People’s Hearings on Big Agriculture – Farmers Speak Up!

Attorney General Eric Holder & The Department of Justice, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Farmers, food activists, concerned citizens, and the public are gathered for Town Hall-style meetings and hearings on anti-trust issues in Big Agriculture, calling on the DOJ to “Bust the Trust”. “The night before, about 250 independent family farmers and community activists gathered […]

Bust the Trust to Take Back Control of Our Food

Many voices missing in ‘Dialogue’ with Justice Department By Siena Chrisman with WhyHunger Part IV, reported March 26 Read parts I-III of WhyHunger’s reports on the Department of Justice’s hearings on anti-trust issues in agriculture The March 12 workshop that the Department of Justice and USDA held in Ankeny, Iowa, was called “A Dialogue on […]

US Food Environment Atlas

See below for information about a new US Food Environment Atlas, created to gather and present statistical information on access to food in the US. From the USDA Food Environment Atlas website: The U.S. Food Environment Atlas Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food […]

Alley Cat Acres

Check out this new project breaking ground in Beacon Hill: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011220435_urbanfarm01m.html?prmid=obinsite ALLEYCAT ACRES, among a handful of urban-farming efforts in the Seattle area, hopes to turn bits of unused land into food sources for low-income residents. More information at: www.alleycatacres.com/

From the Grassroots: Reports from Kenya & Uganda on Food Sovereignty, Agricultural Development and the Gates Foundation

CAGJ Report-back from Kenya & Uganda! Saturday, March 27, 6:30 – 9:00 PM Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant, 2000 S Jackson St. Seattle, 98144 Come to hear from Kenyan Farmer & Community Organizer Joshua Machinga, Director of Common Ground in Kenya, and Heather English Day, CAGJ’s Director, who will report back on travels to Kenya and Uganda, […]

Mining and Indigenous Rights – The Struggle for Self-Determination in Central America

A panel discussion featuring Guatemalan indigenous community leader Pascual Bernabe Velásquez Assembly of Huehuetenango in Defense of Natural Resources Friday, March 5, 2010 | 6:30 – 8:30pm Ethnic Cultural Center at the UW 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Black Room FREE EVENT Maya-Q’anjob’al women vote to express their opposition to mining  in a community consultation in […]

Our Food, Our Right Publication Party this Friday!!

Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice Publication Party Date: February 26 7-10 pm Location: Hidmo 2000 S Jackson St. Seattle, 98144 The Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) recently published their first food justice resource guide and recipe book, Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice. The […]

Via Campesina Call to Action: Say ‘No!’ to Corporate Control of Agriculture and Food!

From the Via Campesina website, head there to find out more! 17 April 2010 – Join the International Day of Peasant Struggle To commemorate the International Day of Peasant Struggle on April 17th 2010, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina calls upon member organisations, allies and supporters to unite against transnational corporations (TNCs), which […]

Seed Swap and Sale this Weekend at S Seattle Community College!

Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle’s Seed Swap N’Sale in West Seattle this Saturday, February 20th. South Seattle Community College: North Entrance 1-4PM   More info at http://www.gleanit.org/seedswap.html. Seed list at http://www.gleanit.org/seedlist.html.   All seed packets 75 cents.  Get there early for the best selection.  SSCC Garden Shop will be open with early starts, as well. […]