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, […]


[Please see fact sheet, background research and post-card text on Media Resources page of website here] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25th, 2010 Contact: Travis English, AGRA Watch (206) 335-4405 Brenda Biddle, The Evergreen State College & AGRA Watch (360) 878-7833 AGRA Watch GATES FOUNDATION INVESTS IN MONSANTO Both will profit at expense of small-scale African […]

CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back, Wed 8/25

CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back Wed August 25th,
6:30-9:00pm Location: Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant (20th & Jackson in Central District, 2000 S. Jackson St.) Six of CAGJ’s members who traveled to Detroit in June for the US Social Forum will share their experiences and highlight the critical national organizing strategies they encountered in areas of food justice, food […]

US Social Forum Food Sovereignty Declaration

CAGJ members participated in the US Peoples Movement Assembly (PMA) on Food Justice and Sovereignty at the US Social Forum that produced this statement, and we are excited to share it with you today!  It includes the very exciting development of the new US Food Sovereignty Alliance ( a re-working of the former US Food […]

More Reports from Detroit & US Social Forum

Please read more reports from US Social Forum by CAGJ and others below! 1. Report on “Detroit Highlighted: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network / Earthworks Urban Farm”, by Heather Day (below) 2. 2nd report on the US Social Forum by Mark Engler, “Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism” (below) 3. Democracy Now interviewed legendary […]

More blog posts from the US Social Forum!

Here are a couple more posts from the US Social Forum – still more to come! 6/25/10, by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair Workshops: Social Movement Strategies and Tactics for Rebuilding Local Food Economies Keeping it Real: Embodying Alliance in the Quest for Real Food PMA: Food Sovereignty I got an early start since I carpooled […]