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 […]

DRAFT CALL TO ACTION: 10th Anniversary of 1999 WTO Protests

CAGJ will be working over the summer with others to build a broad alliance of individuals & organizations to make a Call for Actions this Fall.  Look for an updated Call in September. Community Alliance for Global Justice calls on all activists fighting for justice locally and globally to come together again in Seattle in […]

Mayor Nickels Announces New Rules for Gardening in Planting Strips

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2009 Contact: Alex Fryer, (206) 684-8358 or (206) 941-5931 (cell), [email protected]   Mayor Nickels Announces New Rules for Gardening in Planting Strips New procedures to encourage more gardening citywide   SEATTLE – Mayor Greg Nickels today announced improvements to make gardening in planting strips easier for Seattle’s residents. The new […]

A Good Food Manifesto for America

By Will Allen Founder and Chief Executive Officer Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has come to mean many other things to other people – that I have become also a trainer and teacher, and to some a sort of food philosopher – I do like nothing better than to […]