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.
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) October 19, 2020
This great investigation by @MarksSimon is a stark reminder of what CAP subsidies to the European agribusiness industry mean abroad (here, destroying the livelihood of West Africa #milk farmers). #EUFarm2Fork https://t.co/7hNs5n4Zyb
— Martin Pigeon (@mpceo) October 15, 2020
Bonne Journée mondiale de l'alimentation !
Pendant ce temps, la grande majorité des céréales et des légumineuses riches en protéines d'Europe sont utilisées comme aliments pour animaux et comme carburant pour les voitures au lieu de nourrir les gens😑#FutureofCAP #WorldFoodDay pic.twitter.com/ccHtEeuD56
— Sébastien Snoeck (@sebsnoeck) October 16, 2020
97% of UK marine protected areas subject to bottom-trawling 🤔. There's a stat that highlights the need for protected areas to be 'effectively managed' or they are simply paper parks. #theocean via @HughRaven https://t.co/T9nnF2ZEU4
— Jonny Ecology (@JonnyEcology) October 16, 2020
Very impressed by the knowledge exchange platform (https://t.co/qro4WFPLRF) that's been developed by the @InnosetaNetwork – easily accessible, comprehensive content, clean/simple design & meaningful committment to being multi-lingual – nice example of a #H2020 #ThematicNetwork pic.twitter.com/yNWRkqtpin
— Highclere Consulting (@highclere2018) October 18, 2020
📄 Here is the final version of the EU Council's common position on the Farm to Fork Strategy, for greening Europe's food system in the next ten years. https://t.co/Vkgih2wTVq
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) October 19, 2020
Nous votons la #PAC cette semaine au Parlement européen. Un moment clé de notre mandat pour transformer intelligemment nos pratiques agricoles et les rendre compatibles avec le Green deal, et pour que l’argent public aille plus aux petits et moyens agriculteurs @Renaissance_UE
— Pascal Canfin (@pcanfin) October 19, 2020
🔴 THREAD : Scandale démocratique au Parlement européen ! Moins de 48h avant le début des votes sur la Politique agricole commune prévu ce mercredi, les services administratifs nous informent que le vote est avancé à demain. Un passage en force inacceptable ! ⤵️
— Manuel Bompard (@mbompard) October 19, 2020
Wednesday, the EU Parliament should start a historical vote on the Common Agricultural Strategy or #CAP. This vote will have a huge impact on #ClimateChange and #Biodiversity, and unfortunately, the odds are not looking good. Thread ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/7J2TljcvAc
— Juliette Leroux (@JujuSGL) October 19, 2020
Conservatives (EPP) pretend their #CAP deal "protects farmers" and the environment"… because international competition is worse.
But at the same time they're fighting the #Farm2Fork strategy which plans to, precisely, green imports…
Shame on the EPP. https://t.co/UeF5svChTA
— Martin Pigeon (@mpceo) October 20, 2020
In the midst of a climate & ecological emergency the EU is about to lock nearly €400bn into a new agricultural policy, completely ignoring climate & biodiversity. And no-one even reports about it!? Even a child knows this isn't how democracy is supposed to work. #FutureofCAP https://t.co/5blzHN8oeu
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 20, 2020
🧵 The European Parliament has approved a joint proposal on the CAP reform from the 3 biggest groups.
A motion to reject the main plank of the CAP was defeated by 503 votes to 166.
What have MEPs actually voted for though? pic.twitter.com/l7i3hPrPiC
— Eddy Wax (@EddyWax) October 20, 2020
"If you think farmer incomes are a legitimate concern on their own, just be frank about it. But don't sell the policy in terms of the good it will do to the environment." via @FoodNavigator https://t.co/gwrQTQ8xwp
— Jeroen Candel (@JeroenCandel) October 22, 2020
1) 500,000 income support is A LOT. 2) Wouldn't stop the lead MEP on the file getting CAP subsidies… @peter_jahr got 111,000 euros last year (on top of his MEPs salary).
— Harriet Bradley (@HarrietBirdlife) October 22, 2020
An interesting fact:
Most citizens ''believe that the CAP benefits all citizens, not only farmers (76% today, 15 p. p. more than in 2017).''.
What does this tell us, if the evidence show the CAP actually fails on most of its objectives?https://t.co/e6qIfE1Qa5
— Guy Pe'er (@GuyPeer3) October 22, 2020
Today I made an intervention on the European Green Deal panel at the DG AGRI annual workshop on the Medium-term Outlook for EU Agricultural Markets, Income and Environment. Entitled "The European Green Deal: From Ambition to Action", you can find it here https://t.co/Zx0w9IY3eJ
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) October 21, 2020
— Jabier Ruiz (@jabierolas) October 22, 2020
That's it. Nothing good can be expected of this reform. #VoteThisCAPdown!
— Celia Nyssens (@CeliaNysss) October 22, 2020
Welcome aboard @arche__noah (Austria), @gardenorganicuk (UK) and KVANN – Norwegian Seed Savers (Norway) ! It is with much gratitude that we announce the entry of 3 new Members and we warmly welcome their communities! 🌱🧍🌹🧍♂️🌿🧍♀️https://t.co/Om0XGiqBsk
— European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity (@ECLLD) October 22, 2020
Wise words here on why MEPs should #VoteThisCAPDown
— Elaine McGoff (@ElaineMcgoff) October 22, 2020
THREAD Worrying that much media are reporting favourably on EU Council's CAP deal. Please look at what lies beneath Ag minister @JuliaKloeckner deal and how it is is similarly dangerous as the Parliament's…#FutureOfCAP #VoteThisCAPdown
— Harriet Bradley (@HarrietBirdlife) October 22, 2020