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UN Food System Summit ‘Dialogue” events spark renewed concerns of corporate capture in North American food system and rural economies globally

CAGJ is a proud member of the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), an organization that has been closely following the developments of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), scheduled to take place in New York City in September 2021. Below is a letter NFFC drafted regarding the event. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced […]

New Report: A Summit Under Siege! Position Paper on UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura La Via Campesina (LVC) recently published a position paper criticizing the current trajectory of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS21) set to convene in fall 2021 while emphasizing the importance of creating a holistic, fair conversation around global food systems. LVC has played a significant role […]

Take Action: CAGJ stands in solidarity with India’s farmers!

Farmers in India have been organizing massive, sustained, historic protests against proposed neoliberal reforms Scroll to the bottom to take action! CAGJ acknowledges the assistance of comrades all across the world who we consulted to create this alert. What is happening in India right now? History is being made. Millions of Indian farmers are protesting […]

Navdanya & Vandana Shiva Launch New Report & Webinar: Gates to a Global Empire

Summary by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura AGRA Watch’s research on the Cornell Alliance for Science was featured recently in the “Gates to a Global Empire” report published by Navdanya. The report includes contributions from a variety of leading experts and civil society movements leaders, aiming to highlight “the dangers of philanthrocapitalism, which is boosting […]

New Report: Food for All or Feeding the Data Colossus? The Future of Food in a Digital World

Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura “The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the global resource grab in our food and agriculture systems. The encompassing digitalization of the core ecological and social components of these systems is the new means of making vast profits. Approaches that claim precision through efficient utilization of resources are, in […]

New report: Rogue Capitalism and the Financialization of Territories and Nature

Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura A recent report published by FIAN International, the Transnational Institute, and Focus on the Global South examines how finance capitalism is driving environmental destruction by transforming land and nature into financial assets.  This commodification of land and natural resources has created a $217 trillion real estate market […]

The Nation: Bill Gates’s Charity Paradox

The Nation: “Bill Gates’s Charity Paradox” Originally Published: March 17th, 2020 By Tim Schwab Summarized by AGRA Watch Intern Aya Wallaia Tim Schwab is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC, whose investigation into the Gates Foundation was part of a 2019 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship. This report was published in The Nation on March […]

Save Our Food, Free the Seed.

Save Our Food. Free the Seed. Written by Dan Barber for The New York Times Summarized by Becca Fogel   In 2018, Monsanto, the largest seed producer in the world at the time, was acquired by German company Bayer, making it the world’s largest agrochemical and seed company. Today, four companies, Corteva, ChemChina, Bayer and […]

The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa

Published by Common Dreams Written by Million Belay, Timothy A. Wise Last month in Ghana, Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, congratulated an illustrious group of corporate and government leaders for “leapfrogging into the future” in their efforts to “modernize” African agriculture with high-yield commercial seeds, fertilizers, and other technologies. Unfortunately, […]