Top news of the week: 28.07.2020.

Industrial agriculture, Biodiversity, Deforestation, Global Crop Diversity Trust, Agriculture, Human

Future Of Food

On Jul 23, 2020
@DaniNierenberg shared
More than 6,000 plant species have been cultivated for food worldwide, but only nine account for the majority of total crop production. Here are 26 groups changing that. https://t.co/h8IqT72WGP
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26 Organizations Working to Conserve Seed Biodiversity

26 Organizations Working to Conserve Seed Biodiversity

Food Tank is highlighting 26 seed saving organizations worldwide working hard to preserve genetic diversity and ensure our collective food security

On Jul 24, 2020
@SusFoodTrust shared
RT @PrecGrazeWales: Well worth listening to the views of Dafydd Wynne Finch and Patrick Holden @SusFoodTrust on the future of welsh agriculture @royalwelshshow https://t.co/JsRhzZQ6aP https://t.co/VBwwpQ8YzU
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Transitioning to Sustainable Farming: Meeting the Challenge in Wales

Transitioning to Sustainable Farming: Meeting the Challenge in Wales

A live, interactive webinar chaired by farm business consultant and sheep farmer Rhys Williams featuring prominent, forward-thinking dairy farmers Patrick Holden and Dafydd Wynne …

On Jul 28, 2020
@Greenpeace shared
When Mae Chaem district in Chiang Mai, Thailand switched farming practices to chemical-free sustainable agroforestry, the benefits far outweighed any cons. Positive changes are possible. Protect our people, protect our forests >> https://t.co/zGzMGiod5w https://t.co/SBne2h75b4
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Win-win solution for forests, people

Win-win solution for forests, people

The forests are rapidly dwindling. But the people living in forest areas need to live off the land. Supporting them to practise sustainable or green farming saves both the forests and the ...

On Jul 27, 2020
@Seed_Alliance shared
RT @HeiferCEO: Fighting against food injustice & paving the way for BIPOC farmers, Leah Penniman, Founder of @soulfirefarm is an inspirational leader. Join my chat w/ her on Wednesday at 12 PM EST where she'll discuss agriculture’s roots in African wisdom. https://t.co/4rLvVyVZrD Don't miss it! https://t.co/7PkjwlCyxG
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Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman will join Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari for a thoughtful conversation on agriculture’s roots ...

On Jul 22, 2020
@ICRAF shared
How can the #financial world tackle the growing need to monetize #ecosystem services, taking them into consideration for risk solutions toward a more #sustainable & viable future? Find out from the experts. @ConservationOrg @nature_org @giz_gmbh https://t.co/nEWR2L5ged
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How and why to merge ecosystem-based adaption and risk finance?

How and why to merge ecosystem-based adaption and risk finance?

Adaption to climate change requires funding. An expert panel put the case for bringing the two sectors together.

On Jul 23, 2020
@grist shared
RT @shannonosaka: "It's 2035. You hear something on the news. A mysterious virus is spreading overseas. Is your life going to be changed by another global pandemic?" I covered the plan to avoid another COVID-19, released today in @ScienceMagazine. https://t.co/ElbWJXDMZQ
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Scientists unveil a plan to prevent the next pandemic (and save nature at the same time)

Scientists unveil a plan to prevent the next pandemic (and save nature at the same time)

It would cost a fraction of the $9 trillion governments have spent on COVID-19.

On Jul 22, 2020
@CivilEats shared
Whipsawing from droughts to downpours, heat waves to deep freezes, Maine's farmers are facing down an uncertain future. @LivingChangeMe spoke with several of the state's farmers about climate change. https://t.co/B1grkPM3e5
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With Ever More Unpredictable Weather, Maine Farmers Reflect on Climate Change

With Ever More Unpredictable Weather, Maine Farmers Reflect on Climate Change

Whipsawing from droughts to downpours, heat waves to deep freezes, the state’s farmers are facing down an uncertain future.

On Jul 22, 2020
@NewHarvestOrg shared
Private patents, monopolies, and lobbying could be threats to the future of cell ag. Our ED @IshaDatar discusses why and how we can overcome such threats on the latest episode of the Red to Green podcast 🥩https://t.co/9tcXRlo9Nd
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Red to Green - Food Sustainability | Food Tech | Future of Food | Health

Red to Green - Food Sustainability | Food Tech | Future of Food | Health

Discover food innovations that are better for the planet and better for you. Learn from top industry leaders in alternative proteins, food waste, plastics, and agriculture. Red to green ...