The fact that the U.S. continues to deregulate genetic engineering — in the face of evidence of harm to both workers and biodiversity from associated pesticide overuse15 does not justify imposing these policies on other countries under the guise of trade policy. While agribusiness trade groups may demand such policies (which certainly benefit global pesticide and seed companies), they do not benefit family farmers.
It is especially noteworthy to us that TIAA’s illustration depicts the organizations working most closely with local communities, whose members are
most directly impacted by its land acquisitions, as being of least concern for their engagement. Governments should guarantee legitimate tenure rights in line with the Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs) agreed upon by the UN member states in the Committee on World Food Security, and TIAA should not undermine land rights or human rights as defined in the Guidelines.
The U.S. government must stop prioritizing the interests of agribusiness over small farmers, abetting further corporatization of the food system here and in other countries, including India.
We are unified in our opposition to the U.S. government petition against Canada, and call on the Biden-Harris administration to rescind this action and to advance strong worker rights protection and dairy policy reform policy in the U.S.
From its onset the 2021 UN Food System Summit has been led by interests affiliated to agrochemical corporations and economic forces that do not serve the interests of people and the planet.
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A U.S. and Kenya agreement should establish the highest possible public health, food security, environmental and labor standards for sustainable and equitable development in both countries.
NFFC stands with the MST and others around the globe fighting for basic human rights – access to land, seeds, water, housing, healthcare, education, and food.
We have a collective responsibility to address these systemic injustices with deep roots in our food and agriculture system, and to forge a new world of true equity and inclusion for all.
Just as the 19 landless peasants in Brazil who died in 1996 demanding agrarian reform and other attributes of Food Sovereignty, we must continue to honor their struggle to create a just and equitable food system.
The proposed criteria are inadequate and vague, failing to address significant and harmful practices in the livestock industry that are both anti-competitive and detrimental to farmer livelihoods.