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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 […]

Media Release: Disparity to Parity Project Seeks Prosperity for All

Diverse Coalition Calls for Systemic Policy Changes to Ensure Equity Across Our Food System National Family Farm Coalition Press Release; Contact: Lisa Griffith, lisa@nffc.net, 773-319-5838 December 14, 2020 – Calling for an end to more than 50 years of unjust farm policies and economic disparity, a diverse coalition of family farmers, grassroots advocates, and food system researchers […]

Sam Shafer: The Purpose of Solidarity & Why I organize with CAGJ

A message from CAGJ Volunteer Member Sam Shafer Please make a year-end gift to CAGJ today! Dear Friend of CAGJ, If this year has taught me anything (and woah boy, has it), it is that community organizing is it. To put it plainly, when you invest in the people doing the nitty gritty work, you […]

“CAGJ Nurtures Food Justice Activism”

CAGJ Intern Lisa Colligan on Why We Must Take Action against GE Salmon Please make a year-end gift to CAGJ today! Dear readers, My name is Lisa Colligan, and CAGJ has become a home for my grassroots activism. After co-organizing CAGJ’s RiseUp! Summer School 2020, I joined CAGJ and Uprooted and Rising’s joint Block Corporate […]

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 […]

An End-of-Year Letter to our Members & Supporters

Dear CAGJ friend— What a year it has been. We write to you full of hope, uncertainty, excitement, apprehension, love, loss, gratitude, overwhelm, and with a sense of yearning, that perhaps this year of crisis may also be the birthplace of a world new. We honor the Black Lives Matter movement in particular for engaging […]

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 […]

Give thanks, and TAKE ACTION for Salmon and NW Tribes

By Momo Wilms-Crowe, Food Justice Project Co-Chair Hello to my amazing FJP family! Most of you are likely taking today to celebrate so-called Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones in some capacity or another (with perhaps varying degrees of Zoom). I hope you are leaning into rest and celebration and gratitude — all such […]