Resistance in Colombia against new Seed Laws

Government is destroying farmers seeds [this article is only available in Dutch] Groentezaden en granen zijn afgelopen jaren in vele landen een veel bediscussieerd onderwerp geworden. Het zijn niet meer alleen diegenen … verder lezen

Stop the European patent on pepper

[this article exists only in Dutch so far] Op 3 februari heeft Bionext samen met LTO en 32 andere organisaties uit 27 Europese landen bezwaar ingediend bij het Europees Octrooi Bureau (EOB) … verder lezen

European Patent for Monsanto’s non-gm soy beans

Monsanto gets European patent on screening biodiversity in soybean plants for climate adaption. European Patent Office support Monsanto again with a bio-piracy patent on a non-gm crop. On February 26 2014 the … verder lezen

Declaration of Vienna on Seed Sovereingty

On November 24, 2013, a meeting of representatives of farmers‘ organisations, gardeners, smallholders, plant conservation, plant breeders and members of the European civil society agreed on the Declaration of Vienna. You can … 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

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

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

EC about to hand over power over seeds to seed giants


Amsterdam/Nijmegen – On Monday 6 May, the European Commission will vote on a proposal by the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) for new seed regulations. Large seed companies have long pushed for these regulations in order to further strengthen their market positions. The new rules will mean that farmers and independent breeders will be forbidden to use old and rare seeds if they are not on the European varieties list. This threatens the exchange and sale of many currently available varieties, and thus also the cultivation of these crops. The regulations will cause a serious decline in agrobiodiversity. ASEED Europe, Platform Aarde Boer Consument, Stichting Zaadgoed and Cityplot, together with many other civil society organizations in Europe, are calling upon European Commissioner Neelie Kroes and all other commissioners with an international petition (1) to vote against the proposal.
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EU Court reconfirms the interdiction of seed trade: Diversity of Cultivated Varieties still endangered

Andreas Riekeberg from the campaign for seed-sovereignty says: „It is an annoying judgment far from the reality. The court solely has reconfirmed the current EU legislation without taking into account the detailed … verder lezen

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