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.
Since I get a lot of questions about this, there’s no indication that outbreaks at these facilities present a food safety risk for consumers.
But if you’re not a food system worker and your main concern upon seeing these figures is for your own health, I hope you’ll dig deeper. https://t.co/6JMSuXXlUl
— Leah Douglas (@leahjdouglas) July 6, 2020
Based on their findings, the auditors will make a number of recommendations to the @EU_Commission; which should contribute to legislative updates in the areas of #biodiversity, #agriculture and #pesticides.
🗓️ Report: 9 July at 11:30 CET 🕦
— European Court of Auditors (@EUauditors) July 7, 2020
"With numbers like these on the table, it becomes clear that the world economy is simply not working for the majority of humanity—and we need to face up to that fact." https://t.co/WRZfnvQYoD
— Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) July 7, 2020
What positive trends and shifts can we see in the #foodsystem which we want to support as we #buildbackbetter? Which trends are more problematic & need to be rallied against moving forward?
Very interesting insights from @FoodEthicsNews!
Full article here: https://t.co/bjTp43P2Hp
— Open Food Network UK (@OpenFoodNetUK) July 6, 2020
🔖New UN report: a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years.
Drivers include the rising demand for animal protein and more intensive and unsustainable farming.
— Compassion in World Farming EU (@CIWF_EU) July 7, 2020
Green alternatives to fertilisers: @EIPAGRI_SP Operational Group AMF AGRI investigated using Mycorrhiza fungi as a bio stimulant 🌱
— EU Agriculture🌱 (@EUAgri) July 7, 2020
— AGRI Committee Press (@EP_Agriculture) July 7, 2020
The Belted Galloway bred to thrive in the Scottish hills, and perfect for Dartmoor, where many of our farmers use them to graze wildflower meadows & upland heaths. Slower-growing, producing a special flavour & texture of beef. Order from @freshrange https://t.co/zmVaOvZX40 pic.twitter.com/oIXj8uuZT1
— Farm Wilder (@FarmWilder) July 7, 2020
"Ireland is failing to limit escalating levels of dangerous #ammonia air pollution due to continuing #dairy intensification and excessive use of nitrogen from fertiliser & feeds"
"@AnTaisce has lodged a legal infringement complaint to the European Commission"#NitrogenCrisis https://t.co/YUOdsW5vRE
— Paul Price (@swimsure) July 8, 2020
We covered this report from Greenpeace's journalistic unit yesterday. Well worth a read https://t.co/G1MltcJ6E0
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) July 9, 2020
Did you know that there were nearly 14 million hectares of #organic land in the EU in 2018? Have a look at our updated interactive map with #OrganicProduction & #OrganicMarket data in Europe on https://t.co/bszuv5TSnk #OrganicInEurope @FiBLStatistics @fiblorg #IFOAMEU pic.twitter.com/duVkDTUpnP
— IFOAM Organics Europe (@OrganicsEurope) July 9, 2020
1. Shepherd watching over mixed flock of sheep and goats. I love the way shepherds lean in to their staffs which is a more relaxed position than standing bolt upright for hours on end whilst livestock graze. #farming #Transylvania pic.twitter.com/vqRoV5lgGS
— Paul White (@_paulwhite_) July 9, 2020
A short history on fallow land in Germany and the state of Brandenburg (lowest yield potential in DE). The share is highly policy dependent (the changing set aside rules) + it reflects competitiveness. However, it also suggests the marginal influence of Greening in retrospect. pic.twitter.com/uGEn6VySKX
— Sebastian Lakner (@SebastianLakner) July 8, 2020
This photo was taken by Mirjam Bloem who lives near @teagsc #moorepark It appears to be their cows grazing on grass killed by #Roundup or similar #glyphosate based herbicide. I am horrified. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/qEW175P1Y2
— Brown Envelope Seeds (@MadsMcKeever) July 7, 2020