2003 Press Releases

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Exposing the Hidden US Agenda on GMOs: War on Biosafety and the South

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

The international environmental organisation Greenpeace today released a report accusing the US government of using the WTO as a weapon to bully developing countries into accepting genetically engineered (GE) crops and food. According to...

US military radiation expert backs Greenpeace call for full inspection of...

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

A US military health physicist and radiation expert in Iraq today endorsed the call from Greenpeace for the UN nuclear experts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to be given a full mandate to search, survey and decontaminate towns...

Greenpeace delivers radioactive contamination from villages back to occupying forces...

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today confronted the occupying forces in Iraq with radioactive material collected near the Tuwaitha nuclear complex and called for a clean up of radioactive contamination of villages surrounding the plant, just south of Baghdad.

Dirty Men of Europe facing fury

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

Patent granted on biscuits, dough and wheat

Press release | 23 June, 2003 at 2:00

Research by Greenpeace has revealed that biscuits and dough produced from a specific variety of wheat, as well as the plants themselves, are now patented. The patent granted to the Monsanto company in May (EP 445929) covers wheat used "to permit...

Greenpeace Stops Offloading of African Rainforest Destruction in Italy

Press release | 23 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists early this morning climbed onboard the timber transport vessel "Tradco" in Ravenna Italy. At 5.00 hours 25 activists locked themselves to the ship's cranes thus preventing any off-loading of timber from African forests.

European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

EU exports deadly asbestos to Asia

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

A team of Greenpeace climbers scaled the EU building, 'Berlaymont' this morning and attached several banners to it that read "Clean toxic ships now". The protestors were calling on European Union to prevent pollution and protect workers and Asian...

Bycatch porpoises delivered to IWC in Berlin

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today brought the reality of the oceans crisis directly to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin. Delegates were brought face to face with the bodies of three harbour porpoises, representing...

Berlin Initiative breaks IWC deadlock

Press release | 16 June, 2003 at 2:00

In an inspiring move the 55th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Berlin today passed a resolution that makes conservation central to the work of the IWC and will help protect the World’s whales, dolphins and porpoises.

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