May 25, 2013
On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
Why do we march?
- Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
- In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
- Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
- For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
- Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.
March 13, 2013
New York is a farm state. It is also home to a population of nearly 19 million people who rely on its bounty for food. But New York State has been rapidly losing its farms to development. Almost 450,000 acres of farmland have been developed in New York since the 1980s – an area equal to approximately 4,500 farms in New York.
Together, we can ensure a future with a strong farm and food economy, productive farmland, and abundant local food. Please join American Farmland Trust for the fourth annual No Farms No Food® Rally at the State Capitol in Albany on March 13. At the No Farms No Food® Rally, farmers, local foods advocates, land trust staff, community leaders and others who care about local farms and food come together from across New York to meet with State Legislators and urge them to support funding and legislation that strengthens farm and food economies, protects farmland and the environment, and increases access to locally grown food for all New Yorkers.
Online Registration Now Open
Bus transportation from New York City is available.
More information, click here.
September 7, 2012
March 24, 2012
Registration for The Home Grown Institute, March 24-25, is Open!
View the program details online or
Download (patience, it’s a big file!) the program brochure from the website at
* Free gifts – rain barrels or composters – for ALL registrants*
* 50+ workshops and activities for adults
* Fun, Engaging and Educational Kids and Teen program
* Storytelling, Seed and Tool Exchanges
* Films, Silent Auction and Awards Reception
* Neighborhood “Community Kitchen” Incubator
Register soon. Late fee applies after February 24. Registration closes March
*One free gift per family/residence.