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You did it! We’re detoxing the Great Outdoors!

Blog entry by Edyta, Stefan and the Detox Outdoor team | February 6, 2017

When we launched the Detox Outdoor campaign in late 2015 our goal was simple: Together with you, the outdoor community and Greenpeace supporters , eliminate hazardous PFCs from outdoor gear. Today, we are so happy to announce that ...

What the fashion industry looks like after 4 years of Detox

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu is a Detox campaigner at Greenpeace East | March 22, 2015 1 comment

Ten per cent of the global retail fashion industry is committed to eliminating toxic chemicals. But without you, this would've been zero. This is what hundred of thousands of people can do when they are united in the belief that...

‘The Bee’s Burden’: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich, Greenpeace Switzerland | April 16, 2014

Note: The following blog talks about the shocking results from a new study released by Greenpeace International as a part of its Europe-wide campaign to save the bees and agriculture. This research was one of the largest of its kind...

Greenpeace Canada podcast: Detoxing your life

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | April 8, 2014

This month's podcast is all about detoxing.... Not rehab. Not where your uncle ended up after a particularly nasty drunken birthday dinner.  I’m talking about getting toxins out of your life, your home. It’s pretty darn hard because...

Whole Foods will label GE food in US & Canada

Blog entry by Eric Darier | March 13, 2013 1 comment

Whole Foods Market, an important food retailer, has announced ( The New York Times ) that it will start to label all food made from genetic engineering (GE) within 5 years. As the US (and Canada) is one of the rare so-called...

Silent Witnesses to the Toxic Truth

Blog entry by Muyi Yang, Greenpeace East Asia | December 21, 2012 2 comments

At Greenpeace we believe in bearing witness to environmental crimes. In shining a global spotlight on injustice. In the positivity of action. A year ago we set out to investigate the discharges flowing into the Qiantang River in...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Blog entry by Cassie Barker | December 13, 2012

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.   Help us continue the campaign to detox our waterways. The world's...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | November 22, 2012 1 comment

Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have signed up, calling on the world’s largest fashion retailer to create fashion without...

Lost opportunity: California votes ‘no’ on labelling genetically altered food

Blog entry by Éric Darier | November 12, 2012 1 comment

We shouldn’t be surprised but it is disappointing. Last week, Californians voted against proposed legislation (‘Proposition 37’) which would have required mandatory labelling of food made from genetically engineered (GE) crops. It’s...

Golden Rice: The true story

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | September 21, 2012 26 comments

How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists came to Canada and fed a group of 24 children between the ages of six and eight with a potentially dangerous product that had yet to be fully tested or understood? What if...

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