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.
More media arguing this #pandemic should be an opportunity to build resilient #rural areas – improving broadband and unlocking opportunities beyond agriculture. The #newnormal can be rural areas attracting new residents https://t.co/gf4X5iAOoi
— Andres F Sanabria (@Andresanabriam) April 24, 2020
How one country – the Netherlands – is responding with national aid for agricultural sectors particularly hard hit by COVID19 lockdown https://t.co/fdOI6Y9FYb As I argued in this post, national aid is going to be by far the most important form of support https://t.co/xECc0Cdeod
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) April 25, 2020
Why are meat plants getting hit so hard by #COVID19?@IATP explains on @CNN that #MeatProcessing companies have sped up production lines to process more meat in each facility. Faster lines require more workers standing closer together.https://t.co/WzCWzgWZ4U
— Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) (@IATP) April 28, 2020
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has approved a negotiating mandate for upcoming talks with national ministers on a transitional period for EU farming subsidies.
It pushes back Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform until 2023.https://t.co/oKXfzvH8xI
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) April 29, 2020
Tomorrow @EP_Agriculture & @jwojc will discuss #coronavirus crisis support for EU farmers 🇪🇺🤝🧑🌾
➡️@EP_ThinkTank overview on current and further measures@LinsNorbert @MEPDanielBuda @FGuerreiroMEP @MazalyAguilar @CiolosDacian @paolodecastro @COPACOGECA https://t.co/qrblnOcYck
— Rachele Rossi (@RakelReds) April 29, 2020
Read what Gunnar Rundgren, speaker at our digital forum "Food without Farmers" has to say about the future of food and farming.
📥➡️ Register for the event: https://t.co/qToGeygpR0
🤖🍖 Read the article: https://t.co/Fum10qNlw4 #EatHonest #ThinkLandscape #luvorganic
— IFOAM 🌱💚 (@IFOAMorganic) April 20, 2020
By keeping meat processing plants open and not providing employees safe, humane working conditions, the president and companies like Tyson Foods are sacrificing lives for the sake of profit, argues a poultry worker advocate. @CivilEats https://t.co/tYq2SYssSp
— Christina Cooke (@xtinacooke) April 30, 2020
— Guy Pe'er (@GuyPeer3) April 30, 2020
"When one big supply chain runs everything, the entire system becomes fragile."
Here's what they said 👇https://t.co/nK1lVSJFJw
— IPES-Food (@IPESfood) April 30, 2020
Ireland is the second worst country in the EU for overfishing, according to a report that shows we took 765,152 tonnes more fish from the seas than was scientifically advised @creedcnw @agriculture_ie @LeoVaradkar @NEF @our_fish https://t.co/CYOetZ31WC
— BirdsMatter_ie (@BirdsMatter_ie) April 30, 2020
— EEB (@Green_Europe) April 29, 2020
— IFOAM 🌱💚 (@IFOAMorganic) April 28, 2020