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.
Land eligibility makes sense in terms of food production, less so for biodiversity.
Ultimately, where should money for "non productive" parts of farms/forests come from?
— O'Foghlú (@rayofoghlu) March 12, 2021
97 defendants, 90 lawyers and up to 1,000 witnesses are in court as Italian prosecutors try to prove that the mafia has stolen at least €10 million in European agricultural funds. https://t.co/3OyDPJUcnS
— POLITICOEurope (@POLITICOEurope) March 13, 2021
It has been an epic 2 years of effort but our farm is being transformed
Pink – new/restored hedge
Brown – flood plain restored/new riparian habitat
Yellow – traditional hay meadows restored
Orangey-brown – new wood pasture created
Green – restored woodland
Blue – ponds (HR) pic.twitter.com/rX3E9wXk5l
— James Rebanks (@herdyshepherd1) March 13, 2021
Today marks the launch of our fresh milk campaign. @lidl_ireland and @Aldi_Ireland should state the name of the actual dairy/creamery where they source their milk from, not fictitious dairies and creameries designed to purposefully mislead consumershttps://t.co/YIJAkV3PY0
— Irish Farmers' Association (@IFAmedia) March 14, 2021
— Bea Maas (@MaasBea) March 16, 2021
We @SaveLeitrim wish you a Happy St. Patrick's day. We are hopeful our Government can replicate his deeds & banish the S..k.s from #Leitrim #communitiesnotconifers sitka is banishing our people, communities, farmers & biodiversity help us banish it DONATE https://t.co/L7vNdJW1xo pic.twitter.com/Yu6Cfnkn8Y
— Save Leitrim (@SaveLeitrim) March 17, 2021
This morning the European Court of Justice ruled that using limesticks as a hunting method is illegal in France.
The EU Birds Directive banned unselective hunting methods such as limesticks, back in 1979 – yet this practice has continued in the name of 'tradition'. pic.twitter.com/9bDXyQpz9T
— BirdLife Europe & Central Asia (@BirdLifeEurope) March 17, 2021
Let's talk about potatoes.
It's commonly accepted that potatoes are unhealthy, or at least less healthy than certain other starches like whole grains.
I'm not convinced.
— Stephan Guyenet, PhD (@whsource) March 8, 2021
V good read
"reckons he is saving about £60,000/year on inputs..eliminated..need for insecticides, phosphorus (P)..potassium (K) applications, plant growth regulators ..seed treatments ..minimising the use of fungicides and herbicides" @FarmersWeekly https://t.co/aNstPC7NNp
— Vicki Hird 🐜🦗🐝 (@vickihird) March 17, 2021
An inspiring video about several Czech #CSA farmers who are implementing the transition to agroecology on a daily basis: https://t.co/LgUEWAC3V7 #BONDfarmers in action: Collective Action for the Future of #Agroecological Farming. pic.twitter.com/xWrCozs8zI
— CSA around the World (@Urgenci1) March 18, 2021
Agricultural emissions in the EU27 have fallen faster than in other developed countries but digging behind the numbers suggests its performance has not been exceptional, my blog post discusses https://t.co/YOvD4dzWNV
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) March 18, 2021