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

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.

Explanation about the swap tables at Reclaim the Seeds
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Just like every year, this edition of Reclaim the Seeds will include seed swap tables were all participants can swap their self saved seeds. And we hope the tables will be more busy and better filled than the previous years! This is a chance for seed savers to exchange seeds … verder lezen

Presentation Syrian 15th Garden in Amsterdam
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The 15th Garden is a Syrian network of urban gardens that is important for the food production and seed saving in a besieged country and surrounding refugee camps. Date: Monday 6 March Time: Doors open at 19:30, presentation/discussion from 20:00-22:00 Location: Lola Lik (next to Bajesdorp), H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam, … verder lezen

Seed films & documentaires
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Knowledge is empowerment, films are powerful. They can offer us insights in lives far away from our day-to-day lives and enable us to see patterns all around the globe. Patterns of destruction and depression, as well as creation and hope. The following set of short films and documentaries will offer … verder lezen

Will European patents on plants and animals finally be forbidden?
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Good news from Brussels: on February 20 all member states decided unanimously that crops and plant material that are the result of classical breeding can not be patented. Past November the European Commission already concluded that the current Biotechnology Directive from 1998 is interpreted in the wrong way by the … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2017: Spread the seed!
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On 4 March Seed Fair in De Vasim in Nijmegen. On 5 March practical jobs in a new ecological quarter in Lent (Nijmegen-Noord). We did it again! We have a location for a next Reclaim the Seeds. The annual seed fair will take place in De Vasim in Nijmegen in … verder lezen

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