Free the Soil report #4: getting ready for action day!
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Today is the last preparation day before the action. Just by taking a look around, you can see excitement and determination on people’s faces. The atmosphere is joyful, yet a bit nervous…

Updates from Free the Soil campaign
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In case you haven’t been following our current campaign and involvement in Free the Soil here is a very brief introduction to what it is:   Free the Soil is a campaign being organized by several collectives from around mostly northern Europe which aims to educate folks and raise awareness … verder lezen

From seed patents in Ethiopia to farming in Amsterdam
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We had a great time during the two Reclaim the Seeds events, the first in Amsterdam and the second in Wageningen the following weekend. We were busy with the info stand sharing information and spreading the word about our FFA campaign. The days at the Fruittuin were filled with talks … verder lezen

Update: Amsterdam prepares to destroy Boterbloem Farm and Lutkemeerpolder
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On December 19 the Amsterdam city government (GroenLinks, D66, PvdA en SP) made it’s final decision that the Lutkemeerpolder and Boterbloem organic farm will not be saved, and will instead be turned into a business park for Schiphol Airport. The city offered 2 hectares of land to the Boterbloem Farm … verder lezen

Protest at townhall and presentation BioPolder Lutkemeer
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[text only available in Dutch] De strijd voor het behoud van de Lutkemeerpolder gaat door. We laten dit vruchtbare akkerbouwgebied ten westen van Amsterdam niet zomaar onder het zand verdwijnen! Komende woensdag (3 oktober) zal er worden ingesproken bij een Amsterdamse commissievergadering. Vooraf zullen we met spandoeken, een groot protestbord … verder lezen

Stop ‘Baysanto’ from monopolizing seeds!
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International call against patents on seeds. Prompted by the Bayer takeover of Monsanto, around 40 institutions active in plant breeding, agriculture and environmental protection are calling for effective measures to stop the patenting of conventionally bred plants and animals in Europe.

ASEED info night : new GMOs
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On Friday March 23rd, join us at NieuwLand in Amsterdam to discuss about Genetically Modified Organisms in agriculture.

Bike action to protect De Boterbloem
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[update: On March 7 an action took place to try to convince the local politicians. Three tractors and a group of Boterbloem supporters with pitchforks and other farm tools went to the town hall for a strong and clear demonstration. And it is election time in Amsterdam. The Green Left … verder lezen

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