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

 

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...

Herbicide usage increases with herbicide tolerant genetically engineered plants

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 0:00

After eight years of cultivation in the United States, a new evaluation on the impact of genetically engineered (GE) plants in agriculture shows dramatically increasing amounts of herbicides being used with herbicide tolerant GE crops. This...

Hanging in the balance: GE battle in Brazil

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 0:00

Half the world's soya is now Genetically Engineered (GE), and for several years Brazil has been the only major soya exporting country with a ban on GE soya. Consumers in Brazil and in the major markets for Brazilian soya remain strongly opposed...

The true cost of gene patents

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 0:00

The patenting of living organisms continues to be extremely controversial in Europe. Large sections of the general public and politicians continue to reject the patenting of genes and living organisms. This document outlines the social and...

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry

Publication | 13 May, 2004 at 0:00

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry illustrates how the UK dairy industry can be both GE-free and independent of imports in the future by growing protein-rich crops such as lupins for cattle feed.

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