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 COVID-19 pandemic clearly shows the failings in #industrial agriculture Diverse #regenerative #organic local small holder systems are the key to nourishing the world as they produce more nutrients per acre than industrial systems https://t.co/QwqlzlUKxL @drvandanashiva
— Andre Leu (@Andreleu1) May 9, 2020
Worth a readhttps://t.co/wAOgmJ7Ngu
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) May 9, 2020
NEW: President Trump announces the federal government will purchase $3B of dairy, meat, and produce from farmers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the food supply chain. https://t.co/qVxTqK2mSI
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 9, 2020
Peach farmer and writer Mas Masumoto and others share beautiful, hopeful thoughts about the future of our farm and food system post-pandemic. https://t.co/JWd7reluAy
— Farm Aid (@FarmAid) May 12, 2020
Don’t think to self-sufficiency, says the Economist. But liberalization is not the solution. What about stronger regional food systems in a fair trade regulatory environment? https://t.co/vKSgvZW3uz
— gianluca brunori (@gbrunori) May 10, 2020
Could #localfood fill our #supermarket shelves? Support for #eatinglocal has long been rising, motivated by concerns about #foodsecurity & #sustainability. #ClimateChange warns us to #rethink the miles on our plates. Excellent analysis, very well written. https://t.co/03FVFdWLJa pic.twitter.com/ktDoMxmtUN
— Karlheinz Knickel (@khknickel) May 10, 2020
#Covid_19 crisis brings the flaws of our food system to light.
— Celia Nyssens (@CeliaNysss) May 9, 2020
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"Almost overnight, these smaller scale ecological food systems have gone from being ‘niche’ fantasies of a regenerative farming future to a vital source of food for many around the UK"
— Open Food Network UK (@OpenFoodNetUK) May 10, 2020
MEPs call for convergence to avoid ‘Orwellian’ fate for farmers https://t.co/GBO05pLMLP
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) May 7, 2020
We need co-ordination to avoid a food security crisis, UN expert says https://t.co/brMT12DRCR
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) May 8, 2020
State aid: Commission approves €650 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies in the floriculture, specialty horticulture and potato sectors for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/KdEJuJQETB
— AGRI NEWS EU (@amcgmobile) May 11, 2020
“National herd” = ever changing (+400k dairy cows in last 5 yrs). Use of loaded term “cull” stifles vital debate over dangerous GHGs.
Agri business involves killing cattle, e.g. >610,000 ‘beef kills’ so far in 2020 in 🇮🇪. Whether herd shrinks or grows depends on replacement. 2/ pic.twitter.com/0yifNQXAOw
— Andrew Jackson (@AndrewLRJackson) May 11, 2020
The analysis proposed here is problematic, for several reasons.
1/n, by placing the old narrative of farmers versus the environment, it fails to recognize the insurance value of natural habitats. As an example, barren landscape enhance risks of drought that hit farmers & yield.
— Guy Pe'er (@GuyPeer3) May 9, 2020
Nearly 23% of households said they lacked money to get enough food, compared with 16% at the worst of the Great Recession. Over 40% of mothers with children ages 12 and under reported household food insecurity since the onset of Covid-19. https://t.co/cIwGro22KW
— Civil Eats (@CivilEats) May 11, 2020
While waiting for new Commission MFF proposal, this analysis by @VoteWatchEurope suggests that impact of the ongoing crisis, far from helping bridge the gaps, is likely to harden the positions of the players involved https://t.co/EqdxqVqqmq
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) May 11, 2020
Migrant workers regularisation puts strain on Italy’s ruling coalition https://t.co/oZQ19TovRQ
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) May 12, 2020
A group of European top scientists says that #sustainability needs to be at heart of any future European strategy on #food. Read the evidence and scientific opinion:
👉https://t.co/eOvQfdrlfb#Farm2Fork #FoodSystems #science4policy #sciadvice pic.twitter.com/E8JQ3cOxWw
— Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (@SAPEAnews) May 12, 2020
Hi @EddyWax, this measure would use funds from the current MFF 2014-2020, it doesn’t affect the next.
MS can put in place measures using their rural dev funds up to 3 years after the end of the budgeting period, so normally until 2023 (n+3 principle) (1/2)
— EU Agriculture🌱 (@EUAgri) May 11, 2020
In the last few years in NE Italy some beekeepers have begun to assist the authorities in prosecutions of farmers using pesticides (e.g. Mesurol) inappropriately, resulting in mass bee-kills. Since then, mysteriously, hives in open countryside have begun to spontaneously ignite. https://t.co/hdhNFxvewt
— adriawildlife (@adriawildlife) May 12, 2020
My new piece on what the pandemic is revealing about both our food system and our diet: "The Sickness in Our Food Supply" | by Michael Pollan | The New York Review of Books https://t.co/2JSbg1FMlI
— Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) May 12, 2020
Even in these unusual times, don't miss upcoming online events and webinars on agriculture, forestry, and the environment. Check out our new event page!https://t.co/iXIdXG3kO2
— The Green Hand (@TheGreenHand1) May 13, 2020
Excellent summary of what is happening almost completly under the radar: a missed chance to put the farming sector on track for #GreenDeal and a lesson in the lack of transparency on EU level. #EPplenary mustn't follow @EP_Agriculture to press through 2 more years of the same CAP https://t.co/EVStBb7L4G
— Andre Prescher (@aprescher_muc) May 13, 2020
Healthier eating during #coronavirus lockdowns? Preliminary results of a research project
To fill out the #CoronaCookingSurvey by @FOOMSies: https://t.co/sIrGLKbjm8@EUFoodForum @COPACOGECA @_CEJA_ @EP_Agriculture @amcgmobilehttps://t.co/PZJfqietr5
— Rachele Rossi (@RakelReds) May 13, 2020