IFOAM EU: classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs
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IFOAM EU urges the European Commission to classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs IFOAM EU, a European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming, has published a position paper on new genetic engineering techniques, ahead of the legal interpretation of the European Commission, expected by March 2016. The European … 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

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

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

Field Liberation Movement activists’ request to ILVO
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PRESS RELEASE On 23 December, the Ghent Court of Appeal reached a verdict in the trial against the 11 activists who, in 2011, participated in the “big potato exchange” of Wetteren. The activists were acquitted of the charge of belonging to a criminal gang. The court ordered them to pay … verder lezen

Wetteren court case: acquittal of the potato activists
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[This article is only available in Dutch] Op 23 december 2014 is het arrest in het GGO-aardappelproces uitgesproken. De 11 veldbevrijders van Wetteren werden vrijgesproken voor bendevorming. De vrijspraak voor bendevorming is volledig terecht en een overwinning voor de organisaties, juristen, en activisten die zich tegen de initiële veroordeling verzet … verder lezen

Flyer action at Starbucks in Amsterdam
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Today’s action at Starbucks in de Pijp neighborhood in Amsterdam was a success, despite the grey weather. For more than one hour, we handed out flyers to customers and passersby and stood in front of the shop with a banner stating “Starbucks, Say NO to GMO’s!”.

Update seed regulations
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This autumn seed saver organisations from different European countries came together in Vienna, to discuss the current developments with European seed policies and legislation. This text is the result of that meeting.

P Day! The Field Liberation Movement court case in Gent
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Tuesday October 28th was the day of the appeal in Gent for the activists who got arrested for being part of the potato swap in May 2011 in Wetteren. The “field liberators” were heavily supported, not only on de Kouter square where a farmers’ market and diverse activities took place … 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

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