GE Food Fight across the World
India Report Rejects GE
Greenpeace has been calling for a complete halt on the commercialization of GE crops in India and across the world. A major milestone was reached last summer, when the Indian government issued its latest report on GE crops that gave a resounding ‘NO’ to GE.
Their conclusion: GE crops could pose a serious threat to people’s health and to biodiversity. GE crops are not the best option for neither Indian farmers and India’s food security.
Never Ready for ‘Roundup Ready’
‘Roundup Ready’ refers to GE crops that have had their DNA altered so they are unharmed by the herbicide, glyphosate (Roundup). Ahead of any EU decision on authorizing Roundup Ready corn, soya, and sugar beet, we commissioned a top agricultural economist to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted.
Defending Oceans and Forests
Australia: A Marine Marvel
We were over the moon last November, when Australia created the world’s largest network of marine reserves, some 2.3 million sq. km of ocean. This is an area the size of Western Europe, and covers some of the world's most pristine marine ecosystems, including the tropical Coral Sea. This will help protect many endangered marine species from the green turtle, to blue whales and dugongs.
Senegal: Victory against Overfishing
Last May, the Senegalese government cancelled all fishing permits for foreign “pelagic trawlers,” large fishing vessels that drag nets below the surface of the ocean. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans.
Brazil: Putting out an Amazon Fire
We have worked hard to expose how the pig iron industry was throwing the Amazon Forest into its furnaces, to make steel for cars and appliances. After some very serious Greenpeace campaigning, including ship blockades, all seven pig iron companies in the Brazilian state of Maranhão signed an agreement last August. They committed not to source wood charcoal that comes from forest destruction, slave labor or encroaches into indigenous lands.