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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.

The latest updates

 

Genetically Engineered Rice: Not Sustainable Agriculture

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 0:00

The genetic industry is trying to commercialise genetically engineered (GE, sometimes called genetically modified, GM, or transgenic) rice because they believe GE rice will open the Asian engineering market to other GE crops (Brookes and Barfoot...

Rice at Risk: Will there be a choice with GE Rice?

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 0:00

Proponents of genetic engineering argue that "co-existence" of genetically engineered (GE, sometimes called genetic modified, GM or transgenic) and non-GE rice is possible.They argue that countries, and even neighbouring farmers, will be able to...

The European Union's new labelling rules for genetically engineered food and feed

Publication | 16 June, 2004 at 0:00

The European Union implemented new labelling and traceability legislation for genetically modified food, feed and ingredients in April 2004. They are the strictest world-wide. These new rules, which apply to the world's largest single market,...

No old GMOs in new Europe

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 0:00

With the enlargement of the European Union a lot of things will change, but one will remain the same: the EU-wide permission for the 18 Gentically Modified Organisms (GMO)currently authorized within the EU. However, the area for which they are...

CEC findings on Maize contamination in Mexico

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 0:00

This document outlines the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's (CEC) scientific findings on Maize contamination in Mexico produced on behalf of the indigenous and local communities in Oaxaca whose territories have been contaminated by...

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