodiversity in the tropical forest while promoting productivity and economic development. The results of the study show once again that it is through business investment and citizen participation that production chains become more sustainable. According to the study, the orangutan population in […]