Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations

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, Read more about Save Our Safeguards: An Update on the TAFTA Negotiations[…]

Down to Earth: Small Farm Issues In a Big Farm World

Students at Ball State University created this excellent short documentary on the state of small farms in the U.S., thanks in no small part to insights imparted by NFFC director Kathy Ozer. The film focused on the story of the Becker Family Farm and featured interviews with Kathy and other notable individuals, including Will Allen Read more about Down to Earth: Small Farm Issues In a Big Farm World[…]

December Newsletter

Happy December Everyone! Inside our latest newsletter, you’ll find an article about Nelson Mandela from Ralph Paige, a recognition of Arden Tewksbury’s long service to his community,and reports from Ben and Kathy. Also, we have two pages dedicated to member group Holiday Items for Sale!! Check it out: December Newsletter

Trade

CTC Letter on Fast Track and the TPP Letter on the TPP regarding Dairy to Rep. Peterson Letter to the USTR on US opposition to WTO proposals from developing countries to address their food security objectives and to allow for greater public spending to ensure more stable food supplies and prices. Letter to Ron Kirk, Read more about Trade[…]

Updates on Two recent Protests in DC

Today, NFFC joined Friends of the Earth in a protest outside of the Charlie Palmer’s Steak House where USTR Mike Froman had lunch with “green groups” to discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership. Here is a photo of a “Monsanto” representative carving up the earth with “TPP cleavers” in the background. On Saturday, NFFC joined DC Read more about Updates on Two recent Protests in DC[…]

Growing Food and Justice Initiative Debrief

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 Read more about Growing Food and Justice Initiative Debrief[…]

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