Thursday, February 9, 2012

ASEED about Toxic Soy (6)

About A SEED Europe PDF Print
A SEED Europe (Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment, and Diversity Europe) is an international campaigning organisation, giving importance to involving youth in direct democracy activities. A SEED Europe targets the structural causes of environmental destruction and social injustice.
We do this by campaigning on multinational corporations and their national and international influence spheres and control tools. At the same time we promote sustainable alternatives. Currently A SEED Europe focuses on issues related to the global food chain and food sovereignty: genetic engineering, soy monocultures, power concentration by global agro/biotech giants, agrofuels and meat consumption and local consumer-farmer-cooperation.

A SEED was established by young engaged people in 1991 in response to the UNCED Earth Summit proceedings in Rio de Janeiro and aimed to forge alliances among young people committed to social and environmental justice. Since 1992, the A SEED decentralised network grew and regional "hubs" were created in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Latin America and Japan. Each hub had its own level of activity, linking youth groups and individuals in their region. By now each hub has developed in its own way, working independently from eachother.

A SEED Europe works with about 8 people in the interactive office in Amsterdam, and together with many contacts in the rest of Europe and abroad on the following objectives:

  • Initiating and coordinating actions and campaigns on environmental, development and social justice issues;
  • Promoting discussion and disseminating information about critical emerging issues;
  • Empowering local youth groups and grassroots organisations via trainings, joint projects, and knowledge sharing;
  • Establishing partnerships between various organisations and groups worldwide and facilitating international cooperation and networking;
  • Preparing projects from the A SEED Europe office and working with local grassroots organisations.
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