Report on CAGJ’s March 7th Action to Tell Costco: No to GE Salmon!

On March 7th, 2015 about 25 people gathered in front of the Seattle Costco to deliver over 50,000 petitions from around the country asking Costco to commit to not selling Genetically Engineered (GE) salmon even if approved by the FDA. Read here for more info about this issue and campaign, coordinated by CAGJ’s Food Justice Project […]

Africa-US Summit Report Published

We recently published a full report on the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit which we hosted October 12-14, 2014. The report describes the current and historical context of both US and African agriculture, as participants shared in the meeting. It also includes pieces of original research conducted by AGRA Watch on the Gates Foundation’s agricultural […]

GE Salmon: Impacts and Implications

Prepared by Community Alliance for Global Justice Intern Jordan Beaudry. CAGJ’s Food Justice Project has adopted genetically engineered seafood as our 2015 Local Producers Solidarity Campaign. In partnership with Friends of the Earth and others, we are demanding that Costco, headquartered in Issaquah, WA, commit to keeping GE salmon off their shelves. Over 9,000 retail […]

Moving Forward from the Summit- Tackling the GM Banana

CAGJ’s AGRA Watch project hosted the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle October 10 – 14, 2014. The four-day meetings brought together a range of grassroots organizations, progressive funders, and international networks working towards food sovereignty in Africa and the United States. And now the real work is beginning! Coming out of the Summit, […]

“US Human Trials of GM banana for Africa Widely Condemned”

Today, AGRA Watch partners, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, released a press release discussing their open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Wendy White from Iowa State University, and the Human Institutional Review Board of Iowa State University. The open letter, which is supported […]

“Fast Track” for New Corporate Trade Deal Trans-Pacific Partnership Looms

Hundreds of corporate negotiators (like Wal-Mart, Zymogenetics, and Cargill) and government officials are meeting in secret to draft a massive new trade agreement they call the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Skeptics are calling it NAFTA on steroids. The TPP would tear down trade regulations in Pacific rim countries from Vietnam to Chile under an agreement […]

Three examples of problems with Gates Foundation grants

AGRA Watch research has found these problems with Gates Foundation grants: Bandaid solutions that deepen the root problems: Queensland Institute of Technology – $8.4 million ($3.9mil in 2005, $4.5mil in 2009) – to fortify bananas, a staple food of Uganda, with beta carotine and iron. Like the infamous golden rice project, this replaces local diversity […]

Press Release: New Seed Survey Report Highlights Privatization Concerns

CAGJ is a founding member of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance and is proud to have contributed to this report! USFSASeedReportApril2014FINAL. April 17, 2014 The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance today released A Preliminary Report on Seeds and Seeds Practices in the US in celebration of La Vía Campesina’s International Day of Farmers’ and Peasants’ Struggles […]