Making Hay is as Messy as Making Sausages: Deregulating GE Alfalfa

Making Hay is as Messy as Making Sausages: Deregulating GE Alfalfa By Phil Bereano Phil Bereano is a co-founder of AGRA Watch and also of the Washington Biotechnology Action Council; he has been active on issues of biotech policy since the early 1980s, locally, nationally and internationally. At the end of January, the Animal and […]

La Vía Campesina Declaration in Cancun

La Via Campesina’s statement on the COP16 meetings in Cancun No to market-based business deals proposed by the governments of industrialized countries and transnational corporations, the thousands of solutions to the climate crisis are in the hands of the people The members of La Vía Campesina, coming from 29 Mexican states and 36 countries from […]

Act Now or Kiss Your Organics Goodbye!

“After years of bureaucratic wrangling, Secretary Vilsack and the Obama administration are only days away from approving Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa. If approved, GMO alfalfa will fundamentally undermine the entire organic industry overnight. In addition, the USDA says American consumers don’t care about the contamination of organics. Please join us in calling on Secretary […]

AGRA WATCH PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  From Seattle to Cancun: International Coalition Calls on Gates Foundation for Real Solutions to Hunger and Climate Change December 7th, 2010 Contact: Janae Choquette, AGRA Watch, (425) 218-2213, [email protected] Anne Maina, African Biodiversity Network, (+52) 998 188 7412, [email protected] Seattle, WA – Today as thousands march in Cancun for climate justice, Seattle-based […]

CAGJ Member’s Reflections on 2010 Community Food Security Conference

Aubrey Jenkins: I had the opportunity to visit & volunteer at ‘Our School at Blair Grocery’ – one of the most innovative and inspiring home-schooling/after-school program I have ever heard about. Young farmers started the project interested in teaching sustainable agricultural skills to youth. Surrounded by abandoned homes and properties, a dilapidated grocery store in […]

Trade Justice at NW Chocolate Festival Oct 23 & 24!

Northwest Chocolate Festival www.nwchocolatefestival.com Seattle Center Northwest Rooms October 23rd and 24th! All day admission $12.50 or e-mail [email protected] to volunteer and get in free! Chocolate Festival Trade Justice Line Up Saturday Tree to Bean to Cup: Wake Up with Coffee and Chocolate  (10am) The parallels between cacao and coffee are endless – both artfully […]

CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back, Wed 8/25

CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back Wed August 25th,
6:30-9:00pm Location: Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant (20th & Jackson in Central District, 2000 S. Jackson St.) Six of CAGJ’s members who traveled to Detroit in June for the US Social Forum will share their experiences and highlight the critical national organizing strategies they encountered in areas of food justice, food […]

Join the Food Fight! Farm Bill Workshop August 8!

Join the Food Fight! Did you know that there is one federal bill that affects the food you eat, health, renewable energy, farms, the environment, the economy, immigration, and world hunger? It’s called the Farm Bill. And together, we can make it work better for everyone! The day after the SLEE dinner….. Join us for […]

US Social Forum Food Sovereignty Declaration

CAGJ members participated in the US Peoples Movement Assembly (PMA) on Food Justice and Sovereignty at the US Social Forum that produced this statement, and we are excited to share it with you today!  It includes the very exciting development of the new US Food Sovereignty Alliance ( a re-working of the former US Food […]

More Reports from Detroit & US Social Forum

Please read more reports from US Social Forum by CAGJ and others below! 1. Report on “Detroit Highlighted: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network / Earthworks Urban Farm”, by Heather Day (below) 2. 2nd report on the US Social Forum by Mark Engler, “Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism” (below) 3. Democracy Now interviewed legendary […]