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Hope Brewing

Publication | October 14, 2014 at 20:51

The introduction of chemical fertilisers and chemical pesticides resulted in an increase in production in the early years, but by the 1990s and early 2000s, yields had begun to stagnate.

Global Maize Contamination Report

Publication | October 28, 2014 at 18:48

Genetically modified crops were first commercially grown on a wide scale in 1996. But, there has always been concern about their effects on both health and the environment. A specific concern has been that once released, it would not be possible...

Greenpeace Launches Food Justice Campaign

Press release | July 3, 2003 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — While five central ministries prepare to file affidavits in response to the Safe Food Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court, Bangalore citizens participated in the first consumer mobilization event...

"Smart" breeding, where science and farmers' knowledge meet

Publication | October 27, 2014 at 22:55

GE crops are very limited in sophistication, being almost completely dominated by herbicide tolerance and insect resistance traits. Could the numerous tools of biotechnology deliver better outcomes? This report tries to answer that question.

Going! Going! Your Last Chance to Protect Your Food.

Feature story | May 23, 2005 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — This is a defining moment in Indian agriculture. And by putting your weight behind a crucial petition, you have a chance to make an impact on the government’s new Biotech Strategy even as it is being framed hand-in-glove with...

How safe is your food?

Feature story | July 28, 2004 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — · The fresh vegetables that you pick off the shelf in any supermarket store or elsewhere also contain pesticides like DDT, Endosulphan, Methyl Parathion, Phorate (to mention just a few) · Toxic pesticides like DDT and...

Does organic farming work?

Feature story | August 27, 2004 at 10:00

BANGALORE, India — In the ultimate analysis, farming is about what works. And luckily for us, considering the ecological and human costs, pesticides and fertilizers do not have even that basic redeeming quality of doing what they claim to do.

Farmers say NO to pesticides - Public Hearing at Yavatmal, Maharashtra.

Feature story | November 28, 2004 at 11:00

MUMBAI, India — About 50 farmers gathered at a public hearing on pesticides organised by Greenpeace India at Sunna village, Pandarakavda, Yavatmal District, along with local NGO’s and concerned citizens. An intense discussion followed, on the...

The US Assault on Biosafety – The WTO dispute on GMOs

Publication | August 15, 2005 at 4:00


Publication | June 28, 2005 at 10:00

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