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

Reclaim the Seeds: save the dates for 2018
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24 februari Rotterdam; 3 maart Amsterdam; 10 maart ergens in Vlaanderen. Er werd ons al door vele mensen gevraagd of er al een plek en datum bekend is voor een volgend Reclaim the Seeds. En na wat gewik, geweeg en overleg hebben we wat knopen doorgehakt; er komen meerdere zadenbeurzen! … 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?

The European Patent Office forbids patents on plants (but not really)
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The European Patent Office had a meeting on June 29 2017 about patenting plants and animals. This is part of the process that is already going on for almost a year and ASEED has often written about this process and the need to stop patenting plants, plant material and animals … 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

How ‘open source’ seed producers are changing global food production
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Patenting plant material has been an ever increasing trend since the early 2000s. Today, many staple crops have been patented which concerns plant breeders, environmentalists, and food security experts that understand the threat that this poses for the future of food production. The Open Source Seed Initiative, also known as … 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

Reclaim the Seeds 2017: Nijmegen spreaded the seeds
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[no English translation available yet] Zaterdag 4 maart gonsde de hal van voormalige spinnerij de Vasim in Nijmegen van de activiteit. De belangstelling voor de landelijke zadenmarkt en zadenruilbeurs Reclaim the Seeds groeit elk jaar, net als de aandacht voor voedsel, klimaat, duurzaamheid en de negatieve effecten van industriële landbouw. … 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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