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Welcome to the US Food Sovereignty Alliance

Posted: June 2, 2015 at 8:31 am

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. We believe all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, we uphold the right to food as a basic human right and work to connect our local and national struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.

Food Week & WFD Actions

Posted: August 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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October 11-18 is the Food Week of Action.
World Food Day is on October 16.

You are invited to participate in the 2015 Food Week of Action! The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) and the Presbyterian Hunger Program are joining with allies and partners globally in actions that raise awareness and help end hunger and poverty by building more just food and farm systems everywhere.

Let the US Food Sovereignty Alliance and people near and far know what you have planned for October, the Food Week or World Food Day! Fill out this easy form to get the word out.

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People in the U.S. and worldwide are taking back their food systems – fighting for their land and waterways, reclaiming vacant lots, teaching others how to grow food, and developing local distribution systems – while simultaneously creating jobs, providing fresh food, preserving the environment, building rural-urban connections, advocating for just policies, and revitalizing their communities. Local control of seeds—by farmers, gardeners and seed keeping groups—is crucial for food security and food sovereignty.

AND…Take action and encourage the same from others. Learn about the Priority Actions for this year and find other resources here.

The 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize will be presented in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Privatization of life motivates seed savers

Posted: September 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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The US Food Sovereignty Alliance’s unveils A Preliminary Report on Seeds and Seeds Practices across the US in time for World Food Day and the presentation of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prizes.

The Alliance wishes to dedicate this publication to Charity Hicks, who joined the ancestors on July 8, 2014, after a valiant fight for life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York City as she was preparing to speak at the Left Forum. Every one of us that knew her will deeply miss her and her powerful voice for justice and inclusion.

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Communities Take Action in Defense of Land and the Commons!

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Farmworkers lead a PMA at the Pacific Northwest Social Forum and Students Occupy UC Berkeley to Protect Community Farms as part of the National Days of Action for Land and Food Sovereignty

The USFSA’s National Days of Action continued with Community 2 Community leading a People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty at the Pacific Northwest Social Forum, from September 26th to the 28th in Portland, OR.

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And last week, students at UC Berkeley occupied a school department that has been dedicated to selling off the school’s farmland for development, to continue the defense of food sovereignty of Occupy the Farm.

And the USFSA launched its Days of Action flyer and land and agrarian reform infographic at the People’s Climate March in NYC on September 21st!

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