Movie: Struggle for seeds in Colombia and the Netherlands
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[this article and movie don’t exist in English] Noticias interviewde de Colombiaanse activisten Cynthia Osario Torres, Alba Marleny Portillo Calvache en Albeiro Antonio Alvarado Catuche. In 2010 ondertekende Colombia namelijk een vrijhandelsverdrag met de Verenigde Staten. Als voorwaarde voor de implementatie werd in 2012 de ‘Internationale Conventie ter Bescherming van … verder lezen

Docu: Van boer tot boer
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Van boer tot boer (Farmer to Farmer) is een Engelse documentaire van circa dertig minuten, die eerder dit jaar uitkwam. De maker is Michael Heart, een conventionele veeboer uit Dorset (GB) die de film speciaal voor Europese boeren heeft opgenomen in Amerika. Zelf is Heart betrokken bij de Britse Family Farms Association. 

Docu: Frontiers of Life
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2012-frontiers-of-live-front-detail-250Frontiers of Life: Agribusiness and mega mining expansion in Northwestern Argentina

The conquest of the land that today is known as America, has meant centuries of exploitation and theft of natural resources in the name of “civilization and progress”, leading to the extermination of natural and cultural diversities. This process has continued till today. In Northwestern Argentina the expansion of soy and sugar cane monocultures and mega mining projects cause pollution, deforestation, death and conflicts over millions of hectares of land. Here, indiginous peoples and peasant communities resist the progress of destruction, in the frontiers of life.

 

“The simultaneous existence of all forms of life sustains the earth´s equilibrium”

“every people, every culture is the reflection of the world it lives in”

Docu: Farmer and the Gene
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(Nederland, 2008, Dumitriu/Verbeek) ASEED’s documentary on genetic engineering in Dutch agricluture “Farmer and the Gene” is now available on dvd, waiting to be sold! To order contact info@aseed.net or call our office  +31 (0)20 6682236. The price of one copy is 7,50,- plus mailing costs. In Amsterdam, the DVD is … verder lezen

Docu: Monsanto – patent for a pig
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German reportage on the practices of biotech giant Monsanto. Of pigs becoming infertile after eating BT-Corn, farmers confronted with fines because their land was contaminated with patented crops, and of farmers that will have to pay up soon for every new bron piglet because Monsanto patented the genetic code of … verder lezen

Docu: The Future of Food
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(USA, 2004, Deborah Koons Garcia) What is more intimate, more universal than food? Are we still deciding ourselves what we eat when we buy products from the supermarket? There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America — a revolution that is transforming … verder lezen

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