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Food Security and Climate Change: The Answer is Biodiversity

Publication | December 19, 2008 at 0:00

Climate change will profoundly affect agriculture worldwide. Food security in many countries is under threat from unpredictable changes in rainfall and more frequent extreme weather. Farmers in poorer countries with harsh climate conditions will...

Briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative

Publication | March 27, 2012 at 8:00

A concise two page briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative.

New genetically modified potato casts shadow on traditional fries and crisps

Press release | November 1, 2011 at 12:57

German chemical company BASF yesterday requested EU approval to grow GM potato Fortuna on a commercial scale and market it for human consumption and animal feed.

Barroso Commission authorises controversial GMO potato

Press release | March 2, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — In one of its first decisions since taking office, the European Commission has today authorised the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) crop for the first time since 1998. Health Commissioner Dalli, in agreement with...

GE - Risk Underestimated

Publication | January 1, 1999 at 0:00

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...

Cooking up a GM disaster on the streets of Brussels

Press release | April 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace volunteers dressed as chefs to hand out hundreds of anti-GM spoof cookbooks to Commission staff in the EU quarter today. MEPs, permanent representatives for member states and Brussels journalists also received the...

First European Citizens’ Initiative delivered to Commissioner Dalli

Press release | December 9, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Today, Avaaz and Greenpeace delivered the first ever Citizens’ Initiative inspired by the Lisbon Treaty to Health Commissioner John Dalli. Since December 2009, the citizen’s right of initiative is enshrined in the Lisbon...

Half-baked compromise on GM law rejected by EU environment ministers

Press release | March 9, 2012 at 17:10

EU environment ministers have today rejected a compromise, coined by the Danish presidency, on a new law setting out how countries could ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in their territories.

Why GM crops whose EU authorisation is pending have to be re-assessed by EFSA

Publication | June 11, 2011 at 16:54

This briefing explains why the genetically modified (GM) crops Bt11, 1507, MON810 and NK603, pending for authorisation to be cultivated in Europe, have to be sent back to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a rigorous completion of...

Greenpeace comment - EU denies GM freeze

Press release | January 22, 2013 at 21:00

Brussels – Media reports have quoted a Commission spokesperson declaring that EU approvals of new GM crops are unlikely soon [1], but denying that the authorisation process was frozen [2].

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