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.
Similar to the healthcare system, our food system has been radically underfunded and under prioritized, with corporations and profitization driving decision-making, but a new stimulus package focused on racial and economic equity could help to address that.
Our history of exploitation, violence, and marginalization is not relegated to history books but manifests itself to this day in determining property rights, access to public services, and how systemic racism is or is not addressed.
Organizations urge Senators Thune and Rounds (SD) to amend S.2744, The U.S. Beef Integrity Act, to correct the current misuse of the “Product of USA” label on imported beef products within a comprehensive mandatory COOL bill.
The new USMCA takes a step back in other areas, reading like a de-regulatory wish list for global agribusiness firms operating in all three countries.
We would like to emphasize the importance of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas, which should be the source of inspiration for future policy convergence processes here in the CFS, and for the public policy process related to this Decade.
A transition to agroecology is necessary to ensure an environmentally sustainable and prosperous future, and we urge the US government to support this process within the CFS.
To revitalize independent family farm agriculture, we need the federal government to restore competition to agriculture and ensure a level playing field for all farmers and ranchers.