‘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 Profession Of Greenwashing by Monsanto
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How companies use the language of food security to legetimize making profit When thinking about food security and climate change, we have to realise that the impacts caused by our food con­ sumption are inconceivable. But now we can breathe again: many people and pro­ fessionals within the seeds industry … 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

IFOAM EU: classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs
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IFOAM EU urges the European Commission to classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs IFOAM EU, a European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming, has published a position paper on new genetic engineering techniques, ahead of the legal interpretation of the European Commission, expected by March 2016. The European … verder lezen

Wetsvoorstel Europese Commissie: meer GMOs toelaten
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(overgenomen van Supermacht.nl, geschreven door Rob Bleijerveld) 1 juni 2014 – De Permanente Vertegenwoordigers van de Europese Lidstaten (COREPER) keurden op 28 mei een wetsvoorstel van de Commissie goed dat de deuren wagenwijd opent voor teelt en doorvoer van gentechgewassen (GMOs) in de EU. Op 12 juni krijgen de milieuministers … verder lezen

GMO patents held by Bayer and BASF
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Not only Monsanto (Article taken from the German Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren – October 2013) The discussion on genetically modified seeds is dominated by the criticism directed against Monsanto. In the wake of Monsanto the German company Bayer has become one of the largest agricultural corporations in the world. Already, Bayer … verder lezen

Criticism on DuRPHh-project
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Wageningen University and Research (WUR) are currently developing and trialling late blight resistant potatoes through Genetic Modification (GM). The project runs from 2006 until 2016 and has been funded by the Dutch Ministry for Economic affairs at the price tag of ten million euros.

“Monsanto, there we are”
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Speech from Linda Coenen from ASEED during the March Against Monsanto in Wageningen.   Monsanto, there we are. ‘Improving agriculture, improving life’ is their slogan. But what kind of company is Monsanto really?

Monsanto and their friends
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[Sorry, this entry exists only in Dutch] Toespraak door Tjerk Dalhuisen van Gifsoja.nl op 25 juni 2013 bij aanvang van de March Against Monsanto te Wageningen. We demonstreren hier vandaag tegen Monsanto. De meest extreme en agressieve vertegenwoordiger van een landbouwsysteem. Een systeem dat niet naar een geheel kijkt maar … verder lezen

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