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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...

Romania says 'No' to GE and declares its future organic

Feature story | 27 March, 2008 at 16:28

In an historic move, the Romanian Government today announced it will ban genetically engineered (GE) maize and embrace organic agriculture. The move is particularly significant as GE maize is the only commercially cultivated GE crop permitted in...

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.

NAFTA to study GMO contamination

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

The genetic contamination of maize in Mexico's Oaxaca state is a serious hazard for biodiversity in this region, a world centre of genetic diversity for the crop. Now a commission of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) has agreed to study...

Germany bans Monsanto's maize

Feature story | 15 April, 2009 at 0:00

We're thrilled with an historic victory against genetically engineered crops. Germany has just announced that it will become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810 - the only GE crop...

Austria bans Monsanto’s GE maize

Feature story | 25 July, 2008 at 0:00

Austria has banned the import of the highly dangerous genetically engineered maize MON 863. The maize (corn) is produced by US agro-chemical giant Monsanto.

Green revolution in France?

Feature story | 26 October, 2007 at 0:00

Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President, yesterday called for an environmental "revolution". Among other measures, he promised to outlaw energy wasting lightbulbs by 2010, ban commercial growing of genetically modified food and feed crops, and use...

The end of organic crops?

Feature story | 5 April, 2006 at 10:17

"This year I will again sow maize. But if it is again contaminated [with genetically engineered maize] I will abandon the growing of organic maize. It is obvious that I cannot carry on my shoulders the episodes of contamination like these, year...

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