“Foodportunity” To Connect Seattle’s Vibrant Food Community

Media Contact: Keren Brown Keren Brown Media (425) 614-8399 [email protected]   For Immediate Release:           “Foodportunity” To Connect Seattle’s Vibrant Food Community   Seattle, June 8, 2009:  The inaugural “Foodportunity,” a networking event for Seattle food professionals, will take place July 22, 2009, from 6-9 pm at Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle.   Tom Douglas, […]

Dozens killed in Peru as indigenous resist takeover of the Amazon

On Friday, June 5th, 2009 over 60 indigenous demonstrators and 20 police officers were killed in the province of Bagua in Peru.  600 police and helicopters fired live rounds of ammunition and tear gas into a peaceful blockade of a road leading into the Amazon and indigenous lands.  Activists and people in the Bagua province […]

Update on the Local Food Action Initiative

For more information about Resolution 31019 see: http://www.seattle.gov/council/conlin/ Or contact: Council President Richard Conlin at [email protected] or Phyllis Shulman at [email protected] (206) 684-8805 To view the full pdf, click here. The Local Food Action Initiative is a series of actions meant to promote local and regional food sustainability and security. The intent is to improve […]

ACTION ALERT: Launch Campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America‏!

From: El Comité Pro-Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social [Please forward to your family, friends and allies!] Dear Friend:   We have some big news.   This week, hundreds of allied organizations launched the campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America in cities all throughout the country-from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Miami to Seattle.  Yesterday, a broad coalition […]

Amnesty International on Economic and Food Crises

To view the article, click here. Economic, Food Crises Worsen Human Rights Abuses By Joe DeCapua Washington D.C 28 May 2009 Amnesty International has released its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights and it warns the global economic and food crises are contributing to billions of people suffering from insecurity, injustice […]


News from Tilth Producers of Washington: Please contact Washington State University President Elson Floyd, Provost Warwick Bayly and Dean Daniel Bernardo by May 29th about the proposed elimination of the Department of Community Studies and Rural Sociology (CRS). The Washington State Association of Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Producers May 29,  2009                                                               Dear President Elson Floyd, Provost […]

Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma Reinstated at WSU!

From WSU Today Online: WSU to restore Common Reading Program Wednesday, May 27, 2009 By James Tinney, WSU News Service PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will reinstate the original plan for distribution of its Common Reading book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” as a result of a private contribution to support the program, President Elson S. […]

The Daily Show and Colbert Report Bite Back against the Pesticide Industry

After the pesticide industry “shuddered” at the thought of an organic garden on the White House lawn, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have exposed the laughability of their reaction through a couple clips on their nightly satire shows.  Monstanto, the Mid-America Croplife Association (whose funders include BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta), and […]

Take Action! Tell Congress Not to Force GE Crops on Other Countries!

From the Center for Food Safety: An effort to fight global poverty and hunger may become a Trojan horse to force genetically engineered crops on countries and farmers that do not want them. In the Senate, Senators Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) introduced the Global Food Security Act, which increases funding for agricultural research […]

Action Alert! AgJOBS reintroduced!

From Harvesting Justice: We’re very excited to announce that AgJOBS was reintroduced in the 111th Congress today.  Sen. Feinstein(D-CA) gave a floor speech this morning to introduce AgJOBS in the Senate (S. 1038) and Reps. Berman (D-CA)and Putnam (R-FL) are introducing AgJOBS in the House of Representatives.  We appreciate their leadership and commitment to moving […]