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GE Not the Answer - Straight from the Farmer's Mouth

Blog entry by Marco Contiero | October 15, 2009

From the paddy fields of Thailand, 62-year old rice farmer Samnieng Huadlim joined Spanish and Swedish farmers in Brussels to present the EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou with our 180,000-signature-strong petition...

GE: a 'recipe' for disaster

Blog entry by Marco Contiero | April 20, 2010

Billboards of European Health Commissioner John Dalli and President of the Commission José Manuel Barroso depicted as chefs cooking up 'GE recipes for disaster' were placed around Brussels today. This is part of Greenpeace's...

Your name: signed, designed and delivered!

Blog entry by Lisa Vickers | December 9, 2010

This morning, in the middle of Brussels at the EU Commission, over one million signatures calling for a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops were delivered by Avaaz and Greenpeace to the Commissioner of Health and Consumer...

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | December 9, 2010

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it...

Europe takes step towards ban on genetically modified crops

Blog entry by Stefanie Hundsdorfer | April 13, 2011

What does an EU Commissioner do if he wants Europe to start growing GM crops , but governments aren’t cooperating? The answer – offer governments the right to ban GM crops in turn for a blessing on GM crops at the EU level. The...

Risky potato plan mashed by activists

Blog entry by Marco Contiero | May 19, 2011

It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato “Amflora.” ...

Time to End the Chemical War Against Superweeds

Blog entry by Lasse Bruun | June 30, 2011

An extensive survey on attitudes to the environment published by the European Commission last week shows that, across the board, Europeans feel they need more information on chemicals and farming. Have you ever thought about how...

EU court bans honey contaminated by GE crops

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | September 8, 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that honey contaminated with pollen from a genetically engineered maize produced byMonsanto cannot be sold on the market. This means that if beekeepers keep beehives in areas where the...

Chemical giant BASF flees Europe

Blog entry by Marco Contiero & Lasse Bruun | January 20, 2012

The biggest chemical company in the world, BASF, is moving to the US because Europeans don’t want its genetically engineered potatoes. Just days ago, the company announced its decision to move its main laboratory for the development...

End of the road for dirty biofuels

Blog entry by Kees Kodde | February 3, 2012

It’s been a bad few weeks for biofuels produced from food crops: first, the US Environmental Protection Agency said that  biodiesel made from palm oil will not count towards the country’s renewable fuels mandate  because they are...

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