Extreme drought or not, thanks to EHEC this spring’s harvest of cucumbers, paprika and tomatoes went straight into a eurogarbage gazpacho, enough to fill a lake. But never mind the inevitable industrial food-system meltdown: Here is SEEDMAIL June 2011 delivering the goods.
Hello and happy 2011 to all of our readers! Our new years’ resolutions are to bust the corporate green launderette called RTRS, build up the Dutch food action movement and stuff our faces with local fresh food from independent distribution channels. From the snowy peaks of Amsterdam we bring you SEEDmail, the ASEED newsletter.
– Round Table on Responsible Soy
– 2013 European Community Agriculture
– VersVoko dates
– Berlin demonstration
– Protest against privatising biodiversity – Amsterdam
– Monsanto inspection hidden agenda
– New A SEED website
– Financial appeal
Welcome to 2010, the United Nations brave new shining year of Biodiversity!!!
Minister Verburg, speaking on occasion of the opening of the new Dutch Centre for Biodiversity in Leiden, suggested we could outsource Dutch biodiversity to cheaper countries. It is an indication of the level of awareness and commitment we’re dealing with in The Netherlands. But never mind the bullshit, here’s SEEDmail, with ASEED’s online and realtime latest news, updates and plans.
While things are heating up towards the COP 15, ASEED’s goal is to draw attention to climate pollution caused by industrial agriculture and the food system. Joining the international Climate Justice Action network we are now mobilising Dutch protesters to come to Copenhagen. A series of eight climate agro-info events around The Netherlands is coming to a close, and the Copenhagen Agriculture Action Day on December 15th is taking shape.
Meanwhile the official Dutch/EU GMO conference on November 25 is in desperate need of some sensible ASEED input…..