Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Type: Organization
Name: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Open-source seeds challenge Monsanto, support International Day of Farmers' Struggles

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 17, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) will release over 29 seed varieties into the global commons and humanity's “moral economy.” This new initiative hopes to provide a counterweight to private patenting of seeds, which ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Untold Stories labor history series begins April 22

The 2014 Untold Stories series focuses on the struggles facing workers in the past – and how they influence the issues of today. This year’s theme is “Memory and Place.” sponsors this series of free, public programs in honor of Labor History Month.Pete ... [Published Workday Minnesota - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Real Food Town Hall sparks discussion about food on campus

Laura Humes, ’16, was involved in planning and organizing the Real Food Town Hall, along with the other members of the Food Hub. This article was written to spread the word about the Real Food Town Hall to those who weren’t there.Over one hundred students ... [Published Macalester College Mac Weekly - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Understanding Water Management for Food Security

Water for all provided in an equitable and sustainable way is central to global justice for poor women and men. It has a particularly important role in food security through its multiple impacts on health, agricultural production and food processing. ... [Published Water Environment Federation - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

China looks abroad for greener pastures

AdvertisementBEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Fertile ground for foodies

You’ll find them at Bar Louie on a weeknight. The group includes the 24-year-old creator of peanut butter in upside-down jars, the inventor of herbal tea boxes for kids, the owner of the Hot Indian food truck, and the founder of Seven Sundays muesli.Minneapolis-area ... [Published Southwest Journal - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

More worrisome evidence links everyday chemicals to men's fertility problems

Minimize exposure to phthalates by buying fragrance-free cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products and detergents.In her March Poison Pen  column for the New York Times, science journalist Deborah Blum ( “The Poisoner’s Handbook” ) focuses ... [Published MinnPost - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

The Chinese Want Their Own Cargill

For years, China’s automakers, oil and gas players, and technology companies have pursued their global ambitions by acquiring foreign companies. Now Chinese agriculture is getting its turn. On Feb. 28, China’s largest food processor and grain trader, ... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Welcoming IATP's new president

Dear Friends,The Board of Directors of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is very pleased to announce the selection of Juliette Majot as our new president. We are inspired and impressed by Juliette’s experience, knowledge and commitment to ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Chinese appetite for meat puts pressure on scarce resources

The scale of growth in China’s meat production over the past three decades is astonishing.Today, one-third of the world’s meat is produced in the country and half of all pigs live there. While per capita annual consumption may still be below the US and ... [Published Taipei Times Online - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 06 2014 - Updated Mar 06 2014 - 1 reports

Reports warn about link between eating red and processed meat

Related Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News Eating grilled meat 'increases risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes' FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat Processed Poultry Meat & Poultry Meat Processing Equipment Market by Types ... [Published BioPortfolio - Mar 06 2014]
First reported Feb 21 2014 - Updated Feb 21 2014 - 1 reports

Bracing for impacts as China enters industrial meat complex | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Posted February 18, 2014 by Andrew Ranallo IATP is excited to announce the release of a series of new reports looking in-depth at China’s feed, pork, poultry and dairy sectors, the past and future trajectory of the industry, and global impacts of China’s ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Feb 21 2014]

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...As Father John Olenik, pastor of a Philadelphia church, said in his testimony, "…[d]ivine acknowledgement of the human rights of all people should spurn us on to discontinue the unjust agreement between the city and ICE."
...test-growing economy, with a huge demand for agricultural products," said Ma, who works as an analyst for a Beijing-based trade association, CnAgri. "When we look overseas, we see large tracts of land where you can operate a farm that makes sense economically."
As the organization says , "It's not feasible to ask the average person to keep 100+ chemicals in their head when they go to the store."
...Zedong feared hostile foreign powers could cripple the economy through a trade embargo if the country became reliant on rice and wheat from abroad. "In China, grain is more important than gold. This is part of our Chinese traditional thinking" says Ma Wenfeng, senior analyst at Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultants

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Open-source seeds challenge Monsanto, support I... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Apr 17 2014]
Untold Stories labor history series begins Apri... [Published Workday Minnesota - Apr 09 2014]
Real Food Town Hall sparks discussion about foo... [Published Macalester College Mac Weekly - Apr 04 2014]
Understanding Water Management for Food Security [Published Water Environment Federation - Apr 02 2014]
World: Understanding water management for food ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
Wende Marshall, "The Fight Against ICE Holds" [Published MRzine - Mar 29 2014]
China looks abroad for greener pastures [Published Los Angeles Times - Mar 29 2014]
Fertile ground for foodies [Published Southwest Journal - Mar 27 2014]
More worrisome evidence links everyday chemical... [Published MinnPost - Mar 24 2014]
The Chinese Want Their Own Cargill [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 21 2014]
Obama to Grant “Environmental Green Light” to C... [Published Global Research - Mar 18 2014]
Welcoming IATP's new president [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Mar 18 2014]
If it tastes sweet, will it make you fat? [Published Examiner.com - Mar 17 2014]
Chinese appetite for meat puts pressure on scar... [Published Taipei Times Online - Mar 12 2014]
Congratulations to Barbara Schreiner’s appointm... [Published South African Water Research Commission - Mar 12 2014]
Reports warn about link between eating red and ... [Published BioPortfolio - Mar 06 2014]
India: Women farmers leading the way - The Tami... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 05 2014]
Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges: How to Pre... [Published theCSRfeed - Feb 27 2014]
Bracing for impacts as China enters industrial ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Feb 21 2014]
Fast Track to Corporate Rule [Published BlueOregon - Jan 29 2014]
FDA Withdraws 98 of 101 Arsenic-Based Animal Dr... [Published PRWeb - Oct 03 2013]
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World: Understanding water management for food ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: World Water for all provided in an equitable and sustainable way is central to global justice for poor women and men. It has a particularly important role in food security through its multiple impacts on ...
India: Women farmers leading the way - The Tami... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 05 2014]
Source: GrassrootsCountry: India By Lydia Simas Women in rural India play a major role in food production. Over 80 percent of women in rural India work in agriculture, from sowing to harvesting crops to collecting and caring for seeds to caring for livestock ...
Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges: How to Pre... [Published theCSRfeed - Feb 27 2014]
SOURCE: Source Intelligence® DESCRIPTION: If you missed the live stream of Source Intelligence’s “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar don’t worry, here it is.  The webinar addressed the steps that can be taken right now to get your organization ...
Bracing for impacts as China enters industrial ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Feb 21 2014]
Posted February 18, 2014 by Andrew Ranallo IATP is excited to announce the release of a series of new reports looking in-depth at China’s feed, pork, poultry and dairy sectors, the past and future trajectory of the industry, and global impacts of China’s ...
Fast Track to Corporate Rule [Published BlueOregon - Jan 29 2014]
Like many of you, I’m on numerous e-mail lists, dealing with the environment, food safety/GMO’s, health, nutrition, corporate malfeasance, labor, campaign finance, you name it. My Inbox runneth over. Except for outrage over Citizens United, I’ve never ...
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