ECJ ruling on gene editing products: Victory for consumers, farmers, environment
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) published on July 25th its ruling on the legal status of food and feed crops derived from certain new genetic modification techniques. It gave clear confirmation that organisms from these new gene editing techniques are covered by existing EU GMO regulation.

Stop ‘Baysanto’ from monopolizing seeds!
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International call against patents on seeds. Prompted by the Bayer takeover of Monsanto, around 40 institutions active in plant breeding, agriculture and environmental protection are calling for effective measures to stop the patenting of conventionally bred plants and animals in Europe.

Pesticides out! New brochure
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The European Coordination has just released a new publication on pesticides, “a small peasant agroecology manual on how to phase out the use of pesticides”.

Pesticides debate report: we need a paradigm shift
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On Thursday, April 5th, the Green Office from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam organised a debate on pesticides and sustainable agriculture in order to assess the impact of chemical agriculture, and to ‘allow consumers to make a free choice‘.

ASEED info night : new GMOs
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On Friday March 23rd, join us at NieuwLand in Amsterdam to discuss about Genetically Modified Organisms in agriculture.

Stop new GMOs – a brochure with 12 arguments
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[This page is not yet available in English, but the bruchure is] Deze brochure gaat in op de nieuwe soorten gentech die worden gebruikt en in ontwikkeling zijn. Met deze brochure geven we 12 redenen waarom ook voor deze technieken dezelfde regeling zou moeten gelden als voor de ‘normale’ genetische … verder lezen

Monsanto’s impact on basic human rights
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After several months of work following the hearings of witnesses and experts (The Hague, Oct. 2016), the five judges of the Monsanto Tribunal have delivered their conclusions in a 60-pages legal advisory opinion. What did they conclude?

‘Lobby Planet’ – new brochure made by CEO
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Corporate Europe Observatory, an organisation which keeps an eye on the corporate lobby in Brussels, published a new brochure: ‘Lobby Planet’. It features: 135 big business lobby actors representing different industry interests; A geographic guide with maps so you can navigate the corporate lobbying streets of Brussels; An overview of … verder lezen

Flyer action against Unilevers involvement in ‘greenwash soy’
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On March 31st, ASEED handed out flyers at the gathering ‘Doe maar lekker duurzaam’ in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. The statement of the evening was “Can food giant Unilever save the world and double the profits?”. According to ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory the first is certainly not possible … verder lezen

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

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