Solidariteitsacties rond 17 april, de internationale dag voor boerenstrijd

– 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

Reclaim the Seeds in Haren and Groningen successful

– Around 1000 participants seed fair, workshop programme and excursions; – Strong signal to European Parliament to reject EU Seed Law. [No English translation available yet] Het mooie terrein van Hortus Haren … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2014 in Haren & Groningen

The Reclaim the Seeds Weekend of 2014 will be taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of March 2014 in Groningen, the north-east of the Netherlands.[:]

March 2-3 2013, Den Bosch (NL): Reclaim the Seeds weekend

Another Reclaim the Seeds weekend is coming up in the Netherlands! The seed exchange will take place on Saturday March 2nd on the Reparatiestraat in Den Bosch. Everyone is invited to swap, … verder lezenverder lezen

Protest against patents on life and biopiracy

On Tuesday November 23, 2010, the conference 'Biodiversity: Opportinuties for a new economy' took place at Artis in Amsterdam. ASEED Europe made a picketline to protest biopiracy and patenting parts of nature. "Big multinationals that make business with biodiversity, that always boils down to privatising parts of it, for profit," says Linda Coenen of ASEED. "But the conference does not quiestion the idea of reducing nature to a commodity and the societal consequences that has." ASEED handed out a pamphlet with this message to the 100 conference participants. Many expressed understanding for the criticism and shared our concerns.… verder lezen

Platform Andere Landbouw 2013

(text so far only available in Dutch) Op 8 oktober 2010 zijn 41 mensen (van 25 organisaties) tot een aantal conclusies gekomen over voedsel en landbouw die ze samen handen en voeten willen geven. Dit heeft geleid tot de 'Verklaring van Utrecht; landbouw 2013'.

ASEED is also involved in a European wide discussion about the future of the agriculture and the Common Agriculture Policy of the European Union. Here ASEED is mainly pushing for local alternatives that farmers and consumers take on theiselves, but the coalition is much broader. On November 29 a joined press release has been sent out to comment on a proposal from the Euopean Commission.

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Who is deciding about our food?

A film and discussion night about agriculture, food and the role of multinational corporations Monday November 1 at 19:30 (door opens at 19:00) De Nieuwe Doelen, Spoorstraat 2, Enkhuizen, NL Free entrance … verder lezen

Report of the ‘Reclaim the Seeds’ weekend 2012

See the first report in Dutch

10-11 March 2012,
Plantage Doklaan 8-12, Amsterdam

Just before spring seeds and seedlings are ready to be put into the ground, a seed exchange will be held during the weekend of 10-11 March in Amsterdam. On Saturday there will be a market where seeds will be sold, traded and given away. In addition to stalls with seeds from the Netherlands, we expect a number of international collectives specialized in saving and spreading a great diversity of fruit and vegetable crops. There will also be information stands from relevant organizations, as well as workshops, discussions and film screenings.

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Ahold is squeezing tomatoe pickers

ImageReverend Billy preaches against Ahold

Amsterdam / Quincy Massachussets, August 6 2010 – The internationally famous Church of Stop Shopping held a service  in the centre of Amsterdam. From the steps in front of the Albert Heijn supermarket Reverend Billy's words thundered with hope and inspiration, as he spoke of salvation from Albert Heijn's greed and exploitation. Stop Shopping, his eternal message resounded, Stop buying the fruit of slavery. Amen. Shoppers and tourists reacted with disbelief to the spiritual enlightenment on offer during the Friday afternoon rush hour.… verder lezen

European Food Declaration launched

 – Call for a healthy, sustainable, fair and mutually supportive Common Agriculture and Food policy –

Brussels, March 16 – On the eve of a European Parliament hearing which will debate the future of Europe’s agriculture policy a broad alliance of European, national and local civil society organisations concerned with the future of food and agriculture in Europe, are today launching a ‘European food declaration’ to mobilise European citizens and authorities to reshape the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). See www.europeanfooddeclaration.org for the full declaration and the list of 187 initial signatories from European countries, including A SEED Europe.
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