Submit a recipe for “Our Food, Our Right” – DEADLINE Oct 10th!

As we move forward this fall in finishing the first edition of the Food Justice Project’s activist guide and recipe book “Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice”, we are still looking for RECIPE SUBMISSIONS, creative art and poetry, and whatever else you think should be included! Now is the time to submit your […]

CAGJ Receives Food Sovereignty Award!

CAGJ is honored to have been awarded the Food Sovereignty Honorable Mention Prize, along with the Toronto Food Policy Council and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Kenya). La Via Campesina – the international movement of peasants who introduced the idea of “food sovereignty” – won the prize.   Central Co-op’s Madison Market nominated […]

AGRA Watch Research Cited in the Nation

Research by two CAGJ activists involved in the AGRA Watch project, which is monitoring and questioning the Gates Foundation-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, was cited by three internationally recognized writers on the global food crisis in the Nation magazine in September (issue on the newsstands by Sept. 21).  In the article titled […]

Work Begins to Protect Farm Land

Article from Richard Conlin’s email newsletter: Making it Work September 9, 2009, Volume XI, Issue 8 On Monday, August 10, the Council adopted a resolution beginning the next stage of the City’s work with King County to protect the agricultural properties that supply Seattle’s food. Resolution 31147, adopted 8-1 (McIver voting no) declared the City […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! – Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice

We are still looking for more people to contribute to the Food Justice Project’s activist guide and recipe book! Our Food, Our Right is a community recipe book and activist resource guide that that promotes self-sufficiency and knowledge sharing, through a food sovereignty framework. The guide seeks to increase access to information on issues such […]

Photos of SLEE 2009 Fair & Dinner!!

Thanks so much to everyone who came and supported CAGJ at our 2009 Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Fair and Dinner! More photos are coming soon, here is just a taste…

Save the Date! Next Teach Out! October 24th

Next Teach Out! – Saturday October 24th: Visit Clean Greens Farm in Duvall! Save the date for the next event in our Teach Out! series – more details coming soon! For more information on Clean Greens Farm, click here. CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with […]


Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council President August 6, 2009   SEATTLE GETS $300,000 FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS   In mid-July the US Department of Agriculture notified Seattle that we had been awarded a $300,000 grant to implement elements of the Local Food Action Initiative. The funds will all go to community-based organizations, with the City […]

Why Food Sovereignty Is the New Food Security

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by The Huffington Post Why Food Sovereignty Is the New Food Security by Salena Tramel Most of us would agree that there is a serious problem vis-a-vis access to food in the developing world. According to the UN food agency, there are now more than one billion undernourished […]