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Green on Black Equals Red; Fake Honey

Green Impact on Black Equals Red Activists in Europe are protesting against today’s “Black Friday” shopping extravaganza. They argue that the environmental externalities of consumerism will destroy the planet. This begs the question of whether commercial minimalism will destroy the EU economy. Over 55 percent of Europe’s economic momentum is driven by consumption but Brussels is converting to a Green New Deal that promises “mainstreaming sustainability” and a green oath to “do no harm.” This carries over to agriculture where the “farm to fork” strategy pledges “a toolbox for alternatives to pesticides.” French policymakers pledged to ban glyphosate and develop a safer...

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