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 the best reference you can have as regards the Commission negotiating position: https://t.co/j65JgmHVmp
— Jabier Ruiz (@jabierolas) October 23, 2020
#FutureofCAP | A preliminary analysis by IEEP shows how and why EU Agriculture Ministers and the European Parliament have failed to address the essential areas for keeping the next CAP's green ambition alive. #EUGreenDeal #CAPreform #EUFarm2Fork
— IEEP (@IEEP_eu) October 23, 2020
The first voting sessions for the Common European Agricultural Policy aka #CAP are done. Crunch time to look at some of the results before the final vote tomorrow. This is a summary of the worst CAP-votes. Brace yourself- its a long thread 1/x #VotethisCAPdown #FutureofCAP pic.twitter.com/Qgrd0F91PD
— Thomas Waitz (@thomaswaitz) October 22, 2020
Some reflections after years of campaigning on agriculture policy in Europe.
(1/5) A policy fed for decades by billions of EUR, that has fertilized a huge undergrowth of lobbyists, MPs, MEPs, administrators & businessmen isn't reformed easily and not without conflict.
— Konstantin Kreiser (@KostyaBiodiv) October 23, 2020
Want to know the truth about forestry in Ireland amidst all the industry noise and misinformation?
— Elaine McGoff (@ElaineMcgoff) October 25, 2020
In the negotiations the Commission will work to ensure #EUGreenDeal priorities are reflected. We must rebalance our relationship with nature. After all climate change and biodiversity loss are the biggest threat to farmers’ livelihoods. The #CAP must be able to help them face it.
— Frans Timmermans (@TimmermansEU) October 24, 2020
Never thought I’d be promoting a book connected to @RewildingB but fair play, this is rather good
Provides a good explanation of what nature needs and how we might get quite close to providing it in the right places pic.twitter.com/DVXXeTuO0N
— James Rebanks (@herdyshepherd1) October 25, 2020
Two wells were destroyed when this was planted, the springs that run across and through the land in front were blocked, backing up to linked springs in ours that now flood….
— Sinead Moran (@morsinead) October 25, 2020
Que penser du vote de la #PAC au Parlement🇪🇺?🤔
Sera-t-elle + verte, + juste et + solide comme l'affirme avec fierté le Parlement ? Les avis sont loin d'être unanimes sur les réseaux. #PouruneautrePAC revient sur ces divergences et partage son analyse👇https://t.co/9vhOVUhrTZ
— Pour une autre PAC (@pouruneautrepac) October 27, 2020
Biggest fish eats big fish. Vertical integration, consolidation and the nasty world of industrial meat production: How does one of the world’s biggest pork firms go bust during a boom? https://t.co/6RttyyrJ2l @IATP thx @bibivanderzee
— Shefali Sharma (@IATPEurope) October 27, 2020
Commission to consider halting export of banned pesticides, EU source says https://t.co/PJhpCa6oNv
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) October 27, 2020
The world’s industrial fishing industry is taking the piss, happily accepting $35 billion in subsidies from taxpayers each year, whilst dumping vast quantities of used plastic fishing gear into the ocean. This needs to end. https://t.co/6zOn5kM1wH
— Ben Goldsmith (@BenGoldsmith) October 27, 2020
Commission’s 2030 Climate Target Plan proposes radical changes in the rules governing agricultural and land GHG emissions. These need urgent debate before the Commission makes legislative proposals in June next year. My blog post discusses https://t.co/fKf12fhOe9
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) October 29, 2020
My latest blog post argues that Council and Parliament mandates for #FutureofCAP trilogues agreed last week fall short of what is needed but will result in an improvement on the current CAP. I begin by looking at definitions https://t.co/jF139WW2Br
— Alan Matthews (@xAlan_Matthews) October 27, 2020
Irish ‘forestry’ has become a net emitter of greenhouse gases. Report to EU to be approved 31 October reveals that the Irish forest estate has changed from a sink to an increasing source of greenhouse gases.https://t.co/kRyvDpVGbK pic.twitter.com/CKB6mx3XnK
— FIE News Service (@FIEIRELAND) October 29, 2020
Fuori di Zucca is a non-profit association in Perugia 🇮🇹
📲🥬Digital tools play a crucial role in this network of social & physical exchanges between consumers & farmershttps://t.co/aidHkxUmFr
— DESIRA_H2020 (@DesiraH2020) October 29, 2020
Sound words from @KLaitenberger –
"This focus on carbon and carbon taxes reduces the vast complex world & the problems the world faces into a simple formula. [P]eople like these simple formulas … but the complexity of the world is not that simple…." https://t.co/9TjoieCUPn
— Seven Acres (@Seven_Acres) October 29, 2020
Inspirational speech by @OrganicsEurope member @HelenBOrganic @SoilAssociation: The next decade is probably the most important in human history. Farming & land use need to move into an #organic & agroecological space, which requires shifting our diets & the way we consume. 🌱💚🌍 pic.twitter.com/e7RWsUV9Rv
— Maria Gernert (@MariaGernert) October 29, 2020