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Organic farming will feed us all

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 26, 2008 4 comments

The apologists of industrial agriculture often claim we need genetic engineering and artificial pesticides to feed an ever growing population.  A new study from the University of Wisconsin finds organic cropping is equally efficient...

NZ coal ship blockade

Feature story | March 25, 2008 at 18:00

Today the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 18:00

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

Wood shipment tracked, blocked (updated)

Feature story | March 17, 2008 at 18:00

We've tracked a shipment of suspect wood from the Amazon to France on board the cargo ship Galina III. Some hours ago our activists climbed on the ship. Once our activists were onboard, the ship missed its chance to go into port. Its next chance...

Support a moratorium on uranium exploration

Feature story | March 16, 2008 at 18:00

On March 17, 2008, Bruce Cox sent an open letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty urging him to correct the injustice handed down to Robert Lovelace and others protesting uranium exploration on their traditional lands. Lovelace, currently serving a...

GE Canola Field Action in Australia

Image | March 16, 2008 at 16:27

A giant 20m x30m banner in a genetically engineered (GE) canola field reads "GE canola knows no borders", displayed by activists after the New South Wales government officially announced that it would join Victoria in commercially growing GE canola.

Sick cattle: tortured, 'waterboarded', shocked and fed to humans

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 13, 2008 5 comments

I am feeling woozy and wobbly on my feet. The case of downer cows entering the US food chain is an indictment against industrial livestock production.  Canada needs to safeguard consumers, farmers and the environment from this and...

What is a green electronics product?

Feature story | March 12, 2008 at 18:00

The Sony Vaio TZ11 laptop, Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and Sony Ericsson P1i PDA have come out on top in our first survey of greener electronics products. Some products were more advanced than others, but there's definitely room for...

Organic Food Industry Fears GE Contamination (Reuters)

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 12, 2008 2 comments

Organic farmers across North America fear their livelihoods could be jeopardized by contamination by genetically engineered crops.  This morning’s Reuters article warns that GE contamination threatens to become even more widespread...

A bad day for Campbell

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | March 11, 2008 3 comments

You know its going to be a rough day when you wake up to find your office quarantined, and Greenpeace declares you to be a biohazard to the province.  Gordon Campbell, who spent much of the morning dodging questions about his lying ...

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