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Newsletter 179: Just Say No to Neurotoxins on Our Food!

Newsletter 179: Just Say No to Neurotoxins on Our Food! (August 14th 2017) Support the Senate Bill Banning Deadly Neurotoxin on Food We have the scientific studies to be able to say it definitively: chlorpyrifos is a deadly neurotoxin. Yet it is regularly sprayed on our corn, soybeans, oranges, apples, strawberries, broccoli, and other common […]

Newsletter 178: What Happened to Trump’s Campaign Promise for Better Trade Rules?

Newsletter 178: What Happened to Trump’s Campaign Promise for Better Trade Rules? (July 26th 2017) What Happened to Trump’s Campaign Promise for Better Trade Rules? Last week the Trump administration released their initial objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA. As suspected, their goals look like more corporate-friendly business as usual. There’s no plan to include […]

Newsletter 177: Will You Take A Stand for Cocoa Farmers & Against Child Labor?

Newsletter 177: Will You Take A Stand for Cocoa Farmers & Against Child Labor? (June 28th 2017) Can We Get 10,000 Signatures for Cocoa Farmers & Against Child Labor? The chocolate industry is known to have a long and deep problem with forced and child labor. Many mega food companies know that they need to […]

Newsletter 176: Kick out the Corporate Lobbyists, Make Trade Deals Work for Farmers & Families

Newsletter 176: Kick out the Corporate Lobbyists, Make Trade Deals Work for Farmers & Families (May 31st 2017) Renegotiating NAFTA Shouldn’t Be Corporate Business as Usual President Trump has given the required 90-day notice of his intent to renegotiate NAFTA. Yet leaked documents show that instead of the fair deal for working families that he […]

Newsletter 170: Make Trade Fair for All!

Newsletter 170: Make Trade Fair for All! (February 20th 2017) Make Trade Fair for All! The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is officially dead, thanks to opposition from a broad coalition of people all around the globe and the signature of President Trump. Yet as the President promises to renegotiate NAFTA and other trade deals, those of […]

Newsletter 169: Take Action: Make the “Fair Trade” Promise Reality

Newsletter 169: Take Action: Make the “Fair Trade” Promise Reality (February 1st 2017) Take action today to demand truly inclusive and fair trade agreements. In the first days of Trump’s administration, he officially withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the massive trade pact with eleven other countries that Congress had already declined to sign into […]

Newsletter 168: Don’t Let the Fox Guard the Hen House: Stop Nomination of Anti-Labor Secretary

Newsletter 168: Don’t Let the Fox Guard the Hen House: Stop Nomination of Anti-Labor Secretary (January 18th 2017) Take Action: Tell Your Senator to Stop the #AntiLaborSecretary In their own words, the mission of the Department of Labor is: To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of […]

Newsletter 167: Shocked, heartbroken, and in solidarity

Newsletter 167: Shocked, heartbroken, and in solidarity (November 9th 2016) Shocked, heartbroken, and in solidarity We are shocked and heartbroken. We have stacked some of the most important elected leadership positions in this country with officials who speak against not for the most marginalized people in our communities. Officials who deny climate change as both […]

Newsletter 166: Time for Justice in the Fields!

Newsletter 163: Time for Justice in the Fields! Time for Justice in the Fields! (October 25th 2016) Justice in the Fields — New Report Evaluates Fair Labor Claims of Seven Certifications Farmworkers are an essential part of our food system, yet one that remains unseen. They work long, hard days, handling dangerous equipment and chemicals […]

Newsletter 165: Time for Jobs with Dignity for All!

Newsletter 165: Time for Jobs with Dignity for All! Time for Jobs with Dignity for All! (October 5th 2016) Issue 13 of For A Better World is here! This issue looks at the role of dignified work in a just economy. Here in the U.S. the movement to Raise the Wage & guarantee fair pay […]