The Bees' Burden

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

 

GE Contamination Devastates Canadian Linseed Industry

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Genetically engineered linseed (flax) seed contamination of natural varieties in Canada has brought about huge economic losses to the industry.

The costs of staying GE-free

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Genetically engineered (GE) crops impose numerous extra costs on farmers and on the public (for productions, storage, and for meeting GE-avoidance regulations, which are mandated by consumer protection laws), while opinion surveys consistently...

Rice Producers Pay for Accidental Release of Bayer’s Genetically-Engineered Rice

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Contamination of US rice crops with Bayer's genetically-engineered (GE) rice impacted rice markets and cost farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Soya Yields Less

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) "Round-up Ready" soya yields 5 to 10 percent less than natural varieties, costing farmers billions of dollars every year.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Cotton Fails to Perform in Colombia

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) cotton varieties sold to Colombian farmer failed in 2008-9, proving susceptible to pests and to herbicide, farmers had been earlier told would improve yields.

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