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Greenpeace hinders BASF from planting risky gm-potato

Blog entry by Oscar S | 9 June, 2011 1 comment

Our activists in Sweden are keeping up the fight against genetic contamination. Two weeks ago they blocked the warehouse of the chemical company BASF holding its genetically modified (GM) Amflora potato. This morning we stopped a...

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Image | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger? Not for bees and pesticides!

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 12 April, 2012 4 comments

I like to think that this old saying is true for some things in life: a broken heart, an economic crisis or running a marathon. If you manage to survive and once the pain is gone, you will feel better and stronger than before. But this...

Europe takes step towards ban on genetically modified crops

Blog entry by Stefanie Hundsdorfer | 13 April, 2011 9 comments

What does an EU Commissioner do if he wants Europe to start growing GM crops , but governments aren’t cooperating? The answer – offer governments the right to ban GM crops in turn for a blessing on GM crops at the EU level. The trick...

American judges, European citizens – and the Vatican: It's NO to GE!

Blog entry by Daniel Kramb | 7 December, 2010 12 comments

Organic carrots. The future of agriculture is about ecological farming aligned with nature, not GE crops. © Greenpeace / Emma Stoner On genetic engineering (GE), the good news just keeps coming in: German and US courts are...

Activist in Sweden continue to fight against the Amflora potato

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 May, 2011 2 comments

Our activists in Sweden are still at it, working tirelessly as seed season approaches to stop the planting of the Amflora GM potato. Last week, we told you about the blockade and occupation of the potato warehouse and the arrest of...

A future with food for all - ecological farming

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 15 October, 2011 4 comments

When shopping for vegetables at the local farmers’ market I am struck by the abundance of choice. Local produce from local farmers on offer in all colors of the rainbow. The natural taste and beauty of the fruits and vegetables tells...

Daily news: Watermelon explosions in China, and Italy stops Enel’s coal power plant.

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 18 May, 2011

Top news: Watermelon explode after an overdose of growth accelerators; Italian State Council blocked the conversion of a gas power plant into a coal power plant; a video from Al Jazeera shows the enormous issues of facing Fukushima...

22,000 Germans rally against polluting agriculture

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 26 January, 2011 1 comment

"We are fed up with it, we are fed up with it" or "We are able to change it" were the chantings in the city of Berlin last weekend. 22,000 people came together and demonstrated from the main train station through the government...

Ecological agriculture = Romantic vision?

Blog entry by Dirk Zimmermann, Greenpeace Germany | 10 March, 2011 7 comments

A seedling grows in an organic field, on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka. Image: Vivek M Agriculture is facing numerous important problems: food supply, social justice, ecology, climate change. We are told by the...

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