At this moment, what could become the largest and most comprehensive bilateral trade agreement to date is being negotiated between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU). The negotiations are taking place behind closed doors and the governments involved, whose duty it is to serve the interests of the people, are instead taking commands from the corporate lobby. Should an agreement be reached we can expect diminished environmental regulations, undermined labour rights, and reduced food safety standards, along with increased corporate influence. Therefore, the TTIP must be stopped. Continue reading
More information on TTIP and the actions world wide is available on the website of the international day of action.
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Info-graphics are hot. You can’t have a campaign without one. all issues are explained with an informative picture. So we decided to join. Our website you can find a graphic about TTIP that has been translated from German. About the link between free trade, shale gas, GMOs, censorship, workers rights and the breaking down of democratic rights. Continue reading
As part of our seed campaign and to echo our successful annual event Reclaim the Seeds, ASEED is organising a European gathering of seed freaks this autumn. Between October 1st and October 5th, more than 30 people from 5 European countries will gather in Amsterdam for a 5-day programme on the topics of seeds, biodiversity, farming and activism. Continue reading
Stop TTIP Press Release
ASEED made a world map explaining GMO and show some of the involved companies and the campaigns against this type of agriculture. On the backside there is more information. Continue reading
It is not too difficult to start saving vegetable seeds from your own plants. But some types are easier than others. And in general it is good to read about some basic tricks first. With some information that is available online you will be able to try some seeds for advances seed savers as well. There is a lot of information online. Continue reading
Hi! Here is another irregular ASEED newsletter, including a summary of what has been going on with our campaigns lately as well as what our future plans are. And, as it is summer, we also include an overview of bike tours and camps that you can join. Lastly, we are looking for people who want to do a European Voluntary Service at ASEED! Have a great summer! The ASEED team
Stop TTIP campaign
Upcoming summer camps and bike tours
Looking for new seedlings
Looking for donors
Also this summer it will be possible again to cycle and camp for a good cause. Often this is a more interesting way to spend your time than going to the beach or a commercial music festival, isn’t it? Continue reading
Bayer CropScience has launched a new soy product range. The corporation has started selling glyphosate and glufosinate resistant GMO soy seed under the brand name Credenz. Other varieties which have added resistance against so called HPPD herbicides are to follow at a later date.
Dirk Zimmermann of Greenpeace criticised the launch, saying after the failure of glyphosate tolerant plants, Bayer is now ramping up pesticide production. Having joined the arms race of global GM soy cultivation, the corporation has outed itself as an irresponsible war profiteer.