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Environment and health concerns ignored by EU agriculture ministers

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 14:19

A statement by European agriculture ministers on the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) ignores the impacts on public health and the environment, according to Greenpeace.

Greenpeace statement on EU agriculture ministers’ debate on GM crops

Press release | September 27, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Ministers are discussing a plan tabled by the Commission that it claims will allow EU member states to ban GM crops on their territory. But EU legal experts have questioned the legal strength of these bans, exposing the...

European governments reject stronger legislation on illegal logging

Press release | December 15, 2009 at 18:31

While negotiations to limit the global climate impact of deforestation are underway in Copenhagen, European governments blocked proposals to improve draft legislation to prevent illegal wood and wood products from being placed on the EU market.

EU Agriculture Council: don't fall for the GMO hype

Press release | June 23, 2008 at 0:00

As European farm ministers meet today Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace and the European Farmers Coordination are stepping up calls for governments not to fall for biotech industry propaganda that genetically modified (GM) crops are a...

Ministers open door for GMOs in organic food

Press release | June 12, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — At the Agriculture Council today EU Ministers decided to allow contamination of organic food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Ministers adopted a new law which allows organic food containing up to 0.9 percent...

Briefing on new EU timber law ahead of debates in Council and European Parliament

Publication | January 19, 2009 at 15:06

Greenpeace considers that the EU -one of the world’s largest timber markets- has the duty to reduce and ultimately halt forest destruction, in order to defend biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions. Preserving forests also means protecting the...

Scientific and legal inconsistencies blight GM potato

Press release | February 15, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The EU should recognise scientific evidence, follow its own legal requirements and protect European consumers by not authorising the use of a potentially harmful GM potato developed by German chemical company BASF, said...

EU vote on commercial cultivation of risky GM potato

Press release | July 13, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The EU could be on the verge of letting controversial genetically engineered crops 'in through the back door' Greenpeace warned today, in advance of a crucial vote by agriculture ministers on Monday July 16. The EU Agriculture...

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