La Vía Campesina Declaration in Cancun

La Via Campesina’s statement on the COP16 meetings in Cancun No to market-based business deals proposed by the governments of industrialized countries and transnational corporations, the thousands of solutions to the climate crisis are in the hands of the people The members of La Vía Campesina, coming from 29 Mexican states and 36 countries from […]

Coverage of AGRA Watch Press Release

On the event of the COP16 UN Climate Change Conference, and the huge demonstrations outside, AGRA Watch has put out a press release along with La Via Campesina North America calling on the Gates Foundation to support real solutions to hunger and climate change.  You can read the whole press release here, and see what other writers […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  From Seattle to Cancun: International Coalition Calls on Gates Foundation for Real Solutions to Hunger and Climate Change December 7th, 2010 Contact: Janae Choquette, AGRA Watch, (425) 218-2213, [email protected] Anne Maina, African Biodiversity Network, (+52) 998 188 7412, [email protected] Seattle, WA – Today as thousands march in Cancun for climate justice, Seattle-based […]

CAGJ Member’s Reflections on 2010 Community Food Security Conference

Aubrey Jenkins: I had the opportunity to visit & volunteer at ‘Our School at Blair Grocery’ – one of the most innovative and inspiring home-schooling/after-school program I have ever heard about. Young farmers started the project interested in teaching sustainable agricultural skills to youth. Surrounded by abandoned homes and properties, a dilapidated grocery store in […]

Monsanto Starting to Reap What They Sow?

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair Those of us who follow Monsanto in the news might remember when this past January Forbes magazine named them company of the year. At the time, it indeed seem they were poised to take over the world with their dominance of the GMO seed market and promises of new GMO crops […]

AquaBounty’s GE Salmon Smells Pretty Rotten

On September 19 and 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held public meetings of its Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC) to address safety issues associated with AquaBounty Technologies’ application to sell genetically engineered salmon that can grow nearly twice as fast as non-GE strains. If approved, the FDA could be adding unknown hazards on […]

Interview with AGRA Watch member, Phil Bereano

by Matt Styslinger, a research intern with the Nourishing the Planet project, for WorldWatch Institute Philip Bereano is Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in technology for decades. He is on the […]

Fri 10/29: AGRA Watch Film Night & CAGJ Fundraiser!

The World According to Monsanto AGRA Watch documented the ties between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Monsanto, and recently exposed the foundation’s purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock.  Come to find out why we are so concerned about this unhealthy alliance, and to see how you can get involved in the AGRA […]

Sat 9/25 AGRA Watch Film Night!

In Honor of Hunger Action Month, CAGJ Presents… An AGRA Watch Film Night! COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FOOD, FILMS, & DISCUSSION! When: Saturday, September 25th, 5-8pm Where: The Righis’ Home, Fremont area (RSVP for address) Films: A Cry for Madiom & GMOs: Blessing or Curse “A Cry for Madiom” documents the struggle […]

Media and online community react to AGRA Watch press release!

CAGJ’s AGRA Watch project put out a press release on August 25th highlighting the connections between Monsanto and the Gates Foundation’s activities in Africa, most recently the purchase of a large amount of Monsanto stock by the Gates Foundation.  First being picked up by many blogs and the purchase itself being covered by other outlets, […]