[:nl]Persbericht: Protest bij RAI tegen Monsanto en chemische industrie

[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 … verder lezen

Objections to EC proposal on EU seedlaws

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. … verder lezen

Lots of seeds, discussion, action and future planning during successful Reclaim the Seeds 2013

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. [:]

Docu: Mother Earth – a new future for small farmers

Mother Earth is a very inspiring documentary by the Dutch filmmakers Paul Enkelaar and Jan Paul Smit. Central theme of this documentary is the development of small-scale organic agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, … verder lezen

Report Action days for Seed Sovereignty in Brussels

Brussels 17/18 april 2011 – International Days of Action for Seed Sovereignty: The annual International Day of Peasant Resistance was celebrated this year with a European wide seed swap fair in a Brussels community centre. Over thirty seed initiatives from ten different countries offered agricultural seeds of old and traditional food crops. This ancient farmers tradition of exchanging seeds had been almost forgotten in the industrial age, but has been revivied in dozens of regional and national seed swap events. This fair was the first where seeds from all over Europe were swapped. “Fairs like these contribute greatly to agricultural diversity” says Jürgen Holzapfel a farmer who specialises in growing rare species of grain, and co-organiser of the event.

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Report of the ‘Reclaim the Seeds’ weekend 2012

See the first report in Dutch

10-11 March 2012,
Plantage Doklaan 8-12, Amsterdam

Just before spring seeds and seedlings are ready to be put into the ground, a seed exchange will be held during the weekend of 10-11 March in Amsterdam. On Saturday there will be a market where seeds will be sold, traded and given away. In addition to stalls with seeds from the Netherlands, we expect a number of international collectives specialized in saving and spreading a great diversity of fruit and vegetable crops. There will also be information stands from relevant organizations, as well as workshops, discussions and film screenings.

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Monsanto looking for trouble

ImagePatent inspection at ‘Come into the Greenhouse’ event’

Flevoland, March 27, 2010 – Today a CSI Crime Seed Investigation unit visited several greenhouses at the national event Come into the Greenhouse visualising what the future may look like: world’s largest seed company Monsanto will check growers for the presence of suspicious crops and  prevent them from using patented seeds or accuse them of patent breach. With this action A SEED wants to draw attention to the international campaign ‘No Patents On Seeds’ against applying patent law on seeds and animals.
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Inspection Group reveals Monsanto’s agenda

ImageNovember 2nd 2010, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands – Today around thirty climate conscious citizens paid a visit to the main premises of international agri-chemical giant Monsanto in the Netherlands. The aim was to find clues about the company's hidden agenda. Their suspicions were aroused by the company's new claims to feed and fuel the world, which somehow do not match Monsanto’s current atrocious human rights and environmental record.… verder lezen

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