Second Cooking the Planet meeting
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September 9, Plantagedok – Amsterdam. After a summer full of researching, strategising, action camps and drafting a brochure it is about time to share our plans for a campaign on climate change and agriculture with more people. In April we already discussed the topic with some people at a first … verder lezen

ASEEDs actions against Monsanto
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At the moment the Monsanto Tribunal is being organised, and also people from ASEED are involved in this. From over the whole world individuals and groups will explain how they became a victim of the activities from Monsanto and in which ways this company violated local, national and international laws. … verder lezen

The Monsanto Tribunal judges are ready… Where’s Monsanto?
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On July 12th, the organizers of the International Monsanto Tribunal announced the installation of three international judges who will co-chair the citizens’ tribunal, scheduled for October 15-16 in The Hague, Netherlands.

How the TTIP Could Increase the Carbon Footprint of Food
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Beginning of July 2016 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 … 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

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