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Greenpeace briefing document for EU Environment Council, Luxembourg, 28 June 2007

Press release | June 27, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Among the many items that environment ministers will consider on Thursday, four are of significant importance for the protection of the global environment: 1) the review of the EU emissions trading scheme, 2) the vote on a...

EU fleet caught fishing illegally

Press release | June 15, 2007 at 0:00

Amsterdam, International — The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior yesterday documented illegal fishing activities by the EU fleet, only one day after the new regulation of the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT)...

Monsanto maize approved for human consumption potentially toxic, warns new study

Press release | June 14, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — New research into the health impacts of genetically engineered (GE) food already approved in Europe casts further doubt on the way these products are checked for safety by EU authorities before being approved for sale and...

Ministers open door for GMOs in organic food

Press release | June 12, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — At the Agriculture Council today EU Ministers decided to allow contamination of organic food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Ministers adopted a new law which allows organic food containing up to 0.9 percent...

Playing politics with Europe's fish stocks

Press release | June 11, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace criticised today's Council agreements on the long-term management and recovery of three threatened fish stocks - tuna, Baltic cod and the European eel - where ministers put political deals above scientific advice.

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