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

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

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?

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

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