Programme March Against MonsantoS – Oct 30 2013

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 … verder lezen

[: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

GMO patents held by Bayer and BASF

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 … 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. [:]

Critisism on proposal EU Commission for seed laws

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 … 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

Women growing seeds for companies in India discriminated and underpaid

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2012-wagesofinequalityNew report India Committee of the Netherlands: “Wages of Inequality”

On December 12 2012 the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) are publishing the report “Wages of Inequality – Wage Discrimination and Underpayment in Hybrid Seed Production in India”.

Other key messages of the new report:

  • Agricultural wages have increased but they are still below minimum wages
  • Multinationals not better than Indian companies regarding wages
  • Dalits often make longer working days
  • Child labour depresses the wages

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2012-wagesofinequalityNew report India Committee of the Netherlands: “Wages of Inequality”

On December 12 2012 the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) are publishing the report “Wages of Inequality – Wage Discrimination and Underpayment in Hybrid Seed Production in India”.

Other key messages of the new report:

  • Agricultural wages have increased but they are still below minimum wages
  • Multinationals not better than Indian companies regarding wages
  • Dalits often make longer working days
  • Child labour depresses the wages

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March 2-3 2013, Den Bosch (NL): Reclaim the Seeds weekend

Another Reclaim the Seeds weekend is coming up in the Netherlands! The seed exchange will take place on Saturday March 2nd on the Reparatiestraat in Den Bosch. Everyone is invited to swap, … verder lezenverder lezen

“Resilient Seed” booklet available in English

The European Campaign for Seed Sovereignty has recently published the “Resilient Seed” booklet in English language. The booklet examines the monopolisation of seeds by agrochemical firms and EU regulation on seeds, and urges people to take action on the issue.
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