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. According to this article, conventional agriculture produces higher yields than organic agriculture … 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

‘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

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.

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 Attend the European Civic Forum at Longo Maï
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Earlier this month several members of the ASEED team attended the European Civic Forum at Longo Maï in France. Approximately 400 participants joined the international meeting, which included a week of presentations, discussions and workshops on a wide range of contemporary and long-standing issues. The main themes included the crisis … verder lezen

European CSA Overview
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The European CSA Research Group published a beautiful report giving an overview of the community supported agriculture (CSA) projects and network in Europe. This movement is being increasingly recognized for offering an alternative to the unsustainable industrial food system and thus as a concrete approach in the transition towards agroecology … verder lezen

Wageningen is in favour of everything, as long as it isn’t too critical
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[this text only exists in Dutch] Op 12 en 13 februari vonden Reclaim the Seeds en Voedsel Anders plaats in het Forum- en Orion gebouw van de Universiteit van Wageningen (ook wel WUR of Wageningen University & Research centre genoemd). De ruimtes waren gratis beschikbaar gesteld en we hadden veel … verder lezen

Fake Solutions COP21: Climate Smart Agriculture, boosting the technofix
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“If you like greenwashing clap your hands”, sang dozens of activists on the opening day of Solutions COP21, the hotspot for industry presenting false solutions for climate change, at the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris. Today, we were clapping our hands once more, at an event promoting ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ … verder lezen

Looking for more Food Forest Guards
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[only available in Dutch | Een pleidooi voor het aanleggen van meer voedselbossen. Overgenomen van de website van Permacultuur Nederland. Tussen alle acties tegen TTIP en klimaatvervuilende industrieën door is het motiverend om te laten zien dat er smakelijke alternatieven bestaan. Voedselbossen, ook wel bekend als eetbare bostuinen zijn één … verder lezen

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