CAGJ Seeks Office Volunteer!

CAGJ is seeking a volunteer to contribute 5-10 hours per month in our beautiful new office to support our database-related work. This role requires attention to detail and strong organizational and work-tracking skills. No prior experience is needed. We prefer a year-long minimum commitment, but are open to volunteers who are available to help for […]

Neoliberals capture South African smallholder farmer support policy

                  Original blog written by Dr. Stephen Greenberg, a senior researcher at the African Centre for Biodiversity. Reposted by Becca Fogel   South Africa’s smallholder farmer support policy was meant to support marginalized producers, but has been captured under the neoliberal National Development Plan (NDP). The Agricultural […]

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 […]

SB 5438 Unanimously Passes in WA House Bringing Hope for H2A Farmworker Protections

BELLINGHAM, WA April 12, 2019 – Thursday afternoon, the Washington State House of Representatives cast their votes for SB 5438, “Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program” a bill that would fund the establishment of an office specifically tasked with monitoring labor, housing, and health and safety requirements for farms using the H2A visa program, as […]

PRESS RELEASE: TODAY Film & Panel on Northwest Tribes’ Concerns about GE Salmon

PRESS RELEASE   Media Contacts: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice: 215-873-4672 | simone@cagj.org Jonathan Shipley, Marketing Manager, Town Hall Seattle: 206-437-7438 | jonathan@townhallseattle.org     Salmon People Film & Panel Highlights Northwest Tribes’ Concerns about GE Salmon   SEATTLE, WA April 9, 2019 – Tonight, Northwest tribal leaders and food system […]