Witness for Peace and CAGJ Event a Success!

CAGJ recently co-sponsored an event at Seattle’s Labor Temple called “Let Us Eat! Food Security, Trade and Migration in the U.S. and Mexico as NAFTA Turns 15”. Witness for Peace took the lead on organizing this event, which was part of a northwest speaking tour of Baldemar Mendoza, an expert sovereignty and trade agreements from […]

Green Revolution is a bust in India

Two recent stories on NPR point to the limitations of the 1st green revolution, listen to them or read their transcripts in the links below. Green Revolution’ Trapping India’s Farmers In Debt ……The groundwater problem has touched off an economic chain reaction. As the farmers dig deeper to find groundwater, they have to install ever […]

TAKE ACTION on pending Food Safety Legislation!

See below for an action alert from the Cornucopia Institute: Critical Pending Food Safety Legislation: Supporting Viable Federal Oversight over Corporate Agribusiness. We Must Tell Congress to also Protect High Quality Organic and Local Food. 1. HR 875: The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 2. HR 759: The Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of […]

TAKE ACTION to protect farming!

Please see below for action you can take to help protect the future of farming! A message from Sno-Valley Tilth: Right now, King County is seeking public input about the future of farming in the county. It is possible that the county will decide to define agriculture so broadly that it could lead to the demise […]

Tell Washington State Members of Congress To Oppose Panama Trade Agreement

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative has said it wants to move forward this year with the Panama Free Trade Agreement — a trade deal negotiated by the Bush administration that repeats most of the same major problems found in NAFTA and CAFTA.  Bush’s Panama FTA represents business-as-usual on trade, and is not the […]

Ask your Congressmember to cosponsor the TRADE Act!

Finally – some change we can believe in! On June 4, 2008, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Mike Michaud introduced groundbreaking new legislation to reform U.S. trade policy. The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act represents months (years!) of work by people committed to fixing the failed NAFTA model. It creates a positive […]

Obamas Plant Vegetable Garden at White House

From the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/20/dining/20garden.html?_r=1 “WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of the South Lawn on Friday to plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets — the president does not like them — […]

Say Yes to Food Safety – No to Taylor & Olsterholm

Currently America is in the middle of a record food safety crisis and it could get a whole lot worse.   Former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor and irradiation proponent Dr. Michael Osterholm could be named to top food safety spots in the new Administration. Ask Secretary Vilsack to say no to Taylor and Osterholm. 1. Michael […]

Thanks for making the March 1 Benefit a success!

Thank you to everyone who made our March 1 Benefit a great success – especially Nectar Lounge, Ruby Shuz and Supersones.  We also want to thank Corrugated Films and Moving Images for donating their films to the raffle!  Everyone had a blast and we raised much-needed funds to prepare for Spring and Summer organizing! Ruby […]

Are USDA and White House “Moving on Progressive Food Agenda”?

The food blogosphere is all a-twitter: According to Jim Slama of familyfarmed.org, “Local and sustainable food advocates are smiling these days as signals out of Washington indicate major new support for their efforts. The biggest news was the announcement that long-time organic advocate Kathleen Merrigan had been tapped to become the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, […]