NFFC Joining Iowa CCI, Allies at Food & Ag Justice Summit

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized |

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/17/iowa-cci-ag-summit-protest-caucus/23551491/ The liberal advocacy group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will hold two days of counter-programming to next month’s Iowa Ag Summit featuring several potential Republican presidential candidates. The group on Tuesday announced a “Food & Ag Justice Summit” timed for the same weekend, with a “people and...

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NY Times critiques USFRA’s ‘Farmland’

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog |

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 |

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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