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.
— 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 be a priority for the EU.
— Janusz Wojciechowski (@jwojc) April 4, 2020
Using the EU budget to tackle the coronavirus crisis – good factual account of steps taken so far as well as ideas for what could be implemented in future by @eulaliarubio of @DelorsInstitute https://t.co/2KDUvxLD92
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) April 5, 2020
— Robert Lepenies (@RobertLepenies) April 5, 2020
— Angelo Di Mambro (@angelodimambro) April 6, 2020
Farmers are dumping food they usually sell to restaurants. Meanwhile, food banks are struggling to feed the spike in people who can't afford groceries.
This is what we get with an economy that is organized around capital rather than around human needs. https://t.co/wggOVlwKca
— Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) April 6, 2020
— Civil Eats (@CivilEats) April 3, 2020
In November 1970, officials in Oregon, USA decided to blow up a rotting whale carcass. The whole thing went horribly wrong.
— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) April 6, 2020
2019 atmospheric methane increase greatest in five years: preliminary data. #NitrogenTuesday
Ireland is part of this failure. Nitrogen fertiliser use up 38% to grow more grass (+N in feed) = more methane emissions from cattle digestion and animal manure.https://t.co/WB34ZeZHnV
— Paul Price (@swimsure) April 7, 2020
Happy to see our newest @surefarmproject report online, discussing a range of policy recommendations to strengthen the Common Agricultural Policy's impacts on EU farming systems' resilience: https://t.co/4Hu42vFgSg #capreform
— Jeroen Candel (@JeroenCandel) April 7, 2020
"Food supplies will be guaranteed", vow EU leaders. Yet without migrants, they are not – and without rights for all agri-food workers, the EU will just carry on subsidising a broken system #COVID19 #CAPreform @EFFAT_org @YlvaJohansson @EUAgri @AJEnglish https://t.co/oqD0x9UU2D
— Giulia Laganà (@laganagan) April 7, 2020
"There’s no one who can sustain this. It’s over.”
— Naomi Starkman (@NaomiStarkman) April 8, 2020
— Riverford (@Riverford) April 8, 2020
Spot the cattle pic.twitter.com/akkM5LKLjq
— Newland Farm (@newlandfarm) April 8, 2020