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 […]

Bt Cotton No Aid to Textiles Sector but a Trapdoor for Unsafe Food

Summarized by Rebecca Fogel, CAGJ Intern In this article Anne Maina, national coordinator of the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC), sounds the alarm about the introduction of Bt cotton in Kenya. (CAGJ leaders met with Anne and KBioC when they visited Kenya in 2009, and again in Senegal this past November.) Over the past few months, […]

CAGJ is hiring 2019 SLEE Dinner Organizer

2019 SLEE Dinner Organize: Apply by Feb 6 The Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) Dinner is the signature event of Community Alliance for Global Justice. Both a community event and fundraiser, the goal of SLEE is to build the local and global movements for food justice and food sovereignty by: Raising awareness and educating about […]

Africa Group captured by colonial medicine, agribusiness and US military interests on gene drives at UN Biodiversity Conference

By: Mariam Mayet, Lim Li Ching and Eva Sirinathsinghji Original article: https://acbio.org.za/en/africa-group-captured-colonial-medicine-agribusiness-and-us-military-interests-gene-drives-un Reposted by: Becca Fogel At the recent UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the African Group – the regional negotiating body representing African countries – blocked a proposal to temporarily halt the release of gene-drive mosquitoes, which are being promoted by the Gates Foundation as an […]

CAGJ Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas

By John Fawcett-Long, CAGJ Member If you are looking for a high-level assessment of current, elite philanthropy I highly recommend Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World released in 2018. The book presents a lucid and powerful critique of the market-focused and anti-democratic ideology of much of current philanthropy. Giridharadas is a […]

TUES Jan 15: What is a Gene Drive? Food Justice Project Discussion

TUES Jan 15, 2019 6:30 – 8:30PM You are Invited to a Food Justice Project Discussion! What are Gene Drives? Controversy erupted on the international stage at the recent UN Meetings on Biological Diversity, where civil society groups including CAGJ called for a global moratorium on any release of engineered gene drives, citing the need […]