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Maize

Background | 29 June, 2005 at 12:37

Maize was first domesticated ten thousand years ago in Mexico. Farmers and breeders around the world rely on indigenous Mexican maize to create new varieties that can adapt to diverse and changing environments around the world.

Genetically Engineered Maize: The Reality Behind the Myths

Publication | 1 March, 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...

Glyphosate-tolerant crops in the EU

Publication | 30 October, 2012 at 14:51

Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace International to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by the authorisation of the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant, genetically-engineered...

Crop Circles Appear on Three Continents

Feature story | 3 October, 2006 at 17:43

Huge crop circles in maize fields in Mexico, Spain and Philippines have appeared as we launch a global campaign to protect the home of maize from genetic contamination.

Maize Under Threat Briefing Paper

Publication | 3 October, 2006 at 0:00

The Mexican government is on the verge of approving field trials of GE maize for the first time since 1998, when it imposed a moratorium on the cultivation of GE maize. The government took this strong measure in 1998 because of significant...

Genetic engineering exposed

Publication | 15 September, 2006 at 14:27

Genes are the tiny building blocks that make up every living thing. Genetic engineering is when genes from plants, animals or bacteria are inserted into plants or animals in a laboratory to create new organisms that would not occur naturally. The...

Genetix Crime Unit

Publication | 15 September, 2006 at 14:29

The Genetix Crime Unit takes the issue of genetic engineering to the frontlines. We will journey through key European countries in the Autumn of 2006 exposing the culture of secrecy on the whereabouts of genetically engineered maize fields. We...

Monsanto's 7 Deadly Sins

Publication | 10 March, 2008 at 0:00

Apart from the scientific, environmental and health concerns around the growing and consumption of GE crops, agro-chemical companies like Monsanto conceal the truth about the benefits to farmers and consumers. Here we will deconstruct Monsanto’s...

Monitoring of Genetically engineered crops: European commission fails to protect EU...

Publication | 15 February, 2005 at 0:00

EU comission misleads member states when asserting that Monsanto's GE maize Mon810 has been thouroughly assessed for environmental risk and meets all EU requirements under current EU legisalation.

The Oaxaca Manifesto: Defend our maize, care for life

Publication | 16 June, 2004 at 0:00

Indigenous groups, local communities, and environmental organizations in Oaxaca, Mexico presented the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) with this manifesto after the Mexican government announced that traditional varieties of maize,...

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