Feeding the world with organic agriculture? Not easy, but it is possible
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[only available in Dutch] ‘Ecologisch de wereld voeden vraagt om draconische maatregelen, concluderen wetenschappers‘, dat is de titel van een wat alarmerend en eenzijdig artikel in De Volkskrant van 15 november. De hoofdboodschap is dat biologische landbouw een lagere opbrengst heeft dan de conventionele landbouw met kunstmest en pesticide en … verder lezen

COP23, update 3: resistance vs. business as usual
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Here is ASEED’s third update about the COP23 in Bonn. In the last days, we have been visiting the official conference centre and most importantly, we participated in many nice alternative events taking place in the city at the same time.

Demonstration against industrial livestock farming
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Tuesday the 7th of November: Stop the livestock industry and its lobby at COP23! DVT: stop facilitating climate change! Demonstration from the office of the ‘Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung’ towards the People’s Summit The global food system accounts for 29% of today’s global greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock now generate more greenhouse … verder lezen

The land belongs to those who cultivate it
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This is a text from the newsletter from Longo maï. We think that it is interesting enough for a wider distribution In the beginning of June, our cooperatives in the South of France received the visit from 9 people from the Andalusian farmers’ union SAT (formerly SOC). We had very … verder lezen

Efforts towards free seeds in Colombia
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For three years now, the Longo Maï cooperatives have been working together with the network ’Guardianes de Semillas de Vida’ (Guardians of the seeds of life) in Colombia. In the letter below, Alba tells us about the activities of the network and the difficult circumstances there. I am writing to … verder lezen

Agriculture, a topic forgotten from the climate conferences
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From the 6th to the 17th of November 2017, ASEED will focus its attention on Bonn. During two weeks, the German city will welcome the COP23 and the most influential people of the planet, including lobbyists of big industries and companies whose task is to improve their business and to … verder lezen

Save De Boterbloem and keep the agriculture in Amsterdam
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[This article about a threatened organic farm in Amsterdam only exists in Dutch) Aan de westelijke rand van Amsterdam ligt nog één akkerbouwbedrijf: De Boterbloem. Al generaties lang wordt hier door de familie Hoogendam op vruchtbare kleigrond voedsel verbouwd. De laatste decennia gebeurde dat ook nog eens biologisch. Nu wordt … verder lezen

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?

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