For insightful and critical GMO news, introductory and background information in Dutch, go to www.gentech.nl. Hosted by ASEED. Editors: Diederick Sprangers SG, Linda Coenen, Marc van der Sterren, Henk van der Keur … verder lezen
Mother Earth is a very inspiring documentary by the Dutch filmmakers Paul Enkelaar and Jan Paul Smit. Central theme of this documentary is the development of small-scale organic agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, … verder lezen
On Tuesday the 20th of July patents and patent applications on sunflowers, melons, broccoli, cows and pigs went up in smoke as demonstrators outside the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich used their truly innovative Patent Burner. Several hundred individuals and representatives of farmers organisations and NGO's from around the world gathered to protest against the EPO and against the patents the EPO are issuing on plants and animals. That day was the start of the hearing by the highest EPO Board of Appeal. Subject of the hearing are controversial patents on conventionally bred broccoli and wrinkled tomatoes.… verder lezen
In 2009 ASEED organised a conference on GMO free zones in the Netherlands together with Greenpeace and organic chain organisation Bionext (then still called Biologica). A reader with backgrounds and a report … verder lezen
'GMO / OGM': de onzichtbare bedreiging ARTE: 3 jaar onderzoek naar de grootste zaadhandel van de planeet (2008) Een magistrale en alarmerende reportage over de multinational Monsanto die 90% van de OGM … verder lezen
ASEED Europe (Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment, and Diversity Europe) is an international campaigning organisation, giving importance to involving youth in direct democracy activities. ASEED Europe targets the structural causes of environmental destruction and social injustice.
On Monday July 19th the international Conference "Patents on Seeds – The Turning Point" will take place in Munich, Germany . Researchers and representatives from farmers and civil organisations will discuss current trends regarding patents on seeds and animals, highlighting the negative impacts of the current system, the changes that would be needed and possibilities for effecting those changes. The conference is initiated by the European coalition No Patents on Seeds, which consists of NGO's that have united to call a halt to the ever expanding privatisation of life. On Tuesday July 20th No Patents on Seeds ha organised a large manifestation at the European Patent Office.… verder lezen