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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.”

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

'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...

Media briefing – GMO debate

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 10:52

A media briefing on the GMO debate linked to the Ad hoc working group on the 24th of November and the Environment Council on the 4th of December 2008.This briefing covers why the debate is important, the likely outcomes of the meetings and...

G8 and the Food Crisis – The Real Solutions

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 20:33

Millions of people around the world are suffering food shortages, unaffordable food prices and hunger, primarily due to industrial farming, bad harvests related to climatechange, unjust terms of trade and the rush for biofuels.There is no single...

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.

No strawberries in winter

Blog entry by Wil van Egdom | 29 August, 2013 2 comments

As a father of three young children, I want my kids to eat good quality food, now and forever. Nevertheless, the threat of decreased food quality, and its availability in the near future, is eminent. Our current agricultural system is...

Healthy earth, healthy people, happy people

Blog entry by Aleira Lara Galicia | 18 February, 2014

"We have a commitment to protect what we have. Here, we grow everything we need: corn, pumpkins, chiles, flowers for our bees - and at the same time we respect and take advantage of natural cycles. We never run out of food, we don't...

'Golden' rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | 8 January, 2014

'Golden' rice is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition. But it should be for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept the technology - and they don't want it! ...

Food Security and Climate Change: The Answer is Biodiversity

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 2:00

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

Genetic engineering not a priority for agriculture, International Assessment concludes

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

A global review of agricultural development with 400 participating scientists concludes that industrial agriculture cannot continue, and GE is not a priority.

The Biotech industry’s latest desperate ploy: blame the people

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 21 October, 2011 4 comments

A story in today’s UK newspaper The Guardian , tells how a leaked document has exposed a major #fail by the European biotech industry association . EuropaBio is really clutching at straws by preparing an outreach program to change...

Genetically Engineered Maize: The Reality Behind the Myths

Publication | 1 March, 2011 at 15:06

Currently the world’s big agrochemical firms that produce GE seeds – notably Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta - are investing millions of dollars every year to promote so-called benefits of the use of their GE technology. But the truth is that many...

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

Bayer's Double Trouble

Publication | 6 April, 2009 at 20:02

Bayer's genetically engineered (GE) rice - designed to be tolerant of the herbicide glufosinate - will lead to increased use of herbicides, and threatens non-GE varieties with contamination and farmers with economic insecurity.

Bayer's costly GE rice scandal

Feature story | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

When an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) crop was discovered in American rice last year, it triggered the biggest marketing and financial disaster in the history of the US rice industry. We commissioned an independent economist to do some...

Bayer rice scandal could cost industry over $1.2 billion

Press release | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

The costs of last year's scandal in which Bayer's genetically engineered (GE) rice contaminated US rice stocks sold on the international market could exceed US $1.2 billion, according to a report by an independent economist published by...

New report shows 2006 was worst year ever for contamination of crops by rogue...

Press release | 19 February, 2007 at 10:56

The huge and growing burden of contamination of non-GE crops by genetically engineered variants is highlighted today, as Greenpeace and GeneWatch publish “The GM contamination register report”, which provides a detailed overview of the...

IAASTD Briefing

Publication | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

Millions of people are facing food shortages, unaffordable food prices and in many cases, hunger. Global grainreserves are declining, and grain prices are skyrocketing. There are many underlying factors for the current crisis,from bad harvests...

Regulatory systems for GE crops a failure: the MON863 case

Publication | 13 March, 2007 at 1:00

New peer-reviewed evaluation of Monsanto's data shows MON863 should not have been approved in EU or elsewhere.

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

Rice Producers Pay for Accidental Release of Bayer’s Genetically-Engineered Rice

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Contamination of US rice crops with Bayer's genetically-engineered (GE) rice impacted rice markets and cost farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Testimonies of Contamination

Publication | 1 April, 2009 at 2:00

Spanish farmers' testimonies demonstrate the devastating impacts of contamination from Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) maize.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Soya Yields Less

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) "Round-up Ready" soya yields 5 to 10 percent less than natural varieties, costing farmers billions of dollars every year.

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As the biotechnology industry continues to hail GE (genetic engineering) as the solution to innumerable problems, the grim reality unfolds in our fields and in the market place. The stories contained in this dossier document these failures, both...

Risky Business - briefing

Publication | 6 November, 2007 at 10:23

Total costs incurred around the world as a result of LL601 rice contamination are estimated in the range of $741 million to $1.285 billion. Farmers who incurred direct and indirect losses as a result of Liberty Link rice contamination are...

GM contamination Register Report - Executive Summary

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 10:18

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

Community Mapping in the Amazon

Publication | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

121 communities have been mapped in the region of Belterra and Santarém.

MON 863: A chronicle of systematic deception

Publication | 13 March, 2007 at 1:00

An account of how Monsanto was granted licences for MON863 (a genetically-engineered maize variant) and of the campaign to unearth and evaluate data that demonstrates how MON863 is unfit for consumption.

Risky Business

Publication | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

Total costs incurred around the world as a result of LL601 rice contamination are estimated in the range of $741 million to $1.285 billion. Farmers who incurred direct and indirect losses as a result of Liberty Link rice contamination are...

Diverse farming protects against climate change

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As climate change increasingly impacts on agriculture around the world, ecological and sustainable agricultural solutions prove best for climate resilience, farmers and the environment.

GE Contamination Devastates Canadian Linseed Industry

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Genetically engineered linseed (flax) seed contamination of natural varieties in Canada has brought about huge economic losses to the industry.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Cotton Fails to Perform in Colombia

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) cotton varieties sold to Colombian farmer failed in 2008-9, proving susceptible to pests and to herbicide, farmers had been earlier told would improve yields.

Herbicide Resistance Forces Farmers to Weed by Hand

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE)crops has lead to increasing resistance to the chemical among weeds in the US.

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