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In the Zoom waiting room, waiting for Sec. Vilsack to start the briefing on the newly announced $4B for #FoodSystem #resilience
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Mae Wu affirming that pandemic has illustrated how vulnerable our #foodsystem is w/room for fairness, equity & resilience to be vastly improved.
#USDA #BuildBackBetter
Wu: describing about how USDA is trying to remedy inequities of the past, increased vax deployment & working on other supply chain challenges. #USDA #BuildBackBetter
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💡 How the resetting of corporate control of food systems is already well under way 👇🏾

📰 frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…

🧵 A thread on #foodsystems & the #UNFSS /1
Few people will dispute that global food systems need transformation, but this #UNFSS is instead an effort by a powerful alliance of multinational corporations, philanthropies, and export-oriented countries to subvert multilateral institutions of food #governance.

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Once Guterres appointed a Special Envoy and the structure of the Summit was announced, the drivers behind the Summit became clear.

🔎 frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/dai…
Study identifies significance of atmospheric rivers for New Zealand

phys.org/news/2021-02-s…

#significance #rivers #NewZealand
Hospital Price Transparency Could Change The Face Of Medical Debt Collections, If Advocates Exploit It | Health Affairs

healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hbl…

#hospital #transparency #debt #medical #price
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My name is Fancy and I'm taking part in the #GlobalScienceShow
Today I'm going to show you some of my #SciArt works combining industrial design to communicate science!

Check @GlobalSciShow and follow for the whole show ✨🔬✏️👋🏽

#scicomm #comunicacienciachile #industrialdesign
I’ve always been passionate about #science but I also loved #art and wanted to create products, so I studied #industrialdesign, art and #architecure and now I use different techniques & disciplines I’ve learned to express ideas and to explore new ways to communicate science
#IndustrialDesign is a PROCESS OF DESIGN applied to products where design precedes manufacture. Is the #creative act of determining & defining a product's form and features and as an applied art focuses on a combination of aesthetics, user, form, function & physical ergonomics
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1/6 @Agricura_ZW Agronomy Tip 21/365.
#Good Land Husbandry Techniques.
#Soil & Water Conservation.
There are many alternative soil & water conservation technologies which can be used together with conservation tillage to improve water conservation & soil fertility @basera_john
2/6 Whilst reducing soil erosion problems in your field. One such technology is CONTOUR PLOUGHING. On sloping land it is important to plough along the contour & not up & down the slope. This will help reduce soil erosion & keep moisture in the soil @MoLAWRR_Zim @zfu_official
3/6 So that plants can grow well to give good yields. If you plough along the contour, rainwater will not run down through the field & soil erosion will be less. Rainwater will be stored in the furrows & it will infiltrate into th soil. To ensure @agribusiness110 @agribusinesszw
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Thread/What do you think of when we talk about #biodiversity?

There's so much more to our planet's ecology than just plants, trees & animals... Our #soils are home to a quarter of the world's species - many of which include #fungi 🍄
2/ From the ingredients we cook with, to the medicines that heal us and the #woodwideweb that runs beneath our feet, #fungi are vital to our existence, and all life on earth, yet they are the oft-neglected kingdom...
3/This month's #BookClub features @MerlinSheldrake's 'Entangled Life' - an exploration of the amazing world of fungi, and the role they play in shaping all aspects of our world - "eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants and nourishing and killing plants"
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@NjHassel sadly passed away on January 8th. He was an exceptional human being, father, husband, friend and scientist.

A 🧵highlighting some of his many scientific contributions.
#fungi #nitrogen #isotopes #climatechange 1/n Image
@NjHassel did this MS with Matthew Germino at @IdahoStateU

He tested how Cenococcum colonization influences establishment of young conifers at alpine-treeline. 2/n

nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.11…
He did his PhD with Michael Allen at @UCRiverside focusing on ecophysiology of #tropicalforests

He described strategies by evergreen and drought-deciduous trees to overcome seasonal water limitations in tropical forests. 3/n

link.springer.com/article/10.100…
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Thread/ Show some💓for British #farmers, who are working so hard to put good food on our tables this winter 🙌

Do you know what it takes to rear a #highwelfare turkey for #Christmas? Or to grow those tasty carrots in a way that works with #nature?
2/ Agroecological #farming, like #organic, takes a lot of care & hard work - #farmers are stewards of the land, protecting the health & wellbeing of people, plants, soil and planet. Read on to hear from some of our certified farmers about life on the farm this #Christmas..
3/ Graeme & Vivienne Matravas took on @manororganic in 1994 & immediately set about converting it to #organic - these days, they're managing a pedigree flock of Lleyn sheep, a beef herd of local rare breed cattle, chickens, turkeys, an organic farm shop and organic bakery...
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Short article: "Lipid #nanoparticles are the fatty molecular envelopes that help strands of #mRNA — the genetic messenger for making #DNA code into proteins — evade the body's biological gatekeepers & reach their target cell..."

#nanotechnology

statnews.com/2020/12/01/how…
"#nanomaterials may have a wide range of effects... Experiments so far have also shown possible harmful effects on #invertebrates & #fish, including effects on behaviour, #reproduction & development."

ec.europa.eu/health/scienti…

#biodiversity #ecology
"There is less research to date on #soil systems and #terrestrial species, and it is not clear whether laboratory results relate to what may happen out in the real world." [source document, 2009]

ec.europa.eu/health/scienti…
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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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(1/18) 📢Need videos for #teaching about #forestry? 📢My @ubcforestry online field course just wrapped up. I spent weeks making 113 videos (10 hours!). Videos are organized by playlists below. About 1/4 are #VR 360-degree videos.

🌲Please use and SHARE! 🌳
(2/18) Master video list. All videos, somewhat ordered.
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(3/18) Old-Growth Forest. #OldGrowth
youtube.com/playlist?list=…
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“In many ways, the #GrizzlyCreekFire is a public works fire, threatening the viral #infrastructure for millions of westerners”
“ground crews are not fighting flames in the precipitous Glenwood Canyon. They can’t even reach them.”

#firefighters #firefighting #cofire
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1/ Soil TESTING: The WHY and HOW
@GNKLaboratories
#Windmill
THE introduction of high yielding varieties has resulted in increased demand for nutrients which cannot be achieved from the inherent soil fertility. Inputs such as fertilizer must be used to get optimum yields.
@GNKLaboratories 2/ The cost of such inputs is prohibitive while their rational use is imperative.

✍️There is need for soil testing and analysis to determine nutritional requirements for maximum productivity of a given crop.
@GNKLaboratories 3/ ✍️Many crop farmers neglect this important pre-farming activity which affects the total farm output.

✍️It is an essential tool in assessing soil fertility, suitable crops and fertilizer requirements.
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We complain so much about how farmers are not breaking even& why will FG will even choose to ban Maize at this time when we’re not producing more.

I came in contact on a write up done by @Femi_Farmer FEMI ADEKOYA.
If you plan to make it as a Maize farmer, please read this thread
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVE MAIZE CULTIVATION IN NIGERIA
@Femi_Farmer
So days ago, the Nigerian Government added maize importation into the "banned list" and this is with the promise that local production of maize can be allowed to improve in the absence of foreign competition.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 7/15/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/dai…

Complications from COVID-19 may depend on von Willebrand factor in the blood

medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-c…

#factor #Covid19 #coronavirus #blood
Measuring Certainty and Mountains of Data - Marginally Compelling

polimath.substack.com/p/measuring-ce…

#measuring #certainty #data
Debating Risk and Value - Marginally Compelling

polimath.substack.com/p/debating-ris…

#certainty #risk #data #value
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/04/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/dai…

Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem | Quanta Magazine

quantamagazine.org/graduate-stude…

#topology #Knot
What We Lose When We Assume People Are Bad : NPR

npr.org/2020/05/15/857…

#people #bad #SFI
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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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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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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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Kicking off day 3 in Rosario. Today we are looking at issues of waste management in Rosario & developing our research strategy for urbanisinginplace.org exploring #urban #agroecology in London, Rosario, Riga & Brussels. Follow this #thread to find out about today’s
activities!
In Rosario there is a source separated municipal waste system. But the organic waste fraction is often contaminated and not to produce compost fit for agroecological farmers
They are therefore focusing on identifying and securing appropriate waste resources and capturing them before they enter the waste stream
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Kicking off day 2 in Rosario with a topical illustration of the interrelationships and tensions of urbanisation #thefightbetweencarnivalandlent
Follow this #thread to find out about today’s
urbanisinginplace.org activities!
Today we look at the theory informing our research into #urban #agroecology inc: #periurban spatial & social relationships, #intersectionality & how/who defines value - and how resources are metabolised in the city.
You thought we were just here talking about growing tomatoes didn’t you?
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Is this a failure of ambition? For soil carbon storage, mixed farming involving good rotations works, the researchers say. But they also say its not realistic in economic or policy terms. So economic & policy changes are needed? rothamsted.ac.uk/news/soil-fail… #soilmatters #soil #snoil
"Impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in Midwestern USA beef finishing systems" 2018 publication
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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