Action against ‘philanthropic’ corporate funding in Amsterdam
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ASEED and friends gathered outside the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on the 26th of January, 2016, to inform those attending a debate with Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) of some of the projects funded by the BMGF. Our action was well received! The campaign against false … verder lezen

Climate Smart Fertiliser Addiction: Business as Usual
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In the north region of the Rocha Municipality in Uruguay, farmers are using rice hulls in compost to obtain a high quality organic fertilizer. This process eliminates waste, recycles micronutrients into the soil, minimizes toxins by composting hulls rather than burning them, and improves soil fertility by boosting the humus … verder lezen

IFOAM EU: classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs
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IFOAM EU urges the European Commission to classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs IFOAM EU, a European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming, has published a position paper on new genetic engineering techniques, ahead of the legal interpretation of the European Commission, expected by March 2016. The European … verder lezen

GMO labelling in the USA: a tipping point for the industry?
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While labelling GMO ingredients in food is mandatory in the European Union, it is still debated in the USA. Vermont is the first state which has passed a law to force companies to disclose genetically engineered ingredients in all products overseen by the Food and Drug Administration. The industry has … verder lezen

SEEDmail #37: The Climate Treaty has been saved, now the climate
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Most of the ASEED team has been in Paris for the Climate Summit – discussing emissions and sustainable agricultural alternatives, organising protests and meeting old and new activist friends. A well deserved action holiday, so to say. Now we are back and trying to finish some work before the end … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2016 in Wageningen and Lier
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Seeds can be multiplied. The same applies to Reclaim the Seeds. Early 2016, 2 Reclaim-the-Seeds fairs will take place; one on Saturday February 13th in Wageningen (NL) and the other on February 27th in Lier (Be). ASEED and VoedselAnders organize the activities in Wageningen while Velt is dealing with Lier. … verder lezen

There is a Climate Treaty, now we have to stop climate change
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On December 12th, a new agreement has been signed at the UN Climate summit after a day of delay. Unfortunately, nothing concrete has been agreed upon. The words ‘fossil fuels’ and ‘agriculture’ do not even appear in the  31-pages treaty text. Countries pledge to limit the temperature rise to 2 … verder lezen

Fake Solutions COP21: Climate Smart Agriculture, boosting the technofix
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“If you like greenwashing clap your hands”, sang dozens of activists on the opening day of Solutions COP21, the hotspot for industry presenting false solutions for climate change, at the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris. Today, we were clapping our hands once more, at an event promoting ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ … verder lezen

Red Line in front of Danone Head Quarters
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On December 9 an action took place at the headquarters of Danone (a large French agribusiness, well known for its dairy products and bottled waters like Evian) in Paris. A red line was painted in front of the building on the pavement and some windows also received a splash of … verder lezen

COP21 – report December 4: business event opened and closed soon afterwards
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Today was the opening of Solutions COP21. As this is a stage for the big polluters to present themselves and to try to mislead the public and media with their green talk, several actions were prepared. People had to first manage to get in. Just before the opening, there was … verder lezen

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