Will potato frying companies remain GMO free? And is there hope for DuRPh?
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In the last weeks we, ASEED, Milieudefensie, Wervel en Stichting Zaadgoed, have sent a message to the four main frying companies in the Netherlands, Farm Frites, Aviko, Lamb-Weston|Meijer VOF and McCain asking them to be clear about their future use of GM potatoes in Europe. All four companies state that … verder lezen

Dutch biotech lobby put in the pillory
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ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory call Dutch parliament members to ask critical questions about the pro GM lobby activities of Dutch scientists like Gijs Kleter, Harry Kuiper, Louise Fresco, and Evert Jacobsen, at a debate on Wednesday October 2nd, 2013, organised by the Dutch biotech interest group HollandBio, a fusion … verder lezen

GM Potato Trial: Suspended prison sentences for pulling up unlawfully planted GM potatoes
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On September 24th the Court of Dendermonde, Belgium, convicted 11 activists of organised crime in relation to their participation in a day of action against a GM potato field which took place in Wetteren on May 29th, 2011. The activists were convicted of criminal gang forming, criminal damage and resisting … verder lezen

Cooperation DuRPh-project / Bioimpuls: friendly neighbours or uncomfortable partners?
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Cooperation between the DuRPh-project and Bioimpuls, friendly neighbours or uncomfortable partners? Last August there was a public open day of two breeding projects from WUR: DuRPh and Bioimpuls.[1] DuRPh, Durable Resistance to Phytophthora, is a project where scientists are trying to stack several resistance genes from wild potatoes in known … verder lezen

Masterclasses about the DuRPh project and visit to the open day DuRPh
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When: August 12 and 15 Where: August 12, Plantage Doklaan 8, Amsterdam August 15, Algemene Barak, Droevendaalsesteeg 77, Wageningen from 11:30-12:30 Costs:  Free donation On Thursday August 15 there is an open day for the two potato breeding projects of the University of Wageningen, WUR. These are the projects DuRPh, Sustainable Resistance … verder lezen

GMO free agriculture days in Wageningen successful
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On the 7th and 8th of June the GMO free days were organised. On June 7, in the evening, there was the debate with the title ‘Do we really need GMOs?’. At the debate proponents of industrial agriculture who say we need GMOs to feed the world and critics who … verder lezen

Criticism on DuRPHh-project
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Wageningen University and Research (WUR) are currently developing and trialling late blight resistant potatoes through Genetic Modification (GM). The project runs from 2006 until 2016 and has been funded by the Dutch Ministry for Economic affairs at the price tag of ten million euros.

GM Free Agriculture Days, Wageningen
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Poster_GMfreeDays_engAction, speakers, workshops, discussion, kids activities, farmers market, info stalls. Against GMOs and industrial farming, for GM free agriculture and  a fair and ecological food chain. Come along to our GM free agriculture days in Wageningen in June to show resistance to GMOs in Europe. 

 

7th of June: Panel Debate “Do we really need GMOs?”

8th of June: Action, speakers, workshops, discussion, kids activities, farmers market, info stalls. Against GMOs and industrial farming, for GM free agriculture and  a fair and ecological food chain

 

Program GMO free picknick June 8 Wageningen
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Here you find the program (slight changes might still occur) of the GMO free picknick that is taking place in Wageningen on June 8. Most of the activities will take place on the field near Duivendaal, Costerweg 50, Wageningen. The debate in the evening will take place in the Wilde … verder lezen

“Monsanto, there we are”
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Speech from Linda Coenen from ASEED during the March Against Monsanto in Wageningen.   Monsanto, there we are. ‘Improving agriculture, improving life’ is their slogan. But what kind of company is Monsanto really?