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 finaly be forbidden?
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[This text is only available in Dutch, but you can read the press release of No Patents on Seeds about this news: ‘EU unites against patents on plants and animals – Member States call for stricter prohibitions‘.] Goed nieuws uit Brussel:  In navolging van het standpunt van de Europese Commissie … 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

The Monsanto Tribunal Judges will deliver their legal opinion in April 2017
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Press Release from the Monsanto Tribunal: On Oct 15th-16th, the Monsanto Tribunal took place in the Hague.

The 15th Garden – Seeds for Syria
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Civil cooperative project ensuring post-war food sovereignty in Syria If peace was something you could eat, how would you describe it? “A poor man would call it bread, a rich man caviar. For me peace would be something edible, a vegetable whose seeds I can plant anywhere in the world … verder lezen

It is time to stop patents on plants!
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With the recent notice of the European Commission we have the chance to do this now! In the past years an increasingly number of patents on plants has been granted. Luckily, this development is not irreversible. As an answer on plenty of protests against patentability of plants and seeds, the … verder lezen

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

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