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 […]
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 […]