COP21 – Report December 1 – Corporate Smart Agriculture
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CSA = community supported agriculture CSA = community supported agriculture CSA = community supported agriculture And repeat another 97 times. While reading in the bus on the way to Paris, I decided to first make the Dutch government write some punishment lines. CSA is a great initiative that makes farmers … verder lezen

Countering Corporate Power and Fake Solutions at the Climate Summit
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This is a text about climate change and agriculture. As you are probably well aware, government delegates from across the world are now in Paris talking about climate change. ASEED, as part of the climate justice movement, finds it absolutely necessary to include agriculture in the climate discussion. To start … verder lezen

Dec 9: Freeze In to stop Industrial Agriculture
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** See a report of the action at Danone ** [Version française en bas / Scroll down for French version] During the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris December 9 is going to be the action day for “Peasant Agriculture and Food Sovereignty”. It was the international network of peasant organisations … verder lezen

ASEED is still going to Paris
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Beginning of December a large UN Climate Summit (COP21) is going to take place in Paris, you have probably heard about it. ASEED is planning some events to raise awareness about greenwashing by dirty corporations during COP21 and about the greenhouse gas emissions caused by industrial agriculture. In the meanwhile … verder lezen

Paris Calling! Join us to the climate summit
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ASEED is getting prepared for the Climate Summit in Paris! Join us! The 21st UN Climate Summit (COP21) will gather hundreds of delegations from governments in Paris from November 30 until December 11. Their goal? To come up with a magical global agreement that will deliver the ultimate solution to … verder lezen

Many Marches Against Monsanto in the Netherlands
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On Saturday May 23 there will be world wide protest against Monsanto, a large company monopolising agriculture with its pesticides, seeds, patents and lobby activities. In the Netherlands there will be Marches Against Monsanto in Eindhoven, Alkmaar, Zwolle, Bergschenhoek (bij Rotterdam), Groningen, Den Haag en Amsterdam. In two cities the … verder lezen

Research is questioning certification of ‘sustainable’ palm oil
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The Dutch government directs tens of millions of development euros to the controversial Round tables for palm oil, soy, cotton, sugar, meat etc. Critics – including farmers’ organisations and NGOs from the areas in question, but also international networks such as La Via Campesina, Global Forest Coalition, Friends of the … verder lezen

New GM soy from Bayer is resistant against more herbicides
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Bayer CropScience has launched a new soy product range. The corporation has started selling glyphosate and glufosinate resistant GMO soy seed under the brand name Credenz. Other varieties which have added resistance against so called HPPD herbicides are to follow at a later date. Dirk Zimmermann of Greenpeace criticised the … verder lezen

European Patent for Monsanto’s non-gm soy beans
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Monsanto gets European patent on screening biodiversity in soybean plants for climate adaption. European Patent Office support Monsanto again with a bio-piracy patent on a non-gm crop. On February 26 2014 the European Patent Office in Munich (EPO) has granted a patent to Monsanto on screening and selecting soybean plants adapted … verder lezen

Roundup Ready Soy is breaking down Paraguay
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An article from ASEED’s old friend Marjolein van de Water in the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant. She writes about the devastating effects of the soy production in Paraguay.

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