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WHO calls for total industrial trans fat ban by 2023

OIL AND FOODS: The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a global ban on industrially produced trans fats by 2023, in its latest move to combat cardiovascular disease.

Ban-the-straw push panned as latest left-wing effort

ONE NEWS NOW: McDonald’s is being lobbied to drop plastic straws from its restaurants but a consumer advocate says straws are just the newest target of overzealous environmentalists. “Plastics are the new evil and this is part of that political campaign,” says Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. A shareholder proposal this week will […]

Sucked into Eco-Activism: McDonald’s May Ban the Plastic Straw

LIFEZETTE: “I don’t know where you’re going to get these bamboo straws,” Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center in Washington, D.C., told LifeZette. “I don’t know what planet they’re on by saying we’re going to save the oceans by switching to some of these outlandish alternatives.”

Prendre l’avion est une liberté qu’il faut défendre

LES ECHOS: En Europe, le transport aérien a bien illustré la manière dont le marché libre peut réduire les coûts de transport pour les consommateurs. Désormais, ce secteur est attaqué par les écologistes.

The Government’s ‘porn passes’ are a turn-off!

COMMENT CENTRAL: Bill Wirtz discusses proposals to require adult users to acquire so-called “porn passes” in stores to verify their age online.

Is Moral Panic Justified? The Effect of Alcohol Privatization on Impaired Driving in Alberta

By Heather Bone, Research Fellow, Consumer Choice Center Nearly every time the prospect of privatizing alcohol sales in Ontario is debated, there is a moral panic. If alcohol sales are privatized, the argument goes, alcohol will be more easily accessible, and there will be an increase in alcohol-related crime. In this research brief, I investigate […]

How Europe’s Pharmacy Lobby wants us to keep paying too much for Aspirin

VOCAL EUROPE: The European Union has been successful in opening and liberalizing many industries in the past decades. Among them telecommunication, airlines, and banking. All these liberalization efforts lead to lower prices and more choice for European consumers.

Environmentalists Are Sounding the Alarm: You’re Flying Too Much

FEE: In Europe, air travel has been a blissful example of how the free market can lower transport costs for consumers. But now, it is coming under fire from environmentalists.

How Germany is smoking other countries in e-cigarette regulation

HANDELSBLATT: Regulations-heavy Germany has taken a surprisingly lax stance on e-cigarettes and vaping laws. It’s the right approach, writes a policy analyst.

Trump’s Ethanol Reforms Enhance Security, Save Jobs

NEWSMAX: At the end of 2017, a number of President Trump’s nominations to important government positions were held up by lawmakers that were pressing for reform of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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