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

Bayer buys Monsanto, but which difference does it make?
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It took them a while, but still on September 14, 2016 the deal is finally done: Bayer has bought Monsanto. The deal is worth 59 million Euros. The newly merged company will become the biggest producer of pesticides and seeds and will have a global market share of more than … verder lezen

The Monsanto Tribunal in the home stretch
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The takeover of Monsanto by Bayer has officially been announced for $66 billion, bringing this way a lot of press and public attention to the Monsanto Tribunal.

The Monsanto Tribunal judges are ready… Where’s Monsanto?
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On July 12th, the organizers of the International Monsanto Tribunal announced the installation of three international judges who will co-chair the citizens’ tribunal, scheduled for October 15-16 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Save our Seeds
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Join the campaign and put yourself on the map as part of The Largest Seedbank of the Netherlands. [Only available in Dutch. English will follow a.s.a.p.] Bionext is een campagne gestart tegen het patenteren van gewassen. Hoewel er in de EU duidelijk is aangegeven dat er geen octrooi mag worden … verder lezen

Mobilisation for opposition against patent on tomatoes
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European-wide coalition increases pressure on politicians and the European Patent Office. On April 12 2016 a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding. The coalition is asking people to join an official complaint against the … verder lezen

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