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Tweets of the Week – 15/2020

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 Moment for Food Sovereignty is Now via @CivilEats https://t.co/qmYnA02OSg) — Ralph Nader (@RalphNader) April 2, 2020 The recent coronavirus outbreak has put an enormous strain on the EU whole agri-food sector. However, farmers have been rapidly innovating to create novel means of selling their produce to keep themselves afloat.https://t.co/aba2ZgGKxi — EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) April 2, 2020 Many people are rightly more aware of stresses, strains and fragility in global & national food systems. Those tensions now being exacerbated by coronavirus. This week's @bbcworldservice TheRealStory is 50 mins where 7 people (me included) offer overview: https://t.co/MmNVoirgPz — Professor Tim Lang (@ProfTimLang) April 3, 2020 Lesson for the future from the current crisis-not only a grocery should be close but also a field where food grows and the farmer who works there. Shorter distribution from field to table, direct sales, development of local agricultural markets-this must […]

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Tweets of the Week – 14/2020

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. Timely paper written before COVID-19 outbreak reviews links between global food production and emerging human infectious diseases, Increasing risk of pathogen spillover as food production expands requires proactive management, inc biodiversity conservation https://t.co/NgjdiLp8jt — Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) March 29, 2020 Agricultural workers are critical in the fight against #coronavirus 👨‍🌾👩‍🌾 We published new practical guidelines to ensure that they can move within the EU to reach their workplace: https://t.co/wX7V8oCYKf pic.twitter.com/nRn4yhDHiE — EU Agriculture🌱 (@EUAgri) March 30, 2020 „We urge all G20 members 2 work twds commitments 2 remove restrictive measures on imports + set moratorium on new unilat. tariffs; 2 eliminate all tariffs on COVID-19 related products; to encourage manufacturers to increase capacity for producing equipment to fight COVID19“ https://t.co/Sy6P2R7uNZ — Sabine Weyand (@WeyandSabine) March 30, 2020 'The planting and picking season starts now and we need a solution for this' https://t.co/Q8G0owhLD2 — AgriLand (@AgrilandIreland) March 30, […]

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Tweets of the Week – 12/2020

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. Excellent @BBCFoodProg show on yes you guessed it – #COVID19 China, Italy and the UK.@DanSaladinoUK well done.@ProfTimLang and lots of good peeps on here.https://t.co/idM6r4tbyo — oliver moore (@oliver_moore) March 15, 2020 EMERGENCY: Coronavirus requires urgent action on food @UKsustain @FareShareUK @CPAGUK @IFAN_UK @TrussellTrust @ProfTimLang https://t.co/2ebTXL4POS — Vicki Hird 🐜🦗🐝 (@vickihird) March 15, 2020 "Disease, it turns out, is largely an environmental issue. Sixty percent of emerging infectious diseases that affect humans are zoonotic — they originate in animals. And more than two-thirds of those originate in wildlife."#waronnature #COVID19 https://t.co/hboqATLLVB — Irish Wildlife Trust (@Irishwildlife) March 15, 2020 “We cut the trees; we kill the animals or cage them and send them to markets. We disrupt ecosystems, and we shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host. Often, we are it.” Read this article. https://t.co/VFJJLRFvgU — Oonagh Duggan (@NatureNymph) March 18, […]

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Tweets of the Week – 11/2020

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. Industry lobby wants to weaken the EU water law, writes @Florence_Schu for @EURACTIVBerlin. As govs. get set to discuss the #WFD evaluation this pm, we urge them to stay 💪in the face of industry pressure.English👉https://t.co/etHvw1xyMS@WWF_Deutschland @bund_net @NABU_Biodiv — WWF EU (@WWFEU) March 5, 2020 This is fascinating by Marina O'Connell of The Apricot Centre in Devon – a summary of her Masters thesis where she looked at the link between different farming systems and mental health. Read on #WickedLeeks https://t.co/WIttjifI0o — Nina Pullman (@nina_pullman) March 5, 2020 This is a truly amazing chart – a snapshot of what we have and what our plants need Worth a minute or two of anyone’s time to digest it – from @DrTrevorDines pic.twitter.com/O4Wt46ydkT — James Rebanks (@herdyshepherd1) March 4, 2020 The original chart (and explanation of it) is published in our @Love_plants rewilding position statement here https://t.co/pdx5CkT8aN — Trevor the […]

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Tweets of the Week – 10/2020

Very useful study looking at the benefits and costs of a range of poultry welfare measures. https://t.co/XEMzwB8Mg4 — Derrick Wilkinson (@DGWilkinson) February 28, 2020 LEAK: EU’s Farm to Fork strategy will be based on five key targets https://t.co/yPcNUu8Ele — EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) March 2, 2020 "Dark chocolate, whole-fat dairy, and unprocessed meat, have a relatively high saturated-fat content but show no association with increased cardiovascular risk". Group of nutrition scientists argue current limits on saturated fat no longer justified https://t.co/MHJQRwi3NQ — Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) March 2, 2020 While Germany is being sued by the EU Commission for excessive nitrate levels in groundwater, a new study has linked agriculture with groundwater pollution. Berlin is working on tightening its fertilisation regulations.@EURACTIVBerlin reports.https://t.co/42M5swBScG — EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) February 28, 2020 Undiplomatic, alarming attack by US Amb to @FAO on FAO's approved Scaling Up Agroecology Program: "an explicit rejection of the very idea of progress – extolling 'peasant' farming & promoting 'the right to subsistence' agriculture." Speech available here:https://t.co/rwaCYdrIGL pic.twitter.com/RvRZ5TvHf8 — Timothy A. Wise (@TimothyAWise) […]

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Tweets of the Week – 09/2020

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. Some common misconceptions about grazing, GHGs, and soil C I’ve heard that negate the actual science (a thread): 1. “Properly managed cattle on grasslands sequester enough C to offset all their GHGs”A: sometimes, but that’s certainly not unilaterally true. — Paige Stanley (@paigestanley_ag) February 20, 2020 La @ConfPaysanne, des syndicats et associations, dont Attac, demandent un plan de transition sociale et écologique de notre #agriculture : – arrêt des aides publiques à l'agriculture industrielle– soutien à l'agriculture paysanne et biologique#SIA2020https://t.co/o9kJJArS00 — Attac France (@attac_fr) February 23, 2020 EFA uptake dominated by N-fixing crops and catch crops, and under standard, and even pollinator-friendly, management, they don't provide many resources for pollinators. https://t.co/JoOj03BeTR pic.twitter.com/b1dyUrGcMg — Jane Stout (@JaneCStout) February 21, 2020 1) This finding in the new @IPCC_CH flew under the radar: there's a little known tradeoff about "extensive" vs "intensive" pasture-based livestock production. Intensifying grazing systems is often reported […]

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Tweets of the Week – 08/2020

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. Best pay for ecosystem restoration separately (as already through CAP). Misleading & undermines climate action/accounting to treat highly uncertain, unreliable land C *flows* as equiv to land C stocks, let alone price them same as unextracted fossil C. Reward low N wld be better. — Paul Price (@swimsure) February 17, 2020 The EU aims to create common data spaces to increase the quality of services when it comes to agriculture & healthcare, according to a Commission data strategy draft seen by EURACTIV.https://t.co/OAHc6AoN6b — EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) February 17, 2020 L'industrie des #pesticides, aidée de pays comme les USA et le Canada, fait un #lobbying forcené pour que L'UE autorise l'importation sur son territoire de produits contenants des résidus de pesticides qui y sont interdits. @lemondefr sur notre rapport 1/ https://t.co/DQPpn8foTR — Martin Pigeon (@mpceo) February 17, 2020 Great piece by @keith_JCFJ highlighting the risks to […]