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Smart breeding: The next generation

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 16:51

While genetic engineering is in the public spotlight but has progressed little, a silent transformation in conventional plant breeding has taken place through the use of marker assisted selection (MAS).

New EU law grants countries right to ban GM crops but leaves them exposed to industry...

Press release | December 4, 2014 at 8:12

Brussels – At the end of a late-night round of negotiations, national governments agreed on a new EU law to provide countries the right to ban GM crops in their territory. However, the agreed text delivers less than it promises, as it prevents...

Predominant majority of EU governments set to oppose approval of GM maize

Publication | February 10, 2014 at 11:49

Ministers meeting at the general affairs Council in Brussels on 11 February 2014 will consider the authorisation for the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize produced by agrochemical firm DuPont Pioneer and known as 1507. The EU’s own...

Record number of EU countries opposes Commission plan to allow pesticide-producing GM...

Press release | February 11, 2014 at 12:38

Brussels – A substantial majority of EU countries has voted against a Commission plan to allow the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize, known as 1507. Greenpeace warned that if the Commission nonetheless authorised the crop, despite...

The Bees Burden

Publication | April 15, 2014 at 18:16

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides.

The bees' burden

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 8:58

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides. These are the shocking findings of a new study released today.

A Toxic Eden: Poisons in your Garden

Publication | April 24, 2014 at 16:06

The Greenpeace report “A Toxic Eden: Poisons in your Garden - an analysis of pesticides in ornamental plants sold in Europe” highlights the wide use of bee-killing pesticides in the horticulture sector.

Corporate Science Fiction

Publication | April 29, 2014 at 17:31

The report shows how Bayer and Syngenta try to influence the political debate on neonicotinoids with unscientific methods and with the aim to secure their profits.

Plan Bee - Living without pesticides

Publication | May 7, 2014 at 10:00

This study incorporates current scientific knowledge on ecological farming and the practical experience of farmers, scientists and eco-entrepreneurs championing modern ecological agriculture across Europe.

Commission acts on bee-killing pesticides but stops short of complete ban

Press release | January 31, 2013 at 11:30

Brussels – The European Commission will today ask EU member state representatives to consider imposing restrictions on certain pesticides because of their harmful effects on bees. Greenpeace welcomes the move by the Commission, which follows the...

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