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Une COP peut en cacher une autre.

Cette semaine, la communauté internationale a rendez-vous à Montréal pour la #COP15 #biodiversité.

Objectif : enrayer la destruction rapide des espèces animales, végétales et des milieux qui les abritent.

Un thread pr vs expliquer tout ça 🧵
On va d'abord évacuer un malentendu : cela ne concerne pas uniquement les amoureux de la nature.

Cette érosion de la #biodiversité est une menace pour l'avenir de nos sociétés, parce que celle-ci nous rend tout un tas de services indispensables #COP15
"Les gens ne se rendent pas compte à quel point nous dépendons d'une nature en bonne santé pour nous nourrir, respirer un air sain ou boire de l'eau", m'expliquait il y a peu l'écologue Camille Parmesan #biodiversité #COP15
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1/ Scandale, carence, poids des lobbys... à quelques jours de la #COP15 biodiversité, parlons aujourd'hui des #pesticides dans les sites #Natura2000, joyaux de biodiversité contaminés par l'agrochimie !
#THREAD ⤵️
2/ Le réseau Natura 2000 est un réseau européen de sites naturels destiné à protéger les espèces et des habitats les plus importants au niveau 🇪🇺.
En 🇫🇷, il existe 1 753 sites Natura 2000 couvrent 13 % du territoire terrestre hexagonal (15% des terres agricoles).
3/ Natura 2000 comprend:
👉 les zones spéciales de conservation (ZSC) désignées pour protéger les habitats naturels et espèces inscrites en annexe de la directive Habitats
👉 les zones de protection spéciale (ZPS) désignées pour assurer la protection des oiseaux sauvages.
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#Punjab #Farmers were encouraged to shift away from #bajra #pulses #oilseeds #chana & enter #wheat-#paddy cycle by a assured price mechanism policy; why not assure MSP for #pulses to Punjab farmers, which can cut 16,627 crore imports, reduce paddy acreage & paddy #straw ?
An example to show, how the shift from pulses in Punjab happened.
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In 1960-61, #pulses acreage in #Punjab was 9.03 lakh hectares with production of 7.09 lakh ton, but; in 2018-19 Kharif, it dropped to 7500 hectares with a production of 6200 tons
The per kg cost of pulse import increased from Rs 16.88 in 2006-07 to Rs 42.80 in 2016-17 (rise of 10%/year). If India were to continue to import large quantities of pulses, the unit cost of such imports is to increase for sure. Why not encourage Punjab farmers to grow pulses ?
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This article really shows the shallowness of @BillGates thinking. He actually calls #GMO crops "magic seeds" and compares alternatives to "singing kumbaya". It's laughable but this is a good article that quotes some incisive criticisms of Gates' approach apnews.com/article/russia…
@BillGates Some researchers question Gates' fundamental premise, increasing ag production through #GMO seeds + fertilizers & #pesticides. They point to the environmental footprint of industrial ag, including fossil fuel-based fertilizers, soil degradation and the diminishing of biodiversity
@BillGates Critics in Ghana ask what would happen if instead of funding #GMO crops, so far to little effect after nearly a decade, those resources went to the national research centers in Ghana, to building roads, to building storage, to building silos or helping to build markets?
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Many people ask - I'm eating what my grandparents ate. They were vegetarians & were (mostly) healthy & slim.
Why do I have #metabolic issues? Why should I change my food?
(I'm referring to 👵🧓 before the 1980-90s era)
Consider these answers (A THREAD)
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1. NO FOOD MILES & CLEAN EATING
Have you seen them eat from a hotel? Or buy from a shop?
They always ate locally sourced items, home cooked simple meals. Grains, Fruits & veggies didn't have the amount of #pesticides that are found today.
2. SUGARS & TREATS FOR SPECIAL OCCASSIONS
Sugary food, snacks & treats were mainly reserved for special occasions & feasting times. They were NOT an everyday item.
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So I watched this webinar & have a few thoughts.

Incoming mega🧵 on #Medicine & #ModernAg

Buckle up.
At the dawn of the 20th century life expectancy for Americans hovered around 45 years of age.

In other parts of the globe, people lived to the ripe old age of 30.

ourworldindata.org/life-expectancy
At the same time ~ 45% of the American population farmed.

According to 1950 census data 1 out of 2 Americans lived on a farm in 1900.

ourworldindata.org/employment-in-…
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Tadpoles exposed to the #glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup suffer "massive malformations". Not only are the embryos smaller but heart function is impaired, and abnormal effects appear in the eyes, skull and brain tellerreport.com/life/2022-02-1…
Scientists from the University of Ulm found tadpoles developed smaller eyes, brains, hearts & cranial nerves when frog spawn was exposed to Roundup.

The #glyphosate concentrations used were ~equivalent to those detected in small stagnant bodies of water in countries like Brazil. Image
"We've been able to clearly show that the heartbeat is impaired, mobility is inhibited and the master gene PAX 6 for eye development is also impaired," says biologist Susanne Kühl. The results have wider implications—eg there's a similar master gene for eye development in humans.
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Divonne-les-Bains : Karin Schneider, l'insolente qui fait du vin ...
Elle réfléchit déjà au vin qu'elle veut faire l'année prochaine, certainement avec du raisin en culture biologique ou en biodynamique. latribunerepublicaine.fr/43801/article/… #biodynamie
Le Hofgut Rengoldshausen célèbre 800 ans de ferme et 90 ans d'agriculture biodynamique. Depuis la fondation au XIIIe siècle, une ferme progressiste s'est développée et les femmes sont toujours influentes. #Biodynamique
suedkurier.de/region/bodense…
Château d’Estoublon: le jardin provençal du couple Bruni-Sarkozy Depuis longtemps conduite en agriculture biologique, les vignes se voient appliquer les principes de la biodynamie depuis quelques années. terredevins.com/actualites/cha… Image
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Our new paper ‘Quantifying exposure of #bumblebee (Bombus spp.) queens to #pesticide residues when hibernating in agricultural soils’ is out in Environmental Pollution! 👉doi.org/10.1016/j.envp… #Pollinators #OpenAccess @ELSenviron @NigelERaine @McArtLab 🐝👑🧵(1/5) Image
(2/5) Many bumble🐝 species hibernate underground, where they can be exposed to soil contaminants. To quantify #exposure to #pesticide residues for these 👑, we sampled soils from suitable likely hibernation sites on🍎and diversified farms in Ontario 🇨🇦 during fall🍂
(3/5) We found that bumble🐝👑 are very likely to be exposed to complex #mixtures of multiple insecticides, herbicides & fungicides in agricultural soils (including high levels of cyantraniliprole, chlorantraniliprole, & boscalid‼️). 53 active ingredients were detected. Image
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Unseen and hidden effects of pesticides: pesticide suppress natural soil fertilizers.

Our new study in @NaturePortfolio demonstrates that pesticides suppress the natural nutrient uptake capacity of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi with 42%.

nature.com/articles/s4155…
This result is important because 70% of all land plants and many crops form a beneficial symbiosis with #mycorrhizal fungi. The fungi supply nutrients to the plant in return for sugars and fatty acids. They do this through highly sophisticated arbuscules in plant cells.
This study confirms our previous study showing that the abundance of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi is strongly and negatively linked to the number of pesticides in arable soils.

pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ac…
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El declivi global d'insectes voladors s'estima 75% durant els darrers 50 anys. Les conseqüències podríen ser catastròfiques aviat, atès que els insectes (90% espècies terrestres) fan unes funcions essencials en la xarxa de la vida. Us heu preguntat a què es deu? Obro fil ⤵️
2/7) La història de l'agricultura comença fa prop de 10.000 anys. A Catalunya, fa uns 7.500 anys. Tanmateix, no va ser fins fa uns 70 anys que es va començar a industrialitzar l'agricultura als EUA, i aviat, progressivament, a Europa i la major part del món.
3/7) Després de la Segona Guerra Mundial (1945), les empreses químiques que s'havien desenvolupat amb la guerra, necessitaven nous mercats per als invents militars, de manera que van crear fertilitzants químics i pesticides i en van promoure agressivament l'ús en l'agricultura.
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Le nombre de contre-vérités assénées par @emma_ducros sur @LCP en 2'30 est proprement ahurissant.

Un 🧶 pour tenter de corriger les pires d'entre elles ⤵️
1/Préambule : @emma_ducros fait référence une tribune parue dans @lemondefr et rédigée par un #agriculteur ingénieur agronome membre de la coopérative L'Atelier paysan qui conçoit et construit des machines "adaptées à l'agroécologie paysanne"
lemonde.fr/idees/article/…
2/Mensonge 1 à 0'43
@emma_ducros indique que la tribune défend une "agriculture sans mécanisation".
Or, L'Atelier paysan, dont est membre l'auteur de la tribune, conçoit et fabrique des MACHINES AGRICOLES.
latelierpaysan.org/Qui-sommes-nous
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Today we see how vested interests are exploiting the #UkraineRussianWar to harm Europe’s natural environment & the health of its citizens. 👎

We urge the @EU_Commission not to fall for these despicable tactics & to uphold our biodiversity and climate objectives. 🌍🌾

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🚨The EU law to #RestoreNature is under threat!

The European Commission has promised to unveil the proposal today but is now postponed without a new publication date.

🗓️ We urge the @EU_Commission to launch the proposal within a month.

👉 bit.ly/3iMx6T3 Image
We need to stop toxic pesticides from infiltrating our fields & reduce our #fossilfuels dependency.

The time has come for the @EU_Commission to introduce an ambitious #pesticides regulation paving the way towards #agroecology 👩‍🌾 🐝

👉 bit.ly/3ix0wnM #UpholdFarm2Fork Image
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⛔Toxic #Pesticides alert!⛔
+50 representants of org. signed an open letter demanding @EU_Commission that the #SUD reform is ambitious enough & contains strong legally binding use reduction targets, ensuring that farmers r supported in the transition
👀👉corporateeurope.org/sites/default/…
Other demands include:
- Not postponing the much-needed reform of #SUD
- Making sure that all EU food&feed safety standards r upheld
- @EU_Commission stands by its commitment 2 #F2F & Biodiversity Strategies,transitioning away from current model & its reliance on external inputs
What are we talking about?
Well, the #EUFarmtoFork and Biodiversity Strategies are two pillars of the #EUgreendeal hugely under attack from vested interest lobby groups, now cynically using Ukraine war as an excuse to postpone green policies.
#corporatecapture
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Dîtes @RTLFrance, il faut arrêter d'inviter @MacLesggy, il déteint sur vos journalistes.

L'effet des #pesticides sur les cancers de l'enfant, les leucémies en particulier, est connu, contrairement à ce que vous affirmez.

rtl.fr/actu/debats-so…
Je pourrais citer une palanquée d'étude mais je vais me contenter du rapport de l'Inserm sur les effets des pesticides sur la santé de 2021 ⤵️

Je vous laisse comparer à vos affirmations infondées.

inserm.fr/information-en…
Pour les personnes qui veulent prolonger un peu. On trouve déjà des résultats nets sur l'effets des pesticides sur les leucémies de l'enfant dans cette méta-analyse qui a près de 10 ans (2013).

efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.290…
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Le twitter-graph de @genefutures ! #GrapheEcologie

C'est une tentative d'analyse d'un compte Twitter sous forme spatiale et graphique, via ces followers.

Je ne connais pas de quoi le compte parle, mais les followers me le diront.

HD, explications et analyse dans le thread⬇️
Si vous êtes pressés et que vous voulez allez vous même fouiller dans la version HD du graphe, il est dispo sur ce lien:
easyzoom.com/imageaccess/03…

Sinon, on va l'expliquer et le regarder ensemble en dessous
L'analyse de ce graphe a été fait en partie grace aux indications de @Florielvm, qui a pu me faire une breve présentation de "qui est qui", connaissant bien le milieu "Ecologisme associatif et politique".
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Profitant de passer sur une Radio 🇧🇪 ce matin à 7h10, le député EELV D. Cormand se lache sur la #PAC le #Bio et surtout l' #agribashing

Il pense que ses paroles n'arriveront jamais en 🇫🇷

Petit #thread de mémoire pour @Fragritwittos @emma_ducros le replay auvio pas dispo encore
D'abord à la présentation, il se déclare Paysan et non agriculteur voir pire exploitant agricole.
Question du journaliste :Pourquoi pas exploitant?

Réponse : un exploitant exploite la terre .... (sous entendu, c'est un esclavagiste)
Un paysan c'est le terroir... (pas les autres)
Donc, il explique que la #PAC ne va pas assez loin dans la sanction des "méchants agriculteurs" et pas assez loin dans le don d'argent public pour ces potes #Bio

Il parle beaucoup du concept : "de la ferme à la fourchette"
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15/ Before beginning today's "episode," we make note of several realities.

"How many?" someone asked, "How many babies were killed by the #pesticides."

Is that even the right question?

How many murders does it take to reach some macabre threshold? But ...

#SBUniv #SBC #SBCtoo
16/ To put this in perspective, one student reported that during Homecoming she realized that virtually every married women in her dorm had two or more pregnancies end in miscarriage, often late term.

Is that enough to prompt the #SBUniv governance to investigate?

#SBUniv #SBC
17/ Apparently not.

Because, in the #SBUniv view, this is *only* women's pain and women's losses.

But, every one of these children had fathers and grandparents and often siblings.

This is long-term, family pain, generational pain, Bearcat pain.

#SBCtoo #SBC #abortion
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15/ Before beginning today's episode, we make note of several realities.

"How many?" someone asked, "How many babies were killed by the #pesticides."

Is that even the right question?

How many murders does it take to reach some macabre threshold?

But,

#SBUniv #SBC #SBCtoo
16/ To put this in perspective, one student reported that during Homecoming she realized that virtually every married women in her dorm had two or more pregnancies end in miscarriage - often late term.

Is that enough to prompt the #SBUniv governance to investigate?

#SBCtoo
17/ Apparently not.

Because, in the #SBUniv view, this is *only* women's pain and women's losses.

But, every one of these children had fathers and grandparents and often siblings.

This is long-term, family pain, generational pain, Bearcat pain.

#SBCtoo #SBC #abortion
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1/14 It appears some believe our questions about embryo genesis are prompted by latent guilt on our parts.

If it relieves minds: No, before God, none of us have ever been a party to an abortion, nor even a miscarriage.

These are ethical questions.

#SBUniv #SBCtoo #SBC
2/14 Nonetheless, our questions are prompted by real events, which if, one accepts the Baptist definition of #abortion, constitutes mass murder - the illegal application of undeniably abortifacient pesticides for decades on the Southwest Baptist University campus.

#SBUniv #SBC
3/14 In fact, Dr. James Sells and his administration continued daytime application of pesticides for years, even after students' injuries - because the University did not want to appear at fault and "increase their risk of liability."

#SBUniv #SBCtoo #SBC
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Think of pesticides being dropped from airplanes on children to force rural communities off their land.

This is not the description of a dystopian reality in which some evil agribusiness model rules. It is Brazil 2021.

Come with us to learn more: 🧵
#ClimateCrisis #Pesticides Image
In the first thread of this series, we explained a little of the context that made Brazil the biggest consumer of highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) in the World:

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Back to planes, the episode took place in May, in Araçá, Maranhão state. According to a complaint investigated by @reporterb the substances were dumped as a chemical weapon by a soy farmer who borders the community to expel families from their land. +

reporterbrasil.org.br/2021/05/agroto…
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🇧🇷☠️🌎 In 2008, Brazil –the world's largest exporter of coffee, soybeans, and beef– became the world's largest consumer of pesticides, a situation that has worsened under Bolsonaro's administration.

But why? And who benefits from it?

Come with us ⬇️
#ClimateCrisis Image
The explosion of pesticides in Brazil began in 1965, during the military dictatorship, when the National Rural Credit System linked agricultural financing to the purchase of chemicals. +
In 1975, the National Agricultural Defense Program, a lax regulatory framework that lasted until 1989, ensured the increase in the registration of heavy poisons, including products banned in other countries... +
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Ah, le choix des titres !
Il va bien me falloir 15 jours pour analyser cette expertise dans le détail.
Mais à 1ère vue, je vois surtout des éléments rassurants pour les Français : 100% des présomptions fortes correspondent à des produits interdits dans l'UE depuis des années...
Ces présomptions fortes (= métaanalyse de bonne qualité qui montre une association statistiquement significative) concernent :
- Lindane = interdit depuis 15 ans
- DDT = interdit en 1972
- Diazinon = interdit en 2007
- Malathion = interdit en 2007
- Chordécone = Interdit en 1993
Certaines persistent encore dans l'environnement.
D'autres étaient utilisées dans insecticides domestiques que certains CONTINUENT d'utiliser !
C'est un message essentiel : Il faut vraiment vous plonger dans vos placards et remises et dégager les vieux produits...
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