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.
This is where Almond "milk" comes from. No biodiversity. Bees trucked in for pollination. Huge volumes of water needed for irrigation. Large amount of insecticide and other pesticides needed to protect yields… pic.twitter.com/XGqOaUCIJY
— Bill O Keeffe 🐄 (@billokeeffe) October 2, 2020
A 640-metre long train is on its way from Rotterdam to the provincial capital of Xi'an in China with a cargo of Nestle powdered baby milk produced in Ireland which was transported to Rotterdam Port by ship. This is opening a direct rail connection from Holland to China. #shipping pic.twitter.com/sFMFdwPz4Q
— Tom MacSweeney (@TomMacSweeney) October 5, 2020
"A 2019 judgment from the European Court of Justice specifies all slurry-spreading & cattle grazing practices proximal to Natura 2000 sites need to be assessed under the Habitats Directive…no current legal instrument by which assessments can be currently carried out in Ireland" https://t.co/yCOdAYiUg5
— Paul Price (@swimsure) October 6, 2020
For those invested in regenerative agriculture—practices that rebuild soil and sequester carbon—pulses are becoming a coveted tool. https://t.co/hm9roUlDUz
— Civil Eats (@CivilEats) October 6, 2020
New Encyclical Letter @Pontifex
Key terms of #commons & #commoning become sections in this far-sighted text.
*Social role of property (common use of Earth's resources takes precedence over private property for the self)
*Reciprocal giftshttps://t.co/5OUqWyYUpd pic.twitter.com/2UVCKPToiI
— Jose Luis Vivero Pol (@JoseLViveroPol) October 4, 2020
— Michael Bloss (@micha_bloss) October 7, 2020
Yesterday the French parliament voted to allow the government to authorize banned neonicotinoid pesticides to be used by sugar beet farmers
Here's a good explainer (en français)https://t.co/CHFmKfrIOz
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) October 7, 2020
👏Well done @Europarl_EN❗️
With your vote in favour of an #EU2030 climate target of 60% emission cuts, you are inching closer to science, offering citizens a more sustainable future.
Now this result must be taken up by EU leaders in #EUCO.
— CAN EUROPE (@CANEurope) October 7, 2020
The @EUauditors investigates the potential CAP-Contribution to halt Biodiversity decline.
Main Result: Agri-environment-climate, Natura 2000 and organic farming measures have most potential to maintain or enhance farmland biodiversity. https://t.co/aST146kpKc
— Sebastian Lakner (@SebastianLakner) October 7, 2020
— Harriet Bradley (@HarrietBirdlife) October 7, 2020
US dubs EU’s ‘farm to fork’ agriculture plans ‘protectionist’ https://t.co/dYJfY45OAu
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) October 8, 2020
A 10% biodiversity target within the #EUBudget is key to align it with #GreenDeal. Yet in a letter by @EU2020DE to the @Europarl_EN the DE-presidency only offers, to talk about it in 2024.😡This is outragious: biodiversity is in step decline and #EUCO wants to wait another 4 yrs. https://t.co/A8Go14BE4T
— Andre Prescher (@aprescher_muc) October 8, 2020
For a car park. We have learnt nothing. https://t.co/rnkC4buoUj
— Miles King (@MilesKing10) October 8, 2020
Nitrogen fertiliser use could ‘threaten global climate goals’ https://t.co/gUsW6cZWD5 a growing demand for meat and dairy products has also contributed to the surge – another argument for #lessandbetter
— Lucy Bjorck (@Octofish) October 8, 2020