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Last Chance for GE Free PEI

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 29, 2008 2 comments

The recent push for genetically engineered beets for biofuels on Prince Edward Island could sideline a three year old recommendation from the province's agriculture committee to make PEI GE free .  Farmers and environmentalists...

The End of Science

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 28, 2008 2 comments

Attention has been drawn to the fact that in Canada we are calling for a Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) but in the EU we are calling for its abolition. This is not contradictory as in both cases this is in support of the integrity of...

Drastic change needed in aquaculture industry

Feature story | January 27, 2008 at 17:00

Aquaculture as it is currently practised is not the answer to depleted wild fish stocks. On the contrary, the booming global aquaculture industry is seriously threatening marine and freshwater ecosystems and undermining food security across the...

Over 100 Whales Saved by Greenpeace

Feature story | January 26, 2008 at 17:00

After spending two weeks successfullypreventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern OceanWhale Sanctuary, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low onfuel and must return to port. The Australian government ship...

Sweet as a Beet?

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 25, 2008 1 comment

If the agribusiness industry gets its way, farmers on Prince Edward Island could be growing genetically engineered beets for biofuel as early as this spring.  Despite widespread evidence of environmental and socioeconomic dangers...

Josh Brandon

Blog entry | January 25, 2008

Josh is an agriculture campaigner with Greenpeace.  He is also a member of the steering committee for Society for a GE Free BC and agriculture representative on the National Council of Canadian Environmental Network.  He can often be...

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...

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