Will European patents on plants and animals finaly be forbidden?
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[This text is only available in Dutch, but you can read the press release of No Patents on Seeds about this news: ‘EU unites against patents on plants and animals – Member States call for stricter prohibitions‘.] Goed nieuws uit Brussel:  In navolging van het standpunt van de Europese Commissie … verder lezen

Report from Reclaim the Fields Annual Meeting
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In a snow covered Freiburg, 50-60 people from across Europe gather to share stories, learn from one-another and plan the future of Reclaim the Fields, a network of “people and collective projects willing to go back to the land and reassume the control over food production” [1]. Those involved share … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2017: Spread the seed!
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On 4 March Seed Fair in De Vasim in Nijmegen. On 5 March practical jobs in a new ecological quarter in Lent (Nijmegen-Noord). We did it again! We have a location for a next Reclaim the Seeds. The annual seed fair will take place in De Vasim in Nijmegen in … verder lezen

The Monsanto Tribunal Judges will deliver their legal opinion in April 2017
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Press Release from the Monsanto Tribunal: On Oct 15th-16th, the Monsanto Tribunal took place in the Hague.

The 15th Garden – Seeds for Syria
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Civil cooperative project ensuring post-war food sovereignty in Syria If peace was something you could eat, how would you describe it? “A poor man would call it bread, a rich man caviar. For me peace would be something edible, a vegetable whose seeds I can plant anywhere in the world … verder lezen

Climate, agriculture and animals- a demonstration against EuroTier
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On the 12th of November a demonstration took place in the German town of Hannover. About 350 people demonstrated against EuroTier, a large business fair for the animal industry. With the slogan “Tierproduktion stopen! Klima retten!” (Stop the animal production! Save the climate!) it was as well a protest against … verder lezen

Beyond the red lines: a movie on the growing climate justice movement
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From the lignite mines in the Rhineland to the port of Amsterdam or the streets of Paris during the World Climate Summit, the struggles for climate justice are fought at more and more fronts.

It is time to stop patents on plants!
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With the recent notice of the European Commission we have the chance to do this now! In the past years an increasingly number of patents on plants has been granted. Luckily, this development is not irreversible. As an answer on plenty of protests against patentability of plants and seeds, the … verder lezen

ASEED has new neighbours: Taste Before You Waste
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Taste Before You Waste, an innovative and enthusiastic initiative and non-profit-organisation, recently moved to the Plantagedok in Amsterdam. With them, we at ASEED have new neighbours who are taking action against food waste what is, in every case, related to our main goals of creating food sovereignty and protest against … verder lezen

The Profession Of Greenwashing by Monsanto
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How companies use the language of food security to legetimize making profit When thinking about food security and climate change, we have to realise that the impacts caused by our food con­ sumption are inconceivable. But now we can breathe again: many people and pro­ fessionals within the seeds industry … verder lezen

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