NY Times critiques USFRA’s ‘Farmland’

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog | 98 comments

The New York times ran this excellent critique of the USFRA sponsored film ‘Farmland’ in their movie section today. Unfortunately, they didn’t link to either Jim or our articles, but they did cite a number of other articles, including Anna Lappe’s piece at Grist called “Who’s behind the US Farmer’s & Ranchers Alliance and why it...

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Find Food Labels Confusing? Food Chain Workers group sorts it out.

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

The Domestic Fair Trade Association* just released their evaluation program of fair trade and social justice certification programs for food. The evaluation program currently rates 6 “fair trade” labels along many issues including whether the label adequate works to support family farmers and has high labor and environmental standards. Please check it out. Hopefully more funding will allow them to continue and expand their rating...

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USFRA Promotes Agribusiness, Not Farmers

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog | 480 comments

“Being in a supermarket, picking up a piece of produce and wondering, where does this come from? …My Facebook feed is flooded with what I should eat and what I should avoid…I don’t know what to believe.” That, says Oscar-winning director James Moll in a recent interview, is what inspired him to create his new documentary, Farmland. The film was made with the financial support of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, or USFRA....

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