From farms to supermarkets: MEPs approve new EU rules against unfair trading

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New EU rules to protect farmers against unfair trading practices by buyers were approved, on Tuesday. New rules, approved by 589 votes in favour to 72 against, with nine abstentions, blacklist practices, such as late payments for delivered products, late unilateral cancellations or retroactive […]

Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts could help fight obesity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content When it comes to helping people make healthier snacktime choices, tackling impulsivity might be the best place to start. Research in the UK has found that the simple act of removing sugary snacks […]

Finland has giant supermarkets that only stock second-hand goods

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit Would you shop in a second-hand supermarket? In Finland, seven non-profit “reuse centres” called Kierrätyskeskus have popped up around Helsinki, offering preloved furniture, clothes, toys, books, sports gear and cookware. Sounds […]