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Bayer's costly GE rice scandal

Feature story | 6 November, 2007 at 0:00

When an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) crop was discovered in American rice last year, it triggered the biggest marketing and financial disaster in the history of the US rice industry. We commissioned an independent economist to do some...

Global Status of Genetically Engineered Crops

Publication | 18 January, 2007 at 7:15

2006 – a year of rejection by consumers, farmers, and governments around the world.

Farmers at losing end of GE industry

Feature story | 17 September, 2002 at 0:00

Farmers, consumers, even people in developing countries are under intense pressure to accept genetic engineering as an improvement on nature. But a new report documenting 10 years of experience by North American farmers shows that virtually every...

Fences don't stop contamination, but they do stop consultation

Feature story | 22 October, 2002 at 0:00

Jim Thomas woke up to another sleepy day in Brussels, but the police were up long before. The day’s mission – protecting the powerful GE seed industry from protestors while they plot the contamination of the European food supply. Jim tells the...

Greenpeace Crop Circle: 'X' marks the spot in French GE maize field

Press release | 27 July, 2006 at 13:00

Early this morning a group of Greenpeace activists entered a GE maize field in Grezet Cavagnan, Southern France and carved a giant "crop circle" with an "X" in the GE maize, marking the field as a contamination zone. The action was in response to...

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 0:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

As the biotechnology industry continues to hail GE (genetic engineering) as the solution to innumerable problems, the grim reality unfolds in our fields and in the market place. The stories contained in this dossier document these failures, both...

Kenya Overcomes Pests and Weeds with Ecological Solutions

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Kenyan farmers utilize local knowledge of ecological and sustainable farming practices to cope with pests, enhancing yields over industrial agriculture or monoculture, by up to 350 percent.

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