Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Releases | 0 comments

ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS – Fair Trade, Not Free Trade, Should Be Basis of Food and Agriculture System. The National Family Farm Coalition and 56 allied organizations representing family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and advocates signed a letter to Congress condemning the pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. As the letter states, more FTAs will only accelerate the economic...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Releases | 0 comments

September 22: U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis Criticizes Agribusiness-Backed Global Harvest Initative’s Failed Ideas to Feed the World (09.22.09) – The U.S. Working Group on the Food Crisis criticized the new Global Harvest Initiative, backed by Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, John Deere and DuPont, for continuing to advocate a failed approach to feeding the world and addressing global hunger. The September 22 Global Harvest...

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Releases | 0 comments

September 4: Family Farmers Plead for No New Doha Round (09.04.09). As trade ministers meet in New Delhi, India today to revive the WTO Doha Round, the National Family Farm Coalition today denounced efforts to further liberalize agricultural markets. Ben Burkett, a Mississippi farmer and NFFC president, said, “We need more food sovereignty, not more free trade. Millions of Mexican farmers have been driven off their land due to the below-cost...

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Posted by on Jun 25, 2009 in Releases | 0 comments

June 25: Family Farmers Applaud Urgently Needed TRADE Act to Help Fix Broken Food System (06.25.09) - NFFC applauded the introduction of the TRADE Act in the House which offers urgent and necessary reforms to trade agreements that have harmed family farmers around the world while allowing dangerous unsafe food into the United States. Trade agreements such as NAFTA and the Peru FTA are greatly responsible for our current broken industrial food...

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