Action against ‘philanthropic’ corporate funding in Amsterdam
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ASEED and friends gathered outside the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on the 26th of January, 2016, to inform those attending a debate with Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) of some of the projects funded by the BMGF. Our action was well received! The campaign against false … verder lezen

GMO labelling in the USA: a tipping point for the industry?
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While labelling GMO ingredients in food is mandatory in the European Union, it is still debated in the USA. Vermont is the first state which has passed a law to force companies to disclose genetically engineered ingredients in all products overseen by the Food and Drug Administration. The industry has … verder lezen

There is a Climate Treaty, now we have to stop climate change
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On December 12th, a new agreement has been signed at the UN Climate summit after a day of delay. Unfortunately, nothing concrete has been agreed upon. The words ‘fossil fuels’ and ‘agriculture’ do not even appear in the  31-pages treaty text. Countries pledge to limit the temperature rise to 2 … verder lezen

Fake Solutions COP21: Climate Smart Agriculture, boosting the technofix
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“If you like greenwashing clap your hands”, sang dozens of activists on the opening day of Solutions COP21, the hotspot for industry presenting false solutions for climate change, at the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris. Today, we were clapping our hands once more, at an event promoting ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ … verder lezen

The Monsanto Tribunal
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During the Climate Summit in Paris, the date of the Monsanto Tribunal has been revealed. It will take place in: The Hague – 14th – 16th of October 2016 For an increasing number of people from around the world, Monsanto is the symbol of industrial agriculture today. This chemical-intensive form … verder lezen

Second Food Otherwise Conference
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On February 12 and 13 in Wageningen [No English translation available yet] Op naar een duurzaam en eerlijk voedsel- en landbouwsysteem Vele mensen bouwen in Nederland en België aan veranderingen op het gebied van landbouw en voedsel. Die veranderingen zijn hard nodig, want het huidige model put de aarde uit … verder lezen

Looking for more Food Forest Guards
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[only available in Dutch | Een pleidooi voor het aanleggen van meer voedselbossen. Overgenomen van de website van Permacultuur Nederland. Tussen alle acties tegen TTIP en klimaatvervuilende industrieën door is het motiverend om te laten zien dat er smakelijke alternatieven bestaan. Voedselbossen, ook wel bekend als eetbare bostuinen zijn één … verder lezen

Ground Control action camp report
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After many memorable gatherings last summer, the action camps season is now over for good. It is high time to make a short report about Ground Control, the agriculture and climate action camp that took place in the harbour of Amsterdam last July.

The Exxons and Shells of agriculture
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GRAIN, a research organisation specialised in agricultural issues, published a critical text about the so called Climate Smart Agriculture. Although presented as a way to feed more people and to deal with climate change, this concept is mainly used by fertiliser companies and other large agribusinesses to continue with the … verder lezen

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

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