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.
A huge benefit of having lived in a ex-colony as well as Britain, is that you get a fuller picture of why your home is struggling. In Zimbabwe fresh vegetables are expensive and hard to find. In Tesco down the road, Zimbabwean vegetables are 70p.
— Nylow Gammona Smith 🇬🇧🇿🇼 (@NyLow9) June 3, 2021
The global food system: a waste of energy
Driven by giant food & agrichemical corporations, the global food system has undergone a huge transformation in the last 50 years. 70% of the energy it uses is deployed after the food has left the farmhttps://t.co/U8cZV7neUq pic.twitter.com/UzrhJUL5A3
— GRAIN (@GRAIN_org) June 8, 2021
EU young farmers reflect on the resilience and sustainability of the agri-food supply chain. Access to food concerns us all. Read now CEJA’s latest position paper ➡️ https://t.co/zwPoreCdeq. pic.twitter.com/lcZIcRbu6R
— CEJA Young Farmers (@_CEJA_) June 8, 2021
Common report by the big global scientific bodies on #biodiversity and #climate @IPBES and @IPCC_CH will be launched this Thursday 👇! Looking forward to reading it 🤓
I am sure this is relevant information for:#COP15#COP26 #GenerationRestoration https://t.co/bnWSnHuG1v
— Magdalene Trapp (@MagdaleneTrapp) June 8, 2021
IFA want supreme court decision on peat harvesting on land over 30Ha overturned. At same time IFA lambast An Taisce for wanting to appeal high court decision on Glanbia cheese factory. Perhaps double standards @think_or_swim https://t.co/xUu0hNOMkk
— Ó Cuinneagáin (@MayoCorncrake77) June 8, 2021
🚨Tonight the EU Parliament listened to the science 🧑🏿🔬
They voted for a 3️⃣🅾️% legally binding restoration target across EU land & sea 🏞️
They voted for the strict protection of old-growth & primary forests 🌲
— BirdLife Europe & Central Asia (@BirdLifeEurope) June 8, 2021
New academic study (1990-2018) showing food production & food waste causing higher emissions & @IPCC_CH accounting underestimates food systems GHGs @CLARA_Alliance @CANEurope @EU_FPC @CANIntl https://t.co/OuOQ5UqFpj
— Shefali Sharma (@IATPEurope) June 10, 2021
This is bonkers. Mafia-style Italian criminals siphoned off a quarter of Romania's entire EU farm subsidy budget in 2017, by setting up companies for tomato farms that didn't actually exist. That's €850,000.
According to new report by @EUAntiFraud office.
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) June 10, 2021
The only sheep to escape the shearing pen, now seems to be holding some kind of motivational seminar pic.twitter.com/9gnucWVKU4
— Richard Brown (@Brownsvilleted) June 10, 2021