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It takes five (5) oaks to make a new oak. Why? My explanations (🧵)
A few days ago I asked the students the following question: how many oaks to make a new oak? It was during a lecture on pollination ecology. I defined an oak as any multicellular genetically unique organism made of oak cells. The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
Of course, they immediately thought about the two parental trees, the maternal and paternal oaks. Oak trees have both male and female flowers, so a single oak can give rise to a new oak following self-fertilization, but this is exceedingly rare.
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How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ?
~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
~From 1997 to 2018, Market share of 4 "top grocers" increased from 25% to 44%.

~~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest corn seed firms increased from 59% to 85%.

~6 brands acct for half the global chocolate market, an asymmetrical market that favors only buyers & traders
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Seed is the first link in the #food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution: it is the very foundation of our being. Seeds have evolved freely over millennia and given us diversity and richness of life on the planet. For thousands of years, #farmers , and (1/7) Image
especially women, have evolved and bred #seed freely in partnership with each other and with nature.

In the last half century, a reductionist, mechanistic paradigm has laid down the legal and economic framework for privatizing seeds and the knowledge of seeds. This has (2/7)
destroyed diversity, denied farmers’ innovation and #breeding rights, enclosed the biological and intellectual commons through patents, and created seed monopolies.

This destruction has been made possible by a systemic discrediting of farmers’ native seed (3/7)
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How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ?
~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
~From 1997 to 2018, Market share of 4 "top grocers" increased from 25% to 44%.

~~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest corn seed firms increased from 59% to 85%.

~6 brands acct for half the global chocolate market, an asymmetrical market that favors only buyers & traders
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Sé bienvenido a #ProyectoSeeD

Estás ante lo que será una guía no oficial de referencia para Final Fantasy VIII. Es el nacimiento de algo muy grande y que conlleva un esfuerzo titánico del equipo que formamos en este proyecto

Sé paciente y mira este hilo con todos los avances 😁 Empieza la creación de la g...
@ComunidadFF @RpgSpain @TheKhorgar @ProjectMako @Rikkuandyuna23 @Melosdead @lunasyney @LazaPLAYS @GeraruTaru ¡Lo prometido es deuda! ¿Qué os parece?

Os dejamos la primera página de la Guía no oficial de #FinalFantasyVIII

Es posible que haya algún cambio (sobre todo a nivel de maquetación) pero para que vayáis calentando motores. Image
¿Que cómo va la guía queréis saber?

Bueno, pues está tomando una buena forma y, aunque no os podamos enseñar todo lo que tenemos, os dejamos estas imágenes para que veáis que, el PROYECTO SEED va a convertirse en una REALIDAD

#FinalFantasy #FinalFantasyVIII #Guía #JRPG #Seed ImageImageImageImage
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How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ?
~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
~From 1997 to 2018, Market share of 4 "top grocers" increased from 25% to 44%.

~~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest corn seed firms increased from 59% to 85%.

~6 brands acct for half the global chocolate market, an asymmetrical market that favors only buyers & traders
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[Thread] Aujourd'hui nous allons voir 9 erreurs de débutants #crypto dans le domaine de la sécurité.

En tant que débutants et même expérimentés, vous ne DEVEZ PAS prendre de risque avec votre #cryptomonnaie.

La sécurité est un pilier #fondamental si vous voulez perdurer. ⬇️
1) Communiquer la clé privée de son #wallet

La clé privée est l'accès LIBRE à l'ensemble de la #crypto disponible sur votre wallet.

On ne donne JAMAIS sa clé privée car comme son nom l'indique, elle doit restée TOTALEMENT privée et surtout pas sur un site #web tier. Image
2) Perdre sa clé privée ou la "seed" de son #Wallet

Si vous perdez votre #seed/clé privée, vos fonds seront bloqués à jamais dans la #blockchain et tout sera perdu.

Votre clé privée/seed doit être stockée dans un lieu sûr et dans lequel elle ne risque pas d'être détruite. Image
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📍Every week we dig deep on 5 new #startups that announced their #seed funding last week.

Meet @MarooWedding🤵👰. Raised $3 mill. Remote-based. Think @faire_wholesale for the wedding industry.

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Fintech company in the wedding space.
- Problem: couples going into a pile of credit debt from their wedding.
- Solution: A Buy Now Pay Later solution.
- Market: Niche, but big. Figures indicate a +$50bn market in the US alone. In 2020 there were 1,267,877 marriages in US.
@MarooWedding is sitting as an intermediary between the couple and the wedding service providers and providing the cashflow. They pay the service providers on behalf of the couple instantly. The couple then repays Maroo on a payment plan up to 24 months with 0% APR.
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A world record-breaking 261 tomato cultivars were exhibited at @NBGGlasnevin #TTTomFest19! The human race eats ½ its weight in #tomatoes annually. An important crop economically - preserving their valuable #genetic #diversity & #seed #democracy is vital to #future #foodsecurity🍅
1.This thread is about cordon or upright #tomato cultivars. The stunning colour of 'Indigo Rose' gave me the inspiration for the 1st #TotallyTerrificTomatoFestival in 2012. The first naturally-bred, high-anthocyanin tomato, #seed only became available to #gardeners in early 2012>
2.Rosada. The most delicious, disease-resistant, easy and productive variety of cherry/plum I've ever grown. Often bears 70 fruits on long trusses. No longer available as delisted by the politically powerful and greedy #Big4 #seed corporations when they couldn't buy the #patent!>
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THREAD ALERT

1. #SeedWeek is all about celebrating the brilliant growers, gardeners and #seed keepers reviving seed diversity in the UK & Ireland.

As the week draws to a close, we thought we'd get a wee bit serious and talk about WHY their work is so key for us all...
2. Simply put, there's no #food without #seed!

Almost everything we eat is grown from, or ate something that was grown from seed.

Seed is important to every single one of us, every single day.
3. But it's not just the existence of seed that matters. It's the diversity of seeds available to us, and whose hands those seeds are in.
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1. On day 4 of #SeedWeek our focus shifts to the north of England, where @NorthernSeedSov is working with amazing growers, seed libraries, artists (etc) to advance #SeedSovereignty

Check out this thread for some highlights...
2. N.England #SeedWeek Feature! 🌱

In this #SeedWeek blog, Charlie Gray takes us on a gives a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exciting #seed happenings across the North. 🧭

Importantly, both Lancashire and Yorkshire are represented!!🏵️

seedsovereignty.info/our-seeds-in-t…
3. One of the best seed producers around (considered 'northern' for the purposes of #SeedWeek!) is the @seedcoop, based in Lincolnshire. 🌱🌾

They can talk the talk, and they walk the walk 🙌

Find out more: seedcooperative.org.uk
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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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God's grace is a gift & I cherish that gift. Do you?. Are you using your time well?. Are you planting the right seeds?

🎥Watch/📟Listen to the recap of "Motivation Time-out with Damilola Abodunrin" using the links below

Theme for August:
Time and Season.Episode 4.

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📺Watch on YouTube:
📻Listen via audio podcast on anchor: anchor.fm/transparencysp…
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1-Through the #Grace of the #Godeess ,we have been on a cosmic #Joyride since quite some time now!

Let’s continue with the same with the discussions on some more #Shakti #Mantras! (1/21)

#mysticalastrology
2-Let’s begin today with #Klim

Klim – pronounced as #Kleem is about the wonderful, seductive #God - #Krishna

#Klim is blissful and full of #Ananda – because Krishna is #Bliss (pure #Ananda!) (2/21)

#गुप्तज्योतिष
3-#Klim also relates to #Sundari the #Goddess of #Love, #Beauty and #Transcendence

#Klim activates #Desire, #Love and #Attraction

In #VedicAstrology #Klim is used to invoke #Venus and sometimes #moon. (3/21)

#astrologicalnuggets
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1-Today is #Thursday – the day of #Jupiter.

#Jupiter is all about expansion,

..#Relationships, the #soul or the #Jeeva and #family and #Ayurveda. (1/25)
2-So, what does #Ayurveda say about man and woman coming together, producing children?

What are the healthy ways to do it?

In that spirit, we will discuss some bit of #Astrology as well as some bit of #Ayurveda. (2/25)
3-This also adds to #गर्भाधान and #Conception threads

..and the role #Astrology and #Ayurveda play in it

..what @shashankupadhy_ has been talking about (3/25)
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The @PrefaceVentures website is live: prefaceventures.com. Special thanks to @BrettBerson @atouchofair as well as an anonymous designer akin to Banksy for the output. We're doing a few things a bit differently, specifically around founder #communication. A thread:
1 / Founders deserve more #transparency into how VC's operate and what we will do for them as partners. At Preface we call this "The Code", which is essentially our #SLA for #frontierenterprise founders
2 / We are clear how and what we invest in you. How much initially ($250-$750k), how much is reserved for follow-ons (1-3x) and how often (5-7x pa, ~20 investments per fund). This simple info is impossible to find online on 99% of VC’s
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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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HILO: Startups #Fundraising 2018

Algunos datos de inversión en #startups en #México y #Argentina

Fuente: State of Startups 2018 @all_vp

a. El 63% de las startups que levantaron capital tardaron más de 4 meses para cerrar su ronda, en 2017 el 60% tardó menos de 4 meses. Image
En México 🇲🇽

b. El 51% de las rondas fue a través de fondos locales, 40% a través de fondos extranjeros (9% no informaron).

c. Solo el 18% de las startups fueron fondeadas por ángeles inversionistas. Image
En México 🇲🇽 y Argentina 🇦🇷:

d. El 78% de las inversiones fueron en etapa semilla (seed), con un monto promedio de inversión de USD $300k Image
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How Do We Preserve the Vanishing Foods of the Earth? lithub.com/how-do-we-pres…
Let me count the ways...
Community seed banks
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“In #agriculture, seed has to be sown, grown, collected, stored, distributed. Of all the activities, I like distributing seeds to people. Even if I lose what I have, they will be safe with someone else,” says Kamalaji Pujhari of Odisha's Koraput district. #WorldIndigenousDay Image
A member of the Bhumia #Adivasi community, Kamalaji has received both international recognition and the #PadmaShri for her work on #seed #conservation, an uphill task when many varieties of #paddy in her village have vanished. #WorldIndigenousDay Image
But these awards haven't helped Kamalaji in getting #rights over #seeds she once cultivated & is now conserving.This is due to the cumbersome nature of the claim making process that ismore accessible to pvt seed companies,research universities or individual commercial breeders. Image
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Corporate monopoly of seeds & dominating research & breeding, poses a massive threat not only to #biodiversity but food sovereignty- Seeds bred for profit not for food security. Corporates also working to criminalise farmer seed systems & farmers' rights to share & breed #seed
Seed laws only speak to the commercial sector who are Privatising the commons of genetic resources. corporates then influence states to subsidise their privatised seed. #ResilientLivlihoods&ClimateJustice2019
80% of the world's food is produced by small holder farmers who also prefer their own seed over commercial seed. Local seed is adapted to local ecology & social contact, resilient to climatic changes. For farmers resilience is more NB than maximum yields #ResilientLivlihoods
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