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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

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#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

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#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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Elderberry alert!
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I finally picked the elderberries in the garden and made a batch of Pontack!
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This little known fruity/spicy sauce if great added to casseroles, soups or pies; it has almost a brown sauce like flavour but fruitier and richer
If your interested, here’s the recipe:
500g elderberries mixed with 250ml cider vinegar, put in an earthen casserole dish with a lid and put in the oven overnight at 100c (no higher)
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Next morning strain it into a pan and squeeze all the juice from the berries (I use a masher)
Add 1 blade of mace, 4 all spice berries, 6 cloves, 1 tsp black pepper corns and a thumb size chunk of ginger that’s been bashed to release the flavour and 2 shallots chopped
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Put the lid on and simmer for 25, then strain again and boil for 5 mins; finally bottle and store
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i manifested a whole farm... sorry not sorry, still not over it. wow
food has always been an important part of my life. my southern grandma taught me how to navigate in a kitchen and my mom has always been on her #plantbased+ herbal medicine wave. i knew my journey wouldn't be complete without space to grow my own food 🌱👩🏾‍🌾
i comitted to #vegetarian in high school, veganism around 24 and now at 31 i've been red meat, poultry and raw dairy free for 15 years.

after experiencing the worst anxiety and depression while working in music business, i left the industry to focus on me -
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Deepen your knowledge about the role of supplementation with our ongoing Holistic Immunity series!Watch health and nutrition experts from around the globe in a detailed discussion about the eastern and western perspective on supplementation,
how to pair the right supplements to receive maximum benefits, and the importance of organic ingredients and production practices when choosing the supplement brand that’s right for you.

Share your holistic immunity tips in comments!
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Functional Gait disorders ("FGD" for the purpose of this #twittorial) are common and disabling, usually accompanied by other symptoms. FGD are challenging for the non #MovDis physician and it can difficult to determine #inconsistencies and #incongruencies during examination.
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A good approach is to identify #clinicalSigns to differentiate a #functional vs #organic cause

#Inconsistency is the variability in gait disorder severity over time.
#incongruency involves a combination of symptoms and sins not seen in organic disorders.
#distractibility
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Should I use toners?
Yes, you should.

Many people follow only 3 daily steps in routine skincare: cleanse, tone, moisturize ( exfoliation is also important but it depends on the gentleness of the scrub). Image
Although toning is often interchangeably used with skin lightening, toning is more than harmonizing skin color. In using a cleanser to get rid of oil, dirt and makeup, your pores are opened to allow your cleanser penetrate your skin.
Without using a toner, these pores remain open allowing dirt, oil and makeup to re-clog your pores easily causing breakouts.

Here are 4 reasons why you should use a toner:

1. A toner removes traces of oil and makeup left after cleansing.
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Healthy #soil sequesters #carbon, promotes the growth of nutrient-dense crops, holds more #water, and fights disease. What #farming practices can get you there? A thread:
Cover crops 🌿 When fields are bare, they're vulnerable to #erosion and #nutrient loss. Planting cover crops protects against this, while also smothering weeds, controlling pests, retaining #water, and enhancing #biodiversity.
Crop rotation 🔄 By refusing to plant the same #crop over and over, #farmers can return nutrients to the #soil without synthetic inputs. Crop rotation also wards off pests and disease, which have a harder time adapting with constantly-changing crops.
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Ok, Finland.

I've been going on about this, but here it is in a thread.
It should be in Finnish, but you're getting it in English.

Why "make the unemployed go work on farms" is a problem.

1. There's a reason we are dependent on imported transient farm labour. WAGES.
2. So, the official wage standard for farm labour starts at about 9€ per hour. When a job advert says they pay TES, this is what they are referring to.
3. Next, farms tend to be located where there are not a lot of people. That means you either have to travel long distances to get to your 9€ an hour job, or you have to live at your work place.

This is not possible for many people. People have obligations, they have lives.
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Thread 1/8: Respond positively to #covid19uk by...

Buying local, planting and saving #seeds and re-localising #food production!

In this thread we share how and why- read on and please RT!

gaiafoundation.org/navigating-cor…
2/8: In response to the #coronavirus crisis, our friends @LandworkersUK are calling for emergency measures to ensure the resilience of our domestic food supply in the months ahead- a new '#DigforVictory!'

This needs government support. Here's why:

landworkersalliance.org.uk/lwa-measures-f…
3/8: Whoever you are, wherever you are, there are things you can do to support local, nutritious, #climate friendly #food production...

#covid19uk #COVID19
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Girl chants #PakistanZindabad in front of Asauddin Owaisi. She then comes in front of the crowd and clarifies what she wants to say.

#CAA_NRCProtests have made all masks fall off.

Why do you support such people? What is your reason?
Why are you in India?
This is the girl who raised the slogan #PakistanZindabad in stage in front of Asauddin Owaisi. In another video posted by @PoliticalKida the girl describes how such actions are planned.
Next time one says it's an #organic protest, remember it's a lie!
@PoliticalKida Full clip of the incident when slogans of #PakistanZindabad were raised.

Owaisi tried to stop the woman and condemned the incident later.

But this begs the question: How these people get the audacity to raise pro Pak slogans at AIMIM rallies?
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IPES-Food advisor Francesco Ajena is live at a packed @EU_Commission stakeholder consultation on the #EUFarm2Fork Strategy.

#F2F #CAP #FutureofCAP #EUGreenDeal

Some important reflections at this crucial time 👇 Image
"#CAP provides the tools to make #FarmtoFork successful, but also might allow for its tools & budget to make the #F2F a failure. We need to identify the main gaps & possible inconsistencies b/w CAP and F2F. We must address them early instead of waiting for the next CAP reform."
"In the #EU we need a truly integrated food policy, not an à la carte set of proposals. Proposals need to be mutually reinforcing. With objectives including production systems, food environments, food chains, #trade and access to and protection of #land and natural resources."
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This article has been making the rounds: ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs….

And we’ve noticed it being used to shut down discussion about the societal and environmental benefits of eating #localfood - so we did some digging below the controversial headline.
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The article cites (among other things) a study comparing growing lettuce in the UK during winter to importing it from Spain (where it’s still in season). Growing out-of-season food is often energy-intensive and this naturally makes a local diet look bad. But…
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A local diet isn’t just about eating what you can BUY locally; it’s about eating what can naturally GROW locally. If one were to compare local in-season food vs imported food of the same type, the results would look very different.
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🚜🌎💚 Land use, #farming & how this impacts on #ClimateChange is under scrutiny

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (@thecccuk) have launched their new Land Use report

What does it say, does it focus on the right things and is it ambitious enough? ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
@theCCCuk @UKSustain @SoilsAlliance @SusFoodTrust @LandworkersUK @FOLUCoalition @GreenerUK_ @GreenAllianceUK @WCL_News @DefraGovUK @NFUtweets The report comes at a time when #farming, #landuse and its impact on #climatechange is under the spotlight like never before.

This @theCCCuk report will be a major influence on what farmers will be rewarded for doing to adapt to climate change. ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
Nature must be given equal emphasis in shaping the future of post-#Brexit #farm support, as #farming and #landuse is also the primary driver of global #insect decline and the #biodiversity crash.

ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
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Finished meal ... #Organic Brown Rice and Broccoli. Awesome. Also a bit of Tahini and Tamari. Image
It looks like @DelSchilling is refusing to eat this part of her dinner. She said ... "Honey, I can't eat this piece of broccoli. It's looking at me!"

I have to say I agree with her... Image
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As the annual gnashing-of-teeth on is-goop-really-worth-taking-on when there's Scientology [?, someone said this] circular firing squad assembles, people ask if overpriced essential oils are really that bad. First of all, they are. But wait, there's more. fda.gov/inspections-co…
People are dying from falling for "wellness" scams. Maybe Gwyneth didn't hook up this woman's turmeric IV. But it's part of the same exact scam. nbcsandiego.com/news/local/wom…
Untested supplements are coming through these bogus wellness sites that have real consequences. kctv5.com/news/us_world_…
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🧐 “Ainsi commence le fascisme. Il ne dit jamais son nom, il rampe, il flotte, quand il montre le bout de son nez, on dit : C’est lui ? Vous croyez ? Il ne faut rien exagérer ! Et puis un jour on le prend dans la gueule et il est trop tard pour l’expulser.” Françoise Giroud Image
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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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I believe that your blood group (an “unstudied” science) can also identify your race. (Not absolute. All that body in-breeding over generations.)

Oh, that “Annunaki” conspiracy theory, Ja; to throw the still clearer thinkers off this trail❓ (Ditto DNA)
So that no one even much notices, that even the Bible identifies Ab-RA-ham as being from Ur: a SUMERIAN❗️ (Doesn’t much fit that ENKI / ENLIL, story, there, does it❓🤔)
I also, don’t really believe in anyone called “Hathor.” So what does that say about the interpretation of all those “hieroglyphics” and finds like the “Rosetta stone❓”
#OccamsRazor: if they stole so much of the other history ...❓🤔
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What if I told you that #BigTech and #SocialMedia platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward #Health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?

Commentary by @MaryamHenein (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/google-censors…
Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for #Health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated.
Content is literally disappearing from the Internet along with our #Health choices.

It sounds conspiratorial because it is. Independent #Journalists and health experts are blowing the whistle. But it’s become a silent one.
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@CNNSotu Oddly, you discuss #eugenics in America in the 1920s, but you never mention #MargaretSanger, the founder of @PPFA, and her approval of #GermanEugenicSterilzation, #KKK, and other efforts to eliminate the production of offspring by the #unfit.
I say, "oddly" with respect to your omission because Sanger's love affair with #eugenics ran so deeply through her activism that it constituted a part of the masthead of her "Birth Control Review."
Sanger didn't pull punches about the intended use of #eugenic #sterilization:

"There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take off the burdens of the insane and the feeble-minded from your backs."
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We think and plan a lot about the future of Vermont’s economy. Yesterday after touring an #organic dairy farm in Fairfield, Marcelle and I visited Liquid Measurements Systems, a growing aerospace firm in Georgia, #VT. @LMS_VT recently hired 3 engineers who relocated to #VT
.@LMS_VT competes on a global scale with its sensor products. These support cutting-edge aircraft like the #X59, Lockheed Martin’s partnership w/@NASA to build a supersonic aircraft. Thru 30 years this #SmallBusiness has supplied both commercial and military aerospace sectors.
The variation of these two enterprises is part of the beauty and strength of our state. #Vermont will have a vibrant future if we protect our agricultural heritage, and expand our manufacturing and tech sectors.
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A little note about the #LessAndBetter meat message - I'm quite well known for calling this out as unhelpful and actually harmful to developing more sustainable farming systems, but it's not *just* because I sell meat, although that has given me an insight into the effect of such
a destructive message. The problem stems mainly from the vague nature of the message - less than what? better than what? what is better? what is 'meat'?- it's not at all clear, if you take greenhouse gas emissions, for example, cows emit methane so they must be bad, right, so
let's eat chicken instead? But hang on, chicken is the most intensively reared meat available, so how can that be 'better'? Well, maybe we first need to work out what we mean by 'meat' and how things have changed. According to FAO Stat, in the half century to the UK has changed
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In this article, we express our critical position towards using #CRISPR to engineer #pigs so that do not reach puberty. #Livestock farming should be designed with animal sentience at its core, we should not modify #animals to fit inhumane systems. allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2019/07/a…
One aspect that the article does not mention and that we clearly indicated as being problematic is animal suffering during #experiments involving #CRISPR: painful #malformations, #abortions, are common "side effects" of such experiments.
Our original statement said "#CRISPR has a high potential for causing severe #animal #suffering during the research phases (such as abortions, perinatal mortality, malformations)
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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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