Top news of the week: 26.05.2020.

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Future Of Food

On May 22, 2020
@G_stordalen shared
#Covid19 and #foodsystems: If not the end to meat, so to #factoryfarming (because livestock production CAN be part of sustainable, regenerative farming systems with good animal welfare) Thought-provoking piece by the author of #wearetheweather via @nytimes https://t.co/X1RYqqsMLc https://t.co/QDT1CbCLRS
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The End of Meat Is Here

The End of Meat Is Here

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.

On May 22, 2020
@CivilEats shared
How the European Commission plans to transform the European Union’s agricultural system, to make it more sustainable and safer. https://t.co/5v6a9wY9GL @Forbes
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EU Plans To Reduce Pesticides By 50%

EU Plans To Reduce Pesticides By 50%

Farm To Fork strategy would reduce the use of antimicrobials in farmed livestock by 50%, reduce fertilizers and increase organic farming. Critics say this will increase food prices.

On May 21, 2020
@ICRAF shared
MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists map land suitable for #agroforestry in #SouthAsia. The maps show future #climate predictions, allowing #farmers & policymakers to prepare for increasingly longer dry periods: https://t.co/Fs36PuJXbm @FAOForestry #SDGs #BiodiversityDay https://t.co/cOlwmZYNlf
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MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists map land suitable for agroforestry in South Asia

MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists map land suitable for agroforestry in South Asia

Maps have been produced of land suitable for agroforestry and showing future climate predictions, allowing farmers and policymakers to prepare for increasingly longer dry …

On May 25, 2020
@Greenpeace shared
What does your ideal city look like? Green space? Less traffic? Better food? Tell us. #Cities #BuildBackBetter https://t.co/r01KA6ZE3b
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Four ways to reimagine a better city

Four ways to reimagine a better city

Greening our empty spaces, prioritising relationships over disposable consumption, getting around by polluting less - this is what the future of our cities could look like.

On May 21, 2020
@FERNnews shared
From 2001 to 2016, 11 million acres of "irreplaceable agricultural land was lost or fragmented, equal to all the land in the United States used to produce fruits, vegetables, and nuts in 2017," says the @Farmland's "Farms Under Threat" report. https://t.co/IurGeANx60
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What’s at stake when we pave over, fragment and otherwise fail to protect farmland from the disruptions of development?

What’s at stake when we pave over, fragment and otherwise fail to protect farmland from the disruptions of development?

American Farmland Trust’s new report demonstrates how developing farmland puts food security, the environment and our way of life in jeopardy.

On May 21, 2020
@UNEP shared
Our latest Foresight Brief reviews emerging trends in the global food and agriculture system and its critical spill over to the climate, environment and health and prosperity of people & planet. Get the facts & science here: https://t.co/L4xdNFM69K https://t.co/i9yu1nR8w7
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World Environment Situation Room

World Environment Situation Room

Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) account for 23% of global GHG emissions, while broader food systems activities can represent up to 37% of global emissions …

On May 19, 2020
@Cornucopia_Inst shared
The story below highlights the possibilities for curbing food waste when consumers have access to less-than-perfect food. Likewise this can benefit farmers who may have some “uglies” in their produce by providing another marketing outlet. https://t.co/sR7jKTnvoN
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Consumers Happy to Buy Imperfect Crops

Consumers Happy to Buy Imperfect Crops

Cornucopia’s Take: The story below highlights the possibilities for curbing food waste when consumers have access to less-than-perfect food that typically never makes it to the grocery ...

On May 22, 2020
@AgFunder shared
RT @AgriCouncil: What impact will #Covid19 have on #foodsecurity in #Africa? Book now https://t.co/0lpGDQyHTR and watch live sessions and real-time interaction with top #investors #AgriCouncil #investors #johndeere @FarmersWeeklySA @BusinessNewsCT @GANBusiness @savvyinv @AgFunder @Africa_Alert
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The Crucial Role of AgTech: The battle for a food-secure world

The Crucial Role of AgTech: The battle for a food-secure world

Where there is tech, there is a way – How AgTech is helping to harvest opportunities in the crisis Join the African Agri Council on 26 May 2020, at 2:00pm to 4:30pm SAST and participate in ...