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Feeding the World

Topic | June 5, 2008 at 11:52

Most hungry people live in countries that have food surpluses rather than deficits. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are already producing one and a half times the amount of food needed to provide everyone in the...

Biohazard - Stopping GE wheat

Feature story | June 5, 2003 at 0:00

Activists have quarantined a government-run farm in Canada to expose the risks of Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat. The approval of GE wheat would not only a potential environmental disaster but will clearly be a commercial disaster for...

'Golden' rice is a technical failure standing in way of real solutions for vitamin A...

Press release | March 17, 2005 at 0:00

Five years after the hype on the so called 'Golden' rice started, Greenpeace claims that this project is a technical failure, not suited to overcome malnutrition and worse, is drawing funding and attention away from the real solutions to combat...

Wheat

Background | September 30, 2004 at 10:56

Wheat forms an important part of many people's diet in both the developed and developing world. It is not as high a value crop as soya or maize and is technically difficult to genetically engineer, so has only more recently become a focus for the...

GE Staple Crops

Background | June 16, 2005 at 17:38

Monsanto and other GE companies, such as Syngenta and Bayer, are creating crops that not do not - as they would have us believe - improve on nature. GE is a largely untested technology that breaks natural barriers by mixing genes across species -...

Golden Illusion

Publication | October 17, 2013 at 17:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

Renewed 'Golden' rice hype is propaganda for genetic engineering industry

Press release | March 21, 2005 at 0:00

The first steps in reboosting the 'Golden' rice hype were taken when Ingo Potrykus, the inventor of the genetically engineered (GE) rice, suggested last Friday in a public presentation (1) that the new generation of 'Golden' rice can contain an...

Genetically Engineered Maize: The Reality Behind the Myths

Publication | March 1, 2011 at 14:06

Currently the world’s big agrochemical firms that produce GE seeds – notably Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta - are investing millions of dollars every year to promote so-called benefits of the use of their GE technology. But the truth is that many...

Bayer's costly GE rice scandal

Feature story | November 6, 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...

Greenpeace genetic tinned tuna tests reveals trail of fishy secrets

Press release | November 23, 2010 at 10:55

The first independent, public genetic tests into the contents of popular tinned tuna brands from twelve countries have uncovered evidence of the tuna industry’s complete disregard for both consumers and the future sustainability of tuna stocks...

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