Call to Action: June 4th, Stand with Haiti’s Farmers!

CALL TO ACTION! Join AGRA Watch Friday June 4, 2010, as we march in solidarity with Haitian farmers, who have committed to burning Monsanto’s incoming donation of hybrid maize and vegetable seeds, which have been treated with highly toxic pesticides. The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) has condemned the shipment, and has insisted that Haiti’s […]

Deepwater: An Unnatural Disaster on a Massive Scale

By Reid Mukai On April 20th, 2010 an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, instantly killing 11 workers and injuring 15. The rig was owned by Transocean Ltd. and under contract with British Petroleum. Halliburton was contracted to perform a variety of operations on the rig including a well-plugging […]

Report on May 2010 Teach-Out: Spring Into Bed!

By Erica Bacon On Saturday May 8 CAGJ joined over 250 other Seattleites for “Spring into Bed”, a city-wide day of action dedicated to creating individual and community vegetable gardens as well as “food justice” gardens throughout Seattle. We couldn’t have asked for a lovelier day or a more exciting event for our first Teach-out […]

AGRA Watch releases position paper

“Standing Up for Food Sovereignty: AGRA Watch Position Paper on Lugar-Casey Global Food Security Act, Genetic Engineering, and the Gates Foundation” By AGRA Watch members Ashley Fent, Phil Bereano, and Katie Talbot May 18, 2010 Download the PDF here! Full text: AGRA Watch formed in 2008 to challenge the Gates Foundation’s participation in the problematic […]

Seattle Employment Not Harmed by NAFTA? O RLY?

Our allies at Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch posted a revealing piece on U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk’s recent visit to Seattle to meet with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade ministers and business executives.  Not wanting to defame the U.S. position as the harbinger of all-things-commerce, Kirk somehow suggested that our state […]

GMO’s, Food Security and Misplaced Philanthropy: An Interview with Jos Ngonyo

Many thanks to independent journalist Martha Baskin for her great work interviewing Jos Ngonyo, last week’s guest of CAGJ’s AGRA Watch Campaign, for Green Acres Radio!             Airs on KBCS 91.3 FM on Thursday May 6 at 5:40PM and Friday May 7 at 7:40AM and 2pm. GMO’s, Food Security and Misplaced Philanthropy, An Interview with […]

Volunteers needed at Clean Greens Farm!

Please see below for a message from Clean Greens Farm, and help out if you can! PLEASE SEND THIS TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED.   Hi Everyone, it is that time again that we need volunteers for the Clean Greens Farm. This Saturday May 8 and all Saturdays thereafter. A bus will leave […]

May 8: Spring Into Bed Teach-out!

Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle Sat. May 8, 10 – 3pm optional celebration 4-8pm AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL COMMUNITY GARDEN – JOIN THE GUIDED BIKE RIDE, OR CAR-POOL!  Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice First Teach-out Event of 2010! Spring […]

April 29! Dysfunctional Aid and Misplaced Philanthropy: African Farmers’ Responses to the Green Revolution in Africa

Thursday, April 29th 7:00-9:00pm FREE Gowen Hall Room 201 at the University of Washington, just north of Suzzallo Library Josphat Ngonyo Executive Director of African Network for Animal Welfare, a lead organization in the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition, is coming to Seattle!  Kenya is currently at a crossroads between burgeoning organic movements, and its participation in […]