– meer geld voor tomatenplukkers van Ahold en – aandacht voor de negatieve gevolgen van gentech in de landbouw. 17 april is de dag die door La Vía Campesina, de internationale organisatie van kleine boeren en landarbeiders, is uitgeroepen als actiedag voor de boerenstrijd. Hiermee wordt herdacht dat op 17 … verder lezen
On Tuesday November 23, 2010, the conference 'Biodiversity: Opportinuties for a new economy' took place at Artis in Amsterdam. ASEED Europe made a picketline to protest biopiracy and patenting parts of nature. "Big multinationals that make business with biodiversity, that always boils down to privatising parts of it, for profit," says Linda Coenen of ASEED. "But the conference does not quiestion the idea of reducing nature to a commodity and the societal consequences that has." ASEED handed out a pamphlet with this message to the 100 conference participants. Many expressed understanding for the criticism and shared our concerns.
(text so far only available in Dutch) Op 8 oktober 2010 zijn 41 mensen (van 25 organisaties) tot een aantal conclusies gekomen over voedsel en landbouw die ze samen handen en voeten willen geven. Dit heeft geleid tot de 'Verklaring van Utrecht; landbouw 2013'.
|ASEED is also involved in a European wide discussion about the future of the agriculture and the Common Agriculture Policy of the European Union. Here ASEED is mainly pushing for local alternatives that farmers and consumers take on theiselves, but the coalition is much broader. On November 29 a joined press release has been sent out to comment on a proposal from the Euopean Commission.|
A film and discussion night about agriculture, food and the role of multinational corporations Monday November 1 at 19:30 (door opens at 19:00) De Nieuwe Doelen, Spoorstraat 2, Enkhuizen, NL Free entrance Using fragments of documentaries about the recent developments in agriculture and the food industry, there will be a … verder lezen
Reverend Billy preaches against Ahold
Amsterdam / Quincy Massachussets, August 6 2010 – The internationally famous Church of Stop Shopping held a service in the centre of Amsterdam. From the steps in front of the Albert Heijn supermarket Reverend Billy's words thundered with hope and inspiration, as he spoke of salvation from Albert Heijn's greed and exploitation. Stop Shopping, his eternal message resounded, Stop buying the fruit of slavery. Amen. Shoppers and tourists reacted with disbelief to the spiritual enlightenment on offer during the Friday afternoon rush hour.
– Call for a healthy, sustainable, fair and mutually supportive Common Agriculture and Food policy –
Brussels, March 16 – On the eve of a European Parliament hearing which will debate the future of Europe’s agriculture policy a broad alliance of European, national and local civil society organisations concerned with the future of food and agriculture in Europe, are today launching a ‘European food declaration’ to mobilise European citizens and authorities to reshape the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). See www.europeanfooddeclaration.org for the full declaration and the list of 187 initial signatories from European countries, including A SEED Europe.
Agriculture action day during the UN Climate Summit in Denmark
The Resistance is Ripe Agriculture action day started with a demonstration at 12am. Hundreds of people marched through the centre of town behind a banner reading "Food System Change, not Climate Change". The march stopped outside the Netto supermarket for speeches about the importance of food sovereignty and the links between climate change, agriculture and exploitation of people.
– Watch photo & sound reportage by StoorzenderTV here –
– Watch video report of Our Media Indymedia here –
As part of the many protests against the current climate summit, Via Campesina organised on December 13 an action in front of the building of organisations of the large scale Danish farmers, including the pork and poultry farmers. On the square a theatre play took place with pigs in a cage. Big business gave them soy, antibiotics and messed around with GMOs. The pigs were freed by the small farmers that don't want those big corporation, but food sovereignty. System change, not climate change!
In recent months there has been a lot of attention for the upcoming climate summit in Copenhagen, with good reasons. But first, from November 30 until December 2, the World Trade Organisation will meet in Geneva. Blind to the many economical, ecological and social crises, the economic powers will talk about further liberalisation of world trade. Luckily the Swiss anti-wto network has also been very busy. They have prepared an interesting action program. "Ten years after Seattle" will be celebrated in an appropriate way, starting with a big general demonstration on November 28th.