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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.

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

 

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | July 19, 2010 at 9:00

The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.

Ecological farming: Drought-resistant agriculture

Publication | July 1, 2010 at 14:55

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...

Picking Cotton

Publication | June 15, 2010 at 9:30

This case study shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically and without genetic engineering and toxic chemicals.

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | January 26, 2010 at 0:00

As the biotechnology industry continues to hail GE (genetic engineering) as the solution to innumerable problems, the grim reality unfolds in our fields and in the market place. The stories contained in this dossier document these failures, both...

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | January 26, 2010 at 0:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

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