Wageningen University and Research (WUR) are currently developing and trialling late blight resistant potatoes through Genetic Modification (GM). The project runs from 2006 until 2016 and has been funded by the Dutch Ministry for Economic affairs at the price tag of ten million euros. Late Blight, scientifically known as Phythophthora … verder lezen
The latest publication from A SEED is just out. "World Bank & Conditionalities – Poor Deal for Poor Countries" explains the full story of economic conditionalities imposed on poor countries by the Bank. Download the report. On the A SEED site you can also find a selection of reports from … verder lezen
November 2nd 2010, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands – Today around thirty climate conscious citizens paid a visit to the main premises of international agri-chemical giant Monsanto in the Netherlands. The aim was to find clues about the company's hidden agenda. Their suspicions were aroused by the company's new claims to feed and fuel the world, which somehow do not match Monsanto’s current atrocious human rights and environmental record.
Here is a collection of recent reports on the World Bank's conditionalities. World Bank & Conditionalities – Poor Deal for Poor Countries. This A SEED publication explains the full story of economic conditionalities imposed on poor countries by the Bank. Download the report. Demystifying ‘Good Governance’: an overview of World … verder lezen
On September 16, 2010, coinciding with the conference on European GMO free regions at the EU parliament, a workshop by the Faucheurs Volontairs (Voluntary Field Liberators) took place outside, on the Place du Luxembourg, under the watchful eye of the police.
Mother Earth is a very inspiring documentary by the Dutch filmmakers Paul Enkelaar and Jan Paul Smit. Central theme of this documentary is the development of small-scale organic agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, one of the poorest regions in the south of India. It is a film about empowerment, self-confidence and … verder lezen
On Tuesday the 20th of July patents and patent applications on sunflowers, melons, broccoli, cows and pigs went up in smoke as demonstrators outside the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich used their truly innovative Patent Burner. Several hundred individuals and representatives of farmers organisations and NGO's from around the world gathered to protest against the EPO and against the patents the EPO are issuing on plants and animals. That day was the start of the hearing by the highest EPO Board of Appeal. Subject of the hearing are controversial patents on conventionally bred broccoli and wrinkled tomatoes.
'GMO / OGM': de onzichtbare bedreiging ARTE: 3 jaar onderzoek naar de grootste zaadhandel van de planeet (2008) Een magistrale en alarmerende reportage over de multinational Monsanto die 90% van de OGM -culturen wereldwijd 'in handen heeft'. De documentaire legt uit dat talrijke wetenschappers in diskrediet zijn gebracht of zijn … verder lezen
On Monday July 19th the international Conference "Patents on Seeds – The Turning Point" will take place in Munich, Germany . 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.