MON863 is a genetically engineered (GE) insect resistant maize (corn) that expresses a Bt-toxin (Cry3Bb1). This toxin, which stems from a micro-organism (Bacillus thuringiensis), is meant to protect the maize against the corn rootworm pest.
Media briefing for European Council 8-9 March 2007
Media briefing for EU Environment Council, 20 February 2007: key agenda items on climate change and GMOs
In 2006 a series of scandals erupted as world rice supplies were discovered to be contaminated with unapproved genetically engineered (GE) rice varieties. Major rice markets close doors to genetically engineered rice after contamination of the...
Position Paper by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth on the EU Public Consultation on Additional Options to combat illegal logging and associated trade.
Greenpeace’s Chemical Home database was launched in 2003 to demonstrate that the substitution of hazardous substances with safer alternatives is already happening. In many cases, the use of hazardous substances is not necessary, as suitable...
Greenpeace press briefing in advance of the EU ‘Energy Package’ launch: European Commission to lay out good intentions but poor plans
Joint NGO position statement on Council agreement
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