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Seed is the first link in the #food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution: it is the very foundation of our being. Seeds have evolved freely over millennia and given us diversity and richness of life on the planet. For thousands of years, #farmers , and (1/7) Image
especially women, have evolved and bred #seed freely in partnership with each other and with nature.

In the last half century, a reductionist, mechanistic paradigm has laid down the legal and economic framework for privatizing seeds and the knowledge of seeds. This has (2/7)
destroyed diversity, denied farmers’ innovation and #breeding rights, enclosed the biological and intellectual commons through patents, and created seed monopolies.

This destruction has been made possible by a systemic discrediting of farmers’ native seed (3/7)
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This study needs to be brought in front of every politician making decisions on climate change mitigation

It should be headlined in every major media outlet

The implications are stunning

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#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #farming #agriculture #NEWS
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What factors are 𝘯𝘰𝘵 included in most crop models?

⚠️Among many other things
-declines in pollinating insects
-nutrient reductions in staple crops
-changes in air quality
-land degradation and salinisation
-even *increasing extreme weather*

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bmj.com/content/378/bm…
⚠️⚠️"Importantly, most of the excluded variables ...imply a modest to severe negative impact on agricultural production"

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We are here 👇

"By the end of the 2022/23
crop year, the world's buffer
stocks of corn will be
enough for just 80 days'
worth of consumption"

Crops ruined by widespread drought in the US & Europe, flooding in Pakistan, incessant rains in India & more
reuters.com/markets/commod…
"Tight grain supplies reflect the impact of climate change on crop production as well as growing global demand for livestock that feed on corn, eating away at stockpiles"

& guess what?

The #ClimateCrisis is ramping up as our leaders pour fuel on the fire
reuters.com/markets/commod…
☝️All these warning signs at the same as we know models are likely highly conservative in predicting how #ClimateChange will impact global food production-

Our leaders are clueless or incompetent-

Please do what you can to wake them up!

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#ActNow
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There is nothing wrong with the fact that the European Commission is not willing to give money to a government that would rather spend the funds on the enrichment of the Prime Minister's relatives than on the prosperity of #Hungary. 1/10
On the other hand, it is possible, and indeed, it is necessary to criticise the fact that even during one of the most serious social and economic catastrophes in Hungary, the Commission does not try to go above and beyond to make it happen… 2/10
to bypass the Hungarian government and allow the beneficiaries and recipients to receive these funds directly.

I just wrote a letter about this to @vonderleyen, the president of the European Commission. 3/10
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Let’s explore a controversial topic : Food

Why controversial ? We assume we can eat anything. It’s left to the individuals.

NO. Our dharma, traditions, rishis have categorically stated what kind of food one should partake of and which ones to be avoided. A 🧵 1/n Image
Swami Vivekananda's writings in Prachya o Pashchatya (East and West) show that he pondered deeply on this question. He also discussed it at length with his disciple Sharat Chandra in Belur and their discussion is reproduced in the book …++ 2/n Image
++…Swami-Shishya Sambad which is an invaluable document on Swami Vivekananda and forms part of the authentic literature on Swamiji in Bengali. 3/n
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2022 not 2050!

"People were fleeing to higher, cooler ground. Subway stations were blacked out...buildings were darkened... important arteries for shipping & transportation became unnavigable...Chickens died or struggled to lay eggs"

1/4 #China
nytimes.com/2022/09/09/opi…
'According to data from NASA ... the North China Plain’s groundwater reserves are even more overdrawn than those of the Ogallala Aquifer under the Great Plains of the United States, one of the world’s most imperiled critical agricultural water sources'
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Heat stress already poses an "extreme risk" to agriculture in 20 countries, including agricultural giant India

But by 2045, 64 nations representing 71% of current global food production will be impacted

Including China, India, Brazil & the U.S.

#food
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"I think what it reinforces is that, even though a lot of us are sort of sitting in sort of Western countries, where we might think we're a bit more insulated from some of these threats, actually we are not necessarily" 

#ClimateCrisis #food #farming
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1) Two days ago, I went to Surkhrod in Nangarhar to buy breaks. There I saw small girls doing heavy work. All day, these girls help their parents make breaks, and at evening they collect the remaining coal to make fire in their houses.
#Afghanistan #SaveChildren #Children #help
2) These girls are very strong. I asked them about school. All of them said, there is no school in the area. If there were any, they would go and study. Their financial situation is very critical. They were seven days a week, but still cannot afford enough food for the family.
3) I have issued them Omid Ids through @ASEELApp so that you and I help them. You can buy them a food package and put their Omid Id in the comment. #Donate #Feed #Food
Their Omid Ids:
8103
8104
8105
8106
8107
8108
8109
8110
8111
Buy package here: aseelapp.com/en_us/emergenc…
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I was recently in Switzerland, mostly around Berne. Since there are municipal elections in #Ontario, I thought that it would be nice to talk more about quality of life beyond lower taxes. #onpoli #topoli 1/14
They come from government, the non-profit and private sectors. They may not all be applicable - of course. Thanks for the inspiration @shawnmicallef #switzerland 2/14
On Saturdays in August, all #museums in Berne were free. @museenbern museen-bern.ch/en/specials/fr… 3/14
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I tweet a great deal about climate change impacts on agriculture because it is clear that reducing emissions is the single most important need to ensure food system resilience, but ...

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#ClimateCrisis #food #farming #ClimateAction
Local food, community supported agriculture, gardening will all play critical roles going forward-

If you aren't already, do learn and pay attention to growing your own food, #permaculture, #savesoil, #regenerativeagriculture & related initiatives

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civileats.com/2022/09/01/how…
I have found these books (amongst many others) to be particularly helpful on #gardening-

chelseagreen.com/product/the-re…

newsociety.com/books/g/garden…

anything by Martin Crawford permaculturenews.org/2011/06/08/mar…

➡️Please share some of your favorite resources too!⬅️

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#food #ClimateChange
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If my story couldn't get any crazier. It looks like the data stolen from my house was used to Attack American Critical Infrastructures. I and Col. John Hoffman were the only holders of the data. I reported the theft with @RenzTom to the FBI.

dhs.gov/xlibrary/asset…
THE @FBI REFUSED TO INVESTIGATE THE THEFT.

CORRUPT FBI AGENTS JODY STANLEY AND JOHN FORTUNATO
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China-

"We should be harvesting fruits right now, but it's all gone, dead from the scorching sun."

"It's impossible to work out in the orchard, because the ground temperature is around 60° celsius" [140°F]

"It's too miserable to bear witness to."

#food
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'China is facing severe shortfalls in the autumn harvest of rice & wheat in the Yangtze basin...

In Sichuan province alone, 47,000 hectares have reportedly been lost, and another 433,000 hectares seared.

The problem, however, extends far beyond Sichuan'
nzherald.co.nz/world/extreme-…
'Parts of the European Union could face 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 of warmer and drier conditions as Europe weathers a major drought that has fueled forest fires, dried up rivers and devastated crops'

#ClimateCrisis #food #farming #health #nutrition
arkansasonline.com/news/2022/aug/…
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#Power: "#Food #price rises around the world are the result of a 'broken' food system that is failing the poor and concentrating #power and #profits in the hands of a few, food experts have said."

theguardian.com/environment/20… #FoodSystems #inflation
"The Guardian revealed this week that the #ABCD companies (Archer-Daniels-Midland, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus) – which control 70-90% of the global #grain trade – have been making a record #bonanza as food prices have soared in the wake of the #Ukraine war."
"Campaigners are concerned that seeds and agricultural chemicals are similarly controlled by a handful of companies, with just three multinationals – Bayer-Monsanto, Dupont-Dow and Chem-China Syngenta – controlling 60% of the trade. "
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Afghanistan is full of sad stories, this one made me and two of my friends cry. #Afghanistan #Poverty #Hunger #HumanitarianCrisis #Donate #Help #GoFundMe #food #AfghanWomen #Afghans
Story of Bas Bibi
#RT for awareness #Share
@ASEELApp @minasharif @CrystalBayat37
1. I was sitting with a friend in bank. He is the deputy director of the branch. An old lady (Bas Bibi, a 63 year old women) entered his office and offered a card to my friend to check whether her retirement rights are added to her account. My friend checked it and said, “there
2. is no money in your account, your retirement payment isn’t added”. After hearing this, Bas Bibi was about to fell but sat on the couch. We all were looking at her while her tears were making routes on her face. I told her, “Mother, plz don’t cry”. She said, “I have promised my
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deccanherald.com/opinion/in-per…

Agri culture in India involved raising livestock to support farming, for milk and meat, and also to support the leather industry. It has evolved over millennia and weathered quite a variety of challenges: socio-political and environmental. 1/15
Caste was exploited. In post independent India it was eminently possible to attack caste based occupation & discrimination in farming and livestock rearing, without destroying millennia old knowledge that constituted agriculture. The opportunity was forfeited. 2/15
First by the Congress pandering to upper caste pressures, and now BJP, have targeted livestock rearing and turned the farms and livestock into a battle of political ideologies. 3/15
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'Very scary': European agriculture hit hard by climate change and drought

⚠️It is *really*, absolutely scary. Please pay attention to this & get it on the radar if your broader community-

This is happening way too soon & only gets worse.

#ClimateCrisis
ca.news.yahoo.com/very-scary-eur…
The climate crisis is *already* impacting food supplies in wealthy countries- & look at what is being ignored in Somalia:

'Crops are failing while millions of livestock die, as the drought cripples the main source of income for 80% of the population...'
time.com/6205717/somali…
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This seems timely.

Some context for anyone reporting on or concerned about droughts in #Europe, the #USA or elsewhere.

#media #ClimateCrisis
'Corn isn’t the only US crop suffering under hot and dry conditions in the Great Plains. Sorghum and millet, which are grown in areas currently hit by drought, look set to be hurt as well.'

#ClimateCrisis #foodporn #yum #yummy #tasty #food #eating
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'The drought pressing Texas’ agriculture industry ...is pushing farmers and ranchers to the brink. The state’s 247,000 farms & ranches covering 127 million acres haven’t had a whole year of rain since 2017'

#Texas #water #food #farming
thetexan.news/dead-crops-cul…
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The headline #inflation data today moderated a bit on the back of falling #gasoline prices, but it’s still running at a worryingly high rate.
Over time, we think the slowdown in #economic growth, the continuation of the @federalreserve’s assertive #HikingCycle and the possibility of resolution with several persistent supply chain issues should influence broad #inflation lower.
Still, while #CorePCE inflation (the #Fed’s favored measure) is likely to moderate in the coming months, it’ll still remain well-above the Fed’s 2% #inflation target.
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The "Monsoon superfoods" - A quick list

1. Desi corn-

-Vit B and folic acid to give you good hair & prevent greying
-fibre to rid you off constipation

Have it roasted, boiled, turn them into pattice or rotis and enjoy them in their full glory. American corn, please excuse.
2. Sattu

A delicious, intelligent mix of chana dal, gehu and rice flour (depending on the region you come from).

- reduces menstrual cramps and clots
- reduces dark circles under the eyes
- reduces pigmentation and hair loss
3. Alu – For a glowing skin

This big green leafy vegetable is one of the many wild and uncultivated vegetables that grow during the rains, across India.

A treasure trove of micronutrients, especially the lesser known ones like Hyaluronic acid (HA, used in many Derma products).
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With heat waves raging across the globe, more and more people are eager to take #ClimateAction.

Today, we share ten impactful action steps recommended by @EarthHeroOrg and @ProjectDrawdown to tackle the #ClimateCrisis and some recommendations on how to implement them.👇 1/12 Image
The @EarthHero app helps users set targets to reduce #emissions relative to global averages and #IPCC recommendations.

The app also includes action steps that involve working together, advocating for change, and holding decision-makers accountable. 2/12
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Action #1: Plant-Based Diets

@EarthHero identifies #PlantBased diet as one of the most effective ways to slow #ClimateChange and protect planetary health.

Browse our "Dietary Change" resources to put this step into practice: sentientmedia.org/take-action/
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Now we have dissaggregated @StateBank_Pak data on #Pakistan's #trade performance for the full of the FY22.

This thread will show performance in #values. not #volumes. Keep in mind FY22 was extraordinary in terms of high #prices, both for #imports and #exports. 👇👇👇🧵
1\ #Exports reached record highs, both #goods and #services, increasing by 26.6 and 17.1% respectively w.r.t. FY21. Good export prices and a decent #export response played a role here. Note: June 2022 is preliminary. Figures are Jul-Jun FY22 and
2\ #Pakistan #export growth was generalized by main destination. Particularly noticeable are increases in shipments to #USA and to #China - the two largest destinations.
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Our paper is out!
Current #adaptation projects do not automatically enhance #gender equality | need to be intentionally brought in at planning & implementation stages.

23authors|9sectors|17739 literature|countless meetings

Delighted to have brainstormed👇figure with @Joyashree9
Embedding gender considerations and facilitating #women’s participation in project design and implementation along with #inclusive #policies, training, information access, planning, and monitoring is needed
Additional course correction for #SDG5 is needed.
Our #SDG5plus (SDG5+) approach takes into consideration #intersectionality and gender aspects beyond #women alone, & can help #adaptation actions move towards meeting #genderequality and other #climatejustice goals.
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Time to bust some myths about #sanctions collateral damage! The sanctions debate is heating up in the West and a lot of criticism is focused on two things: High #energy prices and high #food prices. However, most get the causalities wrong: 1/
1.) Why is food expensive? E.g. wheat prices have been rising for a couple of years, partially due to Covid-related supply chain issues. When the war began, prices exploded for a few months, as Russia blocked Ukraine's exports, but right now wheat is cheaper than in late 2021. 2/
A quick reminder: The West explicitly avoids sanctioning anything related to food security. Even when effects are very indirect, measures are taken to mitigate them (like some adjustments in the latest sanctions round - this was no "deal" with Russia but is simply EU policy). 3/
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