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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Take action in the legislative process of EU-Seed regulation!

There is urgent action needed to avoid damage by the upcoming new EU regulation of seed marketing. The new regulation will de facto ban old and rare varieties and farmers varieties and … verder lezen

‘Sowing the future’ for a GMO free agriculture

In 2006 the Swiss BD-farmers Ueli Hurter and Peter Kunz launched the project to actively involve people in the source of our food: seeds. Another objective is to raise awareness about the … verder lezenverder lezen

19 July 2010: No Patents on Seeds Conference

On Monday July 19th the international Conference  “Patents on Seeds – The Turning Point” will take place in Munich, Germany [1]. Researchers and representatives from farmers and civil organisations  will discuss current trends regarding patents on seeds and animals, highlighting the negative impacts of the current system, the changes that would be needed and possibilities for effecting those changes. The conference is initiated by the European coalition No Patents on Seeds, which consists of NGO’s that have united to call a halt to the ever expanding privatisation of life. On Tuesday July 20th No Patents on Seeds ha organised a large manifestation at the European Patent Office.
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