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

 

Genetically engineered potato? We have a bad peeling about this.

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 2 September, 2010 4 comments

When the German Minister of Economics and Technology recently endorsed a Genetically Engineered (GE) potato, he said "no" to public opinion, "no" to the health and safety concerns of scientists, "no" to biodiversity, "no" to farmers'...

Greenpeace activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Press release | 30 July, 2010 at 10:34

Pordenone, Italy - Greenpeace activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal Genetically Engineered (GE) crops being grown in Italy. Wearing safety equipment to protect against contamination, the activists are...

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | 19 July, 2010 at 9:00

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

Ecological solutions for drought resilient farming

Blog entry by gtyler | 2 July, 2010

Image: Dry canal in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, where the failing monsoons of 2009 left farmers struggling with drought and water-demanding crops, including rice and cotton. © Peter Caton / Greenpeace Reyes Tirado, a...

Ecological farming: Drought-resistant agriculture

Publication | 1 July, 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...

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