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New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | January 20, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still  can’t stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals...

PHOTOS: Greenpeace assists in rescuing hundreds from Aegean Sea

Blog entry by India Thorogood | December 14, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: Will Rose/Greenpeace The Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace crew are making sure that people who are risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece, arrive...

EFSA accuses world-class cancer experts of engaging in 'Facebook science'

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | December 8, 2015

This article was published on 7 December 2015 on Euractiv.com The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) said on 12 November that there is no scientific evidence that glyphosate – the active ingredient in the world’s most...

Responding to refugee boats in distress

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 3, 2015

It's a crisis that can be told in numbers:   around 890,000 refugees and migrants   arrived to Europe by sea this year, while more than 3,500 have died and it's not over yet. Fleeing war, human rights abuses and persecution,...

Will Europe lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'?

Blog entry by Sébastien Risso | December 2, 2015

Updated on 13 January 2016 From the time we’re in school, we are taught that forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for climate change, and that they produce and release oxygen.

Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 15, 2015

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws. These reforms must...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 22, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Toxic chemical banned in EU textile imports

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | July 22, 2015

A huge victory for Detox supporters came out of Europe this week as all EU member states voted to ban the toxic chemical NPE from textile imports. This decision closes a trade loophole that allowed clothing containing dangerous levels...

UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 16, 2015

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won't help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe 's energy markets. On 6 July 2015,...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International ED | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

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