Hello and Halleluiah – It’s August in sunny Amsterdam. SEEDmail here, with the latest ASEED news and info.
Welcome to 2010, the United Nations brave new shining year of Biodiversity!!!
Minister Verburg, speaking on occasion of the opening of the new Dutch Centre for Biodiversity in Leiden, suggested we could outsource Dutch biodiversity to cheaper countries. It is an indication of the level of awareness and commitment we’re dealing with in The Netherlands. But never mind the bullshit, here’s SEEDmail, with ASEED’s online and realtime latest news, updates and plans.
While things are heating up towards the COP 15, ASEED’s goal is to draw attention to climate pollution caused by industrial agriculture and the food system. Joining the international Climate Justice Action network we are now mobilising Dutch protesters to come to Copenhagen. A series of eight climate agro-info events around The Netherlands is coming to a close, and the Copenhagen Agriculture Action Day on December 15th is taking shape.
Meanwhile the official Dutch/EU GMO conference on November 25 is in desperate need of some sensible ASEED input…..