Reflection on Teach-Out to Alleycat Acres

by Ashley Rumble, CAGJ Intern Each month Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) organizes “teach-outs”. Modeled after the “Teach-ins” of the sixties. Teach-outs aim to teach people about the sorts of things that may not necessarily be mainstream knowledge.  The teach-outs are a program put on by the Food Justice Project. On Sunday, October 24, […]

Monsanto Starting to Reap What They Sow?

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair Those of us who follow Monsanto in the news might remember when this past January Forbes magazine named them company of the year. At the time, it indeed seem they were poised to take over the world with their dominance of the GMO seed market and promises of new GMO crops […]

Trade Justice at NW Chocolate Festival Oct 23 & 24!

Northwest Chocolate Festival Seattle Center Northwest Rooms October 23rd and 24th! All day admission $12.50 or e-mail [email protected] to volunteer and get in free! Chocolate Festival Trade Justice Line Up Saturday Tree to Bean to Cup: Wake Up with Coffee and Chocolate  (10am) The parallels between cacao and coffee are endless – both artfully […]

Sign-on letter to the Gates Foundation

Sign-on letter to the Gates Foundation sponsored by AGRA Watch/Community Alliance for Global Justice, La Via Campesina & Food First October 11, 2010 Sign on your organization by sending an email to [email protected] Dear Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Although we share a recognition that hunger, poverty, and climate change are inter-related through the medium […]

AquaBounty’s GE Salmon Smells Pretty Rotten

On September 19 and 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held public meetings of its Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC) to address safety issues associated with AquaBounty Technologies’ application to sell genetically engineered salmon that can grow nearly twice as fast as non-GE strains. If approved, the FDA could be adding unknown hazards on […]

10/24 Teach-Out with Alleycat Acres!

Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL COMMUNITY FARM Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice Fifth Event of 2010! Alleycat Acres Urban Farming Collective Sunday, October 24, 12:00-4:00, potluck following! Please support Alleycats’ commitment to alternative transportation methods […]

The Refugee Farming Project – Teach-out Reportback

by Erica Bacon [See what’s new at the Refugee Farming Project by visiting their Blog!] “Help us give our best to life and make the Earth a little more beautiful for having lived on it”, goes an excerpt from a prayer written by Richard St. Barbe Baker. Since reading it a few weeks ago, this […]

Reflection on Bainbridge Island Teach-Out

by Erica Bacon As city dwellers, it is not often enough that we take the time to consider the rich agricultural history that surrounds us.  I feel incredibly fortunate to live in a place where the natural land and sea-scape is so powerful that it can coax awe-inspired tears to surface on a regular basis.  […]

New Report on Access to Healthy Foods in Washington State

In September, CAGJ Director Heather English Day presented at the Washington Food and Nutrition Council’s Annual Conference, “Getting Back to Our Roots: Finding the Way Forward To Farm Fresh Food”, along with many other local advocates for food security and justice.  Everything from local urban farm projects to global food sovereignty was covered, giving attendees […]

Interview with AGRA Watch member, Phil Bereano

by Matt Styslinger, a research intern with the Nourishing the Planet project, for WorldWatch Institute Philip Bereano is Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in technology for decades. He is on the […]