MEDIA ADVISORY: 20th Anniversary of Battle in Seattle, Activists Honor History & Today’s Movements

MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contacts: Heather Day, Community Alliance for Global Justice: 206-724-2243 Kristen Beifus, UFCW 21: 206-992-7913     On 20th Anniversary of Battle in Seattle, Activists Honor History and Today’s Movements   SEATTLE, WA November 25, 2019 – This Saturday November 30th marks twenty years since the historic grassroots uprising that shut […]

Save Our Food, Free the Seed.

Save Our Food. Free the Seed. Written by Dan Barber for The New York Times Summarized by Becca Fogel   In 2018, Monsanto, the largest seed producer in the world at the time, was acquired by German company Bayer, making it the world’s largest agrochemical and seed company. Today, four companies, Corteva, ChemChina, Bayer and […]

The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa

Published by Common Dreams Written by Million Belay, Timothy A. Wise Last month in Ghana, Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, congratulated an illustrious group of corporate and government leaders for “leapfrogging into the future” in their efforts to “modernize” African agriculture with high-yield commercial seeds, fertilizers, and other technologies. Unfortunately, […]

SAT NOV 30: Another World is Possible! WTO+20 at Town Hall Seattle

Community Alliance for Global Justice, UFCW 21 & Town Hall Seattle present: Another World is Possible! WTO+20 How a People’s Uprising Shut-Down the World Trade Organization in ‘99 & Why it Matters for Today’s Movements for Justice SAT NOV 30, 2019: 10AM – 4PM; Doors open at 9AM Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, […]

Report-back: Kenyan Partners Visit Seattle!

Earlier this fall, CAGJ found out that our long-time Kenyan partners would be making a trip to the west coast, and we jumped on the opportunity to have them visit us in Seattle. Samuel and Peris Nderitu, the founders of G-BIACK: Grow Biointensive Agriculture Centre of Kenya, and their two children Keith and Anet joined […]

Resounding no to Monsanto’s ‘bogus’ GM drought tolerant maize

Published by ACBio Written by Deidre May Summary by Becca Fogel, AGRA Watch intern After more than 10 years of fighting Monsanto’s drought-tolerant maize project, the South African Minister of Agriculture upheld the decision to reject Monsanto’s application for commercial cultivation; the decision came after the failure of the GM varieties to increase yield under […]

Noon Oct 30: Rally in Solidarity with African Food Sovereignty Movement

You are invited! WED OCT 30, 12-1pm Agroecology for the Climate, Not Corporate Biotech! Rally in Solidarity with African Food Sovereignty Movement Location: Gates Foundation HQ, 440 5th Avenue Take action with Community Alliance for Global Justice and our AGRA Watch campaign in solidarity with the African food sovereignty movement! We will rally outside of […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: African Leader on Future of Food: At Gates Foundation & Town Hall

MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contact: Simone Adler  (215) 873-4672  Battle for Future of Food in Africa: African Leader & Activists Bring Concerns to Gates Foundation Doorsteps Followed by Discussion at Town Hall Seattle SEATTLE, WA October 25, 2019 – Wednesday, October 30th, Million Belay, Ethiopian expert on indigenous livelihoods, food and seed sovereignty, and author […]