The world against fracking
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On Saturday, the 13th of October, people from all over the world joined forces for the “Global Gas Down, Frack Down Day of Action” to protest against gas extraction and fracking. ASEED also took action by supporting the student organisation Fossielvrij Groningen. “These peoples’ lives are in limbus”. Chris Ashford … verder lezen

New brochure: Industrial Agriculture and Climate Chaos
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Klima Kollektivet from Denmark published the cool brochure ‘Industrial Agriculture and Climate Chaos’. The brochures in Danish, English and German have been distributed widely during the Code Rood camp and action this August. But if you missed this you can download the brochure in German and English. We consider to … verder lezen

COP23, final update: negotiations outcomes
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Have governments achieved anything relevant? Did they finish the Paris Agreement documents? Did they discuss agriculture or climate refugees? This is a short review on the final negotiation outcomes at the COP23

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.

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

‘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

The Climate Crisis is a Food System Crisis
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“The climate crisis is a food system crisis” is a new publication from ASEED that outlines the climate impacts of the industrial food system and how a select few transnational corporations maintain hegemony over their food empires and our lives with the complicity of governing elites. It also considers food … verder lezen

No aviation growth! No false climate solutions!
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A climate agreement was reached in Paris in December 2015 to keep the global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and strive towards 1.5 degrees. To achieve this, and for the planet to be habitable for future generations, we need real change now! The aviation sector is the … verder lezen

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

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