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EFSA has tried to use an illegitimate bee guidance document to reject the main bee science and push for a further ban on neonicotinoids.

This is the third in a series that looked at how the hazard-based regulatory approach has led to the contrapreneur pushing the precautionary principle to challenge the achievements of entrepreneurs. This irrationality is only possible in a world where …

La serpiente informativa de verano de este año ha venido en forma de crisis bursátil china. Paradojas de la globalización que transmite temores a los mercados internacionales desde un parqué bursátil de una economía planificada comunista. Este mundo de contradicciones que convierte en segunda economía mundial a China, el capitalismo colectivizado que mientras trata de… » read more

An expedient policy process relying on precaution and hazard-based regulations has allowed contrapreneurs to cement their anti-innovation strategy at the heart of Brussels

What is the difference between the risk-based regulatory approach and a hazard-based one? Why is it that hazard-based activists are so successful in pushing such an unrealistic approach?

A new life

As part of the Boeing Company’s efforts to reduce aviation’s environmental impact through the lifecycle of airplanes, the ecoDemonstrator 757 is now in the initial stages of being dismantled and recycled in an environmentally responsible way. When the airplane wrapped up its flight testing earlier this month, it made one last flight to Moses Lake, Wash. That’s… » read more

The organic lobby’s war on science and biotech follows a Neo-McCarthyist path of intimidation and propaganda. It is a dark day for research when individual liberties are sacrificed for a political argument.

The Great Plague of London showed the precautionary principle at its worst when they killed the cats. Today environmental zealots seem to find delight in “drowning kittens”.

This is a guest blog post by Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director of Oceana in Europe. Oceana is the world’s largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Which animal protein requires no fresh water, produces little carbon dioxide, doesn’t require arable land and provides healthy protein at a cost per kilo lower than beef, chicken,… » read more

The Risk-Monger spent the day on a large Belgian farm having the opportunity to see the challenges and opportunities farmers are presently facing. I was able to tour the fields and barns, hear how they are trying to address sustainability questions.

Environmental flight tests expand cooperation between U.S., Brazilian manufacturers Boeing and Embraer S.A. today announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation’s environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers. Frederico Curado, president and CEO of… » read more

Doing business as usual will be a recipe for failure at the decisive climate meeting in Paris next December. 20 previous world climate conferences have shown this; and the two-week Bonn preparatory meeting of environment ministers in in May has offered very little hope for an outcome that will prevent an unsustainable temperature rise in… » read more

There is hypocrisy in the pesticide regulations when two natural but toxic pesticides used by the organic industry are clearly seen to kill bees and are still kept on the market. There is more evidence that the increased use of these organic toxins are…

A recent BBC Panorama report shows the evident lack of science in Greenpeace’s position on GMOs. Former head of Greenpeace UK calls their position “morally unacceptable”. Kumi Naidoo needs to show leadership and accept the science on GMOs.

Trust no one and demand a label. This is core to today’s transparency narrative. Why then do industries who are not trusted continue to think they can resist demands for labelling. The answer is simple – just label it. Most of us won’t bother to read t…

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