Response to Paul Collier in Foreign Affairs

In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Paul Collier advocates “slaying three giants” to end the food crisis “peasant agriculture, fear of scientific agriculture and the myth of biofuels to overcome US oil dependence.”  CAGJ member William Aal, our recent guest Carol Thompson of Northern Arizona University and Lucy Jarosz of UW have written a […]

Feb 19: Mexico Unconquered/Mexico No Conquistado – Join us for an evening of music, film, photos and discussion!

CAGJ Event Thursday February 19, 2009, 7 – 10pm Mexico Unconquered: Join us for an evening of music, film, photos and discussion! Journalist and activist John Gibler will give a short talk about his new book, “Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt”, City Lights Books, 2009.   “Mexico Unconquered is an evocative report on the […]

Over 400 People Attend Teach-In on Food Crisis

More than 400 people attended the “Confronting the Food Crisis: Cultivating Just Alternatives to the Corporate Food System” Teach-in on December 5th and 6th. This was a huge turnout that far surpassed our expectations! A big thank you goes out to all the speakers, co-sponsors, volunteers, and allies who made it happen. We couldn’t have […]

United Students for Fair Trade Convergence

United Students for Fair Trade Convergence, “Fair Trade: Taking It Forward” University of Washington HUB, Seattle November 7-10, 2008 About the Convergence: The Convergence will include workshops on Fair Trade that range from Fair Trade basics to in-depth workshops on specific aspects of Fair Trade. Representatives of different companies, cooperatives, and organizations will demonstrate the […]

CAGJ Signs Call to Action to Confront Food Crisis!

Today CAGJ signed on to the Call to Action of the US Working Group on the Food Crisis, an ad hoc group of organizations from around the US, representing various sectors of the food system, including anti-hunger, family farm, community food security, environmental, international aid, labor, food justice, consumer, and other groups. We do not […]

Presidential Candidates on Agriculture, Trade, and Development

Unedited version of an article in CAGJ’s November Newsletter, compiled by Ashley Fent. Please note that CAGJ does not endorse any presidential candidate. Speaking as an individual, it is my opinion that neither of the two dominant parties plans a progressive overhaul of the system-rather, both McCain and Obama have interests that often inform their […]

Confronting the Food Crisis Teach-in Update

THIS Friday & Saturday! TEACH-IN: “Confronting the Food Crisis: Cultivating Just Alternatives to the Corporate Food System.” The Teach-In is FREE and open to the public – no registration necessary! Come enjoy part or all of the program on Saturday (we are informally trying to gauge how many people to expect, so feel free to […]

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Nov 2: Sustainable Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis, Celebrate Madison Market’s 30th Aniversary

Come hear CAGJ’s Director, Heather Day, and two of CAGJ’s Advisory Board members, Viki Sonntag and Derek Hoshiko, speak on a panel with other “local food heroes” at Madison Market’s 30th Anniversary event at Hugo House! **** Living our Cooperative Values: Sustainable Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis Sunday November 2 at Richard Hugo House, […]