How the TTIP Could Increase the Carbon Footprint of Food
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Last week a series of actions were carried out by TTIP Game Over campaigners in Brussels. ‘TTIP Game Over’ posters were put up all over the city, meetings were disrupted and a Coca Cola billboard hijacked [1]. These actions follow last month´s protests which took place in several major European cities, … verder lezen

Keep on rockin´ in the ¨GMO-free¨ world
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While many celebrities are willing to simply use their name to promote a fashionable cause (and, of course, to promote themselves) without seriously engaging with the issue at hand, Neil Young has a long history of directly confronting injustices. He is the co-founder of Farm Aid, which works to support … verder lezen

ASEED & the Monsanto Tribunal
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The Monsanto Tribunal will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague. What are the links between it and ASEED and what is this all about?

No aviation growth! No false climate solutions!
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A climate agreement was reached in Paris in December 2015 to keep the global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and strive towards 1.5 degrees. To achieve this, and for the planet to be habitable for future generations, we need real change now! The aviation sector is the … verder lezen

Dramatic figures: value Dutch agriculture export reaches record high in 2015
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[article only exists in Dutch] Bewerkt artikel. Het origineel was gepubliceerd op nu.nl op 06 juni 2016 (www.nu.nl/economie/4273478/waarde-landbouwexport-nederland-bereikt-recordhoogte-in-2015.html) De waarde van de landbouwexport van Nederland bedroeg vorig jaar 81,3 miljard euro, het hoogste niveau ooit. Als ook landbouwgerelateerde producten zoals landbouwmachines en meststoffen worden meegerekend, kwam de export vorig jaar … verder lezen

15 June: Strengthening Farmer-led Seed Systems
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Farmers, especially women, have been the custodians of the world’s biodiversity through saving, using, exchanging and selling seed and propagating material. The rights of farmers to do this are a core component of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources, as well as their right to participate in decision making … verder lezen

European CSA Overview
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The European CSA Research Group published a beautiful report giving an overview of the community supported agriculture (CSA) projects and network in Europe. This movement is being increasingly recognized for offering an alternative to the unsustainable industrial food system and thus as a concrete approach in the transition towards agroecology … verder lezen

Save our Seeds
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Join the campaign and put yourself on the map as part of The Largest Seedbank of the Netherlands. [Only available in Dutch. English will follow a.s.a.p.] Bionext is een campagne gestart tegen het patenteren van gewassen. Hoewel er in de EU duidelijk is aangegeven dat er geen octrooi mag worden … verder lezen

Mobilisation for opposition against patent on tomatoes
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European-wide coalition increases pressure on politicians and the European Patent Office. On April 12 2016 a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding. The coalition is asking people to join an official complaint against the … verder lezen

SEEDmail #38: Cooking the planet, but first patent it
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Another informative piece of SEEDmail consisting of announcements of events to come and reports on events that are done! In the coming months ASEED will continue with a campaign on agriculture and climate change. On top of this we will try to stop the patenting of seeds, a topic that … verder lezen

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