This week’s most compelling tweets are a fascinating batch. We found a detailed, dense unpacking of the state-of-the-culinary-world; a frightening story of just how bad the dairy expansion is becoming for animal welfare in Ireland; another Irish one that was so good it lead to the deletion of the original article on climate change and methane.
Then we see Austria is set to ban glyphosate; anaerobic digests may not be the silver bullet (and have introduced us to the fabulous word ‘misbegotten’; Finland’s plan to pump cash into Pillar 2 of the CAP; environment and biodiversity crisis suggestions from Birdlife and the EEA; Shefali Sharma on Mercosur; the EU might also ban more pesticides; those stalwarts the European Count of Auditors have again thrown shreds off CAP; and finally, for world soil day, we hear policy suggestions to stop soil erosion. Enjoy!
— ARC 2020 (@ARC2020eu) December 3, 2019
— Cara Augustenborg (@CAugustenborg) December 3, 2019
At the risk of amplifying something that is completely untrue this from @farmersjournal has to be acknowledged as wrong and corrected.
(Very) short thread. https://t.co/UYCE3cTRXE
— Philip Boucher-Hayes (@boucherhayes) December 2, 2019
Austria is set to become the first EU country to ban the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, having completed the EU’s single market notification procedure on Friday
— Natasha Foote (@NatashaFoote) December 3, 2019
The misbegotten promise of anaerobic digesters | New Food Economy https://t.co/SYRU2agrLA
— ARC 2020 (@ARC2020eu) December 4, 2019
Finland aims to put €10bn more in CAP's second pillar https://t.co/oHp0Ka6Jnq
— EURACTIV Agri & Food (@eaAgriFood) December 4, 2019
— Ariel Brunner (@ArielBrunner) December 4, 2019
"Europe’s #environment is at a tipping point. We have a narrow window of opportunity in the next decade to scale up measures to protect #nature, lessen the impacts of #climatechange & radically reduce consumption of #naturalresources."
– Hans Bruyninckx, EEA Director#SOER2020 pic.twitter.com/CDURk1kmYr
— EU EnvironmentAgency (@EUEnvironment) December 4, 2019
My new blog on #Mercosur #EU #trade deal: EU has a historic and iconic opportunity to assert the primacy of the #ParisAgreement. It can and should choose to keep its promises by rejecting this deal on #climate #COP25 grounds. @@vonderleyen @EU_Commission https://t.co/iFDKU4GwGW
— Shefali Sharma (@IATPEurope) December 3, 2019
EU Commission set to vote on ban of controversial organophosate pesticides, which EFSA found "do not meet the criteria required by legislation for the renewal of its approval in the European Union”https://t.co/Bwj0U0PjeE
— Natasha Foote (@NatashaFoote) December 4, 2019
Wouldn't it be great if these good words translated into bold action through #FarmtoFork Strategy and #FutureofCAP 🙏@EUauditors recent report: #desertification & #landdegradation are growing threats, and steps taken by EU to address them lack coherence @EUAgri https://t.co/DKj4GJzIMB
— Celia Nyssens (@CeliaNysss) December 5, 2019
Most of the €2.6 billion which the #EU has budgeted to help farmers insure against price volatility and production losses has had little impact.
— European Court of Auditors (@EUauditors) December 5, 2019
More than 130 000 km² of EU’s arable land is affected by water erosion, with crop losses costing farmers some 1.25 billion euro every year.
— IEEP (@IEEP_eu) December 5, 2019