FDA amends GE Salmon Environmental Assessment, CAGJ responds

In the latest development in our campaign of resistance to AquaBounty’s genetically engineered (GE) salmon, CAGJ submitted a critique to the Food and Drug Association (FDA). Our comment, which highlighted the FDA’s failure to consult with Northwest tribes, was in response to their latest environmental assessment.  AquaBounty has been developing its G.E. AquaAdvantage Salmon (AAS) […]

WATCH FULL FILM SERIES! Rich Appetites: How Big Philanthropy is Shaping the Future of Food in Africa

At a time when global hunger is on the rise and the pandemic has dramatically impacted global food systems, corporations are gaining even more control over agriculture than ever. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the largest private charitable foundation in the world, is leading the way in pushing global agricultural development priorities toward […]

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An End-of-Year Letter to our Members & Supporters + 2022 Accomplishments

CAGJ’s end of year letter to our Members & Supporters 2022 Accomplishments: #RootingOurselvesInHope Greetings friends, What gives you hope despite increasingly desperate times? Every day I sit down at my desk, and dedicate myself to the tasks at hand, knowing that my efforts are adding to the efforts of millions of people worldwide, including peasant […]

Open Letter to Bill Gates from AGRA Watch & 50 Co-Signers

An Open Letter to Bill Gates on Food, Farming, and Africa AGRA Watch drafted this letter in response to two recent articles we found very troubling. We are joined by 50 organizations focused on food sovereignty and justice worldwide, who want Bill Gates to know there is no shortage of practical solutions and innovations by […]

Where does the Gates Foundation’s agriculture spending really go?

As part of our research for our Rich Appetites film series, AGRA Watch has conducted an analysis of Gates Foundation agricultural development grants specifically targeting Africa–now published as a report: African Agricultural Development … for the US? An Analysis of the Distribution of Gates Foundation Grants. Looking at grants through July 2021, we have found […]

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FUJ Tour Report-back: Fighting for Farmworkers in the US and Beyond

This fall CAGJ worked with farmworker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia and other community organizations based out of Seattle to organize the FUJ Farmworker Solidarity Tour. Over two days in October, we convened a rally, march, dinner, teach-in and AGRA-Watch action in Seattle that highlighted how issues faced by farmworkers are connected to the […]

What’s wrong with the Africa Food Prize?

This week the titans of agribusiness will shine a spotlight on their favorite tech-based approaches to food production by awarding the World Food Prize in Iowa, as they do every year, in the home of Norman Borlaug, credited as the “father of the green revolution.” When Yara International, the Norwegian fertilizer company, decided that it […]