2nd Blog Post from US Social Forum

Here are a couple more posts from the US Social Forum – more to come! Strategies for Building Food Sovereignty -Notes by Heather Day, CAGJ Director Ben Burkett – National Family Farm Coalition Strategies employed by African American farmers.  Farm started as homestead in central 1800’s. Main strategy we use is cooperatives.  Farmers are organized […]

CAGJ blogs from US Social Forum in Detroit!

CAGJ has a large contingent of activists at the US Social Forum in Detroit this week!  The Forum started on Tuesday with an opening march and ceremony. All day workshops and plenaries and music and daily protests and meeting people began in full force Wednesday. Today we send some reflections from our journey, and notes […]

ACTION ALERT: Say NO to Genetically Engineered Alfalfa!!

From the Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network: Hi Folks, The Network is extremely concerned about the impacts that releasing GE alfalfa (ie. Round Up Ready Alfalfa) would have in this state.  Contamination from RRAlfalfa to organic farms could ruin the organic farming in this state.  International markets do not want genetically engineered alfalfa and would not […]

Call to Action: June 4th, Stand with Haiti’s Farmers!

CALL TO ACTION! Join AGRA Watch Friday June 4, 2010, as we march in solidarity with Haitian farmers, who have committed to burning Monsanto’s incoming donation of hybrid maize and vegetable seeds, which have been treated with highly toxic pesticides. The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) has condemned the shipment, and has insisted that Haiti’s […]

AGRA Watch releases position paper

“Standing Up for Food Sovereignty: AGRA Watch Position Paper on Lugar-Casey Global Food Security Act, Genetic Engineering, and the Gates Foundation” By AGRA Watch members Ashley Fent, Phil Bereano, and Katie Talbot May 18, 2010 Download the PDF here! Full text: AGRA Watch formed in 2008 to challenge the Gates Foundation’s participation in the problematic […]

GMO’s, Food Security and Misplaced Philanthropy: An Interview with Jos Ngonyo

Many thanks to independent journalist Martha Baskin for her great work interviewing Jos Ngonyo, last week’s guest of CAGJ’s AGRA Watch Campaign, for Green Acres Radio!             Airs on KBCS 91.3 FM on Thursday May 6 at 5:40PM and Friday May 7 at 7:40AM and 2pm. GMO’s, Food Security and Misplaced Philanthropy, An Interview with […]

April 29! Dysfunctional Aid and Misplaced Philanthropy: African Farmers’ Responses to the Green Revolution in Africa

Thursday, April 29th 7:00-9:00pm FREE Gowen Hall Room 201 at the University of Washington, just north of Suzzallo Library Josphat Ngonyo Executive Director of African Network for Animal Welfare, a lead organization in the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition, is coming to Seattle!  Kenya is currently at a crossroads between burgeoning organic movements, and its participation in […]

140 groups & scientists urge Senate to oppose GM clause in Global Food Security Act

See below for the press release for the Global Food Security Act, of which CAGJ signed onto! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 13 April 2010 CONTACTS: Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, Pesticide Action Network North America, 415-981-6205, ext.325; [email protected]   Annie Shattuck, Food First/Institute for Food & Development Policy, 510-654-4400, ext.223; [email protected] Kathy Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition, […]