Bayer buys Monsanto, but which difference does it make?
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It took them a while, but still on September 14, 2016 the deal is finally done: Bayer has bought Monsanto. The deal is worth 59 million Euros. The newly merged company will become the biggest producer of pesticides and seeds and will have a global market share of more than … verder lezen

The Monsanto Tribunal in the home stretch
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The takeover of Monsanto by Bayer has officially been announced for $66 billion, bringing this way a lot of press and public attention to the Monsanto Tribunal.

The Monsanto Tribunal judges are ready… Where’s Monsanto?
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On July 12th, the organizers of the International Monsanto Tribunal announced the installation of three international judges who will co-chair the citizens’ tribunal, scheduled for October 15-16 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Dramatic figures: The value of Dutch agricultural exports reaches record high in 2015
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Bewerkt artikel. Het origineel was gepubliceerd op nu.nl op 06 juni 2016 (www.nu.nl/economie/4273478/waarde-landbouwexport-nederland-bereikt-recordhoogte-in-2015.html) Last year the value of Dutch agriculture exports amounted to 81.3 billion Euros, the highest level ever. If products related to agriculture such as agricultural machinery and fertiliser are included, exports last year reached nearly 90 billion … verder lezen

Successful Reclaim the Seeds in Wageningen
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Around 1000 participants in seed fair and workshop programme on the campus of the University of Wageningen. Joint statement against patents on crop plants and against the power position of the major international agrochemical companies. Marie-Monique Robin and Olivier de Schutter presented the Monsanto Tribunal to the participants. On the … verder lezen

GMO labelling in the USA: a tipping point for the industry?
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While labelling GMO ingredients in food is mandatory in the European Union, it is still debated in the USA. Vermont is the first state which has passed a law to force companies to disclose genetically engineered ingredients in all products overseen by the Food and Drug Administration. The industry has … verder lezen

There is a Climate Treaty, now we have to stop climate change
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On December 12th, a new agreement has been signed at the UN Climate summit after a day of delay. Unfortunately, nothing concrete has been agreed upon. The words ‘fossil fuels’ and ‘agriculture’ do not even appear in the  31-pages treaty text. Countries pledge to limit the temperature rise to 2 … verder lezen

The Monsanto Tribunal
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During the Climate Summit in Paris, the date of the Monsanto Tribunal has been revealed. It will take place in: The Hague – 14th – 16th of October 2016 For an increasing number of people from around the world, Monsanto is the symbol of industrial agriculture today. This chemical-intensive form … verder lezen

The Immokalee workers won from Ahold!
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After years of campaigning and actions the Supermarket Holding Ahold finally changed it’s policy in the US: the company signed the Fair Food Programme in Florida. The result of this is that tomato pickers, who also harvest for Aholds supermarket chains in the US, will get paid a bit better … verder lezen

Food Otherwise Manifest
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The manifest of the Dutch Voedsel Anders movement is so far only available in Dutch.

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