“A Chemical Reaction” Film Screening 2/20/2010

On February 20th, 2010, the Coalition of Organic Landscape Professionals (COOL) and Seattle Tilth will be hosting a movie screening for the new documentary called “A Chemical Reaction.” More about the movie and its trailer can be seen here: http://www.pfzmedia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=29 This will be a fun educational event, with Paul Tukey from the movie as keynote […]

2 Brown Chicks Family Farm Open House this weekend!

Please see below for a message from the chicks at 2 Brown Chicks Family Farm about their open house festivities this weekend. Don’t forget to RSVP! Hello friends and supporters of 2 Brown Chicks! We are inviting one and all to our open house Feb. 20th, 2010 @ 11am and 1pm. If you’re interested in […]

Queer Farmer Film Project

See here for information about a benefit party for the Queer Farmer Film Project in Seattle this coming Monday!! Monday, February 15th  ENVY The Plant Store 1546 15th Ave Seattle, WA 6-9 PM Food and Drinks Music by Neil Young’s Necklace 7:30 10 Minute Film Screening This event is in partnership with Out For Sustainability and Alley […]

NO to deregulating Roundup ready Alfalfa!

The USDA is considering a proposal to de-regulate Glyphospate (Roundup) Tolerant Alfalfa.   Please take a moment before February 16 and register your concerns.    Follow this link: No Glyhospate Tolerent Alfalfa   or copy and paste this link in your browser: http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a6b7a1

AW Film Nights

AGRA Watch’s first film night is Sunday, Feb. 7th, 5 – 8pm at Bobby Righi’s house (please RSVP to [email protected] for directions and address). About the film: “A Thousand Suns” tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area […]

WA Food Policy Forum (Council) passes thru Senate Ag Committee Unanimously!

From the WA Sustainable Food & Farming Network: Hi Network Members and Friends of Sustainable Agriculture,   Thank you so much for your endorsements, your emails, your calls, your trips to Olympia. They worked!!!!   The Senate Ag and Rural Development Committee unanimously passed SB 6343 this afternoon.  The bill has been slightly modified since […]

Come celebrate the publication of Our Food, Our Right!

Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice Publication Party Date: February 26th, 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 […]

Michael Taylor at FDA: Another Fox Guarding the Henhouse?

Article by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair On January 13, Michael Taylor was officially named deputy commissioner for foods, making him in effect the Food and Drug Administration’s new food safety czar. Last July Taylor was appointed as senior adviser to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, but that wasn’t his first job in government. His long “revolving […]

Haiti: A History of Oppression and Resistance

Article by Ashley Fent, Co-Chair of CAGJ’s AGRA Watch Campaign. The first part of this article, including ways you can take action, was published in CAGJ’s February 2010 newsletter, and is re-printed below the list of citations. Pou w konprann sa k pase joudi a, fók ou konnen sa ka pase anvan, “To understand today […]

Scurrilous Videos Besmirch, Enrage World Economic Forum, Leaders, World

The World Economic Forum started this week.  For a gathering of critics and advocates for alternatives to the WEF, a World Social Forum in Brazil also began (you can check out some coverage here and here, and other WSF events are happening in other areas throughout 2010). But thanks to some slick website design and […]