Agra Watch Blog Posts

Media Round-up: March 23, 2015 Seattle and London Actions protesting Seed Privatization meeting in London

Mar 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News


PRESS RELEASE: Gates Foundation Plots Ways of Profiting from Africa’s Seed Systems

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2015 Contact: 
Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@seattleglobaljustice.org Gates Foundation Plots Ways of Profiting from Africa’s Seed Systems Simultaneous Demonstrations in London and Seattle SEATTLE, WA — Today, Monday, March 23, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development […]



PRESS ADVISORY: Simultaneous Demonstrations in Seattle and London Oppose Gates Foundation’s Secret Meeting about Seed Privatization in Africa

Mar 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2015 Contact: 
Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@seattleglobaljustice.org   Simultaneous Demonstrations in Seattle and London Oppose Gates Foundation’s Secret Meeting about Seed Privatization in Africa SEATTLE, WA — On Monday, March 23, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International […]



Africa-US Summit Report Published

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

We just published a full report on the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit which we hosted October 12-14, 2014. The report describes the current and historical context of both US and African agriculture, as participants shared in the meeting. It also includes pieces of original research conducted by AGRA Watch on the Gates Foundation’s agricultural […]



‘Yes, we have no bananas’

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News

CAGJ authors were recently published in Third World Resurgence with an article about the ‘Super Banana’. ‘Yes, we have no bananas’ The drive by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to introduce a genetically engineered ‘super banana’ into the Ugandan market can only be viewed as part of a powerful and coordinated effort to transform […]



Update and Media Round-up: GM Banana Open Letter

Jan 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts

In October 2014, participants of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit committed to working together to contest the development and implementation of the GM Banana. The so called “super banana” was genetically engineered in Australia to contain higher levels of vitamin A for the Ugandan market. Funded by the Gates Foundation, the GM Banana is […]



Book Discussion: This Changes Everything

Jan 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

CAGJ Climate Justice Book Discussion and Potluck TUES January 27, 6 – 9pm Location: Central Co-op Rochdale Room, 19th and Madison. In 2014, CAGJ committed to prioritizing taking action on climate justice. To inspire and inform this work in 2015, we are starting the year with a discussion of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes […]



Moving Forward from the Summit- Tackling the GM Banana

Dec 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

CAGJ’s AGRA Watch project hosted the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle October 10 – 14, 2014. The four-day meetings brought together a range of grassroots organizations, progressive funders, and international networks working towards food sovereignty in Africa and the United States. And now the real work is beginning! Coming out of the Summit, […]



AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA requests organizational sign-ons to the letter below by Friday December 5th, 2014.  Please reply to Bridget Mugambe at: b_mugambe@yahoo.com AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana Dear Friends and Colleagues: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is extremely concerned about a Bill and Melinda […]



15 Years Since WTO Uprising! CAGJ & Central Cinema present “This is What Democracy Looks Like”

Nov 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

CAGJ & Central Cinema Present: This is What Democracy Looks Like Screening and discussion with filmmaker Jill Friedberg Sunday November 30, 2014 2:30pm – Doors Open 3pm – Film Showing 5:30-6:30pm – Happy Hour at Central Cinema Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave (corner of Union and 21st in the Central District) Seattle Tickets: $7 in […]