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

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?

‘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

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

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.

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