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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace block GMO potato warehouse

Image | 19 May, 2011 at 16:52

19 May 2011 - Sweden. 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...

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.”

Organic Cook-Out in Manila

Image | 22 May, 2011 at 16:27

22 May 2011 - Philippines. Greenpeace volunteer, Benetton model and TV host Kiko Rustia uses his skills learned as a sous chef in the preparation of dishes centered around organic talong. Greenpeace held the Organic Cook-out with celebrity chefs...

Activists blocking warehouse in Sweden arrested

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 24 May, 2011

The activists occupying a warehouse storing GMO potatoes for planting in Sweden have been arrested, taken into custody and released today. The activists spent 6 days in a blockade to hinder the German chemical company BASF from...

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...

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