Jona and Chikito – An Apple and a Banana as environmental education

ImageA SEED has published a new booklet. One that gives attention to organic fruit. “Jona and Chikito” tells the story about an apple and a banana and the places they come from.
A Dutch apple and a Mexican banana meet each other very unexpectedly. At first they are frightened, but they quickly discover that they've both just had a very long and tiring journey. Why did they travel so far and what all has happened to them?
This story takes a look at industrialised agriculture and is appropriate for both young and older children.

German anti-gmo calendar 2009

Larger than A3, spetacular photos, and exciting background texts – that's how a new German calendar 2009 presents itself, documenting on 13 pages a variety of field occupations, field liberations, and counter sowing actions.

“Boeren en Gentech” in Filmhuis Cavia

Drie documentaires over de invloed van gentechniek op het boerenbedrijf. Donderdag 10 en vrijdag 11 april, met sprekers en debat.

Millions of Eucalyptus seedlings destroyed on Womens Day

On the 8th of March 2006, International Womans day, 2,000 women, members
of the ‘Via Campesina’, destroyed more than 1 million seedlings in a
tree nursery belonging to Aracruz Celulose in Brazil. The Nursery is located in
Barra de Ribeiro, in the most southern state Rio Grande do Sul.
One of the national coordinators of the MST, Cristiane Gomes, affirmed
that this protest was aimed against the use of land for eucalyptus
plantations, land that according to Via Campesina should be used for
the needed land reform and food production. According to
Christiane, Aracruz is planting about 50 new hectares each day in Rio
Grande do Sul, and creates only 1 job per 185 hectares.

Cyber action: write the EU-ministers about crucial GMO issues

Support national bans and against approval of 2 maize varieties
Crucial decisions are pending at the European Union’s level regarding the cultivation of genetically modified crops, which will have significant consequences for the future of our food, our health and the environment. The European Commission had proposed to force Austria, Hungary, France and Greece to lift safeguard measures they put in effect against Monsanto maize MON 810, the only GM crop currently allowed for cultivation in the EU. The European Commission also proposes to approve the cultivation of two GM maize crops (Syngenta Bt11 and Pioneer 1507). This would be the first approvals of the cultivation of a genetically modified crop in Europe since 1998.

Tell the Dutch Environment Minister Cramer, Agriculture Minister Verburg, and Health Minister Klink to vote against these proposals of the European Commission. You can also write other EU-ministers or collect signatures. Join in the cyber action!

Police violence against the Tupinikim and Guarani in Brazil

On 20 January 2005, three delegates and 120 Federal Policemen from the Command for Tactical Operations carried out a war operation to take the Tupinikim and Guarani indigenous peoples in Espirito Santo state (Brazil) out of the 11,009 hectares of lands they had taken back peacefully in May 2005. Aracruz Celulose controlled these lands for almost 40 years. The police action was based on a decision on 7 December 2005 regarding this case by Federal Judge Rogério Moreira Alves from Linhares, in favour of the Aracruz company.


The Dutch critical news and info site on GMOs in agriculture and consumer goods has restarted publishing news items after a few months break due to funding problems of the site. The problems have not been solved, but there is some moeny to continue for a few months new. The team did not want to continue their news pauze because there is practically no Dutch alternative.

Screening The Future of Food in Den Haag

On Monday 31st of March De Haagse Pook will screen the documentary The Future of Food in De Paardenberg (Julianakerk). Before the screening there is the possibility to have a nice gmo free meal. More information

German field liberator imprisoned

ImageAnd released again!!
The bee-keeper Michael Grolm is the first ‘liberator’ of a gmo-field who went to jail in Germany because of his action. When he gave himself in on Thursday August 27 2009 he was accompanied by 200 anti-gm-activists, many bee-keepers and 10 tractors. After his release after 27 days in jail he Michael reponded: “Politicians can capture GM-opposants, but they can’t capture the gm pollen. By taking hostage activists the anti-gmo movement is only made stronger.” In the meanwhile another gm-activist has been send to jail because of a field liberation: Christian Pratz. On the website from Gendreck-Weg! you can find out how you can support him.

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.

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