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Illegal GM Food in Indian Market

Press release | June 6, 2001 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — In a press conference held in the Defence Colony market in Delhi, Greenpeace announced that Genetically Engineered (GE) food have illegally entered the Indian market. Greenpeace provided evidence of two popular products -...

Lever Ex-workers go on Hunger Strike to Condemn Company

Press release | April 23, 2001 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — Ex-workers from Hindustan Lever's (HLL) mercury thermometer factory went on a day-long hunger strike to expose the company's "unrepentant and insensitive attitude" in the ongoing controversy regarding the company's hazardous...

Hindustan Lever admits to Dumping of Mercury- containing Wastes

Press release | March 22, 2001 at 4:30

CHENNAI/KODAIKANAL, India — Hindustan Lever, which had earlier denied charges leveled by citizen groups in Kodaikanal against its thermometer factory of illegal mercury waste dumping, has admitted that the mercury-containing glass wastes, now...


Press release | March 9, 2001 at 4:30

MUMBAI/ CHENNAI, India — Palni Hills Conservation Council, United Citizens Council of Kodaikanal, Greenpeace and New Delhi-based Toxics Link have dismissed as an "insensitive PR exercise" Hindustan Lever's official response of temporarily...

Civil society groups demand ban on Genetically Modified (GM) crops

Press release | August 6, 2000 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Over hundred civil rights group

Genetic Engineered Golden Rice is Fool's Gold

Press release | January 28, 2000 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — Genetically engineered Golden Rice containing provitamin A will not solve the problem of malnutrition in developing countries according to Greenpeace. The Genetic Engineering (GE) industry claims vitamin A rice could save...

Clean Energy Now!

Press release | January 2, 2000 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — From around the world Greenpeace today sent a message to the environment ministers of the G8 governments currently meeting in Trieste, Italy, calling for action now to protect the climate. Activists from 14 different countries...

World Bank acknowledges CETPs are failure

Press release | December 20, 1999 at 4:30

GANDHI NAGAR, India — GANDHINAGAR The World Bank has written to Greenpeace admitting that CETPs "fail to address toxic effluents." This admission comes less than two weeks after Greenpeace and community groups from South Gujarat took action...

No More Bhopals; Make Polluters Pay

Press release | December 3, 1999 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — In a demonstration marking the 15th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, Greenpeace activists dressed in black shrouds and death masks delivered a four metre wooden model of the infamous Union Carbide factory with the message...

Greens oppose scheme to dump toxic mercury in India

Press release | November 28, 1999 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — US and India-based activist groups have joined hands to prevent the export of a 118 ton-stockpile of used and toxic mercury from the United States to an undisclosed destination in India, according to Indian citizen groups...

Genetic Engineering: The Next Invasion of Asia

Press release | November 28, 1999 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — The international environmental group Greenpeace today warned that Asia was fast emerging as the key target of the biotech industry, given the region’s burgeoning food market and the declining consumer and farmer confidence in...


Press release | October 18, 1999 at 3:30

VAPI, GUJARAT, India — Some 250-270 million litres of highly toxic industrial wastewater, including heavy metals, is released to the environment daily in three industrial estates in Gujarat, India, reveals a Greenpeace study today

Bhopal Survivors engage in cyberaction to demand justice

Press release | October 2, 1999 at 3:30

BHOPAL, India — Over 2000 people, primarily survivors of Union Carbide’s disastrous gas leak in 1984, gathered today at the gates of the abandoned factory to send their calls for justice to Union Carbide and the government of India via a unique...

Ship Breaking is dangerously poluting: Greenpeace.

Press release | September 18, 1999 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today released the first ever technical and environmental data on the toxic contamination caused by shipbreaking in India through its investigative report "Ships for Scrap: Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia."

Activists Hail Recall of Toxic USA Mercury Shipment to India

Press release | August 8, 1999 at 3:30

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace along with an international coalition of citizen, environmental and labor organizations declared an initial victory in their effort to prevent a 118 ton stockpile of mercury from the defunct HoltraChem...

Activists Expose Hindustan Lever’s Illegal Mercury Waste Dumps in Kodaikanal,India

Press release | August 7, 1999 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — Community groups and activists from Greenpeace, Palni Hills Conservation Council (PHCC) cordoned off a local scrapyard containing several tons of mercury-contaminated broken thermometers from Hindustan Lever’s thermometer...

India Remains a favourite dumping ground for toxic wastes

Press release | July 7, 1999 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Export data compiled by Greenpeace from Government of India statistics for 1998-1999 indicate that more than 100,887 tons, including hazardous and potentially hazardous wastes have entered India illegally, some in violation of...

Greenpeace shuts down polluting factory at Vapi, Gujarat

Press release | July 1, 1999 at 3:30

VAPI, GUJARAT, India — More than 200 victims of industrial pollution from Gujarat's industrial corridor, along with Greenpeace activists from 15 countries today condemned the Gujarat Government and international lending agencies, particularly the...

Foreign Toxic wastes dumped in Mumbai:Greenpeace

Press release | June 9, 1999 at 3:30

BOMBAY, India — The Mumbai Customs are stuck with more than 160 containers of hazardous wastes that were illegally exported to India by traders in the Middle East, according to information available with Greenpeace and Basel Action Network.

Persistent Organic pollutants in Asia

Press release | November 20, 1998 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — Life-threatening poisons such as DDT, aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin and heptachlor -all of which are either severely restricted or banned in most countries- continue to be manufactured, stored, used and traded freely in South...

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