Strict EU laws on food are seen as the right solution to climate change issue. But, a responsible supply chain would work better with less law-ties In the past 20 years, European Union has enacted many new rules and regulations concerning food. How our food is produced, transported, labeled, and even consumed has all been […]
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EESC: European Hypocrisy
EESC: European Hypocrisy The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) requires EU guidelines against sugar and palm oil, because they are supposedly among the main causes of obesity. If that is the case, then why doesn’t the EESC also suggest guidelines for the correct use of PlayStations, TV series and sofas at home? The Europe of the bureaucrats and the enemies of […]
Trapa celebrates its 50 years promoting deforestation
The Palencia Chocolate company Trapa, created the first chocolate in Spain 50 years ago. Trapa has decided to celebrate its anniversary by sponsoring orangutans in Borneo. They argue that it is due to its commitment to the environment and the withdrawal of palm oil from its products that help stop deforestation. Fake News Once again, it is about using marketing and fear in the face of scientific […]
Indonesia Forest Fires: Surrounded by Lies
Almost every media outlet has covered the Indonesian forest fires. They blame palm oil for over 1.6 million hectares of burning forests. This is fake news. The real numbers Even the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the initial source of the incorrect numbers, have apologized and admitted their mistake. The real numbers are far […]
Demand for Structural Changes in the Global Economy
People frequently hear the media comment about issues directly related to the global economy. This includes topics such as digitalization, inequality and climate change. The result is a change in economic policies in many countries. Countries which, after years of stable growth, are preparing to face changes and a significant slowdown in the economy. The OECD recently […]
Coffee: We All Love It, But Are We Killing It?
We all love and drink coffee, and nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg for it. But, by keeping coffee prices so low, we may be causing it to go into extinction. A full assessment of the world’s coffee supply shows that 60% of known plant species are facing possible extinction. Factoring in climate change, […]
Large taxes are not the way to sustainability: Economic Chief Threatens EU Innovation.
Paolo Gentiloni, Brussels’ next economic chief has begun a warpath that has the potential to hinder the EU’s sustainability and innovation. Gentiloni wants to raise taxes on polluting companies. Over the past few years, discussions such as these regarding large tax increases have been gridlocked and for good reason. The proposed increase in taxes does […]
IPRI 2019: Protect Property and Create Innovation
The Property Rights Alliance has released the International Property Rights Index of 2019, which measures the quantity and way that physical and intellectual property is protected. The ForFreeChoice Institute aligned with the International Property Rights Alliance and took part in helping create and research aspects of this Index. WHY IT IS IMPORTANT Property rights are […]
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 […]