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

Agriculture, a topic forgotten from the climate conferences
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From the 6th to the 17th of November 2017, ASEED will focus its attention on Bonn. During two weeks, the German city will welcome the COP23 and the most influential people of the planet, including lobbyists of big industries and companies whose task is to improve their business and 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

Save De Boterbloem and keep the agriculture in Amsterdam
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[This article about a threatened organic farm in Amsterdam only exists in Dutch) Aan de westelijke rand van Amsterdam ligt nog één akkerbouwbedrijf: De Boterbloem. Al generaties lang wordt hier door de familie Hoogendam op vruchtbare kleigrond voedsel verbouwd. De laatste decennia gebeurde dat ook nog eens biologisch. Nu wordt … verder lezen

ASEED is from now on active on Diaspora as well
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It would be strange to have your preparation meeting for the next climate actions at McDonald’s. And we also don’t cc. our contact lists and plans to the secret service. We criticise Cargill, Bayer/Monsanto and Nestlé because of their size and market power. On our website we don’t want to … verder lezen

Shall the burning of 24,000 pigs change anything?
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[only available in Dutch] Inmiddels hebben de meeste media er wel over bericht: donderdagavond 27 juli brandde de mega-varkensstal van Adrianus Straathof bij Erichem af, met daarin naar schatting zo’n 24.000 varkens. Vierentwintigduizend! En dat dit ook voor varkens geen fijne dood is had ook de toegesnelde brandweer wel door: … verder lezen

SEEDmail #41 – Code Red for the summer, but don’t forget to smear the cream
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Code Red in the Amsterdam harbour. This time not because of the hot weather but because of the presence of a large coal terminal. Because of this Amsterdam is still contributing excessively to the emission of greenhouse gasses. To stop this around 350 activists entered the plant and occupied the … verder lezen

Cycle Ende Gelände 2017
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From August 16 till 22 activists will be cycling from London via Hoek van Holland to the climate camp in the Rhineland to take international action against climate injustice! This August, people from all over Europe will be heading to the Climate Camp to join the Ende Gelände actions of … verder lezen

Update 15th Garden and Syria
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Since the Reclaim the Seeds festival last March (2017) ASEED is in good contact with The 15th Garden, a network for Food Sovereignty in Syria containing urban gardens in besieged cities and neighbourhoods and in refugee camps. In Europe several groups are trying to support this and also in the … verder lezen

Monsanto’s impact on basic human rights
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After several months of work following the hearings of witnesses and experts (The Hague, Oct. 2016), the five judges of the Monsanto Tribunal have delivered their conclusions in a 60-pages legal advisory opinion. What did they conclude?

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