Eaters, beware: Walmart is taking over our food system

Reprinted from – Click HERE for article online!   By Stacy Mitchell 30 Dec 2011 1:55 AM Yes it’s cheap but … (Photo by Walmart Stores.) Aubretia Edick has worked at a Walmart store in upstate New York for 11 years, but she won’t buy fresh food there. Bagged salads, she claims, are often past […]

Worldwide Mobilizations Against Monsanto Continue

Worldwide Mobilizations Against Monsanto Continue, by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair If we should accept corporations as persons under U.S. law as the 2010 Citizens United ruling argued, then Monsanto would be among the most psychopathic persons on the planet. There’s no other way to describe one who intentionally contaminates the environment and global food supply […]

Jan 25 CAGJ Book Group: Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back

Next Book Group Meeting Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012; 6:30-8:30pm Location: Salvadorean Bakery, 1719 SW Roxbury St, Seattle, WA 98106 Order the book from Powell’s for $7.95 Facilitated by John Fawcett-Long: A few years ago a small group of […]

2011 CAGJ Accomplishments

Organized Free, Public, Educational Gatherings & Farm Work-Parties Food Justice Project: Organizing for Food Justice & Food Sovereignty in Seattle & everywhere! Teach-Outs with Central Co-op, Cascadian Edible Landscapes, Seattle Youth Garden Works with Spring into Bed!, Clean Greens Farm (in photo: CAGJ activist Victoria Gibson on the Farm with Clean Greens Farmer Tom Willis, […]

CAGJ Members Report-Back from CFSC Conference

With our members’ support, CAGJ was able to help several CAGJ leaders attend the Community Food Security Coalition Conference in October, 2011 in Oakland, CA.  Below are their reports on what they got out of the conference and US Food Sovereignty Alliance Assembly that followed. Chelsea Eickert, Membership Co-Chair The 2011 CFSC Conference nicely highlighted […]

Notes on a Global Occupation

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair The dominance of neoliberal policies has made our world a crony capitalist dystopia. Wall Street connected legislators give multi-trillion dollar bailouts to big banks and corporations (1) as war-profiteers continue to reap benefits of both a “War on Terror” and “War on Drugs” costing trillions more taxpayer dollars (2). Infrastructure […]

SAT Nov 12 – TUES 15 AGRA Watch welcomes Kenyan farmer Samuel Nderitu to Seattle

Honoring African Food Sovereignty! AGRA Watch welcomes Samuel Nderitu to Seattle,  Kenyan Farmer & Director, Grow Biointensive Agricultural Center of Kenya (G-BIACK) Winner, 2011 Food Sovereignty Prize Honorable Mention 3 events: All events are free & open to the public SAT Nov 12: 11AM – 1PM Farmer Information Exchange at Marra Farm (more info below, […]

Lessons From Oaxaca to Occupy Movement: A Delegate Reports Back

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair and Delegate on joint CAGJ/Witness for Peace Delegation in September 2011, “Food, Farms, and the Roots of Migration: A journey for food sovereignty to Oaxaca, Mexico” See photos from Delegation here. Stay tuned to CAGJ’s Delegation page on our website for news of future CAGJ sponsored delegations, and for links […]

Reports from CAGJ Delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico

From Sept 21 through Oct 1, 2011 several CAGJ members and others joined a Witness for Peace coordinated delegation called ‘Food, Farms, and the Roots of Migration: A journey for food sovereignty to Oaxaca, Mexico’.  To learn about future Witness for Peace delegations click here.  Stay tuned to CAGJ’s delegation web-page for future food sovereignty […]

CAGJ delivers Trade Justice Banner to Rep McDermott

On September 28, 2011 CAGJ members Elaine Nonneman and Katrin Wilde along with Kristen Beifus of the WA Fair Trade Coalition delivered CAGJ’s banner to the office of our Representative, Jim McDermott with a strong message: “Rep McDermott: Free Trade Kills Farmers – Vote No on US-Colombia FTA!” The banner was covered with hundreds of […]