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The US Assault on Biosafety – The WTO dispute on GMOs

Publication | 28 July, 2005 at 0:00

On May 13, 2003 the US government filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union’s de facto moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as a number of EU member states’ national bans on GMOs.

Chemical giant BASF flees Europe - no bad potatoes here please!

Blog entry by Marco Contiero & Lasse Bruun | 20 January, 2012 9 comments

The biggest chemical company in the world, BASF, is moving to the US because Europeans don’t want its genetically engineered potatoes. Just days ago, the company announced its decision to move its main laboratory for the development of...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 10 February, 2012 35 comments

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by Friends...

Daily News:Green energy goldfish memory; GE crops invade Australian organic farm!

Blog entry by JPateraki | 28 July, 2011 1 comment

© Luis Enrique Ascui / Greenpeace Top news: German consumers fickle on energy sources; Nukes spark cancer fears in Mexico; Organic farm threatened by GM invasion; Dinosaurs lose their feathers.  #‘Green’ memory loss: German...

GE contamination – it’s not worth the risk

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | 14 July, 2011 9 comments

The growing of genetically engineered (GE) crops is something that Greenpeace has long opposed, due to the risks posed to both human health and the environment, and unwanted contamination of our food due to the difficulties of...

Rice is Life

Photo essay | 12 May, 2009 at 15:06

Rice is Life - traditional rice farming in China For farmers of Southern China, rice is more than just food - it is the very basis of their culture, however, it's a way of life that could be under threat as the spectre of genetic...

AquaBounty salmon smells fishy

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 28 October, 2011 2 comments

The thought of having fish sticks for dinner made from genetically engineered fish is rather unappetizing - so you are not likely to ever see it announced on today’s menu at your local bistro. Yet US company AquaBounty is currently...

Take action: Stand up for your rice!

Background | 15 October, 2009 at 9:55

Thanks to those of you who took action to protect rice! On October 15th 2009 we delivered 180,000 signatures to the EU Commission.

Organic Cotton Farmers in India

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 18:18

Organic cotton farmer Gullapalilli Rajeswari and her husband pick cotton in their field in Kishtapur, Andhra Pradesh. They have been growing organic cotton for 4 years while building ecological pest protection with natural methods. They have...

Farmer Spraying Crops

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 18:14

Farmers spray GE crops with chemical pesticides as advised by Bt cotton seed companies and dealers.

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