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Tweets of the Week – 04/2020

Our weekly Twitter round up of great content from our kindred network: a Friday treat for your weekend reading pleasure. Enjoy what we’ve found for you on twitter. The pesticide industry’s playbook for poisoning the earth: @bayer @syngenta vs life on Earth. An information war decoded at https://t.co/EX38X9vcfe by @lhfang pic.twitter.com/OzWzIQRRJK — Raj Patel (@_RajPatel) January 18, 2020 Live export: animals at risk in giant global industry https://t.co/QJ5D4AWLaq — Ella McSweeney (@ellamcsweeney) January 20, 2020 Commission proposes that 40% of CAP expenditure post 2021 should contribute to climate action but the climate markers used to track climate-related expenditure are not appropriate. My blog post discusses how to improve the proposed legislation https://t.co/WrEXZ4wZcV #FutureofCAP — Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) January 22, 2020  

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Rural Europe: Which Way to Go?

With the ongoing work on the CAP reform, Europe will have to respond to a wide range of new challenges, reflecting the ambitions of the EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy. To this end, an event was held on 22nd January which took a rural perspective on what’s needed in the months and years ahead.   […]

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WHES2020 | 27,000 Take to Berlin’s Streets for a Better Farming and Food System

For the tenth year, tens of thousands have descended on central Berlin to demand changes in farming and food systems. This year, the 27,000 who turned up were focused on climate, a just transition for farmers, vetoing the EU Mercosur trade deal, and opposing many aspects of industrialised, corporate agriculture, from gene drives and pesticides to animal welfare and fairness for the global south. […]

The Week's Top Tweets

Tweets of the Week – 03/2020

Our weekly Twitter round up of great content from our kindred network: a Friday treat for your weekend reading pleasure. Enjoy what we’ve found for you on twitter. The German Scentific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy, Food and Consumer Health Protection has published English version of its report on "Designing an effective agri-environment-climate policy as part of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy" https://t.co/FksAV2Bz4W — Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) January 3, 2020 Nature's verdict: the #EUGreenDeal is good for climate✅but bad for biodiversity❌! The #ClimateCrisis🔥 & #BiodiversityCrisis💀is a two-headed monster. For nature & people, we MUST slay both. The cost of inaction is just too high. Read our take 🌳🦉🐝 — BirdLife Europe & Central Asia (@BirdLifeEurope) December 16, 2019 For all the feel good stories about individual farmers, this is the big picture reality of #livestock & #biofuels farming today. >>Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance #FutureofCAP @TimmermansEU@jwojc@VSinkevicius https://t.co/QMrFq2d6Ql — Ariel Brunner (@ArielBrunner) January 5, 2020 Our new blog shows trees on farms can help reduce pests and diseases, boost natural pest control […]

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Alan Matthews on the Current CAP process in Ireland

In this second of a two part series with Alan Matthews, we discuss his home country of Ireland and CAP. Oliver Moore speaks with Matthews on Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions; its increasing herd size, in particular in dairy; the success of the European Innovation Partnerships; the role of coops; issues facing the beef sector; diversification and more.   […]

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Bad Czechs and Balances: Commission Audit Confirms Czech PM in Conflict of Interest

In a glaring failure for checks and balances, a leaked European Commission audit concludes that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš continues to profit from his business empire. The billionaire premier is in conflict of interest under both Czech and EU law, say the EC auditors. The EU seems set on making an example of the Czech PM. Will this mean a clampdown on corruption in Central Europe? […]

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The EU’s Green Deal – Farming, Food Analysis

Here we present key facts and statements from the EU’s Green Deal document, with brief analysis from ARC2020. From an agri-food perspective, the Green Deal document in the main refers to an as yet undeveloped document, the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy document. This is due in 2020, after  a period of consultation. However we can already read between the lines and see where the fault lines for future discussions and battles are. […]