Document Library

Format: 2015

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

Extending the Growing Season

Posted April 7, 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 agriculture production. Like many states in the country, these states are experiencing increased interest in local and regional food procurement, particularly from institutions such...

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...

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