The Bees' Burden

Ecological Farming and Food campaign

Greenpeace is campaigning for agriculture that is good for the planet and people. Healthy food grown with the environment — not against it. Farming that helps cope with climate change. Get involved.

Farmers planting diverse crops to increase their yield.

 

Quick facts about agriculture:

  • Ten corporations control nearly 70 percent of the world's seed market. This corporate control of agriculture means farmers have less choice.
  • Genetic Engineering does not feed the world. 99.5 percent of farmers around the world do not grow Genetically Engineered crops.
  • Industrial polluting agriculture uses synthetic fertilizers and toxic chemicals which pollute our water and soils – the very things we need in order to provide healthy food now and in the future.
  • Excessive use of synthetic fertilizers in industrial polluting agriculture contributes to climate change.

The latest updates

 

Why the EU should not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Blog entry by Lasse Bruun | November 12, 2012 5 comments

When a warning comes loud and clear from someone who has lived through what can only be described as agricultural Armageddon, it’s usually a good idea to heed their advice. This week Greenpeace has linked European farmers,...

Glyphosate-tolerant crops in the EU

Publication | October 30, 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...

Growing Doubt

Video | October 22, 2012 at 15:30

The impact of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops in Argentina and the US.

Growing Doubt

Feature story | October 22, 2012 at 10:00

A European forecast: What lessons will we learn from genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crop production in Argentina and the United States?

Food, Fuel, Forests and Climate – the Biofuels Conundrum

Blog entry by Sini Harkki | October 18, 2012 7 comments

Fossil fuels are killing our climate and we need to find alternatives. It’s a simple message that most people get, but what happens when one of the supposed alternatives also becomes not just a climate killer, but a driver of hunger...

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