Press Room

Here you'll find our latest news and press releases. Members of the media can reach us by contacting Lisa Griffith.

  • EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels

    November 25, 2015

    EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015   Contact: Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice, 808-599-2436 Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety, 703-927-2826 Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, 847-567-4052 Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082   EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels Toxic pesticide banned on genetically engineered crops   Washington D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), responding to litigation, has announced ...

  • The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

    September 1, 2015

    The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines, Iowa, United States – September 1, 2015 Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize In this moment when it is vital to assert that Black lives matter, the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance honors Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers, fishermen, and stewards of ancestral lands and water. We especially commemorate them as ...

  • Over 300 Groups Urge Congress to Label GMOs

    May 14, 2015

    Over 300 Groups Urge Congress to Label GMOs

    May 13, 2015 Washington, DC — Today, 328 farm, food, health, public interest and environmental organizations and businesses wrote to members of Congress to urge them to protect consumers’ right to know what they are eating and require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. The letter urged members of Congress not to support H.R. 1599, a ...

  • La Via Campesina: Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women

    November 25, 2014

    Press Release –  Tuesday, 25 November 2014 On this International Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women, La Via Campesina is again denouncing the structural violence that women have to confront each day and that has been systematically silenced, made to appear natural, and rendered invisible by patriarchal capitalist society. In 2008, in its Vth Conference, La ...

  • NFFC Part of Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA

    November 7, 2014

    A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups, including the NFFC, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for a herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not adequately ...

  • A Challenge to EPA Over Herbicide Approval

    October 24, 2014

    News Release: October 22, 2014 Lawsuit filed against Environmental Protection Agency for approval of 2,4-D use on genetically engineered corn, soy crops in six Midwest states San Francisco, CA – A coalition of farmers and environmental groups filed a lawsuit to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today on behalf of six Midwest states where a ...

  • U.S. Farmworkers and Palestinian Farmers share 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize

    October 17, 2014

    The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) is honored to name the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine, based in Gaza and the West Bank, and Community to Community Development /Comunidad a Comunidad (C2C) of Bellingham, Washington, as co-recipients of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize. Their stories of continuous struggle to defend the rights of ...

  • NFFC Advocates for Agroecology at NYC Climate Summit

    October 17, 2014

            NFFC members and staff joined the multitudes participating in various events at last weekend’s Climate Summit. Executive Director Kathy Ozer spoke Friday at the Church Center for the United Nations on behalf of the International Day of Peace; Dena Hoff (NFFC vice president and Via Campesina International Coordinating Committee member) participated in a Saturday workshop panel “Cook Organic, Not ...

  • NFFC Disappointed in USDA Support of Dow’s 2,4-D Crops

    October 17, 2014

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Griffith mobile – (773) 319-5838 Washington, DC (September 24, 2014) – Despite many months of working to the contrary, the National Family Farm Coalition learned last Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had determined that Dow’s Enlist corn and soy were safe for release to the public for planting. Enlist corn ...

  • Press release: TTIP bad for agriculture, health and the environment says U.S. and EU civil society

    July 10, 2014

    July 10, 2014 BRUSSELS – The next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will take place July 14–18 in Brussels, almost exactly a year since the first round in Washington, DC. Since that time, movements for local and regional farming and food systems and public health advocates on both sides of ...