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.
The great @jasonhickel smashes it out of the park with this visionary, yet hugely practical article. What if we actually acted as if this were a #ClimateEmergency? Bold and brilliant. https://t.co/lBP7qSFtmw
— robintransition (@robintransition) December 4, 2021
Jacobin has put out some bad ecological analysis, but publishing Ted Nordhaus to defend industrial agriculture is a new low. With the mag doubling down on anti-scientific technofetishism, it's probably getting to a point of doing more harm than good
— Samuel Miller McDonald (@sjmmcd) December 4, 2021
🌱 our soil
👩🌾 our farmers
🛒 our consumption
💶 our economy
— EU Agriculture🌱 (@EUAgri) December 4, 2021
another attempt to shut down people who don’t own land.
Unfortunately agriculture affects everybody and almost 1/3 of the entire EU budget is spent on it.
So the debate around it should be widened to include more people rather than narrowed https://t.co/n3A4PsN5m4
— Saoirse McHugh (@saoirse_mchugh) December 5, 2021
Another local dairy puts in a vending machine. Sales from ours have been declining all year. Why?
1. In this area you don't have to drive more than 5-10 mins in any direction to find a vending machine
2. Cost of food has risen sharply this year. Our produce is seen as luxury pic.twitter.com/cwMi5OrHMn
— Alex Heffron (@AlexHeffron20) December 5, 2021
— IEEP (@IEEP_eu) December 3, 2021
The #NewCAP regulations enter into force today. Thanks to all those who worked to make the CAP fairer and greener.
— Janusz Wojciechowski (@jwojc) December 7, 2021
Once again, DEFRA seem to be considering approving 'emergency' use of a neonic pesticide to prop up the sugar industry – damaging the environment to produce something that kills us. Bonkers. https://t.co/rBiXQ55gr2
— Dave Goulson (@DaveGoulson) December 7, 2021
As we brace for storm Barra 2,000 young bulls have been battling a horrific storm with winds over 30 knots and waves peaking 24ft! These sea journeys must be banned, the risks are too high and the suffering too great. The postion of the vessel also hasn't updated for 18 hours. pic.twitter.com/O1SFV6nIIp
— Ethical Farming Ireland (@ethicalfarmIE) December 7, 2021
Our colleagues working for @EP_Environment have published a new research on #CarbonFarming. Making #agriculture fit for 2030.
What is the potential, benefits & risks related to carbon farming?
Read: https://t.co/nsZo3SlYao #Research4Committees#GreenDeal pic.twitter.com/Nbgf9BD3r8
— Research4AGRI (@PolicyAGRI) December 8, 2021
Hey @EURACTIV, isn't journalism supposed to be different from dirty industry PR? Not a word on the devastating track record of Env destruction by corn for ethanol in the US? Biodiversity collapse due to intensive farming in the EU? @kenneth_richter
— Ariel Brunner (@ArielBrunner) December 9, 2021
❗️Dangers of direct and indirect #PesticideExposure turns young people away from life in the #countryside! 🌄
We call on the @EU_Commissions to reduce #PesticideRisk ☠️ in #RuralAreas within #EUAgriculturalOutlook @EUAgri @dubravkasuica @jwojc
Learn more: https://t.co/AlSKtgbPCV pic.twitter.com/O4GshGYTHI
— PAN Europe (@EuropePAN) December 9, 2021
Major new investigation by me for @DeSmog looking into agribusiness industry lobbying on EU climate and sustainable farming targets
— Daniela De Lorenzo 🚲 (@DanieDeLorenzo) December 9, 2021
To stay within 1,5°C, the @EU_Commission must urgently cut its emissions, restore & increase its natural carbon sinks.
However:❌nature-based carbon removals are NOT a substitute for emissions reductions❌
👉Read our joint letter on #CarbonFarming: https://t.co/CKmcdE9HvW pic.twitter.com/p9H5sF5swj
— EU Food Policy Coalition (@EU_FPC) December 9, 2021
📢 Just sharing the link to our article in Environmental Science & Policy – Why does pesticide pollution in water persist?
Short answer: the state is not ready for transformative change in food/agri/chem policy.#openaccess (1/7) pic.twitter.com/aEX6RMYsZ3
— Robert Lepenies (@RobertLepenies) December 9, 2021
#BREAKING: First global assessment of dragonflies reveals they are threatened⚠️
In the new update to @IUCNRedList, destruction of wetlands are identified as a key driver in the declining numbers.
— IUCN European Regional Office (@IUCNBrussels) December 9, 2021