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PRESS RELEASE – Januari 28, 2013
The conference ‘Feeding the World’ will take place on January 30 in the Amsterdam Hilton hotel. At this controversial event organised by magazine The Economist, Dutch princess Máxima is taking the stage together with pesticide multinational Monsanto. Critics label the event as misleading because it promotes industrial agriculture as the solution to solve world hunger.
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Nyéléni Europe – Forum voor Voedselsoevereiniteit
Het eerste Europese Forum voor Voedselsoevereiniteit vond van van 16 tot en met 21 augustus 2011 plaats in Krems (Oostenrijk)
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Meer dan 400 vertegenwoordigers (uit 34 Europese landen) van boeren organisaties, sociale bewegingen, consumentengroepen en burgerbewegingen kwamen in Krems bij elkaar. Het doel was het versterken en verbreden van de beweging voor voedselsoevereiniteit in Europa. Ook vanuit Nederland hebben 10 mensen aan de discussies deelgenomen. Hierbij zaten mensen van het Platform Aarde Boer Consument, Mama Cash, ASEED, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, XminY en het Netwerk Vitale Landbouw & Voedsel.
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November 2nd 2010, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands – Today around thirty climate conscious citizens paid a visit to the main premises of international agri-chemical giant Monsanto in the Netherlands. The aim was to find clues about the company's hidden agenda. Their suspicions were aroused by the company's new claims to feed and fuel the world, which somehow do not match Monsanto’s current atrocious human rights and environmental record.… verder lezen
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
Thursday 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
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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