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This week, investigators found that German #meat companies sold sausages made from bones.

The #livestock sector is highly secretive, hiding its practices from the public eye. As a result, many people don't know what animal products are made of, including these 8 examples.👇1/11
Many #ChickenNuggets contain very little actual meat.

Instead, they mostly consist of fat and other body parts, including #chicken nerves, bone, skin, and connective tissue. @iltaylorwriter reports. 2/11
sentientmedia.org/how-are-chicke…
Few people know that #horse blood can be involved in the production of pork and beef.

Farmers across Europe use a hormone derived from pregnant mares to increase reproduction in pigs, #cows & other farmed animals. @KevanySophie reports via @guardian. 3/11
theguardian.com/environment/20…
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#Ukraine #Dairy #export during the #war 🧵1/ The war has made especially big impact on dairy exports. The developed logistics supply chains to traditional markets of the post-Soviet countries were broken. It is now impossible to load goods through our seaports.
#Ukraine 2/ Generally, importers are cautious about any procurement dealt with a country at #war. As a result, despite the promising world market conditions, domestic producers have had to drastically reduce dairy #exports, while often selling products well below world prices.
3/ #Ukraine #dairy producers are losing the markets of Central Asia and the Caucasus because of the #war. Extremely problematic are exports by sea to the countries of SE+N Asia and MENA, where previously large quantities of milk powder, whey, and in some yrs, butter were shipped.
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In May, we saw cattle burp #emissions from space for the first time, cases of #monkeypox in the UK, and the @HumaneSociety urged the release of 80 beagles from an animal testing lab.

Here are the top stories you might have missed from May in 60 seconds ⬇️
The story of the month goes to @henrymance who explored the secret life of pigs, which made the front cover of @FT magazine: ft.com/content/8f50f2…
Another story we'd like to highlight is @GeorgeMonbiot's piece via @guardian, “The banks collapsed in 2008—and our food system is about to do the same,” marking the launch of his book, Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Thread on #Magnesium and why it is fundamental for our #health. #micronutrients
..many people debate the various ratios of #macronutrients like #protein, #fat, and #carbohydrates in their diet to find their optimal health. Which is great as we are #bioindividuals but most miss out on #micronutrients like #vitamins and #minerals.
The way our bodies are able to use the #macronutrients is fully dependent on how our #enzymatic pathways are influenced by various #micronutrients. One of the most important amongst is #magnesium.
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Skyrocketing #global #foodprices, panicked low income and poorer fringes of the population facing severe #hardship, struggling #emergingmarkets and #SriLanka on the verge of #anarchy - all wrapped up in a massive #market sell-off: what is happening 🌎 ❓
Things did not improve in April on #food prices:
the #FAO Food Price Index fell 0.8% month-over-month to 158.5 points in April 2022, but still remained close to the all-time high of 159.7 points in March.
#vegetableoil prices declined significantly (-5.7%) after hitting an all-time high in March under pressure from #palm, #sunflower and #soybean #oils.

In addition, #grain prices fell slightly (-0.4%), after also rising to all-time highs in March.
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At Sentient Media, we report on an industry that touches all our lives yet operates in secrecy: factory farming.

On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we call on governments to lift #AgGag laws and share 13 findings we could only report thanks to the help of undercover investigators.👇1/17 Image
“Ag-gag” laws punish whistleblowers and investigators for recording footage inside #FactoryFarms.

In 2021, @ALDF released a film on how #AgGag laws conflict with the First Amendment while concealing pollution, food safety threats, and animal cruelty. 2/17
sentientmedia.org/short-film-hig…
“These companies keep their practices under wraps because they know that the public would be horrified.”

Former @AnimalOutlook investigator Scott David reports how #AgGag laws enable farmers to conceal the realities of #meat, dairy & egg production. 3/17
sentientmedia.org/danger-of-lett…
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the powerful women fighting to make the world a kinder, more #sustainable place each day.

In honor of @womensday, here are a few pieces written by amazing women of various backgrounds—journalists, investigators, doctors, and beyond. Image
Cows don't just naturally make #milk but must be impregnated and give birth in order for lactation to occur, and calves must be routinely removed for that milk to be rerouted for human consumption.

@JessLReid explores cruelty in the #dairy industry:
sentientmedia.org/the-cruelest-p…
On September 21, 2021, thousands of #dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands.

Former @seashepherd crew member and current Head of Investigations at @vivacampaigns, @lexrigby reflects on the tragedy: sentientmedia.org/the-uk-must-cu…
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Why it's important to know what *they* mean by the phrase "nutrient dense."
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans' third suggestion to "make every bite count" - Image
You might think you know what they mean by "nutrient dense," but let's check. So #dairy & #meat only qualify if they're low-fat because naturally-occurring animal fats are not nutrients, per DGA. Lettuce, a vegetable, does, per DGA. Does this fit your definition? Image
It gets worse!
"Plain Shredded Wheat," "Vegetable Oil," & "Sparkling Water" are nutrient dense but not butter, per DGA!!
"These folks can't be serious" you might think. Wrong. When dealing with them, insist on understanding their terms & phrases. Metrics (& language) matter. Image
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It seems a lot of people have seen Panorama on BBC, which is an important exposé on dairy production. It’s important to note that there is a standard industry playbook to respond to this. 1/x
First, the industry will blame individual workers (bad apples) for animal abuse, pathologizing it. Likely they will push for individuals workers to be fired or face legal consequences to take the blame off the farm. Ex: the 2019 Fair Oaks abuse case. 2/x edition.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/…
Second, the industry will blame the individual farm, likely citing poor management, making the farm the bad apple among other farms. Other farmers will claim abuse such as this would never happen on their farm. Spoiler: it does. Ex: the Fair Life case. 3/x nbcchicago.com/news/local/nat…
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How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ?
~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
~From 1997 to 2018, Market share of 4 "top grocers" increased from 25% to 44%.

~~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest corn seed firms increased from 59% to 85%.

~6 brands acct for half the global chocolate market, an asymmetrical market that favors only buyers & traders
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The violently cruel reality of meat & dairy is out of sight . . .
Call me an optimist with too much faith in humanity, but I believe that If people actually chose to look at this reality many, possibly most would choose not to pay for it.
#Meat
#Dairy
#LookWhatYouPayFor
#BeVegan
It’s the deliberate & wilful refusal of some to educate themselves that gets me;
“I can’t watch that, it’s too upsetting”
As if you have a right to be protected from the harm you pay for. You don’t. You are culpable- no demand, no supply. You’re unnecessary consumer choices cause this abuse, therefore you are by default an abuser.
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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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#RetailInflation in May 2021 is 6.3%,Vs 4.23% in April

Core Inflation is 6.6%,Vs 5.4%
Food Inflation is 5.01% Vs 1.96%

Despite uptick,@narendramodi
govt has done very well to rein in #Inflation

Global Food Index in May is up 39.7% YoY,due to drought in many parts of the globe
#GlobalFoodIndex is measured by
#FAO Food Price Index,#FFPI,which is a measure of monthly changes in international prices of a basket of #food commodities;It consists of average of five commodity group price indices,weighted by average export shares of each group over 2014-2016
Why have #Food prices surged globally?

Argentina saw a big drought

Ukraine&Russia also suffered from drought&inclement weather

Indonesia&Malaysia,biggest producers of #PalmOil,have curbed exports,as govts in these countries have made blending of Palm Oil,with fuel,mandatory
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#Punjab #Budget 2021-22
(Want to understand)

#Agriculture
1. #Cotton again missing like federal’s budget, so a four crops budget.
2. Development budget is Rs. 31.5 billion in today’s speech, last year speech had a bit higher number Rs. 31.7 billion. (Screenshots attached)
3. Rs. 100 billion agriculture transformation plan
4. Rs. 4 billion for #subsidies, mean Rs. 73 per acre. Rs. 28 billion for #Farm #Mechanization Innovation, last available agriculture census is 17 years old, how to estimate about spending how much on what machinery
with latest expensive sowing to harvesting machines in all the four crops government is focusing?
5. Rs. 10 billion for the making center for excillence of four crops Rice, Sugar, Wheat and Maize,
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Just imagine the arrogance of #PETA that they are actually demanding that Indian #Dairy industry be shut down ? Have these people travelled across Europe & other countries to see how many cows are there? This is nothing but a deliberate attempt to sabotage the Indian economy,
create social disharmony & angst. This is a part of the #CreateUnrest strategy till the 2024 elections get over. I said this here before & say again - the 2024 election strategy playbook/ #Toolkit is ready - keep the country on boil with one thing or other creating stress across
the nation & stretching the resources of Govt so thin & irritate the citizens that somewhere, someone will snap & create a incident that can be then exploited. The strategy is to tire out the voter into voting against the current govt just to have peace of mind, not performance
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1. "Until the cows come home" At one point the herd became quite orderly following this leader along the centre of the road. The queue of cows extended all the way back to that pink gate in the distance. #cows #dairy #farming #Transylvania
2. Note the white stork's nest to the right of the photo. Hard to see at this distance but there is a stork crouched in that nest.
3. Most villagers have a cow in this village each morning they let them out from their barns and onto the street to join the village herd. A herdsman then takes care of them whilst they graze on communal meadows (for a small fee).
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Foods in our #diet can alter the pro-inflammatory vs anti-inflammatory milieu of the intestinal #microbiome.

See 🧵 below for the findings!

🥬🍑🍅🍠🥚🍎🧀🍆🫒🫓🍇🥦🥑🥥🥯🌶️🧄🥖

#GITwitter #GI #gut #nutrition

gut.bmj.com/content/early/…
🥖 🥜 🐠 🌰
Breads, legumes, fish and nuts⬇️several pro-inflammatory pathways:
🫓⬇️pathogenic growth factors & endotoxins
🫓⬇️ pathogenic E. coli, Bacteroides fragilis, parabacerioides
🫓⬆️ammonia detoxification pathway
🌰🐟 🍑🥦
Nuts, oily fish, fruit, vegetables & cereals ⬆️short-chain fatty acid producers
🫑⬆️Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, roseburia hominis, and more

Bacteria ferment fiber and pectins to acetate and butyrate.

SCFAs have anti-inflammatory effects on the mucosa!
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THREAD: After 4 years on my health journey (and having lost >50 lbs.), here are my top 20 weight loss and #health tips, things I really wish I had known 20 years ago. #LCHF
1. Stop the Sugar - Avoid #fructose, sucrose, lactose or pretty much anything else that ends in -ose. #Sugar causes blood glucose spikes, which raises your levels of insulin, the main fat-storage hormone.
2. Limit net carbohydrates to 50g or less daily. Lower is even better, shooting for 15g per meal. Calculate net #carbs by subtracting grams of fiber from total carbs.
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In a previous thread (read first: ), I outlined how the #WorldEconomicForum's #GreatReset & #BuildbackBetter plans also have a #diet part, called the #GreatFoodTransformation.

Let's now look at where it's coming from; planned way BEFORE #COVID19! Thread👇 Image
The #EAT foundation -calling itself 'a Davos for Food'- has designed a #GreatFoodTransformation compaign to put the world on a so-called #PlanetaryHealthDiet, which is a semi-vegetarian diet (vegan also allowed) looking like 👇 (note that one can have more sugar than beef?!) Image
The '#GreatFoodTransformation' not only echoes Davos' #GreatReset but also the '#GreatTransformation' proposed in 2011 by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU): wbgu.de/en/publication… Image
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The cover of @TIME: the #GreatReset is coming. Swallow the pill, folks, for your own good. The #Davos aristocracy at @wef wants the best for you & is so kind to reset your lives in 2021. No need for democratic consultation, which would but slow down the process of your salvation. Image
Relax! The founder of @wef, Klaus Schwab, has described 'stakeholder capitalism' as his preferred model, positioning 'private corporations as trustees of society' to 'address social and environmental challenges'. time.com/5742066/klaus-…
In 2019, WEF entered into a partnership with the United Nations to accelerate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (#sustainabledevelopmentgoals) Its plan is to shape policy proposals through a Fourth Industrial Revolution using the 'URGENCY' credo. weforum.org/press/2019/06/…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/24/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/10/24/dai…
Rational Order from ‘Irrational’ Actions | Yale Insights

insights.som.yale.edu/insights/ratio…

#rational #complexity #order
Covid-19 Deaths: The Price for Not Wearing Masks is Perhaps 130,000 Lives - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2020/10/23/hea…

#masks #deaths
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14/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
There is much scope in combining Earth observations with Down-to-Earth observations of tracked #shorebirds. We developed a very satisfactory LAND USE INTENSITY metric based on @Sentinel1a explaining godwit distributions. besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.11… @ESA_EO @esa
15/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
We were able to show the value of both this new LAND USE INTENSITY metric as well as distribution of tagged godwits during hot dry summer of 2018, when much of what is now evergreen pasture turned brown. #climatechange #Dairy @RuthHowison @DairyCampus
16/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Distribution of tagged black-tailed #godwits in early summer was better predictor of #drought damage than land use intensity. Interpretation: #grutto's select intact #soils with capillary connections with #groundwater. #meadowbirds #sentinels @WaderStudy
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1/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Hi shorebird folks! 1more4U2go! Migratory shorebirds connect. Movements, presence & phenotypes signal the state of habitats. Let's develop tracked individual migratory birds as sentinels (of connected parts) of Earth. #ornithology #globalchange @WaderStudy
2/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Recently, 100 units of fossil energy produced 104 energy units of food, thanks soil-based processes. Now, 100 units fossil energy yield 16 food units, the 84% loss equals release of CO2 & active nitrogen threatening climate & biodiversity. #globalchange #dairy
3/21 #ISTC20 #Sesh9
Looking at scale of a country then, steep decline of specialized #dairy #farmland #wader, black-tailed #godwit (#grutto) in Netherlands signals growth of unsustainable, climate & biodiversity threatening, practices in agriculture. #globalchange @WaderStudy
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The @GOPunjabPK recently announced Provincial Budget with total estimate of revenues as Rs 2,240.63bn & expenditure as Rs2115.63bn. A thread on major highlights of the budget.
A total of Rs 336.5bn was allocated for School Education Department.
#Pakistan #economy #Punjab
The Health Care Department was allocated Rs 134 bn by the #Punjab Government.

#Pakistan #Budget2021 #PunjabBudget2020 #CoronaBudget
Irrigation Department received 45bn out of the total #Budget .

#Pakistan #Budget2021 #economy #PunjabBudget2020
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