Monsanto patent on tomatoes revoked!

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powerful agro-giant Monsanto that has paid off – their European patent on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575) has been retracted partly as a result of an … verder lezen

Sowing Diversity: a short report

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 … verder lezen

Update seed regulations

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. … verder lezen

Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds

[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 … verder lezen

Reclaim the Seeds 2015: February 28th and March 1st in Driebergen

In 2015 the fourth Reclaim the Seeds weekend will be organised! This time it will take place in Driebergen, just east of Utrecht, where the event is welcomed at the Kraaybeekerhof estate. … verder lezen

Portraits of Seed People #3 – Daniel Bayer

Daniel has been a motivated participant in Sowing Diversity, a 5-day seed freaks gathering in Amsterdam, coordinated by ASEED, that brought together youths from 5 countries. He came along with the Arche … verder lezen

Sowing Diversity: a seed freaks gathering

As part of our seed campaign and to echo our successful annual event Reclaim the Seeds, ASEED is organising a European gathering of seed freaks this autumn. Between October 1st and October … verder lezen

Overview Seed Saving Guides

It is not too difficult to start saving vegetable seeds from your own plants. But some types are easier than others. And in general it is good to read about some basic … verder lezen

Portraits of Seed People #2: Sophia van Ruth

A holistic approach to seeds, food and communities. Sophia van Ruth has been keen on growing food ever since she first had her own home. Plot, balcony, indoor pots, any little space … verder lezen

Dutch candidates EU elections about seed law and TTIP

[Sorry, this article only exists in Dutch] ASEED heeft vrijwel alle kandidaten voor de EU verkiezingen op 22 mei een vragenlijst gestuurd over de EU-zadenwet, octrooien en het TTIP. We hebben een … verder lezen

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