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

Flyer action against Unilevers involvement in ‘greenwash soy’
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On March 31st, ASEED handed out flyers at the gathering ‘Doe maar lekker duurzaam’ in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. The statement of the evening was “Can food giant Unilever save the world and double the profits?”. According to ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory the first is certainly not possible … verder lezen

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were SEEDS”
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The 15th Garden, a cross-border movement for food sovereignty in Syria Report of two presentations about “The 15th Garden” by Ansar Hevi. This report combines the presentation and discussions during a workshop at Reclaim the Seeds in Nijmegen on March 4 and a meeting in Amsterdam on March 6 2017. … verder lezen

Monsanto Tribunal Judges will deliver a legal opinion on April 18th 2017
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[Latest update 06/04/2017] On Oct 15th-16th, the Monsanto Tribunal took place in the Hague. It was an unprecedented international mobilization that enabled five eminent judges to hear testimonies from victims coming from all around the world, in order to examine the consequences of the activities of the multinational agrochemical company … verder lezen

Resistance to agri-business is rising
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Together with 200+ civil society organisations, ASEED has signed an open letter to the EU Commissioner Vestager (responsible for competition and for regulating the mergers) and other relevant Commissioners to voice its opposition to giant agri-business mergers.

Presentation Syrian 15th Garden in Amsterdam
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The 15th Garden is a Syrian network of urban gardens that is important for the food production and seed saving in a besieged country and surrounding refugee camps. Date: Monday 6 March Time: Doors open at 19:30, presentation/discussion from 20:00-22:00 Location: Lola Lik (next to Bajesdorp), H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam, … verder lezen

Report from Reclaim the Fields Annual Meeting
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In a snow covered Freiburg, 50-60 people from across Europe gather to share stories, learn from one-another and plan the future of Reclaim the Fields, a network of “people and collective projects willing to go back to the land and reassume the control over food production” [1]. Those involved share … verder lezen

The 15th Garden – Seeds for Syria
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Civil cooperative project ensuring post-war food sovereignty in Syria If peace was something you could eat, how would you describe it? “A poor man would call it bread, a rich man caviar. For me peace would be something edible, a vegetable whose seeds I can plant anywhere in the world … verder lezen

ASEED has new neighbours: Taste Before You Waste
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Taste Before You Waste, an innovative and enthusiastic initiative and non-profit-organisation, recently moved to the Plantagedok in Amsterdam. With them, we at ASEED have new neighbours who are taking action against food waste what is, in every case, related to our main goals of creating food sovereignty and protest against … verder lezen

Monsanto – also active in the Netherlands – also unwanted in the Netherlands
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On Wednesday 12 October, activists from ASEED, along with allies, paid a visit to the Bayer offices in Enkhuizen, Bergschenhoek, Wageningen and Mijdrecht, carrying banners with a text based on the yes-no sticker: “Nee, no Monsanto and no Bayer with their poison, monocultures, and patents Ja, agro-ecology, bio diversity and … verder lezen

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