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.
While many celebrities are willing to simply use their name to promote a fashionable cause (and, of course, to promote themselves) without seriously engaging with the issue at hand, Neil Young has a long history of directly confronting injustices. He is the co-founder of Farm Aid, which works to support … verder lezen
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
While labelling GMO ingredients in food is mandatory in the European Union, it is still debated in the USA. Vermont is the first state which has passed a law to force companies to disclose genetically engineered ingredients in all products overseen by the Food and Drug Administration. The industry has … verder lezen
During the Climate Summit in Paris, the date of the Monsanto Tribunal has been revealed. It will take place in: The Hague – 14th – 16th of October 2016 For an increasing number of people from around the world, Monsanto is the symbol of industrial agriculture today. This chemical-intensive form … verder lezen
On Saturday May 23 there will be world wide protest against Monsanto, a large company monopolising agriculture with its pesticides, seeds, patents and lobby activities. In the Netherlands there will be Marches Against Monsanto in Eindhoven, Alkmaar, Zwolle, Bergschenhoek (bij Rotterdam), Groningen, Den Haag en Amsterdam. In two cities the … verder lezen
PRESS RELEASE On 23 December, the Ghent Court of Appeal reached a verdict in the trial against the 11 activists who, in 2011, participated in the “big potato exchange” of Wetteren. The activists were acquitted of the charge of belonging to a criminal gang. The court ordered them to pay … verder lezen