On World Food Day 2020 (October 16), Global Minnesota is hosting a virtual conference on global food topics including: hunger relief, regenerative agriculture and sustainable development, food security and safety, the impacts of climate change, and more.
October 16 marks the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), created in 1945. Each year on World Food Day, people around the world honor the important milestone of its founding.
Navdanya International will launch its new Global Citizens’ Report “Gates to a Global Empire," which combines contributions from civil society leaders and organizations in cross-sectoral fields and testimonials from civil society movements across the world.
The report casts a light on the dangers of philanthro-capitalism, which is boosting the corporate takeover of our seed, agriculture, food, knowledge and global health systems.
A panel of contributing authors will present the report:
A discussion with two Maine congressional representatives and a longtime trade activist who has been involved at many levels. The efforts for fair trade are more important now than ever. View the presentation that Senior Attorney Sharon Treat delivered at the meeting on August 26, 2020.
A panel discussion with guests:
When the school year ends, children who depend on school meals can be left without easy access to balanced, nutritious meals. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) fills the critical hunger gap during summer when school meals aren’t available and offers a critical opportunity to get the freshest, healthiest foods to the children who will benefit the most.
A recently-released report by a coalition of German and African civil society groups, "False Promises," shows that the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa is failing on its own terms. Based partly on a research paper by Timothy A. Wise, the report underscores the destructive work of AGRA and similar models of agriculture in Africa.