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As 2022 begins, media outlets have been reporting on #NewYearsResolutions to eat #PlantBased.

While many articles stress the scientific consensus of #AnimalAgriculture fueling the #ClimateCrisis, some coverage repeats widespread misconceptions about our #FoodSystem.👇 1/9 Image
🚫In @TheGrocer, Jeff Webster of @HunterGatherUK recommends following #Regenuary instead of @veganuary, using food from regenerative farming.

The article claims that farmed animals “can be used to stimulate the growth of grasses to sequester carbon.” 2/9
thegrocer.co.uk/sustainability…
🔍Experts question the effectiveness of #regenerative grazing.

A @oxfutureoffood study found that carbon sequestration achieved through grazing “is small, time-limited, reversible & substantially outweighed by the #GHG emissions” the animals generate. 3/9
desmog.com/meat-industry-…
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@Chicago_Reader @greenfieldjohn In this paragraph Greenfield wants to paint me as somehow unbelievable, somehow flickering with internal snapshots of myself.

Or, maybe some of Greenfield's jealousy is coming out? Image
@Chicago_Reader @greenfieldjohn Immediately then, he tries to flatten these words - as though they are merely some ornament or eccentricity of my personality.

Psychologically this portrait of me is as deep as Speed Racer. I have speed racer psychology, he's asserting.

But he's blowing off my thesis. Image
@Chicago_Reader @greenfieldjohn Never mind my transparency in giving Greenfield my Agent's information.

I was simply too kind to John Greenfield wasn't I? I gave him the ability to have my own agent poke at my assertiveness.

The subject of this story is not my book but my exuberance.

Fire #JohnGreenfield Image
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~0.35%. That’s the annual methane reduction needed for agriculture CH4 to be #ClimateNeutral. Reduce ~5% annually, we can neutralize all additional warming from ag CH4 since the '80s. WE CAN DO THIS!

More on @CGIARclimate & @nature_org paper ⬇️
bit.ly/3mDg6BC 1/
GWP* vs GWP100 better describes how #methane emissions impact the climate. Using GWP100 overestimates the warming impact of constant CH4 emissions by 3-4 times.

AND GWP100 misses climate benefits with decreasing emissions.

AND undersells warming when CH4 emissions rise.

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Why is GWP* important? From the paper: GWP* emphasizes CH4 reductions can only contribute meaningfully to limiting climate change, as long as CO2 hits net-zero.

GWP* shows the true benefits w/ CH4 cuts. Making the work farmers/ranchers are doing to cut CH4 more significant. 3/
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"India is the most dangerous country for Women & Minorities in the World"
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19 year old girl was brutally beaten by their family members for talking to the male cousins on the phone. This incident took place in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh India.
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A 21 year old tribal women was assaulted with sticks by her family members in Madhya Pardesh #India for allegedly eloping with a Dalit man.
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In Uttar Pradesh #India, a man is beating her wife on order of village panchayat for allegedly having an affair and eloping with her lover.
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Whatever would we have done without the Mughals!

Ahem! These early references to asafoetida/ ಇಂಗು/ಹಿಂಗು iṅgu/ hiṅgu in kannaDa literature surely don’t matter. They must all be post-Mughal interpolations! But humour me anyway please

#asafoetida #ingu #hingu #kannaDa #pre_16thC Image
Working back (ignore kanakadāsa ಮೋಹನತರಂಗಿಣಿ mōhanataraṅgiṇi- mid-16th C

ಸಂಡಗೆಯಿಂಗು ಕಡಲೆವಿಟ್ಟಿರಿಸಿದ
saṇḍageyiṅgu kaḍaleviṭṭirisida

or sūpaśāstra from very early 16th C

ಬಡಿಸಲೊಗ್ಗರಣೆಯಿಂಗಿನ ಕಂಪು
baḍisaloggaraṇeyiṅgina kampu

#asafoetida #ingu #hingu #kannaDa #pre_16thC
And for some comic relief from the permanent jester that is #GoogleTranslate🤪🤭

They are ever so clever- getting straight to the point eg! They sure know what Sringara rasa and ಮೋಹನತರಂಗಿಣಿ mōhanataraṅgiṇi are all about at the end of the day 😂

@Google @GoogleIndia @GoogleAI Image
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Would reducing red meat consumption in Canada do more hard than good? A thread: (1/13)
@epicurious, @FoodSystems, @EATforum – you’ve heard it multiple places: ‘We must reduce meat consumption for climate change, the environment, to reduce our dietary carbon footprints.’ However, what could the implications of this be for #Canada? (2/13)
In a recent @CBCNews article, a researcher suggested that reducing beef consumption by 25% would result in a reduction of livestock related emissions of 10%. Sounds good, but… (3/13)
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Here's the Michigan University study that came up in the recent (overblown) #Biden/#beef controversy: css.umich.edu/sites/default/… What would the carbon footprint reduction be when Americans would reduce beef intake with 90% (VERY hypothetical)?

Let's look at the numbers... THREAD👇
Here are the scenarios (converted to yearly data):

- baseline: Americans diets = 1.8 tCO2-eq/p/y
- halving animal foods = ?
- additional reduction of beef to 10% = ?
Here are the predicted savings (per person, per year):

- halving animal foods = 1.2 t CO2-eq/p/y --> -0.6 t
- + beef restriction (to 10%) = 0.9 t --> -0.9 t
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#PointReyes National Seashore a 71,000 acre historic peninsula on the Pacific Ocean is home to
native #California species like snowy plovers, red-legged frogs, coho salmon & tule elk

Ranchers, fharmers & gov plan to cull the #Elk - bc BEEF 🐮 #calpol

insideclimatenews.org/news/17102020/…
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Conflict between ranchers & environmentalists is not uncommon in the West, where wildlife & #Animalag collide

ALL FOR #BEEF
#wildhorses in Utah compete w cattle & are slaughtered
▪Black-tailed prairie dogs in Wyoming are shot & poisoned
#Wolves, reintroduced in West shot
3/#PointReyes National Seashore, 71,000 acre historic peninsula on Pacific Ocean is home to
native #California species like #TuleElk
👉Ranchers, fharmers & gov plan to cull the #Elk - bc BEEF🐮 #calpol

⚠LOOK at green on map⬇ #AnimalAg WASTE into #ocean

insideclimatenews.org/news/17102020/…
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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.
Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air & giving fresh strength to our people.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

#Year2050
#AmazonRainforest will only be remembered in pictures

We burned our lungs🌎 for #BEEF

#Vegan bc 👇 Image
🌴 #AmazonRainforest Has Lost More Than ▶Ten Million◀ Football Fields of Forest in a Decade
THIS #rainforest is responsible for storing over 180 BILLION tons of carbon
With #deforestation that carbon is released back into the atmosphere

#EndAnimalAg

smithsonianmag.com/science-nature…
#DYK
💧 "One-fifth of the world’s fresh #water is in the #AmazonBasin, supplying water to the world by releasing water vapor into the atmosphere that can travel thousands of miles"

Meanwhile governments 🌍🌏🌎 & politicians ignore #AmazonBurning
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smithsonianmag.com/science-nature…
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1 of 20/ For anyone who watched @craigreucassel’s #FightforPlanetA last night and wants to know more about Australia’s #deforestation rates, its links to #climatechange & #beef production, here's some links to evidence and articles. Warning: it’s a long thread!
2 of 20 #Deforestation has escalated in Australia over recent years, much to the dismay of scientists: nature.com/articles/d4158…
3 of 20/ Eastern Australia is now a global #deforestation hotspot, alongside places like the Amazon and Borneo, according to a @WWF International report: wwf.panda.org/our_work/our_f…
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🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Phase One #Trade Deal: Chinese Commitments

1/ To purchase at least an additional $200 billion in U.S. exports over the next 2 years (base: 2017).

2/ To do more to crack down on the theft of American technology and corporate secrets by its companies and state entities.
3/ To avoid currency manipulation.

4/ To bring forward the planned opening of its capital market.

5/ To set up a system to resolve conflicts over drug patents.

6/ To endorse an enforcement system.
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Phase One #Trade Deal: Full Texts En/Cn

#China’s Ministry of Finance published both English and Chinese versions of the text - Statement
*Link (Chinese): bit.ly/3aivKcX
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In case it comes up...

ALL of GLOBAL #agriculture produces <24% of anthropogenic greenhouse gases. #AnimalAg = 14.5%. Global #beef = 6%, US beef = <0.5% of global.

Figure from epa.gov/ghgemissions/g… Image
US = 15% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. #Agriculture = 9% of US total anthro GHG emissions, US #AnimalAg = 4% (<1% of global anthro GHG) US beef = 2% of US (<0.5% of global anthro GHG)

Figure - epa.gov/ghgemissions/g… Image
Note "This estimate [ag, forestry & other land use] does not include the CO2 that ecosystems remove from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in biomass, dead organic matter, and soils, which offset approximately 20% of emissions from this sector."
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What's our #beef with beef?

Public interest on #climate, #biodiversity & #diet is rightly growing

#Meat is often at the heart of the debate but it's important we look past headlines & unpick the detail

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#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #BBCOne 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
Our #meat comes from different #farm systems

When animals are grazed on grass, as in #organic, this can have positive impacts on #climate & #nature. Intensively produced #grain-fed chicken & pigs can have the opposite effect

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
🐄🐖🐔 Intensively farmed animals are almost always fed on #grain & imported #soya

The production of animal feed can exhaust soils and drive #rainforest clearance

This is devastating for the #climate & #biodiversity

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #Meat 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
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If you’re watching the #Amazon burn and worry about the environment, and if you wonder about #beef and why it is in the news re the environment often, and you’d like to know our view on this then this is the thread for you ...
Climate change and a biodiversity catastrophe are two of the biggest challenges that we face, and the way we think about food, agriculture and, specifically, meat as consumers and as a society is a massive part of that.
It’s true that beef production can be worse for the environment than the production of other foods, especially when those animals are intensively fed with grains and when deforestation occurs to meet demand, which is on the rise globally.
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Bradd Witt @UQ_sees work on community #trust in the #beef cattle industry. Biggest survey of its kind in Oz to date (~3000 responses) #agchatoz #sociallicense ImageImage
Bradd + team found very strong postive link between utilitarian attitude towards environment and view that less regulation is better; diet less so Image
Overall, perceptions of trust had very low influence on attitudes around need for industry regulation
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My first edition, 1936 copy of Indian Cooking by EP Veeraswamy.
As early as 1936 "Indian" cook books incorporated #beef dishes that were prepared & served in the Madras Presidency.
While this is the oldest cook book I have in my possession, over the years collected multiple first edition regional and local cooks books - Indian Jewish cooking both the Calcutta and the Kerala versions, Malabar Muslims, and others.
Beef was and remains a staple for many in India. To make it a political harbinger and edifying it with nationalism is ridiculous.
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Farmers face the biggest Brexit hit and still they don’t think they need to worry! THREAD
In a grim report published on Friday, the #government Agricultural, Horticultural and Development Board @TheAHDB predicted that post-Brexit #farming incomes would fall by 25%. @FarmingUK /1
This wasn’t just in an apocalyptic #NoDeal scenario. If it was, farmers seeing this figure could mutter Project Fear and carry on their arduous work. The problem is that this collapse occurs IN ANY BREXIT SCENARIO @bbcfarmingtoday. /2
It is no exaggeration that entire enterprises, for example poultry production, could be unviable if the AHDB predictions are correct as @RCorbettMEP notes. This is a problem because, in Shropshire @BBCShropshire poultry accounts for 86% of all cattle and livestock. /3
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🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *U.S. WAITING TO HEAR FROM #CHINA ON TRADE DEAL, KUDLOW SAYS - BBG
*KUDLOW EXPECTS U.S.-CHINA MEETING IN MARCH IN MAR-A-LAGO
*TRUMP, LIGHTHIZER ARE VERY CLOSE, KUDLOW TELLS CNBC
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 #CHINA WOULD HAVE TO NOTE ANY FX INTERVENTION UNDER DEAL: KUDLOW - BBG
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *MNUCHIN SAYS #CHINA #TRADE TALKS INCLUDE 150-PAGE DOCUMENT - BBG
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A thread on 2 recent anti Christian attacks by the same policeman of Tamil Nadu-- Superintendent of Police Sakthi Ganesan.
Attack 1: RSS members from Erode District on Sept. 2 stormed into a Sunday evening prayer service at a Christian’s house in the Chennimalai area. As the Christians had just moved into their new home, the gathering also included a house-warming party.
The Christian family prepared a vegetarian meal and had invited all the neighboring families, and also their church members and relatives, over for dinner,” Ponnaiyan said. “At first, the RSS members disrupted the prayer service, then they raided the kitchen.
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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Stay tuned. Later today, Sunday, I’ll be live tweeting the prep, cook, and consumption of the ultimate steak... a 3 pound wagyu rib-eye. Lots of tips you can try at home. Here’s a sneak peek. RT to your friends at #worldcarnivoretribe #zerocarb #MeatHeals #ketodiet #steak #LCHF
Good morning everybody! Let’s get started on the perfect steak. #BEEF It’s what for dinner... and breakfast too!
Step 1: Buy quality fatty meat. Today, we’re cooking up a wagyu rib-eye from Austin’s own @RangerCattle. Whatever you buy, your best bet is almost always the rib eye. That’s the tastiest cut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rib_eye_s…
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