Pesticides out! New brochure

The European Coordination has just released a new publication on pesticides, “a small peasant agroecology manual on how to phase out the use of pesticides”.

Garden sign: “GM free, patent free and pesticide free!” presented in Voedseltuin IJplein

On Saturday September 12, the new ASEED garden signs saying “This garden is GMO free, patent free, and pesticide free!” were installed at both entrances of the community garden Voedseltuin IJplein in Amsterdam North. With this action ASEED launched their new communication tool. ASEED produced beautiful silkprinted wooden signs to … verder lezen

GM free, patent free & poison free…

[This page is only available in Dutch] … zo werk jij toch ook bij je tuin?! ASEED heeft een hele stapel bordjes gemaakt die in tuinen kunnen worden geplaatst. Het doel hiervan is om tuiniers die zelf bewust zonder genetische gemanipuleerde gewassen, zonder zaden waarop een patent rust en zonder … verder lezen

Monday April 13: presentation about the struggle against landgrabbing in Mali

Bakary Mamatou Traoré, a former teacher, a farmer and activist against landgrabbing will come to Amsterdam to explain about the problems and struggle in the agricultural area Office du Niger in Mali. In that African Country south from the Sahara farmers are massively forced from their land or under bad … verder lezen

The strategy of the curved cucumbers

A new documentary about a garden coop near Freiburg A movie screening at Vokomokum German language with English subtitles Date: Friday October 25th Start time : 20:00 (length about 1 hour) Address: Plantage Doklaan 8, Amsterdam Original title: ‘die Strategie der krummen Gurken’

‘It is time for food sovereignty’ (brochure)

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.

Book: Legal! Optimisme – realiteit – hoop

2012-soy-legalThe Flemish organisation for a justice and responsible agriculture Wervel has published the book ‘Legal!’. The book links our European consumption pattern with the destructions on the other side of the ocean. It contains many examples of greenwashing in Brazil and in Europe.

The autor Luc Vankrunkelsven is already or many years living half of the time in Brazil and he has always been following the soy expansion from close by.

Docu: The Future of Food

(USA, 2004, Deborah Koons Garcia) What is more intimate, more universal than food? Are we still deciding ourselves what we eat when we buy products from the supermarket? There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America — a revolution that is transforming … verder lezen

Video letters about soy struggles 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.)