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Three New Anti-GE Publications from A SEED Europe



A SEED Europe’s Anti-Genetic Engineering Cartoon Book

The Cartoon Book is designed to provide a new campaigning tool for
European anti-genetic engineering (GE) activists; one in which basic
information on various aspects of the debate are presented in a new
manner. The book is comprised of both comicstrips and text chapters.

Inspired by the issues and the implications of GE, artists from many different countries have contributed to this book. The comicstrips
illustrate a wide range, but by no means exhaustive set of topics within the GE arena. The Cartoon Book is organised so that each comicstrip is opposite a text on the same issue. The texts and comicstrips are meant to complement each other, but they also stand alone in their own right. Some campaigners might find it useful to use the texts as the basis for a series of short brochures on the various aspects of genetic engineering. The overall intent is for campaigners in any country to be able to translate both
the text chapters and the comicstrips for use in their own languages.

Therefore, A SEED Europe will be making the book available on both CD-ROM and our website (in Adobe Acrobat Reader format) to enable easier re-publication.

Main Chapters include: What is Genetic Engineering; The Genetic
Engineering Industry; Genetic Engineering and the EU; Genetic
Engineering in the Global Economy; Corporate Control of Seed and "Feeding the World;" Genetic Engineering Products; Health, Environment, and Ethics; Alternatives to Genetic Engineering; and Other Applications of Genetic Engineering. In total, the book consists of 92 pages of cartoons and text.

While the cost of the publication is free of charge, we do request the cost of postage for each copy. Postage for one copy withing Europe is 6 NLG, and outside of Europe 12 NLG. To order a copy(ies) please fill in the order form below.
Pioneer Hi-Bred and DuPont

In early 1999, the largest chemical company in the world, acquired
Pioneer Hi-Bred, the largest seed company in the world. The
entrance of DuPont to the emerging 'life sciences' sector is hugely
significant. The company seeks to shift 30% of its feedbase to plant

genetics. Simultaneously, the company is capitalising on the
unfavourable climate sentiments to establish a market for its own
brands of non-GE, herbicide resistant soya. That DP will have a
huge impact on the future of genetic engineering in agriculture (food
and non-food) should be clear from the company's past modus
operandi. DP is known as a corporation that has consistently
sought to stonewall systemic policy reform for environmental
protection and has discredited scientific evidence that incriminate
its commercial production methods.

The profiles are designed for anti-GE campaigners, and outline the
major commercial activities, past and present. The profiles are
available on paper. There are no email versions.

To order, drop a line to Make sure to
include your mailing address.

All profiles will be available at by mid-January


“Of Cabbages and Kings”
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A SEED Europe, PO box 92066
1090 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: 31-20-468-2616, 668-2236
Fax: +31 20 468 2275