In addition to the report you can find here more pictures of the action 'GMOs off the field!' at the field with GM-mais near Drimmelen and Hooge Zwaluwe in the western part of the Dutch province Noord Brabant.
The caption with the pictures is in Dutch.
Van 3 t/m 15 augustus 2005 heeft een groep activisten een tocht gemaakt langs de noordelijke provincies om gemeenten en boeren op te roepen hun regio gentechvrij te verklaren. De tocht bracht hen langs Den Helder, Texel, Terschelling, Harlingen, Leeuwarden, Emmeloord, Enkhuizen en Lelystad. Lees alle verslagen en bekijk de … verder lezen
(Handed out at GMO Conference 2009)
Dutch debate on socio-economic impacts GMO’s:
Sidetracking the real issues?
The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture today organises a conference about a very important topic: the socio-economic impacts of GMO’s. End of last year, the EU Environment Ministers decided that socio-economic criteria should be developed for GMO’s. But at this conference, the real issues seem to get sidetracked.
The Dutch Agriculture Ministry and the conference organisers are using this debate for another aim: to set the ground for a ‘review’ of the EU GMO policy. They claim, along with the biotech and animal feed industry, that the EU admission procedure for new GMO’s is too slow. In particular, they want to see the EU zero-tolerance policy regarding non-authorised GMO’s to be abolished. The argument for this is that this policy causes economic damages for Europe’s factory farms. The focus therefore is not on the real socio-economic impacts that soy production and factory farms cause around the world.
Screening ‘Bitter Seeds’ on Friday February 1, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) @ D4net/Voedlink Bilderdijkstraat 165F, Amsterdam The documentary Bitter Seeds shows the disastrous consequences Monsanto’s products and dealings have for Indian farmers. After the screening ASEED will talk about the upcoming Reclaim the Seeds weekend taking place on March … verder lezen
Last saturday 22nd of July, 15 activists of XminY and Aseed held a public action at the field with genetically modified maize in Blitterswijck in the south of The Netherlands. The purpose of the inspection was to investigate the correctness of the information regarding the field trial given by the authorities and the research institute. The civil inspectors also took soil samples and provided information to the local villagers.
measuring the distance between gm- and receptor field
Put GMOs on trial, not the field liberators.
Come to Dendermonde (BE), 15th of January 2013, 8 a.m
Click here to see the promotion video clip.
Come and add your voice to the chorus of support, join us in Dendermonde on the day of the trial, have breakfast, exchange information, fry organic chips and enjoy some live music.
On saturday June 24rd over 50 environmental activists visited a field with genetically modified Bt-Maize at Hooge Zwaluwe in the municipality of Drimmelen (in the south-west of the Netherlands). Supported by a sambaband and a batallion of the clown army CLOLONEL they informed the local population on the presence of the GM corn. The official purpose of the GM field is to measure contamination of regular corn at 25 meters distance.
Join ASEED on a solidarity trip to Belgium: Monday 27th -Tuesday 28th May.
We are organising transport to Dendermonde, to support the 11 activists that are resisting the unjust sentences in the ‘GM potato trial’.
And you are invited to participate actively. At the first hearing the defense team did not have the chance to present their evidence, their witnesses or to explain their action. Now their will be a Public Hearing, organised independently from the courthouse, in which we can all exchange our arguments and form our opinion together. Citizens, farmers, researchers, and anybody else interested in the issue: bring your knowledge, experience and ideas.
We will be leaving on the evening of Monday 27th May, and returning after the trial finishes on Tuesday 28th.