Press Release: The Declaration on Peasants’ Rights should become a political tool for Agrarian Reform and Social Justice

La Via Campesina (Harare, April 17th, 2019) Today, April 17th, 2019, the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, the member organisations of La Via Campesina are reaffirming the Declaration on Peasants’ Rights as a political tool to strengthen the global struggle for decent living and working conditions in rural areas. The Declaration should also be a […]

SB 5438 Unanimously Passes in WA House Bringing Hope for H2A Farmworker Protections

BELLINGHAM, WA April 12, 2019 – Thursday afternoon, the Washington State House of Representatives cast their votes for SB 5438, “Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program” a bill that would fund the establishment of an office specifically tasked with monitoring labor, housing, and health and safety requirements for farms using the H2A visa program, as […]

PRESS RELEASE: TODAY Film & Panel on Northwest Tribes’ Concerns about GE Salmon

PRESS RELEASE   Media Contacts: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice: 215-873-4672 | simone@cagj.org Jonathan Shipley, Marketing Manager, Town Hall Seattle: 206-437-7438 | jonathan@townhallseattle.org     Salmon People Film & Panel Highlights Northwest Tribes’ Concerns about GE Salmon   SEATTLE, WA April 9, 2019 – Tonight, Northwest tribal leaders and food system […]

PRESS ADVISORY: Genetically Engineered Salmon – Indigenous Leaders Panel & Film

PRESS ADVISORY Media Contacts: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice: 215-873-4672 | simone@cagj.org Jonathan Shipley, Marketing Manager, Town Hall Seattle: 206-437-7438 | jonathan@townhallseattle.org       Salmon People Film & Panel Sheds Light on Genetically Engineered Salmon   SEATTLE, WA April 5, 2019 – On Tuesday, April 9, indigenous leaders and food […]

TUES APRIL 9: CAGJ Presents “Salmon People: Northwest Native Opposition to Genetically Engineered Fish”

Town Hall Seattle and CAGJ present Salmon People: Northwest Native Opposition to Genetically Engineered Fish Film Screening and Discussion      Doors open at 6pm: Refreshments & Meet local organizations! Program 7-8:30PM Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S. Tickets $5: Purchase online and at the door;​ No one turned away for lack […]

Press Release: FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Engineered Salmon

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2019 Contacts: Patrick Davis, Friends of the Earth, (202) 222-0744, pdavis@foe.org George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety, (971) 271-7372, gkimbrell@centerforfoodsafety.org FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Engineered Salmon Consumer, Native and Environmental Groups Decry FDA Decision    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and […]

Mark Lynas slammed for exploiting African farmers’ images to promote GMOs

Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at Cornell’s Office of International Programs at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a known pro-GM propagandist with the Cornell Alliance for Science, is under fire for non-consensual usage of images of African farmers and their crops. Dr Eugenio Tisselli – an IT specialist – and Dr Angelika […]

‘Plant the Seed’ music video by Taina Asili

Plant the Seed, a 10-minute music video produced by singer, filmmaker, and activist Taína Asili from Albany, NY, was just released in February 2019. Plant the Seed is inspired by the the work of black food justice farmer and educator Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. Soul Fire Farm aims to uplift farmers of color […]