Document Library

Format: 2015

July 2015

Comment on the presidential Office of Science and Technology Policy’s “Nanotechnology Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade”

Posted July 28, 2015

Agricultural Technology, Agriculture, Food, Nanotechnology

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information: Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade[i] Submitted electronically: July 16, 2015 The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization, is pleased to have the...

June 2015

Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 06-25-2015

Posted June 25, 2015

Local Food, Farm to Institution

Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 06-25-2015

Fast Track sets stage for showdown on free trade

Posted June 24, 2015

Fast Track, TPP, Trade, TTIP, Free trade agreements

Washington D.C.–Following an intense lobbying campaign, the Senate today caved in to demands from the Obama administration and GOP leadership and gave Trade Promotion Authority six years of life support. Better known as Fast Track, this legislation means that Congress has forfeited its right to amend any...

Scientists’ Open Letter to FAO Director General Graziano da Silva, in Support of the February 2015 Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

Posted June 24, 2015

24 June 2015 Dear Director General da Silva, As scientists and scholars working in sustainable agriculture and food systems, we are writing to support and bring to your attention the recent Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology1, dated 27 February 2015. The Declaration affirms that agroecology can...

Rural Climate Dialogue slides from webinar 6-22-2015

Posted June 22, 2015

Rural Climate Dialogues, Climate Change

Rural Climate Dialogue slides from webinar 6-22-2015

Building Minnesota’s Farm to Institution Markets

Posted June 16, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Food, Sustainable Agriculture

Overview As part of our shared work on farm to institution in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) and Renewing the Countryside (RTC) conducted an online survey of Minnesota growers interested in farm to institution markets in...

Robert G Wallace presentation slides 6-11-2015

Posted June 15, 2015

Industrialized Meat, Livestock

Robert G Wallace presentation slides 6-11-2015

Fast Track stalls in the House

Posted June 11, 2015

Washington D.C.–Following months of intense public opposition to Fast Track, the House of Representatives today defied the Obama administration’s trade promotion package. The debate over Fast Track blurred party lines. “It took real courage for those Democrats and Republicans who stood up to the...

Trade policy removal of regulatory “irritants”

Posted June 5, 2015

Trade, Free trade agreements

“The [U.S.] economy is not working for those who depend on paychecks to make a living, that is to say, almost everyone.”1 New York Times editorial: November 7, 2014 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently under negotiation, “is not just about free trade; it is an...

Dr. Christine Porter Food Dignity Presentation Slides 6/4/2015

Posted June 5, 2015

Food Justice, Food security

Dr. Christine Porter Food Dignity Presentation Slides 6/4/2015

G7 food initiative driving hunger in African countries, say global civil society groups

Posted June 3, 2015

Food, Food security, United Nations

Minneapolis–Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies are today meeting in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. On the same day, a coalition of a hundred farmers organisations, social...

May 2015

IATP comments on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Posted May 13, 2015

Food and Health, Industrialized Meat

Dear Secretary Burwell and Secretary Vilsack, I am submitting comments on behalf of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. IATP strongly urges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of...

April 2015

Renata Brillinger Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Posted April 22, 2015

Agriculture, Carbon Markets, Sustainable Agriculture

Renata Brillinger Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Ben Lilliston Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Posted April 22, 2015

Agriculture, Carbon Markets, Sustainable Agriculture

Ben Lilliston Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Fast Track bill undermines democracy, promotes secret mega-trade deals

Posted April 16, 2015

Fast Track, Trade, Free trade agreements

Minneapolis–Congress should reject a new bill that would grant the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), known as Fast Track. It would speed passage of two huge secret trade deals that would negatively impact farmers and ranchers, jobs, natural resources and our democracy, said the Institute for Agriculture...

Letter to Congress that Fast Track is the Wrong Track for U.S. Food & Farms

Posted April 13, 2015

Agriculture, Trade, Free trade agreements

April 13, 2015 Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as representatives of family farm and other organizations concerned about the future of our farm and food system to urge you to reject fast track (Trade Promotion) authority and to instead insist on trade policies that prioritize food and farm systems that are...

Fast Track a Bad Deal for Farmers and Our Food System, 110+ groups say

Posted April 10, 2015

Agriculture, Trade, Free trade agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Over 110 farm, food and consumer groups urged members of Congress in a letter today to oppose trade promotion authority or “fast track” legislation that would pave the way for trade agreements detrimental to farmers, ranchers and food systems, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (...

Eco-commensalism: Setting the table for what comes after capitalism

Posted April 10, 2015

Food Justice, Agrodemocracy, Agroecology, Justice

Jahi Chappell presentation slides from +50 Teach-in University of Michigan