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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.

Rice Farmers Planting Rice, Banaue, Philippines. The Banaue rice terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces were declared a GE free zone, by the provincial government in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Month in Pictures, February

Slideshow | 1 March, 2012

Ecological farming uses technology responsibly

Image | 31 March, 2010 at 17:03

31 March 2010 - Hungary. Mezo Jozsef is a tractor driver at Hortobagyi Gemmegorzo non-profit Ltd , an organic farm in the buffer zone of the Hortobagyi national park in Hungary. The farm works to preserve the genes of native animals. They also...

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 11:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

Banner against GM maize in Mexico

Image | 28 February, 2010 at 11:40

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner of 16 meters long with a message: "No to GMO’s (genetically modified organism). FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), protects the Maize” and "Now, we fight for our maize"! on the at the monument to the...

Greenpeace volunteers against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Image | 22 February, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace volunteers building a message against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Around 500 activists sitting on tables, forming a "No" in front of a banner reading "to GMO food". The activists eating GMO free potato dishes to...

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