Document Library

Format: 2016

November 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

Jennifer Sass TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

Posted November 4, 2014

TTIP, Pesticides

Jennifer Sass TTIP Neonic Webinar Slides 11/4/2014

October 2014

Support Small Scale Asian Family Farmers for Food Security, Nutrition and Poverty Eradication

Posted October 15, 2014

Agroecology

Your Royal Highness, Your Excellency, Mr Petipong Puengbun Na Ayudhya Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Royal Thai Government Mr. Hiroyuki Konuma United Nations Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. I bring warm greetings from my...

September 2014

70 groups tell Obama: Don’t restrict GMO labeling in trade agreements

Posted September 29, 2014

Trade, Free trade agreements, GMO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventy consumer, farm and food groups, and businesses urged the Obama Administration in a letter today not to restrict efforts to label genetically modified foods in the ongoing and secret U.S.-EU trade talks. Through negotiations on the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) with the...

Letter to Michael Froman about TAFTA's effect on GMO labeling efforts

Posted September 29, 2014

Trade, Free trade agreements, GMO

Letter from 70 consumer, farm and food groups, and businesses to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman expressing deep concerns about proposals for the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA, otherwise known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) that would threaten efforts to label...

CSO STATEMENT

Posted September 24, 2014

Agroecology, Climate, Climate Change

A statement from Civil Society as read by Sonali Bisht at the UN Climate Summit September 23, 2014 emphasizing agroecology as the real solution to climate change impacts on agriculture, there was no mention of agroecology or agroecological initiatives in the agriculture session."

As Long as the Rivers Flow

Posted September 22, 2014

Tar Sands

On July 13, 1899, on the northwest shore of Lake Athabasca in Fort Chipewyan, our grandfathers entered into a Sharing Agreement with the Crown. This Agreement, known as Treaty 8, guaranteed the hunting, fishing and trapping rights of our peoples in support of sustaining our traditional livelihood, in return for our...

Scientists’ Support Letter for the International Symposium on Agroecology, 18–19 September, 2014

Posted September 17, 2014

Agriculture, Agroecology

As scientists and scholars working in sustainable agriculture and food systems, the undersigned praise the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for organizing and convening the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security. This symposium comes at an opportune time as...

No Time to Lose: 147 Studies Supporting Public Health Action to Reduce Antibiotic Overuse in Food Animals*

Posted September 8, 2014

Agriculture, Antibiotics, Health

147 Studies Supporting Public Health Action to Reduce Antibiotic Overuse in Food Animals*

An open letter to the European Commission US-EU trade negotiators

Posted September 3, 2014

Free trade agenda, Trade, TTIP, Free trade agreements

RE: The safety of Europe’s food is under threat in US-EU trade talks Dear Commissioner De Gucht, Cc. EC Spokesman Mr. Valero-Ladrón, We are writing to respond to claims by the European Commission (EC) that there is “no contradiction” in the US-EU trade talks with the “enforcement of high...

August 2014

Whose Century Is It?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement”

Posted August 27, 2014

Agriculture, Trade, Food, Free trade agreements, Globalization

The future of trade deals? In the final year of the George W. Bush presidency, the U.S. entered into negotiations to establish a gargantuan new trade deal. The negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently involve 12 countries—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico...