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.

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Confessions of a frustrated "soil-hugger"

Blog entry by Professor David Powlson | 28 August, 2015

As a soil scientist you would expect me to be enthusiastic about the benefits that soil gives to humanity and very happy that the United Nations designated 2015 as International Year of Soils. During this year there have been numerous...

Buy Local Farms and Eco-Farming

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 23:26

Industrial ag giants want us to believe that eco-farming is a return to the past… that we can’t feed the world without mechanized methods that destroy our ecosystem in the process. Nothing is further from the truth. Look around and you will see...

Say NO to Industrial Agriculture

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 23:17

We should not allow a small group of multinational ag firms decide what farmers plant and what we eat. International food giants like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bunge, Dreyfus, ADM and Cargill dominate virtually every step in the cycle of global food...

Farmers Should Choose What They Grow

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 22:49

When we connect to farms and farmers, we understand more intimately where our food comes from. But with each passing day, corporations place intrusive industrial methods between us and farmers that not only threaten our health and degrade the...

More Meat Threatens The Planet

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 22:39

Here is a fact you’ll need to read twice to believe: industrial livestock agriculture - raising cows, pigs and chickens - generates as much greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, trucks and automobiles combined!

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