Top news of the week: 19.05.2020.

Poverty, Food politics, Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture, Industrial agriculture, United Kingdom

Future Of Food

On May 14, 2020
@FarmAid shared
"What makes these community-driven farm-to-food-bank projects stand out is that all are paying fair market prices to farmers for products that could otherwise rot in fields or go to waste." https://t.co/vB3ZMEB4NB
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The Farm to Food Bank Movement Aims to Rescue Small-Scale Farming and Feed the Hungry

The Farm to Food Bank Movement Aims to Rescue Small-Scale Farming and Feed the Hungry

Across the country, grassroots and regionally supported programs are paying farmers to harvest surplus crops to meet skyrocketing demand.

On May 15, 2020
@SusFoodTrust shared
Our latest podcast episode features @Minette_Batters who calls for agriculture to speak with one voice as we continue the fight for food standards and safeguards for UK farmers https://t.co/J0g4X9q2ob
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On May 13, 2020
@AgFunder shared
"We'll see valuations come down, but could present investment opportunities - that's why we've re-opened our 3rd fund for a 2nd close to enable investors to join us in mission to build a more resilient, robust food system." @robleclerc speaking @fa_next https://t.co/Q4la24Klxm
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Fund III - Second Close (Global Agri-FoodTech)

Fund III - Second Close (Global Agri-FoodTech)

AgFunder is the online AgriFoodTech Venture Capital Platform.

On May 14, 2020
@SoilAssociation shared
Yesterdays #AgricultureBill reading was an opportunity to deliver a #GreenBrexit The amendments supported a move to #agroecology & to prohibit imports of low welfare & environmentally damaging produce Votes against the amendments mean more work is needed https://t.co/fQVL5QTVmJ https://t.co/uSrduY5qt5
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Agriculture Bill vote leaves Green Brexit in the balance

Agriculture Bill vote leaves Green Brexit in the balance

But with a vote against amendments to support a move to agroecology, and to prohibit imports of low welfare and environmentally damaging produce, there is more work to be …

On May 18, 2020
@nytimes shared
Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum is pretty empty these days, except for some security guards. And the guy who takes care of the tomatoes — the only piece of art still visible from the sidewalk. https://t.co/HSsbZ2BnNm
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The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On

The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On

Although the Guggenheim’s “Countryside” show was shuttered by the pandemic, its crop of cherry tomatoes is still growing, and feeding New Yorkers.

On May 18, 2020
@the_ecologist shared
We must challenge the story we are told - that bigger farms, more machines, more chemicals and more air miles are the only way to feed ourselves. https://t.co/YVwHpFnXO5
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The deep contradictions in our food system

The deep contradictions in our food system

We must challenge the story we are told - that bigger farms, more machines, more chemicals and more air miles are the only way to feed ourselves.

On May 18, 2020
@the_ecologist shared
The Wild Ken Hill project on the Norfolk coast is turning around 1,000 acres of marginal farmland and woodland back over to nature. https://t.co/jfGSxaxM37
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Rewilding and sustainable farming

Rewilding and sustainable farming

The Wild Ken Hill project on the Norfolk coast is turning around 1,000 acres of marginal farmland and woodland back over to nature.

On May 18, 2020
@CivilEats shared
The @stateinnovation has been building a coalition for sustainable agriculture policies. The pandemic presents a moment for national strategy. https://t.co/R4axQKdmkG @lisaelaineh
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In the Face of COVID-19, State Legislators Push for Federal Support of Local Food Systems

In the Face of COVID-19, State Legislators Push for Federal Support of Local Food Systems

The State Innovation Exchange (SiX) has been building a coalition for sustainable agriculture policies. The pandemic presents a moment for national strategy.