Stickeractie tegen foute soja bij Albert Heijn
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15 juni 2011 –  ASEED wijst consument op ‘groenwassen’ van OnVerantwoorde gentech-soja bij Albert Heijn
Tijdens een actie van ASEED bij een Albert Heijn aan de Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam op 15 juni werd de sticker ‘bevat gifsoja’ op vlees en zuivel geplakt. Dit om consumenten bewust te maken van wat er achter het vlees, de eieren en de zuivel zit die zij kopen. De dieren zijn namelijk gevoed met genetisch gemanipuleerde en met veel gif bespoten soja. Deze wordt op grote schaal geïmporteerd uit Zuid-Amerika.

De actie vond plaats op de dag dat de 6e internationale conferentie van de Ronde Tafel voor Verantwoorde Soja in Buenos Aires van start gaat.Een week eerder had deze Ronde Tafel in Rotterdam de eerste soja verhandeld met een ‘verantwoord’ label. Albert Heijn klopt zich op de borst dat zij gaat werken met ‘verantwoorde’ soja. De activisten beschuldigen de firma van misleiding van de consument. ‘Met het plakken van de stickers helpen we Albert Heijn een handje om de klanten beter en eerlijker voor te lichten’.

Action at animal feed company Provimi: “No Soy for Factory Farming!”
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In the morning of March 16 2005, a group of 25 activist had a go at animal feed company Provimi in the Rotterdam Harbour. Provimi, a world leader in animal feed business, is also a major consumer of soy from South America. The action was organised on the first day of the 'Iguazu Counter Conference' against the greenwashing of the soy industry, organised by Via Campesina Argentina and GRR (Grupo de Reflexion Rural). The activists wanted to point out the role of the North, again exploiting South America's natural resources and people.

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Soy Stickers
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We want to make our message about the problems related to soy
and over-consumption of meat visible on the street and in
supermarkets. A SEED has made some stickers you can stick on
useful and strategic spots.

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“Biodiesel from soy and oil palms is colonial!”
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ImageOn October 12 2007 in several countries in America the ‘discovery’ of the New World by Cristoffel Colombus in1492, is celebrated. For indigenous people this date is a historical turning-point and the start of repression and colonialism. 515 years later the indigenous communities are still being exploited, discriminated and oppressed. Multinational corporations dispel them from their land and plunder their natural resources.

In Amsterdam the ’12 Oktober Comité’ showed solidarity and did an action to get attention for the social problems caused by the use massive of soy and palmoil for the production of agrofuel and electricity.

“Stop the soy violence in Paraguay, solidarity amongst farmers!”
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On Tuesday the 11th of May 2006 activists, amongst who the Paraguayan peasant Jorge Galeano, have protested in front of the office of the Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie (ZLTO, the farmers union of the South of the Netherlands). As the main lobby for the Dutch large scale meat-industry and as the owner of the biggest meat-processor in Europe VION Food Group, the ZLTO is co-responsible for the misery caused by massive imports of animal feed from other parts of the world. For example the deforestation, pollution, land-conflicts, violence and poverty because of the massive expansion of large scale soy production, an important ingredient of animal feed in Europe. Jorge Galeano, Javiera Rulli from the Argentinian organisation Grupo de Reflexión Rural and the rest of the activists use their action to ask solidarity from dutch farmers and farmers unions with their colleagues in Zuid-Amerika.

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pictures of soy violence at the building
International solidarity with ‘Silvino Talavera’: Visit to Paraguayan embassy in Brussels
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Ambassador Raul Vera Bogado: “This is a landmark case”.

Important Update! Now, in december 2006, the court case against the soy producers responsible for Silvino's death is finally over and the convicted farmers will go to jail.

Monday, 30 October 2006 – A group of seven activists and campaigners went to the Paraguayan embassy in Brussels. One of the aims of the support group from the 'Silvino Talavera' campaign was to hand over a petition to ambassador Raul Vera Bogado about the 'Silvino Talavera' case and ask him about the enormous impact on the environment and human rights had by the industrial agricultural-export model that is gaining more hold in Paraguay.

Fax-action to support the victims of attack on Paraguayan community Tekojoja
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Dear friends and other concerned people,

We are asking you to send faxes to governmental institutions in Paraguay to support the peasant farming organisations ASAGRAPA (Asociación de Agricultores del Alto Paraná) and MAP (Movimiento Agrario y Popular). Members of the MAP in the community of Tekojoja are trying to defend themselves from agrochemical spraying on neighbouring soy monoculture crops. MAPs leader Antonio Galeano and other members of the two organisations are facing death threats, accusations and violence since the start of the soy cultivation season this year.

Forest Sausage: A sausage for deforestation!
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At Saturday March 25 2006 A SEED, with the help of friends, did an flyer action in the shopping centre Diemensepoort in Diemen. By promoting, in a cynical way, a ‘forest sausage’ in front of a big supermarket we were trying to get attention for the massive deforestation and other problems caused by by the huge consumption of meat in the Netherlands. To feed the animals more and more soy beans are produced on Latin America and shipped to Europe. The rest of the report is only available in Dutch.

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Protest in jammed Brussels against Agrofuel corporate proposals
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picture from IMC Be January 31 2008, Brussels – Today, campaigners staged an anti-agrofuel protest in front of the Diamant conference centre in Brussels. Here, the 'European Biofuels Technology Platform' (EBFTP) presented their advise for the EU's research budget and policy on agrofuels to 'stakeholders'. The EBFTP absurdly promotes a target of 25% blending of agrofuels for all transport needs by 2030, in a time where the currently proposed 10% is already highly contested. (with online video report)

Blockade at World Biofuels Market in Brussels
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ImageIn the morning of March 13 2008 the activist group ‘Agrofools’ blocked the entrance of the World Biofuels Market in Brussels. Visitors to the World Biofuels Market were met by activists, a group of international drummers, banners, and flyers entitled “Agrofuels – No Solution for Oil Addiction”. The human blockade is a protest against the blatant promotion of agrofuels by the World Biofuels Market and the corporations taking part in it. “Massive expansion, reaching into many millions of hectares, of monoculture plantations will cause further damage to biodiversity, human rights and livelihoods”, says activist Remy de Boer. “Agrofuels will exacerbate climate change and will certainly not help to combat it. It is immoral to keep promoting the use of agrofuels like the World Biofuels Market does”, he added.

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