Considerations regarding the Co-existence of GMO, non-GMO and organic farming
Summary of considerations regarding the co-existence of GMO, non-GMO and organic farming.
Greenpeace has collaborated with the Institute of Applied Ecology in Freiburg (Germany) and Blaueninstitut in Basel (Switzerland) in a project in which various leading scientists genetically modified plants have been interviewed about their...
Digest prepared by Greenpeace
Genetic Engineering Briefing Pack
La plupart des OGM sont utilisés dans la production d’aliments pour les humains ou les animaux. Sont-ils sans danger pour autant?
Policy Paper on the dangers of genetically engineered plants - Uncontrolled dispersal and unplanned side effects.
Dispersion incontrôlée et effets secondaires imprévus
Genetic engineers are now tinkering with one of humanity’s most important sources of food — wheat. The introduction of genetically engineered (GE) wheat is currently on the horizon, although it has taken longer to develop and commercialize than...
Greenpeace preliminary comments on Monsanto Roundup Ready maize, event NK603 Notification number under Directive 2001/18/EC : C/ES/00/01
In the 50 years since the discovery of the double helix, science has shown that gene expression is not nearly as simple as the GE industry would like to believe.
Chronology of Scientific and Genetic Engineering Development since 1953 showing the very different paths these have taken.
Renewed Aggression by a Rogue State
The current revision of the European Treaties and the drafting of a Constitution for the European Union creates a unique opportunity to provide the EU with legal frameworks for truly innovative policies that would make the EU the world leader in...
This paper presents the view of the leading European environmental organisations on the draft European Constitution. We present simple, realistic and concrete suggestions for amendments to the text of the draft Constitution as finalised by the...
A Greenpeace technical critique of EFSA Opinion on genetically modified maize NK603 for import and processing under Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulation 258/97
A Greenpeace critique on the workings of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
What happened to the 80 commitments?
Greenpeace’s assessment of Monsanto’s study “Supplemental analysis of selected findings on the rat 90-day feeding study with MON863 maize. Report MSL-18175.”
Detailed Greenpeace scientific comments on Monsanto's GM oil-seed rape GT73.
A Report on the use of GMOs and genetically modified food ingredients in the European Food Industry. Based on GM policy statements of top ranked retailers and food and drink producers in Europe.
On 20 May 2005 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) delivered a positive opinion on Syngenta’s application for insectresistant genetically modified (GM) maize Bt11. The notifier claims that Bt11 will not be marketed for its herbicide tolerance,...
Brussels, Belgium — Eric Gall, GMO policy adviser to Greenpeace, said:
Brussels, Belgium — In response to the European Commission’s authorisation today of three genetically modified maize
varieties produced by US company Monsanto, Eric Gall, GMO policy adviser for Greenpeace, said:
Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace has applauded the Greek government’s decision today to enact a new ban on genetically
modified (GM) maize cultivation. The European Commission ordered it to lift an earlier ban on 10 January.
Brussels/Geneva, International — Greenpeace tonight dismissed as irrelevant a WTO ruling that reportedly backs the US, Canada
and Argentina in their efforts to force Europe to accept genetically modified organisms (GMOs); according to first...
Geneva/Brussels, International — The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace have
made the conclusions of the WTO dispute on genetically modified organisms public  in order to
allow the whole...
Proposals from Environmental Organisations for a realistic and ambitious Sustainable Development Strategy – to be adopted by the June 2006 European Summit.
Media briefing in advance of Environment Council, 9 March 2006. Background to key agenda items on GMOs, biodiversity and climate change.
Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace objected today to threats of legal action by the European Commission against EU member
states and regions that seek – within the law – to prevent unnecessary and unwanted contamination of conventional and
Briefing 'GE insect resistant (Bt) maize in Europe:an unnecessary threat to wildlife and GE-free choice'.
This document is a translation of the body text of the report "La imposible coexistencia" by Greenpeace Spain, Assemblea Pagesa de Catalunya and Plataforma Transgenics Fora. For annexes please refer to Greenpeace Spain website for the spanish...
Vienna, International — The spiralling uptake of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Spain is causing massive genetic contamination,
threatens the livelihood of farmers and urgently needs to be suspended, says Greenpeace. In a new report,...
Brussels, Belgium — EU Commissioners will be making a grave mistake, Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace
warned today, if they ignore the strong criticism levelled by member states on the way GMOs are
currently authorised in the EU. The...
Brussels, Belgium — Today:
· Commission admits GMO safety checks need improving
· Austria imposes new national ban on GM oilseed rape
· Slovakia suspends Monsanto maize growing for 2006 season
· EFSA releases scientific opinion on...
Bussels, Belgium — New documents released to Friends of the Earth reveal that the European Commission has been
approving genetically modified (GM) foods and crops despite having serious doubts over their health and environmental
Greenpeace Technical comments on EFSA’s opinion on NK603 x MON810.
Brussels, International — Greenpeace has called the World Trade Organisation (WTO) unqualified to deal with issues
concerning genetically engineered (GE) organisms and was dismissive of its final ruling, due to be released today, on a...
Case studies and lessons learnt from the European Food Safety Authority's risk assessment of applications for genetically modified organisms.
Luxembourg/Brussels, International — As EU Environment ministers discuss today in Luxembourg the failures of the EU to properly
evaluate risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and to apply the precautionary principle, Greenpeace...
Brussels, International — Greenpeace International released findings today that show illegal GE (genetically engineered) rice from
China has contaminated food products in France, Germany and the UK. Greenpeace International has notified
Brussels, Belgium — Commenting on today’s revelation of contaminated unauthorised GM rice in a shipment from the US to
Europe that had been declared GM-free, Greenpeace calls on the European Commission not only to ask all EU member
Brussels, Belgium — News that French authorities have detected another variety of illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice
contained in US imports to the EU – the third illegal GE rice scandal in Europe in two months – should prompt...
Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace rencontrera aujourd´hui le Commissaire européen à la Santé, Markos Kyprianou, et lui remettra une pétition réclamant un étiquetage obligatoire pour les produits (lait, oeufs, viande) d'animaux nourris aux organismes...
Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace will today deliver to Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health, a petition containing 1,000,000 citizens’ signatures calling for the labelling of milk, meat, eggs and other animal products where the...
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...
Media briefing for EU Environment Council, 20 February 2007: key agenda items on climate change and GMOs
Brussels, Belgium — For the third time , EU governments have blocked a European Commission proposal to force a European country to accept the cultivation of GMOs on its soil.
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.
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