Sowing Diversity: a short report
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Between Oct 1st and Oct 5th, more than 30 young people gathered in Amsterdam to share their experiences about their favorite topics : seeds, farming, biodiversity and community gardening. Thanks to the youth exchange programme set up by Erasmus + and the European Commission, ASEED has invited people from Denmark, … verder lezen

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.

Reclaim the Seeds 2015: February 28th and March 1st in Driebergen
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In 2015 the fourth Reclaim the Seeds weekend will be organised! This time it will take place in Driebergen, just east of Utrecht, where the event is welcomed at the Kraaybeekerhof estate. On Saturday the 28th of February there will be a big seed market and a programme with workshops, … verder lezen

Dutch candidates EU elections about seed law and TTIP
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[Sorry, this article only exists in Dutch] ASEED heeft vrijwel alle kandidaten voor de EU verkiezingen op 22 mei een vragenlijst gestuurd over de EU-zadenwet, octrooien en het TTIP. We hebben een paar interessante reacties op een rijtje gezet. Per vraag wordt ingegaan op de belangrijkste bevindingen. Sommige kandidaten hebben … verder lezen

EU Seedlaw rejected by European Parliament
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The proposal for a new European Seed law has just been rejected by the European Parliament. This is a victory for all the organisations and individuals that have protested and organised against the proposal. The Voting The European Parliament adopted with 511 to 130 votes a legislative resolution, which rejects … verder lezen

Resistance in Colombia against new Seed Laws
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Government is destroying farmers seeds [this article is only available in Dutch] Groentezaden en granen zijn afgelopen jaren in vele landen een veel bediscussieerd onderwerp geworden. Het zijn niet meer alleen diegenen die zich altijd al hebben ingezet voor de vrije beschikbaarheid van zaaigoed en die waarschuwden voor multinationale bedrijven, … verder lezen

Stop the European patent on pepper
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[this article exists only in Dutch so far] Op 3 februari heeft Bionext samen met LTO en 32 andere organisaties uit 27 Europese landen bezwaar ingediend bij het Europees Octrooi Bureau (EOB) tegen het octrooi van Syngenta op rode paprika’s. ASEED is hier niet zelf bij betrokken, maar we ondersteunen … verder lezen

European Patent for Monsanto’s non-gm soy beans
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Monsanto gets European patent on screening biodiversity in soybean plants for climate adaption. European Patent Office support Monsanto again with a bio-piracy patent on a non-gm crop. On February 26 2014 the European Patent Office in Munich (EPO) has granted a patent to Monsanto on screening and selecting soybean plants adapted … verder lezen

Declaration of Vienna on Seed Sovereingty
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On November 24, 2013, a meeting of representatives of farmers‘ organisations, gardeners, smallholders, plant conservation, plant breeders and members of the European civil society agreed on the Declaration of Vienna. You can read here but it is also available as a pdf-file. Declaration in the Spirit of Truth, Live and … verder lezen

Objections to EC proposal on EU seedlaws
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Letter to the Permanent Parliamentary Commission for Economic Affairs in advance of the debate regarding the European proposals. In may 2013 the European Commission brought forward proposals for new European seed legislation. Many organisations that promote sustainable agriculture, including ASEED, opposed to the proposals at that time. The proposed legislation … verder lezen

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