Thank you CAGJ Members!

We wrapped up our Membership Month in May exceeding our goal, raising a total of $11,020, $420 of which is annual income from three new Monthly Sustainers! Thank you so much to everyone who made a Membership donation, or became a Member during Membership Month! And it’s never too late to join: Support CAGJ’s organizing […]

Objection against general release of three 2,4-D GM maize varieties

Originally posted on the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACBio) website. Read the full objection report here. Re-posted by Rebecca Fogel   In April 2019, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACBio) published an objection to the release of three GM maize varieties and their pesticides — “the Agent Orange war chemical 2,4-D, as well as glyphosate […]

GiveBIG to CAGJ for Justice & Food Sovereignty!

GiveBIG to CAGJ today for Justice & Food Sovereignty! Help CAGJ Reach our Membership Month Goal Please make your 2019 GiveBIG donation to CAGJ today! We are so grateful to everyone who already chose CAGJ as the recipient of one of your GiveBIG donations – Thank you! Thanks to our matching donors, all donations up […]

South Africa’s new seed and PVP Acts undermine farmers’ rights and entrench corporate capture, control and domination

Original Press Release from the African Centre for Biodiversity The Plant Improvement Act (PIA) and the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act (PBR) were approved by the South African Parliament in October 2018, and were ratified this past March by President Ramaphosa, reinforcing traditions of “historically unequal seed, agricultural and food systems, and strengthens the power of […]

Mark Lynas slammed for exploiting African farmers’ images to promote GMOs

Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at Cornell’s Office of International Programs at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a known pro-GM propagandist with the Cornell Alliance for Science, is under fire for non-consensual usage of images of African farmers and their crops. Dr Eugenio Tisselli – an IT specialist – and Dr Angelika […]

‘Plant the Seed’ music video by Taina Asili

Plant the Seed, a 10-minute music video produced by singer, filmmaker, and activist Taína Asili from Albany, NY, was just released in February 2019. Plant the Seed is inspired by the the work of black food justice farmer and educator Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. Soul Fire Farm aims to uplift farmers of color […]