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

GM free, patent free & poison free…
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[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

New publications on seed laws that criminalise farmers: resistance and fightback
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Booklet, poster and map Peasant seeds – the pillar of food production – are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly limit what farmers can do with their seeds. Seed saving, which has been the basis of farming for thousands of years, is quickly being criminalised. … verder lezen

Several Seed Fairs
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[Sorry, this article only exists in Dutch] Afgelopen weekend was er de Reclaim the Seeds zadenbeurs. Dit uit de kluiten gewassen evenement trok mensen uit heel Nederland en van daarbuiten. Maar het ruilen van zaden kun je ook heel goed lokaal doen. En er bestaan vele lokale zadenbeurzen, soms ook … verder lezen

Pictures of Reclaim the Seeds 2015
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Here you can watch some galleries with pictures from Reclaim the Seeds weekend 2015. The first series is from Me Blue and presents an overview of most activities on the Saturday. The second collection of pictures is taken by Maaike Pfann and shows what was going on at the swap … verder lezen

kick off Noordelijk Zadennetwerk
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Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Monsanto patent on tomatoes revoked!
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A very welcome example of resistance against powerful agro-giant Monsanto that has paid off – their European patent on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575) has been retracted partly as a result of an opposition against it filed by representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds!. With this patent, Monsanto … verder lezen

Sowing Diversity: a short report
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Between Oct 1st and Oct 5th, more than 30 young people gathered in Amsterdam to share their experiences about their favorite topics : seeds, farming, biodiversity and community gardening. Thanks to the youth exchange programme set up by Erasmus + and the European Commission, ASEED has invited people from Denmark, … verder lezen

Update seed regulations
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This autumn seed saver organisations from different European countries came together in Vienna, to discuss the current developments with European seed policies and legislation. This text is the result of that meeting.

Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds
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[GRAIN, November 18, 2014] What could be more routine than saving seeds from one season to the next? After all, that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our gardens. Yet from Guatemala to Ghana, from Mozambique to Malaysia, this basic practice is being turned into a … verder lezen

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