Day of Farmer’s Struggles: Family Farm Defenders protesting the CME

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Family Farmers and Allies to Protest Dairy Price Fixing and Global Carbon Trading Outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) – 141 W. Jackson – at 12:00 Noon on April 18th Contact: John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders, (608) 260-0900 www.familyfarmers.org Chicago, Illinois  – To mark Via Campesina’s International Day of Peasant Struggle, family farmers and their allies will converge at the Chicago Mercantile...

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The Meat Racket on NPR!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

With the arrival of Chris Leonard’s book, The Meat Racket, NPR aired their recent interview with him during today’s Morning Edition. Read the story or listen here. For those of you in the DC area, Chris will be speaking tonight from 6-7:30pm at the Arizona State Washington Center and Sunday at Politics & Prose at 1pm. After DC, Chris will be in Washington (state), Oregon, California, New York, and Missouri. See his events page...

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“Meat” the author: NFFC talks with Chris Leonard about his new book “The Meat Racket”

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This past weekend, we opened our Winter Meeting with Christopher Leonard and a discussion about his upcoming book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard, a former AP agribusiness reporter, discussed what he learned about the meat industry and the struggles of livestock growers in the business. It was an honor and a privilege to have this conversation with him over dinner, which included sustainably,...

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Growing Food and Justice Initiative Debrief

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Immediately after the Food Sovereignty Prize, Rachel flew to Taos, New Mexico to represent NFFC and USFSA at the Growing Food and Justice Initiative Gathering. She attended the Intensive Leadership Facilitation Training as well as the main conference to join the conversation about racism and structural inequality in our food system. Rachel, Oscar Otzoy from CIW (with translation from Jake Ratner), and Andrianna Natsoulas led a workshop called...

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