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WTO = World Transgenic Order

Feature story | 21 July, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists replaced the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sign at its headquarters in Geneva with a new logo, "World Transgenic Order", denouncing the WTO for promoting the corporate interests of the genetic engineering (GE) industry.

Food companies go GE-Free in China

Feature story | 18 July, 2003 at 0:00

In China, the world's largest food market, 32 food companies, producing 53 brands have agreed not to sell genetically engineered (GE) food. Although non-GE policy is already standard in many countries worldwide, this is the first time food...

Deadly cost of shipbreaking

Feature story | 15 July, 2003 at 0:00

Politicians deciding on rules for scrapping old ships got a timely reminder when a sculpture, made from the remains of ships taken from Indian shipbreaking yards, was delivered to delegates attending the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

Temporary halt to logging of Finnish ancient forests

Feature story | 14 July, 2003 at 0:00

Metsahällitus, the Finnish state-owned forestry enterprise that is logging Finnish old growth forests, has agreed not to log in any of 476 areas of forest currently in dispute until urgent talks take place with environmental groups in Finland on...

Italian seeds contaminated with GE maize

Feature story | 10 July, 2003 at 0:00

Over 100 farmers in Northern Italy have discovered that non-genetically engineered (GE) maize seeds that they bought and planted, were in fact contaminated by GE maize. The fact that cases like this are happening on a regular basis, raises...

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