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.
Two speakers point out the flaws of deregulation of #NewGMOs at hearing in @EP_Environment @mhojsik (RENEW) poses excellent questions on European Commission's study and demands to stick to the precautionary principle.https://t.co/F0GovUG3AE
— Nina Holland (@nina_holland) May 10, 2021
Because we rural dwellers love nothing more than living in barren hellscapes with no clean drinking water and paying massive fines for missing emissions targets✌️1/ https://t.co/RBAF7VTw56
— Saoirse McHugh (@saoirse_mchugh) May 9, 2021
The global farmland grab goes green. Carbon credits and net-zero pledges are fueling a new round of farmland buying by billionaires and pension funds that will undermine real #climateaction https://t.co/nPbSnaz8xM pic.twitter.com/HffOA1t29g
— GRAIN (@GRAIN_org) May 10, 2021
Very interesting talk today by @SebastianLakner at @UniHohenheim in series about #rethinkingagriculture: if we want the goal of 25% #organicagriculture in 🇪🇺 to become reality, org demand needs to increase in tandem with org supply ➡️ just supporting organic farming is not enough
— Verena Seufert (@vereseufert) May 10, 2021
New paper! Farmer-centered ecological intensification: Using innovation characteristics to identify barriers and opportunities for a transition of agroecosystems towards sustainability, co-authored w/the fantastic @vereseufert @drmolliechapman ➡️https://t.co/YSLGA7Y5jp
— MariaKernecker (@kernecker) April 7, 2021
The strange logic at work at the heart of the new Common Agricultural Policy:
The Commission wants member states to do more for climate & environment. But it also wants to give member states more powers to use the CAP €€€ as they see fit.
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) May 10, 2021
#FutureOfCAP: @EP_Agriculture debate on outcome of the latest #CAPreform trilogues on Strategic plans, Horizontal & CMO regulations w/ rapporteurs @peter_jahr, @UliMuellerMdEP & @EricAndrieuEU is on now. Watch it live here: https://t.co/AnR4KQHZvF
— AGRI Committee Press (@EP_Agriculture) May 10, 2021
Will the new Green Architecture of the CAP post-2020 help address the biodiversity crisis?
-> Recommendations from >300 scientists in 22 Member States.
Report release event:
19.05.2021, 14:30-16:30 with Commissioner @jwojc
Register here:https://t.co/RvmhOYv6KC#futureofcap pic.twitter.com/EzmATbBUCg
— Guy Pe'er (@GuyPeer3) May 11, 2021
Making the transition from income support to a sustainable agriculture in the CAP – some political economy considerations. My blog post https://t.co/GCRtC66vx7
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) May 11, 2021
With the Greens increasingly likely to hold sway in the German government this autumn, I took a closer look at their position on gene editing, and how it could affect the European debatehttps://t.co/qxrKkF2GUp
— Julia Dahm (@dahm_julia) May 11, 2021
"Crises produce moments of opportunity. Process matters. And diversifying agrifood systems gives us more options in the future."https://t.co/AqtDkO6f7Y
— Berkeley Agroecology Lab (@bowleslab) May 13, 2021
What would you like to see in rural Ireland?
I’d love locally produced organic food and large areas of nature that everybody can enjoy.
— Saoirse McHugh (@saoirse_mchugh) May 13, 2021
The role of work in the food system receives far too little policy attention. Farm labour is the world's biggest employer, but in rich societies food labour moves off land. New power relations emerge. Read my latest FieldNotes column for @foodresearchuk https://t.co/fldU1NqeED
— Professor Tim Lang (@ProfTimLang) May 13, 2021