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Format: 2015

March 2015

Coalition of NGOs Releases Nanotech Recommendation Reflecting Concern About Use of Nanotech In Foods

Posted March 12, 2015

Food safety, Nanotechnology

Minneapolis, MN – Responding to rising concern about manufacturers using unregulated nanomaterials in food, a coalition of advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad has released a policy recommendation for companies in food-related industries to assist them in avoiding or reducing the risks from nanomaterials in...

Nanomaterials Fact Sheet

Posted March 11, 2015

Food safety, Nanotechnology

Evidence indicates that engineered nanomaterials are beginning to be used and sold in common food products, but companies and their suppliers are failing to provide consumers with information about whether their products contain nanomaterials. In fact, many companies that sell products containing nanomaterials may not...

Policy for Nanomaterials in Food and Food Packaging

Posted March 11, 2015

Food safety, Nanotechnology

Policy for Nanomaterials in Food and Food Packaging Nanotoxicology studies indicate a range of harms can be caused by ingestion, inhalation, and/or dermal exposure to a variety of nanomaterials. We are concerned that food companies may use, or inadvertently, as a result of supply chain management failures,...

Peter Leendertse Agricultural Fungicides and Public Health Webinar Slides 03/05/2015

Posted March 5, 2015

Agriculture, Fungicide Resistance, Health

Peter Leendertse Agricultural Fungicides and Public Health Webinar Slides 03/05/2015

Logan Luce Agricultural Fungicides and Public Health Webinar Slides 03/05/2015

Posted March 5, 2015

Agriculture, Fungicide Resistance

Logan Luce Agricultural Fungicides and Public Health Webinar Slides 03/05/2015

Letter to Pfizer to leave ALEC

Posted March 4, 2015

Money and Politics

We are writing to ask Pfizer to end its affiliation with the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC. Over the last few months, numerous companies, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, have ended their ALEC membership due to concerns about the harmful role ALEC has played in our...

TPP letter on Dairy Concerns

Posted March 4, 2015

Industrialized Meat, TPP, Trade, Livestock

The Honorable Max Baucus Committee on Finance United States Senate 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 March 4, 2013 Dear Chairman Baucus: As the Administration continues negotiating new standard‐setting trade pacts for the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond, we ask that any trade policymaking...

Letter to White House Task force on Pollinators

Posted March 2, 2015

Agriculture

Dear Directors Keigwin and Kunickis, We the 128 undersigned organizations have closely followed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the broader White House Task Force’s efforts to protect pollinators from pesticides including neonicotinoid insecticides. This letter outlines our concerns regarding...

February 2015

Take action on money in politics; immediately issue an executive order to promote transparency in government contracting

Posted February 27, 2015

Money and Politics

Dear President Obama: Six years into your presidency, and five years after the Supreme Court issued its tragically misguided ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, we’re now living in a Wild West campaign spending world: Big Money outside organizations are concentrating their spending in closely contested races and...

Extending the Growing Season

Posted February 27, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Food, Sustainable Agriculture

Introduction The Upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin are simultaneously known for their cold winters and their high specialty crop production. Like many states in the country, these states are experiencing increasing interest in local and regional food procurement, particularly from institutions...

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...