Monday, May 15, 2006

Åsa in Brussels

[Up-dated] If you did not watch the nine o'clock news yesterday (Sunday), do your homework now. The first minutes are about consumer rights and how producers often try to sell their products with imperfect and tailored (i.e. not accurate) information about the product.

One of my favorite MEPs, Åsa Westlund, is interviewed at length, and this little part of the program shows how the EU can promote cross-border legislation that is important to all of us.

And if you think consumer rights and environmental protection are boring things that can be handled by the market alone, think again. When a mother is breastfeeding her baby, around 300 chemicals will be transmitted to the baby through the milk. Consumer rights and environmental protection, anyone? Or is the "invisible hand" of the market enough?

As a matter of fact, that's what Conservative MEP Christofer Fjellner is arguing ("politicians have nothing to do with what we should eat"). I hope and think that Åsa will respond to his naive article in Aftonbladet tomorrow.


Blogger Brian Booth said...

hi there,

In a completely different area - thought some of you out there might like to know that 1hour footage from a "live and exclusive" concert of the boss can now be heard on the bbc radio 2 website.
that's here:

16/5/06 18:21  

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