The Daily Show and Colbert Report Bite Back against the Pesticide Industry

After the pesticide industry “shuddered” at the thought of an organic garden on the White House lawn, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have exposed the laughability of their reaction through a couple clips on their nightly satire shows.  Monstanto, the Mid-America Croplife Association (whose funders include BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta), and […]

Take Action! Tell Congress Not to Force GE Crops on Other Countries!

From the Center for Food Safety: An effort to fight global poverty and hunger may become a Trojan horse to force genetically engineered crops on countries and farmers that do not want them. In the Senate, Senators Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) introduced the Global Food Security Act, which increases funding for agricultural research […]

Action Alert! AgJOBS reintroduced!

From Harvesting Justice: We’re very excited to announce that AgJOBS was reintroduced in the 111th Congress today.  Sen. Feinstein(D-CA) gave a floor speech this morning to introduce AgJOBS in the Senate (S. 1038) and Reps. Berman (D-CA)and Putnam (R-FL) are introducing AgJOBS in the House of Representatives.  We appreciate their leadership and commitment to moving […]

DRAFT CALL TO ACTION: 10th Anniversary of 1999 WTO Protests

CAGJ will be working over the summer with others to build a broad alliance of individuals & organizations to make a Call for Actions this Fall.  Look for an updated Call in September. Community Alliance for Global Justice calls on all activists fighting for justice locally and globally to come together again in Seattle in […]

Mayor Nickels Announces New Rules for Gardening in Planting Strips

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2009 Contact: Alex Fryer, (206) 684-8358 or (206) 941-5931 (cell), alex.fryer@seattle.gov   Mayor Nickels Announces New Rules for Gardening in Planting Strips New procedures to encourage more gardening citywide   SEATTLE – Mayor Greg Nickels today announced improvements to make gardening in planting strips easier for Seattle’s residents. The new […]

A Good Food Manifesto for America

By Will Allen Founder and Chief Executive Officer Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has come to mean many other things to other people – that I have become also a trainer and teacher, and to some a sort of food philosopher – I do like nothing better than to […]

Ending Bitter Taste of Exploitation in Florida’s Tomato Fields

(A joint press release from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appétit Management Company)   Putting an End to Tomatoes Tinged with the Bitter Taste of Exploitation   Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appétit Management Company Build Innovative New Model for Fair Labor Standards in Florida’s Tomato Fields   Bon Appétit Management Company […]

Are CAFOs Linked to the Swine Flu Outbreak?

Are CAFOs Linked to the Swine Flu Outbreak? by Reid Mukai, CAGJ member On April 25th, Tom Philpott of the news site Grist was one of the first American reporters to make a connection between possible links between the widely reported spread of the mutated form of the swine flu virus and CAFOs (Confined Animal […]

9th Annual MAY 1 MARCH & RALLY – March with CAGJ!

Presented by El Comite Pro-Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social/The Committee for Immigration Reform and Social Justice 3:30PM Friday March begins @ St. Mary’s Church, 611 20th Ave South, and ends at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square. MARCH WITH CAGJ!! LOOK FOR THE CAGJ BANNER @ 3:30 @ CORNER OF 20TH & JACKSON Because we are […]