Urgent Action is needed to prevent more deaths in Haiti.
Nov 28, 2009
Today, heavily armed members of the national police, military and criminal investigation units under the coup regime raided the Honduran farm organization COMAL (Alternative Community Marketing Network) in Siguatepeque, in Comayagua. COMAL is a coalition of 42 small-scale farming and women's organizations from throughout Honduras.
Are you concerned about where your food comes from? Do you care about the working conditions of farmers and food workers? Is it inconvenient to get to the store? Do you have access to fresh produce in your neighborhood? Are you concerned about meat and poultry packing conditions that threaten your health and that of the workers? Are you worried that corporate giants like Monsanto control a large share of our seed supply?
Policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition
A billion people are hungry and the number increases. Women are especially hard hit. There is an urgent need for shift in policies and actions.
**Urge organizations you are involved in to sign on to this letter by contacting eleonorew [at] iatp [dot] org by Wednesday, November 11th.
**Personally send a letter to President Obama.
**forward this message to others who might take action.
Contact President Barak Obama at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Contact Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack's office at 202-720-3631.
Dear President Obama and Secretary Vilsack,
Obama's campaign promise
"We'll tell ConAgra that it's not the Dept. of Agribusiness. It's the Dept. of Agriculture. We're going to put the people's interests ahead of the special interests."
Despite President Obama's early promises that "lobbyists won't find a job in my White House," he just nominated two "Big Ag" industry insiders who come straight from the pesticide and biotech sectors to vital posts.
(Mexico, 16 October 2009) Today, International World Food Day, as declared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, La Via Campesina is mobilizing globally along with allies in an overwhelming expression of outright rejection of Monsanto and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), in the name of food sovereignty.