NFFC members and friends provide thoughtful insights and event updates that you don’t want to miss in the 2015 Spring Newsletter.
Eat fat! That is the message delivered in new studies that suggest Americans have wrongfully avoided fat in their diets for decades. In an effort to deal with the growing epidemic of heart disease, scientists turned their focus to cutting fat from diets. Many of those studies failed to control for major heart disease[…]
This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University[…]
We will join organizations as part of the Citizens Trade Campaign at 10 am tomorrow to protest the TAFTA negotiation process. More information is available here. Please join us if you can! Also, the memes below are available on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please share them on your personal accounts!
As Spring has finally arrived, so has our latest Newsletter. Here is a printer-friendly B&W version. Here is the full color version. Happy Reading!
Tyler Mac Innis serves as NFFC’s Emerson National Hunger Fellow. He will be following Farm Bill implementation and making regular updates on the process here. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appeared before the House Agriculture Committee last week to discuss the state of the rural economy and field questions on the implementation of the Farm Bill.[…]
La Via Campesina mobilized European farmers to demonstrate in front of the European Parliament on Monday. Please read their press release here or an excerpt below: “Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants’ rights over our own seeds” Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34 (Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to[…]
At the end of November, Kathy was interviewed for WRHU-FM, a Long Island, NY community radio station, regarding the lasting effects of NAFTA on family farmers. Please contact us here if you would like to hear the interview.
This week has been a busy week in DC. The TAFTA negotiators were in town and NFFC, along with other members of the Citizens Trade Campaign, greeted them on gray Monday morning. Apparently the USTR wasn’t too keen on us asking the negotiators to stand up for democracy and leak the TAFTA text,[…]
Please read this Media Advisory from La Via Campesina regarding the peaceful demonstrations held today in opposition to the WTO in Bali. The Jakarta Globe covered the protest here.