The Risk-Monger writes on many different issues related to the public perception of environmental-health risks, the public understanding of science, research and policy, lobbying within emerging communications tools and NGO activism. He started publishing a blog at EurActiv in 2010 and migrated to this site in April, 2016. The 177 blogs that he had written at BlogActiv are being sorted into the following themes:
“How to Deal with Stupid” Series
The Precautionary Principle
Science and Policy
Food, Health and Lifestyle Issues
NGOs, Transparency and the Ethics of Lobbying
About the image: Witch-hunt. This was drawn for me by a cartoonist who was animating a European Commission workshop after I criticised the organisers for not inviting any representatives from industry among the 100 academic and NGO participants. I stated that being an industry scientist in Brussels is like being a witch in Salem, Massachusetts.