On May 17 2010 about 40 persons of the action group 'Roundup Monsanto' blocked both gates of the Monsanto seed company in Bergschenhoek (near Rotterdam). 'Roundup Monsanto' wants Monsanto to back out of the seed market, and demand an end to patents on seeds and living organisms. Monsanto and other agro-chemical multinationals are lobbying the Dutch government and the EU for legislative changes that would make it easier for large companies to take control of the seed market and food production. The blockade took place at the former De Ruiter Seeds, acquired by Monsanto in 2008, where research laboratories, offices, greenhouses, and a central storage for seeds and seedlings are to be found.… verder lezen
Hundreds of stickers with the message “I don’t eat GM chips” have been spread throughout The Netherlands between September 29 and October 7. The sticker action week against GM potatoes took place parallel to the annual Week of Taste, which’ central theme this year was the potato. Concerned citizens and activists put the protest stickers on landposts and such in the vicinities of snackbars, supermarkets, trial fields with genetically modified potatoes. Even the WUR agriculture university in Wageningen was not spared. Apparently the GE projects of BASF and WUR leave not only us with sour taste and many do not hide their resentment. But unfortunately the message has not came across well yet, as the most recent permit for even more BASF field trials for 2013 illustrate. So GM protests go on and we call everybody to join our sticker and protest card action “GM chips won’t touch my lips”. Continue reading to find out how, and where.
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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