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Format: 2015

February 2015

Olga Kikou TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Posted February 26, 2015

Industrialized Meat, TTIP, Livestock

Olga Kikou TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Joyce Tischler TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Posted February 26, 2015

TTIP, Livestock

Joyce Tischler TTIP and Animal Welfare Webinar Slides 02/26/2015

Minnesota Farm to Institution Markets

Posted February 25, 2015

Farm to Institution

Aimed at improving access to and profitability from Minnesota’s farm to institution markets (i.e. schools, hospitals, child care centers, etc.) for Minnesota producers, the survey engaged 142 producers operating in 56 counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. It was a joint project of the Institute for...

Letter to Congress on Fast Track and Agriculture

Posted February 25, 2015

A letter to Members of Congress, from 40 organizations committed to local and community level responses to climate change, to express their opposition to fast track trade negotiating authority. There is a concern that fast track authority would expedite the quick passage of trade agreements without a full debate or...

Juliette Majot's Testimony on Fast Track, TTIP and TPP

Posted February 23, 2015

Fast Track, TPP, TTIP, Free trade agreements

Testimony before Congressman Keith Ellison and Congressman Rick Nolan Trade Field Hearing February 18, 2015 Richfield, Minnesota Presented by: Juliette Majot, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy jmajot@iatp.org My name is Juliette Majot. I am president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade...

02/17/2015 Farm to School & Youth Leadership Webinar Part 2 slides

Posted February 17, 2015

Local Food, Farm to School

 Slides from the Farm to School Youth Leadership webinar on 02/17/2015.

Midwest Bioeconomy and Safer Products Summit

Posted February 11, 2015

Environment, Green chemistry

Minneapolis – Business, political, academic, and community leaders will convene in Pohlad Hall at the Minneapolis Central Library on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 to explore how the rapidly growing Bioeconomy and green chemistry sectors in the Midwest are providing clean, safe and economical solutions to many of...

Analysis of the European Commission proposal for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)

Posted February 4, 2015

TTIP, Food safety, Free trade agreements, Livestock

Analysis of the European Commission proposal for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) (January 7, 2015)[i] By Dr. Steve Suppan February 4, 2015 Introduction The European Commission decision to publish on January 7, 2015 negotiating...

Hopkins, MN Public Schools and Minnesota-grown Wheatberries Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Located just west of Minneapolis, MN, the Hopkins Public Schools system serves nearly 7,400 students. The district is composed of six elementary schools, one magnet Chinese immersion school, two junior high schools and one high school. Thirty-eight percent of the district’s students qualify for free or...

Alaska Grown Barley and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Located in interior Alaska, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District serves daily lunches for over 5,000 of its 14,300 students.1 The district includes 35 public, charter, magnet, and specialized schools that range in size from a rural elementary school of fewer than 100 students to a high school of 1...

Montana-grown Lentils and the Kalispell, Montana Public Schools Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Located in rural northwestern Montana, the Kalispell Public School District has about 6,000 students, about 3,500 of which are served lunch daily.1 The district places a strong emphasis on providing locally grown products, and its Farm to School program now involves 12 to 15 local producers. Lunch menus...

Portland Public Schools and Regionally Grown Legumes and Grains Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview The largest school district in Oregon, the Portland Public Schools (PPS), is composed of 47,000 students in 81 schools. PPS is a diverse district with 46 percent of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals. About half of its student body is white, 16 percent are Hispanic, 11 percent are African...

Ithaca City School District and New York-Grown Organic Dry Beans and Tofu Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is located in Ithaca, New York, 225 miles northwest of New York City. Nestled at the southern end of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region, Ithaca’s beautiful bucolic setting and proximity to an abundance of farmland has been credited with inspiring a food culture that...

Grand Rapids Public Schools: Michigan-grown dry beans Case Study

Posted February 2, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Overview Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is Michigan’s fourth-largest public school district, serving more than 17,000 students. GRPS’ Nutrition Services1 serves approximately 25,000 meals a day with 86 percent of students being eligible for free lunch. About 36 percent of the student body is African American, 33...

January 2015

Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation

Posted January 21, 2015

Money and Politics

The undersigned organizations commend today’s reintroduction by key Congressional sponsors of the “Defending Democracy” legislative package, a suite of proposed solutions to the problem of big money domination of our elections (full list below). We congratulate these members of Congress for moving...

Environmental groups opposition to fast track

Posted January 21, 2015

Free trade agenda, Free trade agreements

January 21, 2015 Dear Member of Congress: As leading U.S. environmental and science organizations, we write to express our strong opposition to “fast track” trade promotion authority and to urge you to oppose any legislation that would limit the ability of Congress to ensure that trade pacts deliver...

Using Regionally Grown Grains and Pulses in School Meals

Posted January 15, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Farm to School, Food

Best Practices for using regionally grown grains and legumes in school meals Healthy, regionally grown grains and legumes are a growing part of Farm to School. Our six case studies on the introduction of locally grown grains and pulses feature school districts, food vendors and partners in communities ranging from:...

Deepening Food Democracy

Posted January 14, 2015

Food Justice, Agriculture, Agrodemocracy, Agroecology, Money and Politics, Justice

Introduction Imagine a group of 15 citizens from your community. These citizens are a cross-section from your community, representative in gender, age, education, party affiliation and ethnicity. They gather to discuss their concerns about the impacts of climate change on their lives and potential steps to overcome...

Unity Statement of Principles

Posted January 12, 2015

Money and Politics

Democracy requires a commitment to self‐government passed from one generation to the next. We recognize our obligation to preserve our representative democracy as our way of resolving reasonable disagreements on public policy. Like generations before us, we come together as citizens setting aside policy differences...