Climate Camps summer 2017
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Climate Camps are the heart of the climate action movement. It are places where people gather, to teach each other, to grow networks, to prepare actions and to live the alternatives that we are striving for. Camps have workshops, music, action trainings, debates, practical building stuff, skill-shares. Here, we take … verder lezen

Livestock & Anthropogenic Green House Gases in the era of the Capitalocene
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How Industrial Livestock Production is Causing Climate Change and how to Organise Against it.   Introduction During the International Geological Congress held in Cape Town last year, a group of scientists announced the Anthropocene, an epoch in the earth’s history defined most prominently by human activity. One piece of evidence, … verder lezen

The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) | May 6th
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The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Amsterdam is about presenting and celebrating alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system. Autonomy, as we understand it, is the act of individuals determining for themselves the course of their existence in the context of self-organised communities. It is about breaking … verder lezen

SEEDmail #40 – The verdict of the Monsanto Tribunal? We will celebrate this with a Food Autonomy Festival
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We have a lot to share about our activities of the past months. And we have some plans for the coming weeks. A good moment for a SEEDmail, ASEEDs newsletter that appears when the time is right. ASEED is looking for some new people to join the team for a … verder lezen

How ‘open source’ seed producers are changing global food production
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Patenting plant material has been an ever increasing trend since the early 2000s. Today, many staple crops have been patented which concerns plant breeders, environmentalists, and food security experts that understand the threat that this poses for the future of food production. The Open Source Seed Initiative, also known as … verder lezen

Flyer action against Unilevers involvement in ‘greenwash soy’
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On March 31st, ASEED handed out flyers at the gathering ‘Doe maar lekker duurzaam’ in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. The statement of the evening was “Can food giant Unilever save the world and double the profits?”. According to ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory the first is certainly not possible … verder lezen

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were SEEDS”
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The 15th Garden, a cross-border movement for food sovereignty in Syria Report of two presentations about “The 15th Garden” by Ansar Hevi. This report combines the presentation and discussions during a workshop at Reclaim the Seeds in Nijmegen on March 4 and a meeting in Amsterdam on March 6 2017. … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2017: Nijmegen spreaded the seeds
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[no English translation available yet] Zaterdag 4 maart gonsde de hal van voormalige spinnerij de Vasim in Nijmegen van de activiteit. De belangstelling voor de landelijke zadenmarkt en zadenruilbeurs Reclaim the Seeds groeit elk jaar, net als de aandacht voor voedsel, klimaat, duurzaamheid en de negatieve effecten van industriële landbouw. … verder lezen

Monsanto Tribunal Judges will deliver a legal opinion on April 18th 2017
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[Latest update 06/04/2017] On Oct 15th-16th, the Monsanto Tribunal took place in the Hague. It was an unprecedented international mobilization that enabled five eminent judges to hear testimonies from victims coming from all around the world, in order to examine the consequences of the activities of the multinational agrochemical company … verder lezen

Resistance to agri-business is rising
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Together with 200+ civil society organisations, ASEED has signed an open letter to the EU Commissioner Vestager (responsible for competition and for regulating the mergers) and other relevant Commissioners to voice its opposition to giant agri-business mergers.

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