Will potato frying companies remain GMO free? And is there hope for DuRPh?
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In the last weeks we, ASEED, Milieudefensie, Wervel en Stichting Zaadgoed, have sent a message to the four main frying companies in the Netherlands, Farm Frites, Aviko, Lamb-Weston|Meijer VOF and McCain asking them to be clear about their future use of GM potatoes in Europe. All four companies state that … verder lezen

Brazil Set to Unleash Terminator Seeds – update
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A fast-tracked legislation process has been started. The allowance of sterile seeds would harm farmers and food security see for old message below [Update] 16 October, ETC Group PR Good News for World Food Day: Suicide Seeds Are Dead…for the moment In a great bit of news for World Food … verder lezen

Dutch biotech lobby put in the pillory
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ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory call Dutch parliament members to ask critical questions about the pro GM lobby activities of Dutch scientists like Gijs Kleter, Harry Kuiper, Louise Fresco, and Evert Jacobsen, at a debate on Wednesday October 2nd, 2013, organised by the Dutch biotech interest group HollandBio, a fusion … verder lezen

GMO free agriculture days in Wageningen successful
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On the 7th and 8th of June the GMO free days were organised. On June 7, in the evening, there was the debate with the title ‘Do we really need GMOs?’. At the debate proponents of industrial agriculture who say we need GMOs to feed the world and critics who … verder lezen

Evidence of GMO harm in pig study
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A groundbreaking new study [1] shows that pigs were harmed by the consumption of feed containing genetically modified (GM) crops. GM-fed females had on average a 25% heavier uterus than non-GM-fed females, a possible indicator of disease that requires further investigation. Also, the level of severe inflammation in stomachs was … verder lezen

Program GMO free picknick June 8 Wageningen
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Here you find the program (slight changes might still occur) of the GMO free picknick that is taking place in Wageningen on June 8. Most of the activities will take place on the field near Duivendaal, Costerweg 50, Wageningen. The debate in the evening will take place in the Wilde … verder lezen

Marches Against Monsanto
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On Saturday May 25th 2012 four Marches Against Monsanto took place in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam and Wageningen there were about 3000 and 2500 protesters. In Den Haag around 500 and in Bergschenhoek 200. The protesters were supporting sustainable agriculture and were against Monsanto, a multinational corporation producing pesticides and … verder lezen

Reader: Studiedag Gentechvrije Zones
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In February 2009 ASEED had organised a study day about establishing GMO-free regions in the Netherlands. As a preparation for this events a reader has been published. You can download this document here.

Docu: Farmer and the Gene
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(Nederland, 2008, Dumitriu/Verbeek) ASEED’s documentary on genetic engineering in Dutch agricluture “Farmer and the Gene” is now available on dvd, waiting to be sold! To order contact info@aseed.net or call our office  +31 (0)20 6682236. The price of one copy is 7,50,- plus mailing costs. In Amsterdam, the DVD is … verder lezen

Brochure: You Reap what You Sow
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Monopolisation of seeds – This brochure takes a look at the current state of affairs regarding monopolisation in the seed market of Europe and the Netherlands, and examines the implications for the future of food and farming as we know it.