Mobilisation to defend farmers’ rights
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[call for action from Via Campesina] For the rights of farmers to use and freely exchange their seeds and breeding animals, and to have unrestricted access to all available crop diversity Against patents on living organisms, and control of the seed market by multinationals Mobilisation on Monday, January 20th 2014 … verder lezen

Objections to EC proposal on EU seedlaws
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Letter to the Permanent Parliamentary Commission for Economic Affairs in advance of the debate regarding the European proposals. In may 2013 the European Commission brought forward proposals for new European seed legislation. Many organisations that promote sustainable agriculture, including ASEED, opposed to the proposals at that time. The proposed legislation … verder lezen

Marches Against Monsanto
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On Saturday May 25th 2012 four Marches Against Monsanto took place in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam and Wageningen there were about 3000 and 2500 protesters. In Den Haag around 500 and in Bergschenhoek 200. The protesters were supporting sustainable agriculture and were against Monsanto, a multinational corporation producing pesticides and … verder lezen

Critisism on proposal EU Commission for seed laws
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On May 6 2013 the European Commission presented, after months of lobby work, discussions and negotiations, the official proposal for a regulation on seeds and propagating material (S & PM). The previous weeks many seed savers and civil society organisations created quite some fuss about this issue which resulted in … verder lezen