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.

The Monsanto Tribunal judges are ready… Where’s Monsanto?
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On July 12th, the organizers of the International Monsanto Tribunal announced the installation of three international judges who will co-chair the citizens’ tribunal, scheduled for October 15-16 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Save our Seeds
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Join the campaign and put yourself on the map as part of The Largest Seedbank of the Netherlands. [Only available in Dutch. English will follow a.s.a.p.] Bionext is een campagne gestart tegen het patenteren van gewassen. Hoewel er in de EU duidelijk is aangegeven dat er geen octrooi mag worden … verder lezen

Mobilisation for opposition against patent on tomatoes
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European-wide coalition increases pressure on politicians and the European Patent Office. On April 12 2016 a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding. The coalition is asking people to join an official complaint against the … verder lezen

Successful Reclaim the Seeds in Wageningen
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Around 1000 participants in seed fair and workshop programme on the campus of the University of Wageningen. Joint statement against patents on crop plants and against the power position of the major international agrochemical companies. Marie-Monique Robin and Olivier de Schutter presented the Monsanto Tribunal to the participants. On the … verder lezen

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

New publications on seed laws that criminalise farmers: resistance and fightback
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Booklet, poster and map Peasant seeds – the pillar of food production – are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly limit what farmers can do with their seeds. Seed saving, which has been the basis of farming for thousands of years, is quickly being criminalised. … verder lezen

kick off Noordelijk Zadennetwerk
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Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Monsanto patent on tomatoes revoked!
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A very welcome example of resistance against powerful agro-giant Monsanto that has paid off – their European patent on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575) has been retracted partly as a result of an opposition against it filed by representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds!. With this patent, Monsanto … verder lezen

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