Good news for organic and biodiverse seeds
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[no English translation available yet] De Europese Raad en de Landbouwcommissie van het Europees Parlement hebben op 20 november jl. hun goedkeuring gegeven aan de nieuwe bioverordening voor de Europese Unie. Drie jaar onderhandelen heeft geresulteerd in een breed pakket aan aanpassingen die als overwinning voor milieu en diversiteit kunnen worden … verder lezen

Feeding the world with organic agriculture? Not easy, but it is possible
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“Feeding the world in an ecological manner would be on condition of drastic measures, conclude scientists.” This is the title of a pretty alarming and one-sided article published in the Dutch Newspaper De Volkskrant on November 15, 2017.

Climate activists demonstrate against the German Animal Feed Association
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On November 7, 25 activists demonstrated in Bonn under the slogan “Stop the livestock industry and its lobby at COP23! – DVT: stop facilitating climate change!”. ASEED and the German network Animal Climate Action had called up for the demonstration. At 10:30 a.m., the action began with an opening rally … verder lezen

The climate problem is a food problem
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Potatoes in Greenland, olives in the south of England, bell peppers grown outside of greenhouses in the Netherlands… The warmer weather offers possibilities. Furthermore, thanks to the mild winters, we can start growing our crops a few weeks earlier than we used to. And a higher level of CO2 also … verder lezen

COP23: Guerilla against Greenwashing continued!
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2 years ago, during the UN Climate Summit COP21 in Paris, ASEED started the Guerilla Against Greenwashing.

SEEDmail #42 – Bonn appétit
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The leaves are falling, there is going to be another climate summit and we are busy with the organisation of Reclaim the Seeds. De bladeren vallen, er komt weer een klimaattop en we zijn bezig met de organisatie van Reclaim the Seeds. Things seem to repeat themselves. But it each … verder lezen

Demonstration against industrial livestock farming
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Tuesday the 7th of November: Stop the livestock industry and its lobby at COP23! DVT: stop facilitating climate change! Demonstration from the office of the ‘Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung’ towards the People’s Summit The global food system accounts for 29% of today’s global greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock now generate more greenhouse … verder lezen

The land belongs to those who cultivate it
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This is a text from the newsletter from Longo maï. We think that it is interesting enough for a wider distribution In the beginning of June, our cooperatives in the South of France received the visit from 9 people from the Andalusian farmers’ union SAT (formerly SOC). We had very … verder lezen

Efforts towards free seeds in Colombia
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For three years now, the Longo Maï cooperatives have been working together with the network ’Guardianes de Semillas de Vida’ (Guardians of the seeds of life) in Colombia. In the letter below, Alba tells us about the activities of the network and the difficult circumstances there. I am writing to … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds: save the dates for 2018
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24 februari Rotterdam; 3 maart Amsterdam; 10 maart ergens in Vlaanderen. Er werd ons al door vele mensen gevraagd of er al een plek en datum bekend is voor een volgend Reclaim the Seeds. En na wat gewik, geweeg en overleg hebben we wat knopen doorgehakt; er komen meerdere zadenbeurzen! … verder lezen

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