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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
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“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
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Cheeseburger in U.S, explains bigger grocery bill of American consumers. they r seeing food prices rise at the fastest rate in decades. Supply chain snarls, labor shortages & climate challenges (plus the conflict in Ukraine) share the blame, but the main culprit is #Consolidation
Beef

Beef costs 16% more Vs March 2021.

Tyson, JBS, National & Cargill have been accused of increasing prices on meat products while keeping rancher profits low, they control over 80 % of the beef supply chain.

4 companies owning 80% beef supply is "pure" consolidation guys !
Bun

US port congestion has hampered bread bakers, who were waiting longer for those products. 50 input costs had jumped by double digits as of Jan, including hikes in the prices for wheat & natural gas reqd to power ovens. this was before Ukraine crisis, a major wheat exporter
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GOVERNOR CHARLES CHUKWUMA SOLUDO VISITS THE ESN DESTROYED NNEWI SOUTH LGA HQ UKPOR

I'm pretty sure that by now the newly minted governor of Anambra state is much aware of the choices he has been left with, either allow IPOB and their ESN to run free and co-govern Anambra Image
state as de-fecto co-rulers

This is not the time to be pretending as if we don't know what's at stake here. Chinasa Nworu, Benjamin Mmadubugwu, Enemy, Emmanuel Kanu and co have lost control of ESN. The group that burnt this property is Image
Chinasa Nworu's faction and if they didnt carry out attacks the other side would and by so doing they'll increase their fundraising

Do you think they'll ever stop given that they're using these atrocious acts to raise money from ignorant Igbos especially the ones residing Image
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China publishes key rural policy document for 2022 - Xinhua
#China #rural
China to ensure grain production and supply of important agricultural products and ensure annual grain output stable at more than 1.3 trillion catties: Xinhua
#China #rural
China to stabilize long-term support policies for pig production, stabilize basic production capacity, and prevent large fluctuations in production: Xinhua
#China #rural #pork
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#China's most active thermal #coal up 8.15%, coking coal up 3.66%, #coke up 4.12% in the Wednesday morning.
#China #commodities #futures ImageImage
Most-active Shanghai steel #rebar contract falls 3% in early trade.
#China #commodities #futures Image
#Manganese-silicon futures drops about 1.70%;
#Ferrosilicon futures down 0.39% on Wednesday.
#China #commodities #futures
@nid_rockz ImageImageImage
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TAIWAN News: Eric Chu wins race for KMT leadership, first time ever with less than 50% vote for party election. Chu has vowed to return the century-old party to power in 2024.
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If US-China conflict escalates, it's going to run through Taiwan and its local politics. A few important dates on Taiwan's political calendar leading up to 2024 election, which is about 10 months ahead of US election cycle.
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Copied-pasted.
1. $300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance pg.. 147
2. $10,000 per person for student loan bailout.
3. $100,000,000 to NASA
4. $20,000,000,000 to the USPS
5. $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts
6. $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities
7. $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn't enough.
8. $435,000,000 for mental health support.
9. $30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education stabilization fund. (that's $30 BILLION).
10. $200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program
11. $300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting / NPR
12. $500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries
13. $720,000,000 to Social Security Admin / but get this only 200,000,000 is to help people. The rest is for admin costs
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1. More thoughts on protein in human nutrition. Remember that cereals supply a greater proportion of crude protein in humanity's diet than all animal source foods (ASF), combined. Image
2. Wheat provides almost half of that portion, a greater amount than any single ASF! Image
3. But the quality of that protein is poor, especially for children... Image
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An unprecedented amount of #soybeans are headed from South America to Asia right now. #Brazil shipped an unheard-of 16.3 million tonnes of soybeans in April, including 11.8 million to #China.

Such a big difference in traffic from seven weeks ago. ImageImage
Another cool view, looking at all vessels carrying ag goods, January 30 vs. May 11. Most of the traffic, esp. on May 11, is #soybeans heading from #Brazil to #China.

Not much #corn shipped lately, but Brazil's #pork exports have easily hit records every month so far in 2020. ImageImage
Another anecdote about these graphics.... there were SO MANY vessels in view that I had a really hard time getting them to all display at once (and not just say, "200 vessels in this area"), especially with #soybeans. Had to expertly maneuver the view. Has never happened before!
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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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🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Phase One #Trade Deal: Chinese Commitments

1/ To purchase at least an additional $200 billion in U.S. exports over the next 2 years (base: 2017).

2/ To do more to crack down on the theft of American technology and corporate secrets by its companies and state entities.
3/ To avoid currency manipulation.

4/ To bring forward the planned opening of its capital market.

5/ To set up a system to resolve conflicts over drug patents.

6/ To endorse an enforcement system.
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Phase One #Trade Deal: Full Texts En/Cn

#China’s Ministry of Finance published both English and Chinese versions of the text - Statement
*Link (Chinese): bit.ly/3aivKcX
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This again.

#China agreeing to make $50 billion in U.S. agricultural purchases in 2020.

The RECORD value for annual U.S. ag product exports to China was in 2012 at just under $26 billion. Compare commodity prices then and now. For reference, 2017 was $19.5 billion.
And if you consider Ag & Related Products (includes fish & forestry products) - max was $29 billion in 2013. So this is the absolute max previous ceiling considering all exports that could be considered ag.

I'm not seeing how $50B is possible in 2020.
I posted this as a reply below, but worth repeating:

The max annual combined export value of U.S. #pork and #soybeans to ALL destinations: $31 billion in 2012.

Add in #corn (TOTAL, to ALL buyers): $41 billion in 2014.
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@niubi 🇨🇳 🇺🇸 #China Hints U.S. Blacklist Imminent in Threat to #Trade Talks - Bloomberg
*Link: bloom.bg/2LhrCPP

@niubi 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Here’s What Happens to Markets If U.S. Tariffs on #China Kick in Dec. 15 - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@niubi 🇨🇳 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 #Huawei plans to shift research center to #Canada from U.S.: Globe and Mail - Reuters
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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

THREAD 👇

#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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@niubi 🇨🇳 🌎 🇺🇸 #China to Raise Penalties on #IP Rights Violations - Bloomberg
*Guidelines (Chinese): bit.ly/35oQjRM

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@niubi 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Another reason for #Trump administration to reach a partial trade deal with #China soon.

@niubi 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 US moves closer to resuming chicken exports to #China as #Beijing approves processing plants - SCMP
scmp.com/economy/china-…
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Scald tanks,’ large pools of boiling water, are used to loosen animals’ skin and hair after slaughter. Due to the fast pace at which animals are killed, THOUSANDS OF FARMED ANIMALS ARE BOILED ALIVE each year.

#Pigs #Bacon #Ham #Pork #Cruelty #Meat

More in the subtweets ⬇️
“These hogs get up to the scalding tank, hit the water and start screaming and kicking. Sometimes they thrash so much they kick water out of the tank… Sooner or later they drown... I’m not sure if they burn to death before they drown, but it... ⬇️
... takes them a couple of minutes to stop thrashing.”

Ever ran the tap too hot, or spilled hot water on yourself while cooking.. remember the terrible pain? Now imagine being immersed in it from head to toe with no escape as you desperately try in vain.. while you boil alive 😔
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In less than 12 months, the Chinese government convened four national meetings on the pig industry. Why does China conduct such dynamic studies and update related policies so frequently? Said CF40 member Lu Feng, 1/6 cf40.org.cn/uploads/newsle…
The moves were against a back drop of rare fluctuations in live pig supplies and the pork market. Pork price in China rose by more than 70% over the past six months,while the year-on-year growth rate in late August climbed to as high as 53.3% 2/6
The recent steep rise in pork price is expected to continue unless unusually strong and effective measures are rolled out. 3/6
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The past few rounds of inflation reflects the support of monetary expansion, which is not the case for the current round, said CF40 Senior Fellow Zhang Bin, 1/7 mp.weixin.qq.com/s/x4MFB_mc_1sj…
In the past few rounds, the prices of food, non-food and PPI have generally increased, while this round is characterized by a #Pork-driven rise in food price, and prices of other goods and services have generally fallen. 2/7
The main reason for the past few rounds of inflation is that demand is too strong, and this round of #CPI rise is a supply shock. 3/7
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#China’s #pork price rose sharply in August, by more than 125% compared with January, and is expected to continue to rise in short- and mid-term due to shortage in the supply of live pigs, according to CF40 advisor Lu Feng: mp.weixin.qq.com/s/oFbVcnCOxlFz… 1/5 Image
In recent years, in particular last year, stock of live #pigs in China dropped sharply, which signals significant decline in pork production in China. Increasing pork production would also be difficult in near future due to decline in the number of breeding sows. 2/5
At present, the pork production system is overloaded and could threaten future production capability. Other meat price would also rise due to the rise of pork price. 3/5 Image
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Nobody: “What did you do this weekend?”
Me: “took portrait mode pictures of my pulled pork process”

#food #MemorialDayWeekend2019 #pork #bbq Image
All in the last 15 minutes, drain/shred the pork shoulder, purée mango, mix with a shot of bourbon, some honey, some chili sauce and 24 ounces of BBQ sauce (normally I use Marty’s - based in @CityofKFalls) but I couldn’t find it in my haste today. ImageImageImage
Dinner is served. 8 hours of slow cooking. Image
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🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *U.S. WAITING TO HEAR FROM #CHINA ON TRADE DEAL, KUDLOW SAYS - BBG
*KUDLOW EXPECTS U.S.-CHINA MEETING IN MARCH IN MAR-A-LAGO
*TRUMP, LIGHTHIZER ARE VERY CLOSE, KUDLOW TELLS CNBC
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 #CHINA WOULD HAVE TO NOTE ANY FX INTERVENTION UNDER DEAL: KUDLOW - BBG
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *MNUCHIN SAYS #CHINA #TRADE TALKS INCLUDE 150-PAGE DOCUMENT - BBG
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🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 🇮🇷 #Canada arrests #Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver – The Globe and Mail
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A gauge of #technology shares on the MSCI #Asia Pacific Index slid as much as 3 percent before paring some losses - Bloomberg
🇺🇸 #SPX ⬇ as much as 1.9% from Tuesday’s close, before paring some losses. Selling pressure early in the session was so intense that it forced CME Group to intermittently pause trading, according to a spokesperson for the exchange - Bloomberg
*Link: bloom.bg/2BTw5DN
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