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Most Recent ISSA News

Appeal Campaign Update

How Much Do We Need To Raise for Irish Seed Savers? We need a total of €250,000 to ensure our survival. The money will be used as follows €50,000 will be used to buy raw materials like rootstocks, pots, compost, tools, shop supplies so that we can grow our own sales and improve our future sustainability ...

Appeal Campaign

Irish Seed Savers Association is now launching an Appeal Campaign to ensure the survival of the organisation and to enable us to continue Irish Seed Savers important work. Many of you will be aware of the Associations recent struggles. We have for the past number of years been receiving grant aid from the Department of ...

No scientific consensus on GMO safety

Scientists release statement saying public is being misled Press release, Earth Open Source, Monday 21 October 2013 Contact / +44 (0)752 753 6923 There is no scientific consensus that genetically modified foods and crops are safe, according to a statement released today by an international group of over 85 scientists, academics and ...

The fennel flower

Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia. But now Nestlé is claiming to own it, and filing ...

Monsanto obscenity

Friends, In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year's  'Nobel Prize of agriculture' -- the prestigious World Food Prize -- for creating GMOs. Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food. If that wasn't baffling enough, ...

No Smartstax in our Food and Feed!

On 10 June, the EU Commission is will be discussing the approval of genetically enginieered SmartStax maize, and probably vote for it. In 2010, Testbiotech had showed that the industry's risk assessment showed severe flaws. In December 2012, we published that SmartStax has been illegally imported into the EU. Due to Tonio Borg’s failure to ...


An email came into us today from a Mr Maurice Lyons,  you may find it interesting.

Urgent seed action: Colourful variety not standardized uniformity!

Please sign our Petition „Seeds: Colourful variety not standardized uniformity!“ and pass on this email to your friends and colleagues. Thank you! Dear Friends of Save Our Seeds, On 6th May, the European Commission will submit a draft provision for the revision of EU seed legislation. The provision includes high charges for the admission procedure ...

BREAKING: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government Learn more:

(NaturalNews) A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency." It's called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge ...

Consumer groups: regain control over food Esther Vivas

What do we eat? Where does, how it has developed and what price we pay for what we buy? These are questions that increasingly more consumers are formulated. In a globalized world, where the distance between farmer and consumer has elongated to the point in which both have virtually no impact on the food chain, ...

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