ISU Student Analysis: When a banana is much more than a banana

Originally posted to FOOD FIRST BLOG By Ahna Kruzic, Angie Carter and Rivka Fidel    | 03.07.2016 The authors are currently graduate students at or recently graduated from Iowa State University. CAGJ’s AGRA Watch campaign coordinates closely with the students on our GM Banana campaign. Ames, Iowa – A recent controversy about an upcoming genetically engineered […]

Berta Cáceres, Presente!

It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of the assassination last night of Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous leader and winner of the 2015 Goldman Prize and Romero Prize. CAGJ hosted part of her visit to Seattle in November, with Miriam Miranda, whose organization, Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), won the […]

AGRA Watch Action Report: Petition signed by over 57,000 delivered to Gates Foundation and ISU

February 15, 2016: Petition calling for halt of GMO banana human trials delivered to Gates Foundation and Iowa State University Photos -See professional photographer Jonathan Lee’s photos on Facebook here. -See CAGJ’s photos on Facebook here. Pictured in photo: Emma Shorr, Bill Aal and Phil Bereano of AGRA Watch deliver petitions to Gates Foundation. Photo […]

AGRA WATCH PRESS RELEASE: Over 57,000 Express Concern with Human Feeding Trials of GMO Bananas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ames Contact: Hannah Dankbar  515-867-1731 Seattle Contact: Heather Day  206-724-2243 Salk Institute Contact: David Schubert  858-453-4100 x1528 Over 57,000 Express Concern with Human Feeding Trials of GMO Bananas Simultaneous demonstrations in Ames and Seattle highlight controversy surrounding Gates Foundation-funded Transgenic Banana Study at Iowa State University Ames, IA and Seattle, WA:  On […]

MON 2/15: Gates Foundation Action: NO human testing of GMO Bananas!

Monday February 15, 2016, 9:30 – 10:30AM Location: Gates Foundation Headquarters, 500 5th Ave N, Seattle Please RSVP! And help us publicize! Invite your friends via the Facebook event. Join AGRA Watch at the Gates Foundation for a fun, family-friendly action!  Simultaneously with ISU students, we will deliver over 57,000 signatures recently gathered by CREDO calling on […]

CAGJ joins the Domestic Fair Trade Association!

CAGJ is proud to have been approved as a new member of the Domestic Fair Trade Association in early January! The mission of the DFTA is to “Promote and protect the integrity of domestic fair trade principles and practices through education, marketing, advocacy and endorsement”. Read the DFTA’s principles here. One of the DFTA’s important […]

New CAGJ Webinar: “Linking Food Justice to Trade Policy”

Community Alliance for Global Justice is excited to announce a new trade justice resource! Webinar: “Linking Food Justice to Trade Policy” A 30 min. webinar (on you-tube) about how food justice and food sovereignty are threatened by new (so-called) free-trade agreements,  the TPP/Trans-Pacific Partnership, and TTIP/Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Overview Background: -About Food Sovereignty […]