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GE-free tour extends to Germany and Sweden

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 13 April, 2010

Greenpeace activists close down GE potato depot 12/04/2010 The banner reads, 'EU GE Potato Depot Closed' There is 360 tons of GMO potato Amflora stored waiting for transportation to the Czech republic. As the GE Free Bus is...

GE-Free Future Tour - next stop France

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 9 April, 2010 4 comments

April 09, 2010: Italy The GE Free Future bus is crossing the beautiful Italian countryside, on its way to the French-Italian border, roughly 750 km to the north. At a quiet pace of 80 km/h it will take us approximately 10 to 12...

GE-Free Future Tour - Italy

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 8 April, 2010

April 7: Jonas Hulsens joins the GE-Free Team in Italy Yesterday, on the 6th of April, I arrived in sun-drenched Rome to join the enthusiastic crew of the GE-Free Future bus tour. Travelling from Luxembourg to Madrid via...

GE-Free Future Tour - Hungary part 3

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 8 April, 2010 1 comment

April 2: Street activity in Budapest on Good Friday 02/04/2010 Greenpeace GE campaigner for Hungary, Balazs Tomori (R) speaks to the press about the campaign for a GE Free Future. On Good Friday the GE-Free Future bus was the...

GE-Free Future Tour - Hungary part 2

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 8 April, 2010

April 1: Visiting Karcag and Kishantos, two strongholds of Hungarian organic farming We arrived to the outskirts of Karcag, where huge fields sowed with spelt, a popular wheat variety, it was a co-operative of 21 farms, who united to...

GE-Free Future Tour - Hungary

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 7 April, 2010

March 31: How to protect genes and nature? – a good example from "The Puszta" After a long, exhausting journey, the GE-Free Future bus tour arrived to Hungary in the evening of 29th of March with its’ enthousiastic crew: Emma,...

Meeting the "3 Musketeers": Ministers guarding GE Free Luxembourg

Blog entry by mwilson | 7 April, 2010 1 comment

26th of March, Luxembourg city Luxembourg Minister of Health, Mr Bartolomeo signing our GE-Free Future bus. Early wake up again as today was the press conference day at the agriculture Ministry. Greenpeace Luxembourg has...

GE-Free Future Tour - Afternoon in Luxembourg

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 31 March, 2010

25 March: Special "sight"-seeing The GE-bus driving through the European countryside You could think we were collecting signatures, photos and videos all the time and had no possibility at all to get to the must-see parts of the...

GE-Free Future Tour - Morning wake up call in Luxembourg

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 31 March, 2010

25 March: First morning in Luxembourg Maurice proved to be really precise and phoned us not to oversleep. That was smart of him. I do not remember the breakfast very well, maybe because it was the usual intercontinental one You can...

GE FREE FUTURE - The European bus tour - Bob reports from the road

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 29 March, 2010

Our GE-free bus is currently on tour around Europe - calling for a moratorium on all genetically engineered produce in the EU in order to protect consumers, farmers and the environment. The GE Free Bus leaves Greenpeace...

Bayer punished in order to deter GE field trials

Blog entry by danielkramb | 16 March, 2010 2 comments

Greenpeace supporters and local farmers are harvesting the black rice variety of organic rice in Ratchaburi. © Greenpeace / Athit Perawongmetha Last week was a tough one for companies pedaling GE crops across the world. Monsanto ...

The truth about genetic engineering

Blog entry by Lisa | 12 March, 2010 2 comments

Myrto, one of our agriculture campaigners, tells us what's wrong with genetically engineered (GE) crops - and what you can do to stop them. The other night I had some friends for dinner and I decided to prepare for a starter - my...

Monsanto admits their technology doesn't work!

Blog entry by Lisa | 9 March, 2010 5 comments

Reyes, one of our agriculture campaigners in India, shares her immediate thoughts on this 'first-of-its-kind' admission by Monsanto This was my Saturday's lyrics to breakfast in sunny Bangalore: Monsanto has decided to tell the truth...

What's up with organic cotton?

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 January, 2010 4 comments

Organic cotton farmers in India Reyes, a scientist working on our sustainable agriculture campaign, explains the latest controversy surrounding organic cotton in India: Life is hard for the thousands of organic cotton farmers in...

US$ 2 million verdict against Bayer for genetic contamination

Blog entry by brianfit | 7 December, 2009

Contamination of normal plants by GE (genetically engineered) plants is something we’ve been shouting about for years at Greenpeace . In 2006 we released a report that showed that the “accidental” release of GE rice by Bayer...

How not to feed the world

Blog entry by Juliette | 29 October, 2009 1 comment

Where Monsanto is concerned, it isn’t a good idea to assume good intentions – just ask Percy and Louise Schmeiser in Canada , who spent years locked in legal battles. The Genetic Engeneering Approval Committee (GEAC) in India...

Organic farmers delivered your signature against GE rice

Blog entry by Lisa | 27 October, 2009 7 comments

Myrto, our EU sustainable agriculture campaigner - tells us about the farmers who delivered 180,000 signatures to the EU Commission this month. “Picture this: nature is like a piano, the music that nature plays with all its piano...

Agriculture activists arrested in India

Blog entry by Lisa | 27 July, 2009 1 comment

Today activists in India were arrested while demonstrating outside the Indian Parliament during the passing of the Finance bill in Loksabha. The demonstration was to remind the Finance Minister that proposed fertiliser subsidies will...

Monsanto can count on its friends

Blog entry by Juliette | 13 July, 2009 2 comments

This is a guest post from Myrto, sustainable agriculture campaigner. When a giant agri-chemical company with a long track record of environmental crimes and health scandals , such as Monsanto sends a press release praising how...

Making the Ministry of Rice

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 June, 2009 1 comment

Lucy, one of our video producers at Greenpeace International, made the new video for our campaign against GM rice . Here's the story she's written about how it all came together with photos by Raffa and Tulio, from our video...

Monsanto takes legal action against Germany

Blog entry by Lisa | 27 April, 2009 2 comments

Here's another example of how giant agri-chemical corporations are using every means possible to impose their products without respecting the rights of consumers who do not want their risky products. Following the decision by German...

EU backs Austrian and Hungarian bans on GM crops

Blog entry by eoin | 3 March, 2009 3 comments

"This is what democracy looks like!" is one of the slogans I remember the protesters at the Washington DC coal action chanting yesterday. The same day Austria's Environment Minister put it just as well, I think, when he told reporters...

GMO vote tomorrow in Brussels

Blog entry by eoin | 3 December, 2008

Europe's food safety checks will be debated tomorrow in an important EU GMO meeting in Brussels. Citizens, environmentalists, activists and food-lovers have sent thousands of messages to every Environment Minister in Europe -- almost...

GMO Alert!

Blog entry by brianfit | 21 November, 2008 2 comments

Thanks to all of you that have already responded to our call to stop Gentically Modified Organisms in European Union! You've generated more than 35,000 letters so far, but only 13 days remain before the vote! EU ministers on the...

3 weeks to make EU ministers vote against GMOs

Blog entry by eoin | 12 November, 2008 1 comment

European Environment Ministers meet on December 4 to debate what safety checks are needed to assess genetically modified food before it can be cultivated or sold in the EU. Clearly stronger checks are needed, if you read (PDF in...

Vatican declares polluting and genetic engineering deadly sins

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 March, 2008 6 comments

The Roman Catholic Church has updated and modernized their list of deadly sins (aka "mortal sins"). These are the really really bad ones. If you die with deadly sins unabsolved you're running a high risk of eternal damnation. And...

Potatoes, politics and antibiotics

Blog entry by Andrew | 18 February, 2008 2 comments

Good article today in the International Herald Tribune about a genetically engineered potato designed to, "yield large quantities of starch suitable for making glossy paper products and for feeding animals". That is important stuff,...

All go for European GM campaigns

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 23 October, 2007

It's all go for our European anti Genetically Modified (GM) crops campaigns. Activists in France hung a very clear message from the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris today, urging the French government to make the right move and ban GM ...

Budweiser "wassup" parody

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 October, 2007 2 comments

Put this video on your own site using YouTube: Sadly, as has already been pointed out , acting is not my strong suit. Making this spoof was both fun and grueling. I actually gained some new respect for professional actors. And...

Three times a loser

Blog entry by Richard | 21 February, 2007

For the third time, European Environment Ministers have blocked a European Commission (EC) proposal to force member countries to accept the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops on their soil. This time it was Hungary who...

More Crop Circles in Mexico, Spain and Philippines

Blog entry by Dave | 3 October, 2006 3 comments

© Greenpeace / Gustavo Graf As you may know, we've been recently been busy creating seasonal crop circles all over the world , to highlight the appearance of GE crops in fields in several countries. Three more appeared in the last...

Interview with the GE Crop Circle Makers

Blog entry by Dave | 17 August, 2006 3 comments

© Greenpeace / Gustavo Graf Mexico — Some pals of mine from the fortean world have been making crop circles for our GE campaign. In this interview, John Lundberg - who is a professional cropcircle maker - (who knew there was...

GE cotton killed sheep in India?

Blog entry by Dave | 13 June, 2006

This report just in via Indymedia: There is yet another controversy linked to the genetically modified Bt cotton plant and this time it is the alarming reports of sheep and goat taking ill, even dying after grazing on leftover Bt...

Silo Cafe in Brighton

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Pesticides Cocktail

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GE Rice contamination

Image | 13 March, 2005 at 1:00

Locations in which GE Rice contamination was documented.

Driver shops organic in Budapest

Image | 7 April, 2010 at 22:57

Driver and logistics co-ordinator Jean-Jaques Schweinzfeier shops for organic fruit in Budapest, a stop for the GE Free Future Bus. The Greenpeace bus is on tour around Europe - calling for a moratorium on all genetically engineered produce in...

Protest against GM crops in Europe

Image | 10 March, 2005 at 18:34

European citizen protests genetically modified crops in front of the EU Commission.

Living banner by Swiss activists against GE crops

Image | 16 March, 2008 at 17:59

Swiss activists "sow-the-future" in a protest against GE crops. They created a living banner that read "GE Free".

Genetic Engineering Protest on the railway line Bern-Zurich

Image | 24 August, 2009 at 18:46

2009: Greenpeace activists sowed the word "Gentechfrei" (GE Free) on the railway line Bern-Zurich. This has now grown and is easily visible. Greenpeace Switzerland called for an extension of the moratorium on growing genetically engineered crops.

Genetic Engineering Action at Expo 02 in Murten

Image | 29 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists dressed in traditional Swiss costume - called for a moratorium in 2002.

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 12:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

Banner against GM maize in Mexico

Image | 28 February, 2010 at 12:40

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner of 16 meters long with a message: "No to GMO’s (genetically modified organism). FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), protects the Maize” and "Now, we fight for our maize"! on the at the monument to the...

Greenpeace volunteers against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Image | 22 February, 2010 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers building a message against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Around 500 activists sitting on tables, forming a "No" in front of a banner reading "to GMO food". The activists eating GMO free potato dishes to...

Activists to protest against GE crops

Image | 10 February, 2010 at 15:18

Activists dressed up as aubergines to protest against Monsanto's latest attempt to commercialise a GE crop in India.

Majority opposed to Monsanto's Bt brinjal

Image | 10 February, 2010 at 15:15

The majority of people were opposed to Monsanto's Bt brinjal at public consultations in India.

Minister Ramesh greets GE protesters

Image | 10 February, 2010 at 15:11

Minister Ramesh greets Bt Brinjal protesters in India before putting a moratorium on this GE crop.

Organic Rice Art in Ratchaburi, Bangkok

Image | 25 July, 2009 at 2:00

A farmer is preparing organic rice seedlings to be used for the specially-designated rice field. In the next four months, the rice field will grow into an artwork or "rice art" depicting farmers harvesting the world's most important food crop.

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Image | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

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