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Percy Schmeiser back in Court

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 24, 2008

Percy Schmeiser is back in court.  The Saskatchewan canola farmer who made Monsanto infamous for their predatory lawsuits is back in court again.  This time he is on the offensive.  Schmeiser wants $600 from the pesticide and...

Does Canon support shooting whales?

Feature story | January 23, 2008 at 17:00

Here at Greenpeace, we support shooting whales... with cameras. But we're surprised to learn that Canon, the world's number one digital camera producer, isn't willing to condemn using harpoons -- despite their high-profile advertising and...

World Community Film Festival

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 23, 2008

There's nothing like the flicker of celluloid and a bag of popcorn, to stimulate social activism.  February 1 & 2, the place to be on Vancouver Island is at the World Community Film Festival in Comox, BC. The two day festival...

Green Revolution 2.0

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 22, 2008 1 comment

The Bill Gates Foundation wants to save African farmers, and his solution is no surprise:  corporate technology and monopoly rights for agribusiness.  Gates has spent $350 million in Africa already, to promote genetically engineered...

Japanese government says no whaling while Greenpeace is present

Feature story | January 20, 2008 at 17:00

The Japanese have not resumed hunting whales because Greenpeace is following their fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Toshiro Shirasu, the administrative vice-minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, told reporters in Tokyo today.

Precautionary labelling coming to Canada?

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 18, 2008 1 comment

According the National Post , a free trade deal between Canada and Europe touted by Quebec Premier Jean Charest might have unpredictable consequences.  Canada could have to harmonize its food labelling standards with Europe, and...

Fake whale science from ship to shore

Feature story | January 17, 2008 at 17:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza has prevented whaling for six days and counting as the crew continues to chase the Japanese fleet's factory ship, Nisshin Maru, out of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Our crew today sent a message, direct from...

Harper misses GE labelling opportunity (again)

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 16, 2008

The Canadian government released a draft re-vamp of food safety and labelling regulations today.  Sadly, the Health Canada document failed to include mandatory labelling of genetically engineered organisms in its proposed changes.

We're #5!

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 14, 2008

Project Censored , a California based media monitoring organization, and Yes magazine have put together a list of the top 10 stories of hope of 2007.  Number five on their list the growing grassroots movement against GMOs. ...

Canada’s crustaceous performance at the WTO claws at European GE regulations

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 14, 2008

France extends GE ban, Canada tells Europe to reconsider.   Last week, France announced it would extend its ban on GE corn.  Before Canadians had time to seal the envelopes on the congratulations cards streaming across the...

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