Flyer action at Starbucks in Amsterdam
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Today’s action at Starbucks in de Pijp neighborhood in Amsterdam was a success, despite the grey weather. For more than one hour, we handed out flyers to customers and passersby and stood in front of the shop with a banner stating “Starbucks, Say NO to GMO’s!”.

Seedmail #33 New website, looking for donors, Reclaim the Seeds and more
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As the end of the year is approaching the time has come for another Seedmail – to finish 2014 off with some cool ASEED stories and inspiration for the next year. In this Seedmail you will find: – news about our website and attention to our donor campaign – a … verder lezen

Sowing Diversity: a short report
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Between Oct 1st and Oct 5th, more than 30 young people gathered in Amsterdam to share their experiences about their favorite topics : seeds, farming, biodiversity and community gardening. Thanks to the youth exchange programme set up by Erasmus + and the European Commission, ASEED has invited people from Denmark, … verder lezen

Update seed regulations
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This autumn seed saver organisations from different European countries came together in Vienna, to discuss the current developments with European seed policies and legislation. This text is the result of that meeting.

Stickers!
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We have a bunch of different TTIP stickers at the ASEED office for people to start spreading. You can come by and pick them up at the office (Plantage Doklaan 12a in Amsterdam: best to come Mon- Tue- or Wednesdays) or at the bookshop Fort van Sjakoo (where they should … verder lezen

Discussion evening about Food Collectives in Amsterdam
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On Saturday the 29th of November all food collectives from Amsterdam are invited to present themselves at in MKZ. There will be a discussion about the goals and practices of the different food coops. Opens at: 19:00 Start of the presentation and discussion around 20:30 Entrance: free (the optional food … verder lezen

European Assembly of Reclaim the Fields in the UK
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Reclaim the Fields is a constellation of young people and collective projects willing to go back to the land and reassume the control over food production. It is determined to create alternatives to capitalism through cooperative, collective, autonomous, real needs oriented small scale production and initiatives, putting theory into practice … verder lezen

Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds
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[GRAIN, November 18, 2014] What could be more routine than saving seeds from one season to the next? After all, that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our gardens. Yet from Guatemala to Ghana, from Mozambique to Malaysia, this basic practice is being turned into a … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2015: February 28th and March 1st in Driebergen
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In 2015 the fourth Reclaim the Seeds weekend will be organised! This time it will take place in Driebergen, just east of Utrecht, where the event is welcomed at the Kraaybeekerhof estate. On Saturday the 28th of February there will be a big seed market and a programme with workshops, … verder lezen

Research is questioning certification of ‘sustainable’ palm oil
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The Dutch government directs tens of millions of development euros to the controversial Round tables for palm oil, soy, cotton, sugar, meat etc. Critics – including farmers’ organisations and NGOs from the areas in question, but also international networks such as La Via Campesina, Global Forest Coalition, Friends of the … verder lezen

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