Cooperation DuRPh-project / Bioimpuls: friendly neighbours or uncomfortable partners?

Cooperation between the DuRPh-project and Bioimpuls, friendly neighbours or uncomfortable partners? Last August there was a public open day of two breeding projects from WUR: DuRPh and Bioimpuls.[1] DuRPh, Durable Resistance to … verder lezen

Urgent call: block the import of toxic gm maize

Send a letter to Commissioner Borg and forward this call today! On 11 July representatives of national governments will decide, if the most complex GM crop, so called smartstax,  can be imported … verder lezen

Evidence of GMO harm in pig study

A groundbreaking new study [1] shows that pigs were harmed by the consumption of feed containing genetically modified (GM) crops. GM-fed females had on average a 25% heavier uterus than non-GM-fed females, … verder lezen

Marches Against Monsanto

On Saturday May 25th 2012 four Marches Against Monsanto took place in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam and Wageningen there were about 3000 and 2500 protesters. In Den Haag around 500 and in … verder lezen

Anti-GM campaign launch – Stop the Crop!

In the last 15 years only two GM crops have been authorized for cultivation in Europe. stop_the_cropped This was a result of public rejection and successful opposition by the environmental, social and farmers movements. However, we are still faced with around 25 GM crops in the pipeline that are close to getting approved, many of them resistant to (multiple) herbicides, and Bt-crops. There is also a GMO-supporting European Commission, less encouraged national governments and intransparent ways how these decisions are taken.

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Support the Field Liberation Movement Activists on trial for actions against GM potatoes

 

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Join ASEED on a solidarity trip to Belgium: Monday 27th -Tuesday 28th May.

We are organising transport to Dendermonde, to support the 11 activists that are resisting the unjust sentences in the ‘GM potato trial’. 

And you are invited to participate actively. At the first hearing the defense team did not have the chance to present their evidence, their witnesses or to explain their action. Now their will be a Public Hearing, organised independently from the courthouse, in which we can all exchange our arguments and form our opinion together.  Citizens, farmers, researchers, and anybody else interested in the issue: bring your knowledge, experience and ideas.

We will be leaving on the evening of Monday 27th May, and returning after the trial finishes on Tuesday 28th.
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GMO trial verdict: Crimilisation of Struggle for a sustainable agricultural system

(Dendermonde, 12th February 2013) – Today the court of Dendermonde convicted 11 activists of consipiracy. In doing so, the judge has criminalised their participation in the debate and the non violent direct action on 29th May 2011, which brought attention to the need for a sustainable agriculture system.

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Gentech.nl needs your support

The independent Dutch information source on genetic engineering is urgently seeking donors: please help to keep gentech.nl online. For 8 years Gentech.nl has been providing information on genetic manipulation of agriculture crops … verder lezen

Party for the Animals proposal: Amsterdam GMO free zone

On January 28, 2013, the local Party for the Animals presented a proposal to make Amsterdam a GMO-free zone. The party states that growing GMO’s causes too many risks for humans, animals, the environment and nature.

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[Belgium] Judges deny anti-GMO activists a fair trial

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Dendermonde/Brussels, 15/01/2013 – In the presence of a huge crowd of supporters from a range of organisations, the court of Dendermonde (Belgium) has denied 11 anti-GMO activists the legal right to a defence in court. The court refused to allow defence witnesses to give their statements, and also refused to allow video footage to be shown. This is in violation of article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights which guarantees defendants the right to a fair trial. In response, the 11 field liberators and their lawyers decided unanimously to leave the court room.

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