The European Patent Office forbids patents on plants (but not really)
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The European Patent Office had a meeting on June 29 2017 about patenting plants and animals. This is part of the process that is already going on for almost a year and ASEED has often written about this process and the need to stop patenting plants, plant material and animals … verder lezen

‘Lobby Planet’ – new brochure made by CEO
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Corporate Europe Observatory, an organisation which keeps an eye on the corporate lobby in Brussels, published a new brochure: ‘Lobby Planet’. It features: 135 big business lobby actors representing different industry interests; A geographic guide with maps so you can navigate the corporate lobbying streets of Brussels; An overview of … verder lezen

Code Rood at the coal harbour in Amsterdam
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Have a look at the picture gallery of the large Code Rood climate action at the coal harbour in Amsterdam. On Saturday June 24 there has been ‘Code Rood‘ in the Amsterdam Harbour. No Code Red because of the heat wave and fire dangers, but code red because the OBA … verder lezen

Code Red in the Summer of 2017
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On Saturday June 24 there has been ‘Code Rood‘ in the Amsterdam Harbour. No Code Red because of the heat wave and fire dangers, but code red because the OBA (Bulk Terminal Amsterdam), the harbour company and the municipality of Amsterdam are still allowing that over 15% of the Dutch … verder lezen

A Note from the Food Autonomy Festival (FAF)
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On Saturday May 6, the sun decided to make an appearance for the Food Autonomy Festival. As well as being thankful for the good weather, we would also like to say a big thank you to the volunteers, speakers, collectives, workshop facilitators, moderators, cooks, choppers, bar folk, seed-swappers, musicians, and … verder lezen

Rainforest Conservation and Natural Capital: Putting a Price on Life with the Complicity of ¨Progressives¨
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The faltering global economy needs new resources to invest in. What could be more valuable than life itself? According to the New York Times, the ¨Save the Rainforest¨ campaign of 10 years ago forced through changes such as the moratorium on clearing forests for the production of soy which dramatically … verder lezen

Livestock & Anthropogenic Green House Gases in the era of the Capitalocene
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How Industrial Livestock Production is Causing Climate Change and how to Organise Against it.   Introduction During the International Geological Congress held in Cape Town last year, a group of scientists announced the Anthropocene, an epoch in the earth’s history defined most prominently by human activity. One piece of evidence, … verder lezen

The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) | May 6th
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The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Amsterdam is about presenting and celebrating alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system. Come join us for a day of learning practical skills for growing (or finding…) your own food, to hear peoples’ experiences of gaining access to land, of building … verder lezen

SEEDmail #40 – The verdict of the Monsanto Tribunal? We will celebrate this with a Food Autonomy Festival
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We have a lot to share about our activities of the past months. And we have some plans for the coming weeks. A good moment for a SEEDmail, ASEEDs newsletter that appears when the time is right. ASEED is looking for some new people to join the team for a … verder lezen

How ‘open source’ seed producers are changing global food production
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Patenting plant material has been an ever increasing trend since the early 2000s. Today, many staple crops have been patented which concerns plant breeders, environmentalists, and food security experts that understand the threat that this poses for the future of food production. The Open Source Seed Initiative, also known as … verder lezen

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