Mobilisation to defend farmers’ rights
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[call for action from Via Campesina] For the rights of farmers to use and freely exchange their seeds and breeding animals, and to have unrestricted access to all available crop diversity Against patents on living organisms, and control of the seed market by multinationals Mobilisation on Monday, January 20th 2014 … verder lezen

Declaration of Vienna on Seed Sovereingty
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On November 24, 2013, a meeting of representatives of farmers‘ organisations, gardeners, smallholders, plant conservation, plant breeders and members of the European civil society agreed on the Declaration of Vienna. You can read here but it is also available as a pdf-file. Declaration in the Spirit of Truth, Live and … verder lezen

30 Oct 2013: March Against MonsantoS
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For an agriculture without Monsanto, Bayer and other poisoners Woensdag 30 oktober 2013 demonstreerden 200 mensen bij de RAI in Amsterdam tegen de chemische industrie die daar op dat moment bijeen was bij Cropworld Global. Dit is de jaarlijkse bijeenkomst van de grote producenten van bestrijdingsmiddelen. Deze bedrijven zijn medeverantwoordelijk … verder lezen

Programme March Against MonsantoS – Oct 30 2013
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The protest starts at 14.00 in front of the main entrance of the RAI at the Europaplein in Amsterdam. People from ASEED, Gifsoja en Platform Aarde Boer Consument will give some short speeches. Musical contributions will come from Alexander van Breemen, Jim Marsdon en The Bucket Boyz. And of course … verder lezen

(NL) Persbericht: Protest bij RAI tegen Monsanto en chemische industrie
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[Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch] 24 oktober 2013 – Woensdag 30 oktober om 14.00 start voor de RAI in Amsterdam een protest tegen de chemische industrie. Daar vindt op dat moment de jaarlijkse bijeenkomst plaats van Cropworld Global, waar alle grote producenten van bestrijdingsmiddelen vertegenwoordigd zijn. Deze … verder lezen

GMO patents held by Bayer and BASF
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Not only Monsanto (Article taken from the German Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren – October 2013) The discussion on genetically modified seeds is dominated by the criticism directed against Monsanto. In the wake of Monsanto the German company Bayer has become one of the largest agricultural corporations in the world. Already, Bayer … verder lezen

Objections to EC proposal on EU seedlaws
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Letter to the Permanent Parliamentary Commission for Economic Affairs in advance of the debate regarding the European proposals. In may 2013 the European Commission brought forward proposals for new European seed legislation. Many organisations that promote sustainable agriculture, including ASEED, opposed to the proposals at that time. The proposed legislation … verder lezen

Lots of seeds, discussion, action and future planning during successful Reclaim the Seeds 2013
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The second Reclaim the Seeds weekend took place from 2-3 March 2013 in Den Bosch. Saturday’s seed exchange was busy, and the workshop programme was a success.

Critisism on proposal EU Commission for seed laws
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On May 6 2013 the European Commission presented, after months of lobby work, discussions and negotiations, the official proposal for a regulation on seeds and propagating material (S & PM). The previous weeks many seed savers and civil society organisations created quite some fuss about this issue which resulted in … verder lezen

Marches Against Monsanto
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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 Bergschenhoek 200. The protesters were supporting sustainable agriculture and were against Monsanto, a multinational corporation producing pesticides and … verder lezen

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