Through community education, political action, anti-oppressive organizing and community-building, the Food Justice Project seeks to challenge and transform the globalized, industrial, corporate-driven food system and promote existing alternatives.
Food Justice Project meetings are 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30pm at CAGJ's Office, 606 Maynard Ave S #102, Seattle, WA. Contact email@example.com for more info.
New to the Food Justice Project?
Volunteer orientations are held from 6pm-6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, reight before Food Justice Project (FJP) meetings. Come to learn more about the Food Justice Project, our current campaigns, and ways you can get involved. The 6:30pm FJP meeting directly after gives you an opportunity to meet current organizers and get involved straight away!
Please RSVP to a future orientation by emailing us first at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we do
Community-based workshops and "teach-outs" educating people on food justice & sovereignty issues and encouraging people to take action.
"Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice" is CAGJ's educational book in two editions, with recipes, how-to, and essays on food politics, justice, and sovereignty. A great teaching resource!
Mobilizing our members and the public for a fair food system.
Take action to support these campaigns and food sovereignty everywhere!
We organize and support campaigns in solidarity with local family farmers and food producers, farmworkers, for the right to good food, food chain workers, and food justice globally!
Add yourself to the FJP listserv and get meeting & event announcements, and a few food justice resources/articles from around the region and around the world (1-2 posts a week) by clicking here!
Still need to know more? Check out this YouTube video slideshow about Food Justice Project Teach-Outs and CAGJ's publication, "Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice"
Recent updates and actions:
You are Invited to a Food Justice Project Discussion!
What are Gene Drives?
Controversy erupted on the international stage at the recent UN Meetings on Biological Diversity, where civil society groups including CAGJ called for a global moratorium on any release of engineered gene drives, citing the need to apply the precautionary principle. But what are gene drives, and how could they affect our food and farming systems? And what is their connection to GE mosquitoes, soon to be released in Burkina Faso?
We will gather to lo try to answer these questions together with members of CAGJ’s AGRA Watch program. Participants are encouraged to read the following pieces to have some background, but all are welcome, regardless of your knowledge of this topic!
- A Human Rights Analysis of Gene Drives – FIAN International November 2018 download PDF
- A Call to Protect Food Systems from Genetic Extinction Technology: The Global Food Movement Says NO to Release of Gene Drives October 16 2018 download PDF
- For the first time, researchers will release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa – Ike Swetlitz, Business Insider UK Sep. 11, 2018
If you wish to delve deeper into the topic, please see resources below.
LOCATION: 412 Maynard Ave S – Homestead Community Land Trust graciously allows us use of their office.
POTLUCK: Please bring food or drink to share, if you are able.
RSVPs appreciated! Email us – email@example.com
See you soon!
Kelly & Alanna, Food Justice Project Co-Chairs
Resources: Gene Drive Technology
- The biotech industry is trying to block the UN Conference on Biodiversity, but it won’t block farmers – La Via Campesina 5 December 2018
- Release of risky GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso highly unethical – African Centre for Biodiversity, Third World Network and GeneWatch UK Johannesburg, 9 November 2018
- United Nations Hits the Brakes on Gene Drives – ETC Group 29 November 2018
- Over 200 Global Food Movement Leaders and Organizations Reject “Gene Drives”: New Report exposes how a controversial genetic forcing technology is targeting the farm – ETC Group 16 October 2018
- From Terminator to Exterminator: 20 years after suicide seeds, civil society mobilizes in Egypt this week to stop the sequel – Gene Drive Organisms – ETC Group 15 November 2018
- The Future of our Daily Bread: Regeneration or Collapse – Navdanya International [download PDF]
- GM Mosquitos in Burkina Faso: A briefing for the Parties to the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety – African Centre for Biodiversity, Third World Network and GeneWatch UK 9 November 2018 [download PDF]
- Forcing the Farm: How Gene Drive Organisms Could Entrench Industrial Agriculture and Threaten Food Sovereignty – ETC Group October 2018 [download PDF]
- Gene-editing Organisms in Agriculture: Risks and Unexpected Consequences – Friends of the Earth 12 September 2018 [link is to press release; download PDF, download Executive Summary]
- Gene Editing, Gene Drives, and CRISPR: Risk Bites Guide to the Essentials – Risk Bites 30 November 2018