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The Revolution is Community by Naim Edwards, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

The “world hunger” discussion – certainly in the media – focuses on the overdeveloped nations and wealthy individuals figuring out how to help and provide resources for less industrialized nations to feed themselves. Whether it’s the G8, Monsanto, the Gates Foundation, or any other corporate entity, their answer to solving world hunger includes economic growth[…]

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NFFC and Allies Oppose Coordinated Framework Process in Letter and Press Release

[Press release:  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/advocates-call-meaningful-public-participation-federal-regulation-biotech]   August 3, 2016 Howard Shelanski Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs The Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20503   Dr. John Holdren Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20504   Dear Mr.[…]

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RAFI-USA and Dudley Butler Describe the Ridiculous Nature of Contract Poultry Farming

NFFC member organization RAFI-USA offers in-depth analysis of the situation in which many contract poultry growers find themselves today. Sally Lee’s recent blog states: “In 2015, people consumed 112,000,000 metric tons of chicken globally. That’s an unfathomable quantity. So here’s one way to visualize it: That amounts [to] the weight of two-thirds of all the[…]

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Sustainable, a film about farming the way it should be

Sustainable is a term that, when used in reference to farming, is generally understood to mean “the good kind of farming”. Farming that respects the environment, animal welfare, consumer heath, farmer profitability and farm worker dignity. Sustainable farming is often equated with organic farming, a logical conclusion since organic farming is expected to take all[…]

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USFSA Holds Learning Call on People’s Agrarian Reform

On May 23, 2016, the Resource Reform work team of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance held a learning call on People’s Agrarian Reform based on the principles outlined by La Via Campesina (http://bit.ly/1R9ospB) at their April 2016 International Conference of Agrarian Reform. Speaking were Blain Snipstal (Black Dirt Farm Collective, SAFFON and Rural Coalition), Dena[…]

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Pro Ag Organization Holds Successful Hearing for Dairy Farmers

May 27, 2016 Arden Tewksbury Sixteen dairy farmers testified at last Tuesday’s milk hearing held at Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.  According to Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro-Ag, “The dairy farmers told it like it is down on the farm.”   The hearing was attended by aides to Senator Bob Casey’s office, Senator Pat Toomey’s office, Rep.[…]

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The Daily Star Reports on Dairy Farmer Concerns

Several reporters participated in a telepress conference held last month by NFFC executive director Kathy Ozer and dairy farmer leaders. Mark Boshnack from the Daily Star (upstate New York) noted that, ‘Progressive Agriculture Organization manager Arden Tewksbury of Meshoppen, Pa., said that a supply-management system could charge farmers for excess milk produced above a yearly[…]

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Farm, Faith and Rural Groups Oppose TPP to Congress

April 27, 2016   Attention: Ag/Trade Leg. Staff U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   Dear Representative: The undersigned 161 farm, food, rural and faith groups urge you to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Independent family farmers and ranchers will see little benefit from the purported export gains from the[…]

Sustainable Agriculture, Faith and Rural Organizations Express Opposition to TPP

April 18, 2016 Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as development, faith-based and sustainable agriculture organizations concerned about the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on food security and sustainable development in the member countries and around the world. Many of us work closely with partners in developing countries and have witnessed[…]