« RIGHT NOW: Activists from all over Europe, volunteering with @GreenpeaceNL, have blocked a mega-ship arriving in the Netherlands with 60 million kilos of soy from Brazil, to demand a strong new EU “anti-deforestation” law.
« Nous allons dépasser cet objectif de 1,5 degrés au cours des prochaines années » selon le co-auteur du #GIEC François Gemenne
According to a U.N. agency, the odds of at least one of the next 5 years temporarily reaching the #ParisAgreement threshold of 1.5°C have increased to 50:50 (in 2015 the chance was zero). Worrying ….
#Food prices (e.g. wheat) have been going through the roof lately, and this cannot be explained by supply and demand rules only.
New investigation finds that market speculation is contributing to global #FoodSecurity crisis
#Climat | Frans Timmermans: avec la guerre en Ukraine, «l’urgence de la transition s’est renforcée»
Sortie des énergies fossiles, fin des #pesticides, puissance du lobbying au sein des institutions européennes... À l’heure des bouleversements géopolitiques engendrés par l’invasion russe, le vice-président de la #CommissionEuropéenne à l’action pour le #climat, #FransTimmermans, s’explique sur les défis à relever.
New meta-analysis published today by French Research Institute for #Agriculture confirms yet again the widespread contamination of the #environment by #pesticides and their dire impact on #biodiversity. Just as a new EU law to cut back on pesticide use is to be presented by @Food_EU next month.
The Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, calls for #degrowth and eco-socialism in this fantastic, well-researched post.
It's so inspiring to see these ideas starting to break through also at the political level!
#Nutrition #Health #PublicHealth
New #ObesityReport published today by the World Health Organisation European Régional Office found 60% of adults live with overweight or obesity, and 1 in 3 children. Not one single country is on track to stop the rise in obesity (although they committed to do so by 2025). The report says it’s time to stop blaming individuals and instead focus on tackling the determinants of poor diets (incl. commercial determinants).
More here 👉 https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Life-stages/pages/news/news/2022/5/obesity-causes-cancer-and-is-major-determinant-of-disability-and-death,-warns-new-who-report
#CO2 neutral bananas and milk, #climate-controlled meat ... Have you ever come across this type of claims when shopping?
If so, I'd be super grateful for any example(s) you might share/direct me to!
These claims are just bogus coz:
➡️ climate neutrality only makes sense at 🌍 scale
➡️ they rely on carbon "compensation" schemes (i.e. instead of focusing on reducing emissions, companies buy carbon 'credits' to offset them)
#Poll #Climate #Food #Environment #FoodSystems Thx for taking the time to reply to this poll! Turns out many of you don’t find it *that* easy to eat sustainability. Affordability is an issue, as well as lack of information on what food is/isn’t sustainable (to a lesser extent). For the 1 in 3 who replied “not really”, I’d be curious to know if it has to do with lack of availability of greener choices in your local shops, lack of time (for cooking), or anything else! 🌎🍅🥬
« La France est attendue pour soutenir le Green Deal dans son ensemble et “Farm-to-Fork” est une stratégie pour la souveraineté alimentaire de l’Europe ; c’est grave que la France en critique autant les objectifs avec des arguments non justifiés » (S. Treyer, IDDRI) #moa https://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2022/04/30/climat-energie-biodiversite-les-chantiers-prioritaires-du-quinquennat_6124244_3244.html
“Companies have been recommended not to call GMOs ‘new’ or ‘technologies’, and instead to mention them in an emotional or personal way. They now call them ‘plant breeding’ or ‘precision farming’ and the European Commission is now calling them ‘new genomic techniques'" https://www.desmog.com/2021/12/09/network-agribusiness-chemicals-pesticides-lobbying-eu-sustainable-climate-farming/
Self-admitted policy nerd with a keen interest in everything related to #ClimateJustice, #Food and #Agriculture, #FoodSystems … and #Politics!
Advocating for safe, healthy and sustainable food for all during daytime. 🇫🇷 living in 🇧🇪