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.
Similar issues arising in Holland, although the Dutch do not have the land area to integrate all their grazing herbivores into low-to-zero N fertilizer systems. https://t.co/hjU0ZamyTA
— Stuart Meikle (@StuartMMeikle) October 18, 2021
The big food corporations to stop imposing monopolistic production and distribution structures that inflate prices and end up withholding bread from the hungry.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 16, 2021
MEPs debate today the #EUFarm2Fork Strategy report for a fair, healthy & environmentally-friendly #foodsystem. To achieve truly sustainable #FoodAndFarming systems we need real & already proven solutions, not give in to biotech industry' false promises 🚨👉https://t.co/0Q1KVlHv41 pic.twitter.com/QIbwa5w3fr
— Friends of the Earth Europe🌍 (@foeeurope) October 18, 2021
1. There's a deeper point here. They are scaremongering that #Fram2Fork targets would destroy production. The biased studies they (mis)use paint production reductions from less pesticides etc that are in the same order of magnitude of what already happening because of climate… https://t.co/5IxcfrR08f
— Ariel Brunner (@ArielBrunner) October 18, 2021
Excellent curtain raiser by @EddyWax on today's debate and vote in the European Parliament on the Farm to Fork strategy — a sustainable food plan targeted by an all-out lobbying from farmers, agribusinesses and even the U.S. government. https://t.co/diCh1GtO30
— Zosia Wanat (@zosiawanat) October 18, 2021
We need a food system that benefits ALL of us. 🥕
The #EUFarm2Fork strategy can fix our food system, changing how food is produced, processed & sold.
— Greens/EFA in the EU Parliament 🌍 (@GreensEFA) October 16, 2021
“To transition to intensive dairying, NZ farmers took on staggering levels of debt. From 2003-2019, debt up by 267%. Dairy farmers now owe c.$40bn. To service debt, farmers feel compelled to maintain herd numbers”
— John Gibbons (@think_or_swim) October 17, 2021
Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan https://t.co/hzJ0Y6Pbwu #Farm2Fork Scandal of big ag using small farmers as smoke screen to destroy the planet & small farmers themselves is ever more out of the bottle. And they will struggle to put it back in.
— Ariel Brunner (@ArielBrunner) October 19, 2021
Picking/Packing – A Thread.
We've all seen the @Telegraph and the £30 an hour claim. This is bollocks! So here is a thread to give the reality a little bit of airing.
This applies as much to packing eggs as picking fruit/veg. So as you all know, I have plenty of experience here
— IisBig (@IisBig1) October 19, 2021
Unfreezing the ice age: the truth about humanity's deep past https://t.co/byR7pXzFRZ
— The Guardian Long Read (@gdnlongread) October 19, 2021
— GoodFoodGoodFarming (@GFGFActionDays) October 19, 2021
❗️Recently, many analyses of #EUFarm2Fork strategy have raised questions about its effects. As these reports cover only a limited set of targets, their results should be treated with prudence.
— Janusz Wojciechowski (@jwojc) October 18, 2021
— Sini Eräjää (@SiniErajaa) October 19, 2021
The #regenerative, #organic and #agroecology movements share many concerns, and offer seemingly similar solutions. Are they repeated attempts to articulate the same ideas, or are there substantive differences? What does one movement offer, that another doesn’t? pic.twitter.com/0lxk2kKAml
— TABLE (@TableDebates) October 21, 2021