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Farmers can feed the world not technical fixes!

Publication | April 6, 2010 at 9:58

Editorial By Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey March 2010

The New Scramble for Africa

Blog entry by Susan Nakacwa | July 15, 2014

Who should control African agriculture? That’s the fundamental question underlying the World Development Movement’s (WDM) latest set of infographics . They show how we’re experiencing a corporate takeover of Africa’s agricultural...

AGRA: helping African farmers, or helping agribusiness conquer African agriculture?

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | September 6, 2013

Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers...

An apple a day keeps the pesticides away

Blog entry by Federica Ferrario | September 12, 2014

The fields around Malles in the heart of the Venosta Valley in northern Italy are right now surrounded by thousands of yellow and red apples, ready to be harvested. These apples–the real “gold” of this area, – will soon be produced...

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Time to Press the Reset Button on Climate Change

Blog entry by Michael O'brien Onyeka, GPAf Executive Director | August 2, 2013

I’m sitting in my office in full winter wear – heavy jacket, gloves, the works. But suddenly it gets too warm and I have to take all of these off. It leaves me baffled, are we in winter, summer, spring or what?  In confusion and...

Knowledge is key to biodiversity, not technology

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | May 15, 2013

Agribusiness and commodity traders are thin on the ground at this week’s FAO conference in Rome on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Despite its title, this event is of little interest to Big Food. After all, this conference is...

Fukushima: Taking lives

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | March 12, 2014

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster , especially the 160 000 who fled their homes because of radioactive contamination, and continue to live in limbo without fair,...

Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | June 12, 2014

When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, “agriculture”. It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product...

Containing GE Contamination

Image | February 17, 2011 at 11:25

Members of a decontamination unit from Greenpeace bag genetically-engineered Bt talong (eggplant) from an experimental field trial site in Bay town in the province of Laguna, in an effort to contain contaminants.

GMO Rice Stalks Action

Image | March 14, 2008 at 13:58

Greenpeace activists wave post-harvest rice stalks at the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture in Manila, with messages that read “Keep Our Rice GMO-Free.”

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