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.

Quick facts about agriculture:

  • 6 Big Ag giants control nearly 70 percent of the world's seed market, much of which has been genetically-modified so they can reap profits on every seed they sell.

  • 4 global corporations control 75% of all global grain trade.

  • Top 10 global food processing companies control 26% of the global food markets.

  • Animal livestock (beef, chicken, etc.) -- mostly grown on industrial factory farms -- is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust of all motor vehicles worldwide.

The latest updates

 

Europe's pesticide addiction threatens our environment - Greenpeace report

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 8:00

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 13 October 2015 – Industrial agriculture, with its heavy use of chemical pesticides, pollutes our water and soil and leads to loss of habitats and biodiversity, according to a Greenpeace report published today [1]. With almost...

Greenpeace demands scale up of ecological farming

Press release | 18 May, 2015 at 13:30

Amsterdam, 18 May, 2015 – Ecological farming, a path towards an agricultural model that protects the environment and secures farmers' livelihood, has been mapped out in a Greenpeace report released today [1]. It is a system based on the latest...

Greenpeace report reveals farmers are the most vulnerable to health risks from pesticides

Press release | 12 May, 2015 at 11:37

Exeter/Hamburg, 12 May, 2015 – A review of scientific literature shows clear evidence that exposure to certain pesticides, currently allowed in European fields, is associated with different forms of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as...

Farmer-to-farmer seed delivery to help Dolores recover from Typhoon Hagupit

Press release | 19 December, 2014 at 5:00

Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines, 19 December 2014 – A farmer-to-farmer delivery of ecological seeds took place today in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines to help farmers regenerate agricultural land badly damaged by Typhoon Hagupit.

'Smart Breeding': biotechnology innovation that looks to the future but delivers today

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 0:00

Amsterdam, 28 October 2014 - Greenpeace today announced their support of Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), or Smart Breeding, as a way to develop plant traits required to face the different challenges of today's agriculture: from disease-resistance...

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