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 […]

Farmer’s Market Tax Exemption Bill – please support!

See below for information on the Farmer’s Market Tax Exemption Bill, from the Washington Association of Churches: The Farmer’s Market Tax Exemption Bill (HB 2402) was heard in the House Finance Committee last Friday. The bill would exempt all non-profits (including churches) from property taxes incurred by hosting farmer’s markets on their property. Non-profits should not […]

Come learn more about Clean Greens Farm and CSA!

Come and find out about the Clean Greens Farm and Market Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program! Cleans Greens Farm and Market – Delivering fresh pesticide free produce to all people at affordable prices http://www.cleangreensfarm.com/ Sat, February 13th 10:00-12:00 St Mark Episcopal Cathedral Leffler House Living Room (House across the parking lot from the Cathedral) 1245 […]

Growing Power’s Will Allen Coming to Seattle! Feb 3rd

If you are growing food, thinking about food, interested in food justice or want to get started this year, check out this great event! See here for the flyer.   Urban Agriculture: Food Justice For All “Inside the Farmers Studio” with Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power & 2008 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Feb 3rd 7-9pm […]

Support the National Fresh Food Financing Initiative!

From PolicyLink: Did you know that right now in Washington there is a bipartisan effort gaining momentum to deal with our nation’s dual health and jobs crises? From the White House to both aisles in Congress – and to the more than 200 organizations nationwide that have already signed on in support – it seems […]

The Case for a Washington Food Policy Council

Please see the information below from the Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network on the exciting developments on a possible Washington Food Policy Council. Also, click here to check out a blog post that discusses the need for a Washington Food Policy Council. The Case for a Washington Food Policy Council As we alerted you last week,  Senate […]

CALL TO ACTION!! Help with Our Food, Our Right outreach!

CALL TO ACTION!! We are looking for people to help with outreach for Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice!!   Help needed with: -Taking copies of the guide to various stores and other locations in Seattle -Speaking with locations about selling the guide, negotiating selling price -Doing research for more places to take guide […]

Save the Date! SLEE Dinner & Fair August 7!

Saturday August 7, 2010 Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere!  Dinner & Fair Same great location! St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, in Montlake Volunteers make this annual community event and CAGJ fundraiser happen.  We are currently seeking volunteers to help organize the Silent and Dessert Auctions, to do outreach to friendly organization and businesses,  farmers and potential […]