Monsanto Tribunal Judges will deliver a legal opinion on April 18th 2017
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[Latest update 06/04/2017] On Oct 15th-16th, the Monsanto Tribunal took place in the Hague. It was an unprecedented international mobilization that enabled five eminent judges to hear testimonies from victims coming from all around the world, in order to examine the consequences of the activities of the multinational agrochemical company … verder lezen

Resistance to agri-business is rising
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Together with 200+ civil society organisations, ASEED has signed an open letter to the EU Commissioner Vestager (responsible for competition and for regulating the mergers) and other relevant Commissioners to voice its opposition to giant agri-business mergers.

Presentation Syrian 15th Garden in Amsterdam
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The 15th Garden is a Syrian network of urban gardens that is important for the food production and seed saving in a besieged country and surrounding refugee camps. Date: Monday 6 March Time: Doors open at 19:30, presentation/discussion from 20:00-22:00 Location: Lola Lik (next to Bajesdorp), H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam, … verder lezen

Report from Reclaim the Fields Annual Meeting
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In a snow covered Freiburg, 50-60 people from across Europe gather to share stories, learn from one-another and plan the future of Reclaim the Fields, a network of “people and collective projects willing to go back to the land and reassume the control over food production” [1]. Those involved share … verder lezen

The 15th Garden – Seeds for Syria
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Civil cooperative project ensuring post-war food sovereignty in Syria If peace was something you could eat, how would you describe it? “A poor man would call it bread, a rich man caviar. For me peace would be something edible, a vegetable whose seeds I can plant anywhere in the world … verder lezen

ASEED has new neighbours: Taste Before You Waste
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Taste Before You Waste, an innovative and enthusiastic initiative and non-profit-organisation, recently moved to the Plantagedok in Amsterdam. With them, we at ASEED have new neighbours who are taking action against food waste what is, in every case, related to our main goals of creating food sovereignty and protest against … verder lezen

Monsanto – also active in the Netherlands – also unwanted in the Netherlands
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On Wednesday 12 October, activists from ASEED, along with allies, paid a visit to the Bayer offices in Enkhuizen, Bergschenhoek, Wageningen and Mijdrecht, carrying banners with a text based on the yes-no sticker: “Nee, no Monsanto and no Bayer with their poison, monocultures, and patents Ja, agro-ecology, bio diversity and … verder lezen

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.

ASEED Attend the European Civic Forum at Longo Maï
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Earlier this month several members of the ASEED team attended the European Civic Forum at Longo Maï in France. Approximately 400 participants joined the international meeting, which included a week of presentations, discussions and workshops on a wide range of contemporary and long-standing issues. The main themes included the crisis … verder lezen

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