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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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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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

GMO-Free Zones

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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