Structural Racism and Our Food: Webinar

The Center for Social Inclusion has now made available the “Structural Racism and the Food Systems” presentation from a webinar held in March 2008. Please click here to visit their website and find out more about these discussions around structural racism and our food communities. The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) was founded in New […]

Maya Wiley on Food and Racial Justice

On November 19, 2008, Maya Wiley spoke at the Politics of Food: A Conference on New York’s Next Policy Challenge. Maya spoke on the relationship between our food system – from the farm to the cash register – and racial disparities in the US, and how a race-conscious effort to reform how we feed the […]

Food for Thought AND Action: A Food Sovereignty Curriculum

On the occasion of World Food Day, Grassroots International and the National Family Farm Coalition are pleased to announce the release of Food for Thought And Action: A Food Sovereignty Curriculum. The curriculum is accessible online and┬árelevant to folks interested in the impact of agricultural and trade policies on farmers and other small producers (most […]

Over 400 People Attend Teach-In on Food Crisis

More than 400 people attended the “Confronting the Food Crisis: Cultivating Just Alternatives to the Corporate Food System” Teach-in on December 5th and 6th. This was a huge turnout that far surpassed our expectations! A big thank you goes out to all the speakers, co-sponsors, volunteers, and allies who made it happen. We couldn’t have […]

CAGJ Signs Call to Action to Confront Food Crisis!

Today CAGJ signed on to the Call to Action of the US Working Group on the Food Crisis, an ad hoc group of organizations from around the US, representing various sectors of the food system, including anti-hunger, family farm, community food security, environmental, international aid, labor, food justice, consumer, and other groups. We do not […]

Confronting the Food Crisis Teach-in Update

THIS Friday & Saturday! TEACH-IN: “Confronting the Food Crisis: Cultivating Just Alternatives to the Corporate Food System.” The Teach-In is FREE and open to the public – no registration necessary! Come enjoy part or all of the program on Saturday (we are informally trying to gauge how many people to expect, so feel free to […]

Nov 2: Sustainable Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis, Celebrate Madison Market’s 30th Aniversary

Come hear CAGJ’s Director, Heather Day, and two of CAGJ’s Advisory Board members, Viki Sonntag and Derek Hoshiko, speak on a panel with other “local food heroes” at Madison Market’s 30th Anniversary event at Hugo House! **** Living our Cooperative Values: Sustainable Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis Sunday November 2 at Richard Hugo House, […]

Thanks for making our annual Movie in the Park a success!

Our annual Movie in the Park event on September 13th, in partnership with Lettuce Link and hosted by Marra Farm, was great! About 80 people enjoyed roasted corn, a potluck, and films focusing on radical food politics in Cuba and the autonomous Zaptista communities in Mexico. Thank you to everyone who came, and those that […]

WTO Talks Fail Again

Another round of World Trade Organization talks collapsed on July 29th, largely due to India’s insistence that they be able to protect farmers from a surge of agricultural imports from rich nations. Efforts to complete the “Doha” Round of negotiations, begun in 2001, have continually failed, as countries of the Global South have insisted on […]