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Last month, @WMO reported that methane emissions are rising faster than ever.

Today, we explore how governments fail to tackle methane emissions from animal agriculture—and why we need to slash methane emissions now to tackle #GlobalWarming and ensure a livable future. 1/13 Image
2020 and 2021 saw the largest increases in methane emissions since records began, according to @WMO.

Their data indicates that biological sources, such as agriculture, are responsible, rather than #methane from gas leaks. @ConservationOrg reports. 2/13…
Animal agriculture contributes to global warming through GHG emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide.

Millions of ruminant animals raised for food globally, such as cows and sheep, emit #methane through a process called enteric fermentation. 3/13…
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Our mission at @Sentient_Media is to tell animal stories and hold mainstream outlets accountable for misrepresenting #animal issues.

As October comes to a close, we are taking a look at six articles that caught our attention this month. 👇1/13 Image
🚫In a piece published via @unherd, @JLewisStempel warned that the rise of vegan companies threatens to create a #FoodSystem similar to the dystopia described by Aldous Huxley in "Brave New World." 2/13…
🔎The article failed to consider that a system run by massive agribusinesses that depend on industrially-produced crops and reproductive exploitation similar to #BraveNewWorld already exists.

@hemikim reports on modern #dairy farming. 3/13
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When we talk about #FoodEquity and food shortages around the world, we often hear the term 'Food Systems' 🔄

But what exactly are food systems? And how are current #FoodSystems limiting our ability to #LeaveNoOneBehind?

A 🧵 ahead of #WorldFoodDay2022 👇
The global food system is a complex web of activities involving all the production, processing, transport storage and consumption and disposal of food (1)

It includes not only the basic elements of how we get our food from farm to fork, but all of the processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population, including policy and cultural norms around food (2) 🍴🍴
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/21/2022…
Predicting the Next Big Thing: Success as a Signal of Poor Judgment by Jerker Denrell, Christina Fang…
#PredictionAccuracy, #ForecastingAbility, #ManagerialForesight
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Russia's attack on #Ukraine has intensified calls for a transition away from #FossilFuels.

The war also highlights the need for #FoodSystem change. Today, we explore how #AnimalAgriculture fuels global crises by creating high levels of dependency between countries. 1/11👇
Ukraine produces large quantities of wheat, barley, rye, and #maize. Russia is the world’s top #wheat exporter.

The two countries taken together account for almost a third of the global wheat export market, @weizent reports via @CNBC. 2/11…
Maize and wheat are just two examples of crops #meat and dairy producers feed to animals.

The #livestock sector currently uses 61% of global maize and 20% of global wheat as animal fodder, according to a 2021 study about #FoodSecurity. 3/11…
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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…
🔍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…
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In the Zoom waiting room, waiting for Sec. Vilsack to start the briefing on the newly announced $4B for #FoodSystem #resilience
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Mae Wu affirming that pandemic has illustrated how vulnerable our #foodsystem is w/room for fairness, equity & resilience to be vastly improved.
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Wu: describing about how USDA is trying to remedy inequities of the past, increased vax deployment & working on other supply chain challenges. #USDA #BuildBackBetter
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🔎 'Corporate concentration in the US #food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans' 💵🌽🇺🇸

🗞️ Excellent new piece in the @ConversationUS by @hendricksonm & IPES-Food's own Phil Howard 👇🏾

Quick thread! 🧵/1…
"We’ve closely followed #corporate consolidation of food production, processing and distribution in the U.S. over the past 40 years. In our view, this process is making #food less available or affordable for many Americans," say Hendrickson & Howard. /2
"Consolidation has placed key decisions about our nation’s #foodsystem in the hands of a few large companies, giving them outsized influence to #lobby policymakers, direct food and industry #research and influence #media coverage." /3
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Friday 16 October 2020

"Food is our right: the struggle for equitable food systems"

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#WorldFoodDay #WFD2020 #AfricanFoodSystems #RightToFood @CovidCoalition @PLAASuwc @FoodSecurity_za…
Here's the programme for today's WorldFoodDay social dialogue on the #RightToFood and equitable #foodsystems with @FIANista @NETRIGHT @EsaffHQ @MasifundiseDT @abahlali_abm @FoodSecurity_za @boamonjane @afs_asa
Today on #WorldFoodDay we will be hearing from leading activists and academics from Africa and beyond about how the #RightToFood requires change in our food systems - something long evident in African agriculture @FutureAgrics @IDS_UK
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1/ During the final session of the 2020 Religion News Association Annual Conference, I made this statement. What follows is my statement on the #abortion debate. #rna2020virtual Image
2/ Whoever builds the house sets parameters for possiblities within. Burned by gains of #CivilRights, seething from Supreme Court anti-segregation ruling (Bob Jones vs USA), southern White men constructed #abortion debate framework in 1983 as staging ground for cultural warfare.
3/ Pro-life vs Pro-choice is an inhuman frame, meant to draw battle lines, meant to set the stage for winners/losers. It is so last-century. And it is inaccurate. Those who built the pro-life frame have proven beyond a shadow of doubt, what they really cared about is white life.
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🇺🇸 What about a U.S. #food policy? Is there even one to speak of right now? 🤷🏾‍♀️

Stay tuned during the coming weeks for more on a National Food Policy in the #UnitedStates.

... In the meantime, Molly Anderson and Ricardo Salvador give their take 👇🏾

The current U.S. food system is governed by a patchwork of uncoordinated policy frameworks and federal departments: #agriculture, #health, #environment, #energy, social security, #labor, #education.
So policies made at different levels of governance (e.g. municipal, state, tribal, federal) are often contradictory or disconnected from one another, leading to missed opportunities to support innovative local and regional #foodsystem initiatives already happening on the ground.
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Webinar: Land activism in South Africa: the state of urban and rural struggles

Follow on #LandActivism and comment and ask questions as our speakers Mercia Andrews of @Land4Food & Inyanda Land Movement, @Thembachauk of Landless People's Movement & @LandNnes and @AyandaKota of Unemployed People's Movement. @CovidCoalition @RuralDemocracy @PLAASuwc @ReclaimCT
Land struggles are partly divided by tenure systems inherited from the past - eg. titled commercial farmland, public land, customary land. But joint visions and strategies are feasible. What way forward? #LandActivism
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@PLAASuwc researcher Refiloe Joala @phfiphfi says there's a "silver lining" to #COVID19 in Africa's #FoodSyste: Shoprite across various African countries has had to seek local suppliers due to border closures. Rather than importing SA foods, turned to supporting local producers. Image
More generally, it will be important to get governments across the region to engage with food producers, traders & consumers (ie. all of us) about how #COVID19 is changing our #FoodSystem. Exporting SA's food supply chains is not going to be the answer for #foodsecurity in #SADC.
At #FoodSystem #COVID dialogue:
1. The Latin American model established parallel state institutions: ministries of agriculture focused on commercial farmers & agribusinesses, alongside ministries of agrarian reform focused on redistributing land & supporting family farmers
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"Normal hunger" in SA is 25% of people go hungry. Recent #COVID19 survey shows this reached 47% in April, now over 50%. This is a crisis. Every waking moment everyone must focus on how there is hunger & starvation in a "food secure" country. Fix the #FoodSystem! #foodsecurity Image
1. Proposals that seem to be emerging from Minister @ThokoDidiza @Laurel_Oettle @Stephengreenb18 so far include: focus on urban agriculture, support informal food trade, identify & promote small-scale agroprocessing in niches (bread baking, maize milling) @FoodSystem #COVID19
2. More proposals to deal with #FoodSystem #COVID19 crisis: urgent land access for small-scale production, changes in public procurement from small-scale producers to provide assured market, commitment from corporate retailers to procure from small-scale producers & CSR.
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Minister @ThokoDidiza of @DALRRDgov_ZA says a shortcomings in government's response to #COVID19 was inadequate attentiongiven to the enormous role of the informal food system: small producers, informal traders etc. She's engaging with civil society & business today #foodsecurity Image
Today's Multi-stakeholder Platform dialogue confronts the structural failure of our #FoodSystem, brings together +/- 80 leading voices from national govt, business, civil society, academia, others in South Africa. Recognise some names? @DALRRDgov_ZA @LandNnes @KnowledgebaseL Image
@Laurel_Oettle of @AFRAKZN @LandNnes kicks off the dialogue on #COVID19 & #FoodSystem by pointing out diverse views on the nature & causes of chronic food insecurity in SA. Calls for shortened local supply chains and mass access to land for small-scale production. #foodsecurity Image
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Consumer co-operatives: solve the food crisis by bringing farmers & communities closer together.

Everyone can be part of changing the #foodsystem - and it requires collective action.

@maremadorah @kerenBenZeev @am_amponsah @KonHaupt.…
Spikes in food prices in the supermarkets are at the cost of the poor – both as producers and as consumers. This need not be the case.

Covid-19 shows in sharp relief how markets fail. Markets are social institutions. We build them, and we can change them. Let’s start now.
A “just recovery” from the Covid-19 crisis requires that we think beyond food relief, and make changes to our food system now. Those who are most vulnerable are often those who are producing food – including the farmworkers and the small-scale farmers.
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Great comment on our #PandemicGardening survey "#Urbanagriculture has always been practised in #Australian cities...our 'allotments' were our backyards. As Andrea Gaynor has so beautifully documented in Harvest of the Suburbs, [our] backyards produced large amounts of food...
...with urban consolidation, millions of Australians no longer have large yards in which to grow food. We need to learn how to get productive growing space into cities-in public spaces, on the privately owned common property in strata schemes, on balconies, on verges, & on roofs.
#Covid19 has hopefully concentrated people's minds on the fragility of food supply lines. The supermarkets will not always have food in them. If we can supplement our food supply with leafy greens, herbs and fruit from our own gardens, we will be much more #foodsecure.
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👇THREAD: The data on household food consumption recently released by @nigerianstat is GREAT! We computed some estimates & insights from the dataset @sgyemikale (1/6)

(NB: Data & graphs below are estimates we computed from @nigerianstat data and do not reflect official data)
In 2019, spending on food in #Nigeria was approximately USD 59 billion. Consumers in the geopolitical zones along the #GulfofGuinea account for almost half of national food expenditures...2/6 #foodsystems #fromfarmtotable #urbanization #structuraltransformation #hiddenmiddle Image
The #foodeconomy (household food expenditures) grew 5.2% per year over 2009-10 to 2019-20 in nominal terms. But the share of food in household spending declined from 65 to 57%...3/6 #structuraltransformation #urbanization #foodsystems #fromfarmtotable #hiddenmiddle #Nigeria Image
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The 2nd Special Rapporteur on the #RighttoFood, Olivier de Schutter, delivered his final report to the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly on 24 Jan 2014. It was titled "The transformative potential of the right to food"
De Schutter's 6-year mandate (2008-2014) coincided with the Global Food Crisis of 2007 - that preceded the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. He visited 13 countries, prepared 10 reports on thematic issues and 2 special reports on the Global Food Crisis -
He said:"The #righttofood is the right of every individual, alone or in community w others, to have physical & economic access at all times to sufficient, adequate & culturally acceptable food that is produced & consumed sustainably, preserving access 2 food 4 future generations"
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Hello readers,

I already have ~290 #CovidFoodSecurity/#FoodSystems articles documented in my 1st thread. It breaks a bunch; click on the "last" tweet you can see & it will reveal more & more.

Gonna start a new thread here.

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#Farmers are standing up for some basic needs, the #FarmersBillOfRights. We need these in order to survive as producers & caretakers of our shared land, water, soil, & communities. Join our fight!
Thanks to the original co-sponsors: @RepDebHaaland, @chelliepingree & @CoryBooker
@RepDebHaaland @chelliepingree @CoryBooker Learn more about the #FarmersBillOfRights by reading this quick synopsis:
@RepDebHaaland @chelliepingree @CoryBooker 1) RIGHT TO FAIR, OPEN MARKETS: We need #competitive marketplaces to buy seeds, supplies & goods, & sell the fruits of our labor. It's become nearly impossible for independent rural businesses to compete with multinational #monopolies. Farmers need strong #antitrust. #bustupbigag
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