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 relevant to folks interested in the impact of agricultural and trade policies on farmers and other small producers (most […]

Open Letter to Paul Collier, in response to “Politics of Hunger”

To:Editors, Foreign Affairs From:William Aal, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Seattle Lucy Jarosz, Professor, Geography, University of Washington Carol Thompson, Professor, Political Economy, Northern Arizona University Re:Open Letter to Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, UK, in response to “Politics of Hunger,” Foreign […]

Response to Paul Collier in Foreign Affairs

In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Paul Collier advocates “slaying three giants” to end the food crisis “peasant agriculture, fear of scientific agriculture and the myth of biofuels to overcome US oil dependence.”  CAGJ member William Aal, our recent guest Carol Thompson of Northern Arizona University and Lucy Jarosz of UW have written a […]

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 […]

Presidential Candidates on Agriculture, Trade, and Development

Unedited version of an article in CAGJ’s November Newsletter, compiled by Ashley Fent. Please note that CAGJ does not endorse any presidential candidate. Speaking as an individual, it is my opinion that neither of the two dominant parties plans a progressive overhaul of the system-rather, both McCain and Obama have interests that often inform their […]

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, […]