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The future of food: a necessary road map from uniformity to diversity

Blog entry by Herman van Bekkem | 21 June, 2016

Are you concerned about pesticides in your food? Are you wondering how we could switch to more ecological farming? Then you’ll be excited about this report. It’s by an independent group of experts on food security, agro-ecosystems...

Mr. Potato Head goes organic

Feature story | 21 May, 2009 at 2:00

Giant potatoes have been spotted riding bikes in the Dutch countryside and through the middle of busy cities in the Netherlands! This phenomenon has coincided with a nation-wide cycling celebration of organic farming.

Risky potato plan mashed by activists

Feature story | 19 May, 2011 at 18:45

It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato “Amflora.”

One step forward, two steps back in addressing the food crisis

Press release | 22 April, 2009 at 12:35

Commenting on the declaration published today following the first G8 meeting dedicated to agriculture, Greenpeace said that the G8 Agriculture Ministers appear to be taking one step forward in putting agriculture and food security at the heart of...

GE-free rice: victory for farmers and consumers in Southeast Asia!

Blog entry by Natwipha Ewasakul | 2 June, 2011 7 comments

This week is Rice and Farmers’ week in Thailand and we’re celebrating a little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms.  Because of the policy, everyone...

Agriculture at a crossroads

Press release | 16 April, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on G8 agriculture ministers to stop business-as-usual and start supporting a transition to an ecological agriculture that feeds people while protecting the environment. The first G8 meeting dedicated to Agriculture is being...

Food Security and Climate Change

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

Climate change will profoundly affect agriculture worldwide.Food security in many countries is under threat from unpredictable changes in rainfall and more frequent extreme weather. Farmers in poorer countries with harsh climate conditions will...

Greenpeace calls on UN biosafety conference to make: “genetic polluters pay”

Press release | 9 May, 2008 at 2:00

From 12-16 May, governments from around the world will gather in Bonn, Germany to hammer out the final details of global liability and redress measures for damage caused by genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Greenpeace will attend the 4th...

The Greenpeace Climate Vision
Background Note No. 3 - The Agricultural Sector

Publication | 27 May, 2009 at 2:00

Background documentation supporting the Greenpeace Climate Vision.

GE Not the Answer - Straight from the Farmer's Mouth

Feature story | 15 October, 2009 at 19:45

From the paddy fields of Thailand, 62-year old rice farmer Samnieng Huadlim joined Spanish and Swedish farmers in Brussels to present the EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou with our 180,000-signature-strong petition against potential...

New Monsanto movie

Feature story | 7 March, 2008 at 1:00

A new movie has dealt yet another severe blow to the credibility of US based Monsanto, one of the biggest chemical companies in the world and the provider of the seed technology for 90 percent of the world’s genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Why Brazil’s rotten meat scandal is a big problem — and not just for Brazilians

Blog entry by Davin Hutchins | 22 March, 2017 4 comments

Food scandals like this happen more often than you think and may affect you more than you know — even if you don’t live in Brazil. Have you heard about the shocking rotten meat scandal that’s shaking the Brazilian society...

GM Contamination Report Register

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 1:00

Annual review of cases of contamination, illegal planting and negative side effects of genetically modified organisms.

'Fed Up' with big AgriBusiness

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 21 January, 2014

Since ancient times food has not only been about eating, but also about sharing. Whether it's the same plate, the same table, or the same central Berlin square; food is an important force for social gathering. Sharing conversations,...

Ecological-farming

Press release | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released 'Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival', highlighting the ongoing food and climate crises and calling for a new ecological approach to agriculture.

Urgent changes needed in global farming practices

Press release | 15 April, 2008 at 16:13

Greenpeace welcomed the publication today of the first assessment of global agriculture as an historic opportunity to replace destructive chemical-intensive agriculture with methods that work with nature not against it.

Stop climate-killing agriculture new report

Press release | 8 January, 2008 at 13:07

Agriculture is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Urgent changes need to be made if it is to be changed from a key contributor to climate change to a carbon sink, according to a new report published by Greenpeace today.

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 24 June, 2013 at 8:12

Beijing, June 24, 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural...

'Smart Breeding': biotechnology innovation that looks to the future but delivers today

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 1:00

Amsterdam, 28 October 2014 - Greenpeace today announced their support of Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), or Smart Breeding, as a way to develop plant traits required to face the different challenges of today's agriculture: from disease-resistance...

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