3 key learnings for seed sovereignty in the global South

What’s happening with seeds in the global South? After the cancellation of the Reclaim the Seeds this year, ASEED decided to connect with seed custodians from the global South and combine with recent research including front-line indigenous and/or peasant … verder lezen

European Patent Office gives green light to prohibit patents on plants and animals

Enlarged Board of Appeal agrees with restrictive interpretation of patent law. Patents on plants and animals derived from conventional breeding can be fully prohibited in Europe. This is the result of a … verder lezen

Let’s germinate Reclaim the Seeds!

Reclaim the Seeds (RtS) began as a protest against the new EU seed legislation in 2010. Since then, every year around February and March Reclaim the Seeds happened initially rotating in different … verder lezen

From seed patents in Ethiopia to farming in Amsterdam

We had a great time during the two Reclaim the Seeds events, the first in Amsterdam and the second in Wageningen the following weekend. We were busy with the info stand sharing … verder lezen

ECJ ruling on gene editing products: Victory for consumers, farmers, environment

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) published on July 25th its ruling on the legal status of food and feed crops derived from certain new genetic modification techniques. It gave clear confirmation … verder lezen

Stop ‘Baysanto’ from monopolizing seeds!

International call against patents on seeds. Prompted by the Bayer takeover of Monsanto, around 40 institutions active in plant breeding, agriculture and environmental protection are calling for effective measures to stop the … verder lezen

De zaden zijn binnen, laat de zomer maar beginnen

In februari en maart 2018 waren er onder de noemer Reclaim the Seeds maar liefst drie zadenbeurzen. En daarnaast nog een van het Noordelijk Zadennetwerk die er eigenlijk ook bij hoort. Het … verder lezen

ASEED info night : new GMOs

On Friday March 23rd, join us at NieuwLand in Amsterdam to discuss about Genetically Modified Organisms in agriculture.

Good news for organic and biodiverse seeds

[no English translation available yet] De Europese Raad en de Landbouwcommissie van het Europees Parlement hebben op 20 november jl. hun goedkeuring gegeven aan de nieuwe bioverordening voor de Europese Unie. Drie jaar … verder lezen

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