Reports from CAGJ Delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico

From Sept 21 through Oct 1, 2011 several CAGJ members and others joined a Witness for Peace coordinated delegation called ‘Food, Farms, and the Roots of Migration: A journey for food sovereignty to Oaxaca, Mexico’.  To learn about future Witness for Peace delegations click here.  Stay tuned to CAGJ’s delegation web-page for future food sovereignty […]

CAGJ delivers Trade Justice Banner to Rep McDermott

On September 28, 2011 CAGJ members Elaine Nonneman and Katrin Wilde along with Kristen Beifus of the WA Fair Trade Coalition delivered CAGJ’s banner to the office of our Representative, Jim McDermott with a strong message: “Rep McDermott: Free Trade Kills Farmers – Vote No on US-Colombia FTA!” The banner was covered with hundreds of […]

CAGJ Party Oct 15 to Celebrate 10 Years!

CAGJ CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF ORGANIZING LOCALLY FOR JUSTICE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY! It’s a party! SAT OCTOBER 15, 7 – 10pm Venue: Historic Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue, in the Central District just north of Yesler $5 – $20 sliding scale donation Catered by El Rodeo: A Taste of El Salvador Join CAGJ as […]

SAT Sept 10: Food Justice without Borders: From Seattle to Brazil!

Food Justice without Borders: From Seattle to Brazil! Join us as we welcome Janaina Stronzake to Seattle to share her experience of working with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement  – MST – the largest peasant movement in Latin America with over 1.5 million members.  Read more about the MST here. SAT Sept 10, 6 – […]

Food Sovereignty Now!

Food Sovereignty Now! ( 20-minute video, August, 2011) The international  peasant’s movement La Via Campesina is launching a new video presenting its struggle for small farmer and peasant agriculture and food sovereignty all around the world.

GMOs Coming to Parks and Lawns Near You

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair On the Friday before 4th of July Weekend the USDA discreetly dropped a bombshell. They announced that their Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would not regulate Scotts Miracle-Gro’s genetically engineered Kentucky bluegrass which is resistant to Roundup herbicide (Scotts is Monsanto’s exclusive agent for marketing and distribution of […]

SAT Aug 6: Cafe Justicia-A Food Justice Secret Cafe

Cafe Justicia (A Food Justice Secret Cafe) Support the scholarship fund of the Food, Farms, and The Roots of Migration Delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico this September!  Several of CAGJ’s members are attending, and they need help fundraising! When: Saturday, August 6th at 7pm Where: In the garden of Heather Day’s home, in Madison Valley What: […]

African Small Farmers Declaration–La Via Campesina (International Peasants Movement)

Shashe Declaration 12-20 June 2011 Africa Region 1 of La Via Campesina, Masvingo, Zimbawe We are 47 people from 22 organizations in 18 countries (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Angola, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Central African Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Portugal, USA, France, and Germany). We are farmers and staff […]

US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

by John Vidal and Claire Provost,, June 8, 2011) US universities are reportedly using endowment funds to make deals that may force thousands from their land in Africa. Harvard and other major American universities are working through British hedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in […]

Genetic Diversity and Food Security

Food Ark (by Charles Siebert, National Geographic, July, 2011) This is worth a read — “A crisis is looming: To feed our growing population, we’ll need to double food production. Yet crop yields aren’t increasing fast enough, and climate change and new diseases threaten the limited varieties we’ve come to depend on for food. Luckily […]