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Deepening Food Democracy

14 January, 2015 - 17:31
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Dr. M. Jahi Chappell Author(s) (external):  Jill Carlson File:  2015_01_06_Agrodemocracy_JC_JC_f.pdf Introduction Imagine a group of 15 citizens from your community. These citizens are a cross-section from your community, representative in gender, age, education, party affiliation and ethnicity. They gather to discuss their concerns about the impacts of climate change on their lives and potential steps to overcome those challenges. After days of discussing their collective community vision of what a sustainable and resilient community is, they draft a citizen’s report. This report is used as a launching pad for conversations and actions with their local government and their community...

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Report: Fungicide resistance poses serious threat to human health, agriculture

5 January, 2015 - 22:51
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Andrew Ranallo File:  2015_01_07_Fungicide_PR.pdf Minneapolis – The beneficial effects of fungicides are rapidly dwindling, opening a vulnerability to fungi in plants and animals, says a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Fungicide Resistance: Risk and Consequences in Modern Agriculture takes an in-depth look at how and why fungicide resistance is growing and the connection to agriculture and public health. “While fungal resistance is evolutionary biology at work, there are human activities and practices that contribute to and speed up resistance,” says IATP’s VP for Communications Dale Wiehoff. The report identifies factors such as industrial agriculture based on multi-year mono-cropping; the...

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Fungicide Resistance

30 December, 2014 - 08:50
Subtitle:  Risk and Consequence in Modern Agriculture Language:  English Author(s) (external):  L.F.T. Luce File:  2014_12_23_Fungicide_LL.pdf Executive Summary Fungi are ubiquitous and vital members of nearly all ecosystems on our planet, from untouched wilderness to carefully managed agriculture. In our interaction with these creatures we have experienced both extraordinary benefits—including harnessing the process of fermentation—and terrible losses—including the Irish Potato Famine. The majority of fungal species are detritivores, quietly decomposing and recycling organic matter in soil or water. But some species are parasites, and they can threaten the health of humans, our crops and livestock, and...

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Nonprofits sue EPA for failure to regulate novel pesticide products created With nanotechnology

17 December, 2014 - 16:04
Subtitle:  Lawsuit will compel unlawfully delayed agency answer to groups’ 2008 legal petition demanding regulation Language:  English IATP author(s):  IATP Author(s) (external):  Center for Food Safety, International Center for Technology Assessment, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Environmental Health, Clean Production Action File:  Nano-silver petition lawsuit.pdf Washington, DC – Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit late yesterday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s failure to regulate novel nanomaterial pesticides. In 2008 CFS filed a legal petition demanding the agency take action; today nonprofits...

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Congressional spending deal rewards Wall Street over Main Street

11 December, 2014 - 16:54
Subtitle:  Bailout guarantee blocks financial reform effort for fair, transparent markets Language:  English IATP author(s):  Andrew Ranallo Dr. Steve Suppan File:  2014_12_11_CongressionalSpending_PR.pdf Minneapolis – The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) today urged the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against a midnight amendment that would protect Wall Street’s riskiest trading by granting it Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) guarantees against losses. House Republicans placed the FDIC protection for Wall Street into the omnibus spending bill that must be passed by Congress in a scheduled Thursday vote to prevent another government...

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Local Economies on the Table

13 November, 2014 - 23:05
Subtitle:  TTIP Procurement Update Language:  English IATP author(s):  Karen Hansen-Kuhn File:  2014_11_05_TTIPProcurement_KHK.pdf Communities across the United States and Europe are working to transform local economic systems so that they are more sustainable and equitable. Programs that support the production of nutritious and culturally appropriate food by local farmers and locally sourced renewable energy, construction and even office supplies benefit local producers, businesses, workers and consumers. Many states and communities are utilizing public procurement programs to support those efforts, especially bidding preferences for healthy, locally grown foods, energy or transportation programs that create local jobs, and...

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Letter to the U.S. Trade Representative on TTIP and procurement

13 November, 2014 - 17:22
Language:  English IATP author(s):  IATP File:  TTIP procurement letter.pdf Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman on January 24, 2014 from 14 organizations including IATP expressing concerns over possible measures in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that could undermine our efforts to rebuild local food systems that are healthy, fair and sustainable.

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Big Meat Swallows the Trans-Pacific Partnership

6 November, 2014 - 21:53
Language:  English IATP author(s):  Ben Lilliston File:  2014_11_05_TTPBigMeat_BL.pdf Introduction The big meat corporations issued an ultimatum to Japan this summer: either drop different tariffs on all agriculture products or you should be kicked out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1 The threat, coming from the dairy, pork, wheat and rice industries based in the U.S., represented the seriousness of what’s at stake for global agribusiness—and particularly the big meat corporations—in potentially the largest free trade agreement ever negotiated. The TPP has been called "NAFTA on steroids" for good reason. It includes the NAFTA countries (U.S., Mexico and Canada), as well as nine other Pacific Rim countries (Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Brunei Darussalam,...

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Working Landscapes Certificates™ and nonGMOplus™

5 November, 2014 - 22:07
Subtitle:  Supporting and certifying more sustainable agricultural production Language:  English IATP author(s):  Jim Kleinschmit File:  2014 WLC and nonGMOplus final_June 2014_f.pdf The Working Landscapes Certificate™ (WLC) program was created by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in 2006 to allow the emerging biomaterials sector to directly support farmers producing crops in a more sustainable manner. WLC criteria start with a non-GMO requirement, but also include consideration of water and soil quality, pollinator protection, greenhouse gas emissions, and other sustainability concerns. Over the last eight years, the WLC program has been refined and expanded, including the development of an...

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