SEEDmail #14 – October / November 2010

 YOUR FOOD IS GETTING HOT!

CONTENTS:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. NOV 1ST: FILM AND INFO NIGHT ON FOOD
2. NOV.2ND: INSPECTING MONSANTO’S HIDDEN AGENDA
3. NOV 16TH: WISE FOOD EVENT

RECENT NEWS:
4. OCT 8TH: COMMON AGRICULTURE!
5. SEPT 18TH: GLYPHOSATE REPORT
6. SEPT 18TH: INTERNATIONAL FIELD LIBERATION MEETING

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Reader: STOP GE Trees Action Tool Kit

The tool kit of Global Justice Ecology Project to campaign against GE Trees is ready and available! Download it here and learn more about the No GE trees campaign here.

17 April: Activisten blokkeren Cargill in Gent

ImageThursday April 17th, the international day of farmers struggles, the group Agrocrisis blocked a Cargill company firm in the harbour of Ghent, Belgium. Some 30 activists began the action at around 6h30 in the morning and lasted until after 5 p.m. During all that time, not one truck with soy could enter or leave the firm. Some activists had locked themselves with pipes and bicycle chains at the gate, so it was impossible to open the entrance without brute force. The staff of the firm, scared of bad publicity, chose therefore to let the activists occupy the gate and didn't ask the police to intervene.… verder lezen

Upcoming GMO Info & film events

 

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Genetically Modified potatoes are currently being field tested in the Netherlands by Wageninger University. The potatoes are being used a pro-GMO publicity stunt in an attempt to increase public approval of GMOs and reduce EU safety regulations. If successful, this could open the market to many kinds for GMO crops into our environment and onto our dinner tables. Come to one of our info nights to learn about the issue, our action plan and to find out how you can get involved.

 

Eindhoven, 15th March
At the Omslag there will be an information evening on the campaign and recent developments. The event will take place from 20:00-22:00 at the Omslag on Hoogstraat 301A,  5654 NB, Eindhoven. See the venue´s website here for details – http://www.omslag.nl/nieuws/00635.html

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“Millions Against Monsanto” campaign launched

The Organic Consumers organisation in the US started a campaign against biotechmultinational Monsanto. Sign the "Millions Against Monsanto" petition, demanding that the Monsanto Corporation stops intimidating small family farmers, stops force-feeding untested and unlabeled genetically engineered foods on consumers and stops using billions of dollars of US taypayers’ money to subsidize genetically engineered crops – cotton, soybeans, corn, and canola.

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Film: “Roundup Ready Nation”

Dying for profits
Roundup Ready Nation was inspired by the epidemic of illness and the culture of America that centers around doctors and medicines to treat but failed to inform doctors what Americans are eating. The film looks at the legislation, politics, science and spin, surrounding genetically engineered food.

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Actie om Straathofs megastallen te stoppen

Guerrilla Gardening in de Betuwe: Vleesindustrie zorgt voor dierenleed, klimaatramp en ontbossing. Vrijdag 17 april 2009 – 40 activisten van de groep Stop Straathof heeft vandaag een groentetuin aangelegd op het terrein … verder lezen

Screening The Future of Food

On Monday 31st of March the workgroup Environment in the Eastern Innercity in Amsterdam will screen the documentary The Future of Food in the oval hall of the Oosterkerk on Wittenburg.… verder lezen

Videoboodschappen over de strijd tegen soja in Paraguay

In Paraguay, the Netherlands and Germany A SEED Europe is recording and showing video letters. In South America it is about the resistance against the production of soy and in the Europe the issue are the problems with the new mega pig-stables where the soy is used as feed. With project we want to exchange the experiences and ideas for alternatives between the many local citizen groups. (The rest of the text only exists in Dutch, but you can watch them here.)
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