The takeover of Monsanto by Bayer has officially been announced for $66 billion, bringing this way a lot of press and public attention to the Monsanto Tribunal.
Bewerkt artikel. Het origineel was gepubliceerd op nu.nl op 06 juni 2016 (www.nu.nl/economie/4273478/waarde-landbouwexport-nederland-bereikt-recordhoogte-in-2015.html) Last year the value of Dutch agriculture exports amounted to 81.3 billion Euros, the highest level ever. If products … verder lezen
Around 1000 participants in seed fair and workshop programme on the campus of the University of Wageningen. Joint statement against patents on crop plants and against the power position of the major … verder lezen
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’ … verder lezen
In the region of Nantes in the North-west of France there has been a lot of social struggle in the past weeks. In the ZAD (Zone a Défendre) almost all squatted houses have been evicted. Many farms, houses and farmland had been occupied as a protest against the building of a new airport, an airport which is totally superfluous according to experts.
The protest against pollution by air traffic goes in this region together with the struggle for a sustainable agriculture. The fields are still relatively small. This means that also agriculture too much industrialised yet. In the past years many young people from the Reclaim the Fields network settles in the area to start a farm and produce sustainable food for the region.
Despite the recent eviction wave the struggle is not over yet. On November 17 there will be a demonstration. the aim is to reoccupy as many as possible houses and land.
After years of campaigning and actions the Supermarket Holding Ahold finally changed it’s policy in the US: the company signed the Fair Food Programme in Florida. The result of this is that … verder lezen