I Know Who Grew It

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

 

The truth about genetic engineering

Blog entry by Lisa | 12 March, 2010 2 comments

Myrto, one of our agriculture campaigners, tells us what's wrong with genetically engineered (GE) crops - and what you can do to stop them. The other night I had some friends for dinner and I decided to prepare for a starter - my...

Monsanto admits their technology doesn't work!

Blog entry by Lisa | 9 March, 2010 5 comments

Reyes, one of our agriculture campaigners in India, shares her immediate thoughts on this 'first-of-its-kind' admission by Monsanto This was my Saturday's lyrics to breakfast in sunny Bangalore: Monsanto has decided to tell the truth...

What's up with organic cotton?

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 January, 2010 4 comments

Organic cotton farmers in India Reyes, a scientist working on our sustainable agriculture campaign, explains the latest controversy surrounding organic cotton in India: Life is hard for the thousands of organic cotton farmers in...

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | 26 January, 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 | 26 January, 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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