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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In june 2009 ASEED Europe and the German organisation Nandu have visited a large number of locations where local residents have organised themselves against the construction of mega pig stalls. Most dates … verder lezen
Antwerpen, 6 augustus 2009 – Een groep van 40 deelnemers aan het klimaatactiemap heeft tijdelijk de vleesafdeling in de Delhaize supermarkt op de Meir in Antwerpen gesloten. De productie en verkoop vlees … verder lezen
Regions in various European countries have declared themselves GMO-free. There are 260 in total now, and we’re not talking about some small areas: Tuscany, the Basque Country, Poland, parts of France and Austria. In Germany farmers have united to create GMO-free zones of their joined land. More than 4500 European municipalities joined the movement. A complete list of all the regions is available on www.gmo-free-regions.org .
Obviously the Netherlands is way behind in all this. This is partially caused by Dutch agriculture being more intensified and focused on innovation and techno-fixes in comparison to many other regions. Farmers are less tied to their land and more used to follow the technological developements force-fed by agrobusiness. But another possible reason could be that the average Dutch citizen stands even further away from the country side and food production than other European citizens.
This needs to change…
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