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.
Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world, and
the Thai rice industry is therefore heavily dependent on
the perceptions of its export customers. An unintended
release of GE rice would disrupt Thailand’s rice grain
News from Sweden-.
In the North, in Haparanda, Greenpeace activists marked and sealed off the potato fields that were recently discovered to be contaminated with the illegal, unauthorised genetically engineered potato, named Amadea.
The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.
Human-induced climate change is resulting in less and more
erratic rainfall, especially in regions where food security is very low. The poor in rural and dry areas will suffer the most and will require cheap and accessible strategies to adapt to...
By Myrto Pispini, Greenpeace Agriculture Campaigner.
Lately there has been media hype in Brussels regarding a new proposal by the European Commission aiming to solve a deadlock in the authorization of genetically engineered (GE)...
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