FAF#3: sunny and busy
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On Thursday May 30, about 50 people gathered in the Lutkemeer polder, in Amsterdam West, to occupy a terrain for the 3rd edition of the Food Autonomy Festival. Activists chose to set up the festival on the same field where the action camp “Kampeer in de Lutkemeer” took place in … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2019 – intimate, grand and biodivers seedfairs
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ASEED at Reclaims the Seeds Amsterdam
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Come and join us for a weekend full of seed exchanges, political discussions, gardening workshops and farm tours at the Reclaim the Seeds event on the 23rd and 24th March at the Fruittuin van West in Amsterdam! But there are more Reclaim the Seeds events in the Netherlands in 2019! … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds with 6 seed fairs
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Success! We are pleased to announce a number of seed exchanges! Saturday 2 February 2019, Oudenaarde (BE): Reclaim the Seeds – ‘kiemen van verzet’ / ‘sprouting resistance’ Big companies and European seed legislation threaten the diversity in our gardens and on our plates. Industry largely determines what we eat and … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds coming months on several locations
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Reclaim the Seeds is proud to announce the following seed exchanges!

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.

Seed and seedling swap at the Food Autonomy Festival
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During the Food Autonomy Festival it will be possible to exchange seeds and seedlings of edible plants. Just like last year there will be one stall where you can put your own surplus of saved vegetable seeds and seedlings and plants. This was you give a good destination to the … verder lezen

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‘.

Second Food Autonomy Festival
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On May 26 the second Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) is going to take place in Bajesdorp in Amsterdam. The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) is about presenting and celebrating alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system. We are happy to announce the theme of this second edition: … verder lezen

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