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1/ Last month, NYC launched its first curbside #composting effort in Queens, with the goal of expanding across the city to keep the 8M pounds of residential #FoodWaste generated daily from rotting in #landfills and createing #climate damaging emissions.
2/ After the food scraps are collected, they’re sent to one of two #AnerobicDigestion facilities, where bacteria break down #organic materials in the absence of oxygen to creates a mixture of gases – or #biogas, which can be burned to produce #energy.
3/ But, as @LFO has made clear, #AnerobicDigestion can get tricky. Particularly when #FoodScraps are sent to the #digesters at wastewater treatment plants, which are used to reduce the volume of #SewageSludge. This is happening in NYC.
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Too many people are suffering the domino effects of challenges that know no borders. In the face of global crises, global solutions are needed.

Here are 🔟 ways you can take action for a world where no one is left behind on #WorldFoodDay & beyond 🧵👇
1⃣ Be better informed

If you want to do your part, the first step is to know what is happening in the world. You can read newspapers, listen to the radio, or search for news online, but make sure that your sources are #verified & reliable.

2⃣ Write to your representatives

Letters, tweets, posts or emails can be a very effective way of urging decision-makers to act, for example, by asking them to accelerate action towards achieving the #SDGs.

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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… 3/14
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Thank you @GeorgeMonbiot for #regenesis. One of those rare books I could subscribe to every word! Very deep and differentiated and systems thinking: the ingredients needed to get our #FoodSystems transformed. Some favorite quotes in this thread 1/8 #regenesis by George Monbiot
"Q: 'What do you grow?' A: 'Biodiversity' The vegetables are a by-product". Tolly talks about vegetables. That concept should be default for all livestock systems. And #EcosystemServices be the reason for farming. 2/8
"Reducing food waste, while essential, is one of the many solutions [...] whose potential has been greatly exaggerated." No food should go wasted! But reducing #FoodWaste alone doesn't solve the systemic and distributional failures of our food systems. 3/8
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These options advance SDGs but have trade-offs too.
#Enablers: #Awareness and educational programs (#SDG4 and #SDG12), technological solutions/#innovation (#SDG9), innovative #policy designs (#SDG16), involvement of multiple #socialactors (#SDG17)

92 Interventions are identified from 1000+ literature that helps to #Avoid or #Shift or #Improve in emissions.

#foodwaste reduction- 34 interventions: 10 Avoid, 10 Shift, 14 Improve

sustainable #dietary choices- 58 interventions: 15 Avoid, 7 Shift, 36 Improve
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So you're ready to take some #ClimateAction...but don't know where to start?

Here's some 'pick and mix' ideas! The #IPCCReport2021 says ALL action counts so start where you are, do what you can 🧵👇
Fill your newsfeed with solutions, not doom mongering! It'll keep your eco anxiety at bay and help you have constructive, inspiring and action-sparking conversations. Recommended: @EthicalHourNews @PositiveNewsUK @HappyEcoNews
Read @ProjectDrawdown to understand that we have all the solutions to the #ClimateEmergency - we just need the political will to make them happen.

No time for the book? Here's the TED Talk!…
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Next Steps for #VicFoodSystemsConsensus - 1. Create policy briefs for govt 2. Get State govt to take coordination responsibility. 3. Fund food policy officers in all local govt. 4. Funding for community #FoodSystems. 5. Great role for uni students in research.
6. Local govt to drive community #FoodSystems strategies through amending Public health & wellbeing Act 7. Resource local govt to do this work 8. Leverage #ClimateEmergency and #sustainability 9. Build on existing work 10. Creat a participatory democracy & communities of practice
11. Public sector healthy food procurement/ retail - changing language around #foodwaste 12. Costs of #foodwaste vs cost of procurement 13. Data metrics 14. Bringing more ppl into agriculture 15. Nutrition & #foodliteracy 16. Food culture & time to prepare healthy food
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"Throughout world history, humanity reached progressive levels of unity starting from the family unit, village or tribe, nation state and is now approaching its long-destined, highest level of unity on this planet which is the unity of mankind." Ali Helmy…
Farm Robots Will Help Feed the World During Climate Change - Bloomberg…
#FarmRobots, #AgriculturalEquipment, #ClimateChange, #GlobalFoodSystem, #OpEd
The Magpie in the Mind: The Emerging Science of Thinking with the Whole World Beyond the Brain – The Marginalian…
#neuroscience, #imagination, #sensemaking, #ExtendedMind, #EndlessPossibilities
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"Mutual aid...programs tend to be run on a "by the people, for the people" mindset and prioritize boots-on-the-ground volunteering... Mutual aid also allows for people to communicate what they need, rather than being told by contributing parties."…
Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine – The Public Domain Review…
#HandMnemonics, #DigitalDevices
The community fridge movement could change the way we think about helping each other…
#CommunityFridges, #MutualAid, #FoodSecurity, #FoodWaste
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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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Aus meiner Sicht die wichtigste Abbildung des #IPCC-Berichts zur Mitigation (=Minderung) des Klimawandels.

Sie zeigt, dass eine Halbierung der 2019-Treibhausgasemissionen bis 2030 für weniger als 100 $/tCO₂-eq möglich ist🙌

Schauen wir sie uns im Detail an: Image
Eine Lesehilfe vorweg:
🟦 = kommt uns günstiger, als so weiter zu machen wie bisher, bzw. defekte Dinge wieder durch die alte Option zu ersetzen.
🟨🟧🟥 = die Option kostet zwischen 0-200$ mehr pro eingesparter Tonne CO₂-eq, exkl. allfälligem CO2-Preis😉 Image
Wind- & Solarenergie haben das grösste aller Potenziale, um Emissionen bis 2030 zu reduzieren! Image
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Here's a #BrightonWaste 🧵
Lots of ways to reduce your waste or manage it better


Find all the local @TerraCycleUK schemes for hyper-recycling
Plastic packaging, crisp pkts, PPE, toothbrushes, lots of stuff you can't kerbside recycle!
The biggest and best local specialist recycling happens every Thursday at @BrightonOpenMkt check what can be recycled and how to participate BEFORE you go!…
Check this national postcode search to see what can and cannot be recycled where you live from home (in theory for when there's not a strike on!) and all the other local #recycling options available via @recycle_now
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With yesterday being #InternationalFoodLossandWasteAwarenessDay it is a wake up for all of us to look at how we contribute to, or combat food waste. That said, it's never as simple as it seems.

We've rescued somewhere in the region of 250,000kg's in food since we set up.
250 tons is nothing to sniff at but considering Edinburgh alone wastes 46,000 tons of food a year it's a drop in the increasingly polluted ocean.

As a wise man said "Food is a good" and from where we're standing it's clear we could be converting our waste to abolish hunger.
It was this realisation that 2 problems can actually make one solution that inspired us to create EKFH and if applied well, we truly believe our model could be rolled out in every town across the land.

But we digress..

What helps when tackling an issue is identifying the cause.
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Literally every problem in the world is caused by disagreements over facts, interests, and/or values.
Well, maybe not *every* problem. But still, probably 60-70% or so?
Disagreements over facts, interests, and/or values definitely explain a lot of the difficulties in achieving better policies for #foodsystems, as we argue in our @OECDagriculture report "Making Better Policies for Food Systems"…
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Today, marks the end of #ZeroWasteWeek, a week initiated by @myzerowaste to promote waste reduction.

We honor this week by exploring one of the lesser-known ways to reduce #FoodWaste and its negative impacts on the environment: Choosing a more #PlantBased diet.👇 1/7
30-40% of available food in the US gets wasted, according to @USDA.

Since more resources are needed to raise animals than grow plants, wasting meat and dairy has significantly higher environmental impacts than wasting plants, @karenaspwriter reports. 2/7…
For every 100 calories of grain fed to animals, we get:
🥛 40 calories of milk
🥚 22 calories of eggs
🐔 12 calories of chicken
🐖 10 calories of pork
🐄 3 calories of beef

@NicholasDCarter makes the case for transitioning to #PlantBased farming. 3/7…
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** Research on a Post-it #MyPint21**
For @pintofscience's #Pint21 early career scientist Miranda Burke @beeingmirands invited our researchers to tell us about their projects through the medium of the humble sticky-note!

👇Here's a thread of their creations 👇 A sticky note that says "tackling global environmental
#MyPint21 from Mark Hamilton @Mark_H_22
“I’m researching how #coral reef degradation affects small-scale #tropical reef fisheries, incl. productivity, catch rates, fishing activity & diets in #fishing communities”
@ENVISIONDTP @LecReefs #Pint21 @LancsUniSciTech #GradSchEnv A drawing showing the implications of coral reef degradation
#MyPint21 from Mike Roberts & collaborator Estrella Luna @ELunaDiez
"#Plants can use their experiences of stress to 'prime' their offspring to be more resilient. We're trying to understand how they do it."
@BBSRC @N8agrifood #PlantSci @GlobalPlantGPC #Pint21 @LancsUniSciTech
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#NorthKorea #Pyongyang #Starvation #foodwaste #Food #crise


As North Korea faces a new wave of starvation, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened penalties for people found wasting food.
“At the beginning of this month, the Central Committee [of the Korean Workers’ Party] ordered residents to actively participate in solving our food crisis this year as part of a food-saving struggle,”
@RadioFreeAsia was told on condition of anonymity by an official from the country's North Hamgyong province. “The order emphasized that the struggle not only solves the problem of how we will eat, it is a matter of protecting the socialist system,” the source added.
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If you know Anyone providing food relief in Patna city, Bihar. kindly Dm. 2000+ families need the aid, alongwith sanitary napkins. #BiharHealthDept #BiharElections2020 #biharfloods #floodrelief #ReliefNow #reliefgoods #philanthropy #socialrelief #communityservice @KubbraSait
Please dm/SpreadTheWord to help with 2000+ families in Patna City, Bihar And 40,000+ families in NCR, 4.5 Lakh people reached so far #HumanRights
Milaap campaigns embedded in link↓ & urgent🇨🇭aid-10$ can feed one family for a week…
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Let's talk about #foodwaste, and the incredible carbon-cutting benefits of addressing and preventing it. If we halved UK food waste & planted trees on the land saved, we'd save more emissions than produced by the whole of the UK agriculture sector.…
Halving food waste + reforestation on grassland spared could mean saving and offsetting the equivalent of 11% of the UK’s total emissions. The cropland spared would be enough to grow enough potatoes and peas to feed 28% of the UK population!
If we don't prevent food waste we have to do something with it - and currently we send millions of tonnes of food, and other resources like crops, to Anaerobic Digestion plants which turn it into biogas. The AD industry has big plans to grow by 100 new plants every year.
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Aktuell trifft @JuliaKloeckner die EU Agrarminister in Koblenz zu #EU2020DE.
Gestern gingen dort über 1000 Menschen für eine europäische #Agrarwende auf die Straße, organisiert von @wirhabenessatt2…
Ein paar Eindrücke von der Kundgebung. Thread von /uk
@JuliaKloeckner @WirHabenEsSatt2 Nach Anmoderation durch @S_Richartz Grußwort von Bernd Schmitz, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft zu #Klimakrise #Landwirtschaft: „Fairer Handel heisst nicht Freihandel für die Industrie, sondern faire Preise für Bäuerinnnen und Verbraucher!"
@JuliaKloeckner @WirHabenEsSatt2 @S_Richartz Als nächstes forderte Sabine Yacoub von @BUNDjugendRLP eine vielfältige Landwirtschaft mit geschlossenen Kreisläufen. Wir brauchen eine Abkehr der Landwirtschaft von Agrarexporten, hin zu regionalen Lieferketten und fairem Handel – das hat auch Corona gezeigt!
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Used a few items from my @misfitsmarket box to make homemade mango salsa. ImageImage
It's really delicious!! Stuck it in the fridge to cool a bit.
Currently boiling leftover fruit peels & flesh to make a delicious, refreshing Mango Cucumber Lime fruit tea / rum mixer. 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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Okay, folks, time to play: What should Twanna make for dinner before the #90DayFiance Tell-All Finale starts? Looking in my fridge like ...
I try to avoid #FoodWaste / eat leftovers. For example, I turned the other night's ...

Dinner: Spaghetti squash with a homemade chicken, broccoli & cheese sauce.


Lunch: Baked spaghetti balls with marinara sauce. ImageImage
And, then ...
Breakfast: Fried spaghetti balls with marinara + an egg. Image
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