Netherlands

New animation video exposes GM soy greenwash label

Detective Pig investigates soy production in South America and finds out the truth behind a new label for 'responsible' soy. This label will be launched on the European market this spring by the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), a voluntary certification scheme supported by agribusiness including Monsanto and Unilever, and a few NGOs including WWF. This new animation video leads watchers to a petition that asks retailers and other soy users to not mislead consumers by this 'responsible' label, but rather move to real solutions which would lead to a shift away from soy imports and factory farming. Already over 15.000 people have sent this message to amongst others Carrefour, Unilever and Tesco. The animation is available in English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German and Danish.

English http://bit.ly/toxicsoy-animation

Deutsch http://bit.ly/giftsoja-animation

Castellano http://bit.ly/sojamata-animacion

Francais http://bit.ly/sojatoxique-animation

April 17: Via Campesina International Day of Farmers' Struggle! Actions against soy and meat industry in Germany and Netherlands

[img_assist|nid=365|title=.|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=55|height=75]Farmers' and peasants' organisations, landless workers, rural women and youth are mobilising on April 17th for the International Day of Peasant's Struggle. This year, up to 100 actions including demonstrations, street theater, video screenings, direct action, conferences, art shows, local food markets, publications and exchanges... are being organised by the international farmers' movement Via Campesina, its friends and allies.

Sign the petition! RTRS will soon certify GM toxic soy as 'responsible'

[img_assist|nid=359|title=.|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=55|height=75]Coming May, the RTRS (Round Table on 'Responsible' Soy) intends to decide on a set of criteria for certified 'responsible' soy. From the beginning, it has been a deeply criticised and flawed project. GM toxic soy will be labeled as 'responsible', greenwashing the soy industry and confusing people. Complicit are NGOs like WWF and Solidaridad. A public campaign has started to demand these organisations to step down from the RTRS process. In Dutch you can sign the petition on www.gifsoja.nl. The international site is now online: www.toxicsoy.org .

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