A message from CAGJ Director, Heather Day Please make a year-end gift to CAGJ today! Dear CAGJ’s Members & supporters, Living through this past year has been incredibly challenging, even more so for some than others. To fight off despair and find hope, it helps that we defeated a white supremacist facist on election day! […]
Category Archives: Agra Watch Blog Posts
Appeal: “CAGJ is the best ‘return on investment’ for social change!”
Dear CAGJ supporters, I’ll get straight to it. I’m writing to ask you to consider donating whatever you can to CAGJ this holiday season. If you care about food sovereignty, CAGJ is the best “return on investment” for social change that you make this season. Let me take a step back and tell you who […]
Navdanya & Vandana Shiva Launch New Report & Webinar: Gates to a Global Empire
Summary by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura AGRA Watch’s research on the Cornell Alliance for Science was featured recently in the “Gates to a Global Empire” report published by Navdanya. The report includes contributions from a variety of leading experts and civil society movements leaders, aiming to highlight “the dangers of philanthrocapitalism, which is boosting […]
New Report: Food for All or Feeding the Data Colossus? The Future of Food in a Digital World
Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura “The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the global resource grab in our food and agriculture systems. The encompassing digitalization of the core ecological and social components of these systems is the new means of making vast profits. Approaches that claim precision through efficient utilization of resources are, in […]
Virtual SLEE Builds Community! Thank you!
THANK YOU for a beautiful SLEE! SLEE was beautiful! CAGJ wishes to warmly thank everyone who contributed to making CAGJ’s 14th Annual SLEE and 1st virtual gala a great success! If you missed it, not to worry, you can join the one hour of festivities by clicking here! And below we share links to several […]
New report: Rogue Capitalism and the Financialization of Territories and Nature
Blog post by AGRA Watch Intern Connor Nakamura A recent report published by FIAN International, the Transnational Institute, and Focus on the Global South examines how finance capitalism is driving environmental destruction by transforming land and nature into financial assets. This commodification of land and natural resources has created a $217 trillion real estate market […]
2020 Food Sovereignty Prize announced!
Happy World Food Day! On behalf of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, we are thrilled to award the 12th Food Sovereignty Prize to Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine and the All Nepal Peasants’ Federation! CAGJ is very proud to have been awarded Honorable Mention the first year the Prize was awarded, to La Via […]
SAT October 17: CAGJ’s 14th Annual SLEE Gala – Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!
Community Alliance for Global Justice grew out of a mass people’s movement that shut down the World Trade Organization in 1999, and continues to work toward transforming unjust trade and agricultural practices. CAGJ’s 14th annual SLEE Gala (Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere) will highlight the hope embodied by youth on the front lines of the food justice movement. Keynote: Chef Tarik […]
Media Release: U.S. Farmers Call Out U.S. Ambassador for Pushing Agribusiness Agenda and Attacking Agroecology at the United Nations
A national alliance of farmers, workers, and fishers says agroecology and the human right to food are needed now more than ever to stop climate change and ensure that everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food For Immediate Release October 1, 2020 Contact: Jordan Treakle, 202-543-5675, [email protected] Ahna Kruzic, 510-927-5379, [email protected] The U.S. Food Sovereignty […]
Experts in agroecology withdraw from Cornell Alliance for Science Agroecology Webinar, cite bias of CAS
Blog authored by AGRA Watch Tomorrow, October 1st, the Cornell Alliance for Science is hosting a webinar on Agroecology. Given the Alliance’s established record of attacking agroecology and acting as a mouthpiece for the biotech industry, we were concerned that the presentation would be another opportunity for CAS to distort and misrepresent agroecology. Thus we […]