Solidariteitsacties rond 17 april, de internationale dag voor boerenstrijd
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– meer geld voor tomatenplukkers van Ahold en – aandacht voor de negatieve gevolgen van gentech in de landbouw. 17 april is de dag die door La Vía Campesina, de internationale organisatie … verder lezen

Gentech and Seed Industry Buy Food Prize
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On 16th October – World Food Day – the Borlaug Foundation awarded the world food prize to top executives of Monsanto and Syngenta. The price is co-financed by the companies themselves and … verder lezen

Biased perspective at international conference on food security
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Alternative conference being prepared From September the 29th until October the 2nd the First International Conference on Global Food Security will take place in Noordwijkerhout, organized by Elsevier. Behind this prestigious title … verder lezen

The Jakarta Call of Via Campesina
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Last June the fifth international conference of the international peasants movement La Via Campesina took place in Indonesia. ASEED didn’t take part. To busy, to expensive and to much polluting travelling. But … verder lezen

Agriculture Action Camp 2012 “Food back in our own hands”
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From the 5th till 10th of July in Den Bosch, in the Netherlands, ASEED will organize a 6 days long camp. The camp will involve workshops, trainings, discussions, and action, for good … verder lezen

Criticism on DuRPHh-project
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Wageningen University and Research (WUR) are currently developing and trialling late blight resistant potatoes through Genetic Modification (GM). The project runs from 2006 until 2016 and has been funded by the Dutch … verder lezen

Feeding the World conference ‘missing the boat’
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feeding-the-world-300PRESS 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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SEEDmail #23 – September 2012
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Hello! This is the post-summer edition of ASEED’s newsletter. Read how about the Good Food March for a sustainable, fair and GMO-free agriculture and food in Europe. Shocking scientific research proves GM maize causes huge tumors. GM-potato field trials in the Netherlands destroyed and protests in Ireland against same WUR potatoes.  BASF in Germany was blocked because of their pushing forward with their GM potatoes. All this getting us brooding on exciting anti GM campaign plans for 2013…

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SEEDmail #22 – June 2012
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Fresh from the oven, euh, press: there will be a MOBILE BREAD OVEN at the Agriculture Action Camp. This newsletter is mainly an update on that event, starting next week. Read more about it in English below the Dutch part. Also: new materials in Dutch (Farmer to Farmer and video report of the Reclaim the Seeds weekend), our Food sovereignty brochure in NL and ENG, and we are looking for 1 or 2 new EVS-ers.

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‘It is time for food sovereignty’ (brochure)
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It is time for food sovereignty

(ASEED juni 2012)

Food is hot. More and more people want to know where their food is coming from and how it is produced. Small-scale initiatives to grow or distribute your own food are gaining popularity. In other words: it it time for food sovereignty, also in the Netherlands.

 

ASEED has recently published a brochure about food sovereignty. This brochure explains what is wrong with the current agriculture and food system and presents food sovereignty as an alternative. It also contains concrete examples of how you can strive towards food sovereignty in the Netherlands yourself.

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