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Format: 2015

January 2015

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...

Report: Fungicide resistance poses serious threat to human health, agriculture

Posted January 5, 2015

Agriculture, Fungicide Resistance, Environment

Minneapolis – The beneficial effects of fungicides are rapidly dwindling, opening a vulnerability to fungi in plants and animals, says a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Fungicide Resistance: Risk and Consequences in Modern Agriculture takes an in-depth look at how and why...

December 2014

Fungicide Resistance

Posted December 30, 2014

Agriculture, Fungicide Resistance, Environment

Executive Summary Fungi are ubiquitous and vital members of nearly all ecosystems on our planet, from untouched wilderness to carefully managed agriculture. In our interaction with these creatures we have experienced both extraordinary benefits—including harnessing the process of fermentation—and terrible...

Nonprofits sue EPA for failure to regulate novel pesticide products created With nanotechnology

Posted December 17, 2014

Nanotechnology, Pesticides

Washington, DC – Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit late yesterday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s failure to regulate novel nanomaterial pesticides. In 2008 CFS filed a legal petition demanding the agency take action; today nonprofits sued the agency for...

Congressional spending deal rewards Wall Street over Main Street

Posted December 11, 2014

Finance, Money and Politics, Markets

Minneapolis – The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) today urged the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against a midnight amendment that would protect Wall Street’s riskiest trading by granting it Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) guarantees against losses. House Republicans...

November 2014

Response to the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef Principles, and Criteria for “Sustainable Beef”

Posted November 20, 2014

Industrialized Meat

November 19, 2014 Dear Sirs, We, the following organizations representing millions of our members and online activists, applaud the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB) for acknowledging the importance of ensuring that future global production and sourcing of beef is truly sustainable. Certainly, the...

Alternatives for the Americas

Posted November 17, 2014

Free trade agreements, NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement

Introduction The Hemispheric Social Alliance (HSA) brings together a broad range of organizations from throughout the Americas united by the conviction that any form of economic integration among our nations must serve first and foremost to promote equitable and sustainable development for all of our peoples. The...

Local Economies on the Table

Posted November 13, 2014

Communities across the United States and Europe are working to transform local economic systems so that they are more sustainable and equitable. Programs that support the production of nutritious and culturally appropriate food by local farmers and locally sourced renewable energy, construction and even office...

Rural Climate Dialogues webinar slides 11/12/2014

Posted November 13, 2014

Climate Change, Rural Development

Rural Climate Dialogues webinar slides 11/12/2014

Letter to the U.S. Trade Representative on TTIP and procurement

Posted November 13, 2014

Local Food, Procurement, Trade, Free trade agreements

Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman on January 24, 2014 from 14 organizations including IATP expressing concerns over possible measures in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that could undermine our efforts to rebuild local food systems that are healthy, fair and...

Ryan Pesch Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Posted November 7, 2014

Farm to Institution, Farm to School

Ryan Pesch Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Pete Huff Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Posted November 7, 2014

Farm to Institution, Farm to School

Pete Huff Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Andrea Northup Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Posted November 7, 2014

Farm to Institution, Farm to School

Andrea Northup Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Greg Reynolds Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Posted November 7, 2014

Farm to Childcare, Farm to Institution, Farm to School

Greg Reynolds Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 11/6/2014

Big Meat Swallows the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted November 6, 2014

Agriculture, Industrialized Meat, TPP, Trade, Food

Introduction The big meat corporations issued an ultimatum to Japan this summer: either drop different tariffs on all agriculture products or you should be kicked out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1 The threat, coming from the dairy, pork, wheat and rice industries based in the U.S., represented the...

Working Landscapes Certificates™ and nonGMOplus™

Posted November 5, 2014

Agriculture, Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Working Landscapes

The Working Landscapes Certificate™ (WLC) program was created by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in 2006 to allow the emerging biomaterials sector to directly support farmers producing crops in a more sustainable manner. WLC criteria start with a non-GMO requirement, but also include...

Robert Pederson TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

Posted November 4, 2014

TTIP, Pesticides

Robert Pederson TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

Jim Kleinschmit TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

Posted November 4, 2014

TTIP, Pesticides

Jim Kleinschmit TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

Martin Dermine TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

Posted November 4, 2014

TTIP, Pesticides

Martin Dermine TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014