Stop ‘Baysanto’ from monopolizing seeds!
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International call against patents on seeds. Prompted by the Bayer takeover of Monsanto, around 40 institutions active in plant breeding, agriculture and environmental protection are calling for effective measures to stop the patenting of conventionally bred plants and animals in Europe.

A Note from the Food Autonomy Festival#2
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[Tekst alleen beschikbaar in het Engels] On May 26th, the 2nd edition of the Food Autonomy Festival took place. A special mention for all the participants: speakers, collectives, workshop facilitators, cooks, veg choppers, bar folk, seed-swappers, musicians, funds (especially Alert!) and everyone else who participated in this edition of the … verder lezen

Solidariteit met Palestina
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[Nu alleen beschikbaar in het Engels] On Wednesday May 16th, we took this picture in front of the Vrankrijk, to give expression to our sadness and anger in the face of the continued violent oppression of the Palestinian people by the Israeli state.

Pesticides debate in Amsterdam
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On Thursday April 5th, ASEED will participate in a debate (in English) on pesticides organised by the Green Office of the Vrij Universiteit in Amsterdam. A representative from Syngenta and a professor in ecotoxicology will also be present.

COP23, final update: negotiations outcomes
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[Nog niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands] Have governments achieved anything relevant? Did they finish the Paris Agreement documents? Did they discuss agriculture or climate refugees? This is a short review on the final negotiation outcomes at the COP23.

COP23, update 3: resistance vs. business as usual
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[nog niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands] Here is ASEED’s third update about the COP23 in Bonn. In the last days, we have been visiting the official conference centre and most importantly, we participated in many nice alternative events taking place in the city at the same time.

Monsanto’s impact on basic human rights
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[Sorry, deze artikel bestaat nog niet in het Nederlands] After several months of work following the hearings of witnesses and experts (The Hague, Oct. 2016), the five judges of the Monsanto Tribunal have delivered their conclusions in a 60-pages legal advisory opinion. What did they conclude?

Rainforest Conservation and Natural Capital: Putting a Price on Life with the Complicity of ¨Progressives¨
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The faltering global economy needs new resources to invest in. What could be more valuable than life itself? According to the New York Times, the ¨Save the Rainforest¨ campaign of 10 years ago forced through changes such as the moratorium on clearing forests for the production of soy which dramatically … verder lezen

Beyond the red lines: a movie on the growing climate justice movement
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[Deze tekst is tot nu toe alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.] From the lignite mines in the Rhineland to the port of Amsterdam or the streets of Paris during the World Climate Summit, the struggles for climate justice are fought at more and more fronts.

Fusie Monsanto en Bayer maakt Monsanto Tribunaal nog noodzakelijker
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De overname van Monsanto door Bayer voor 66 miljard dollar is officieel aangekondigd, waardoor het Monsanto Tribunaal plots veel media en publieke aandacht krijgt.

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