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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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!

GMOs and Pesticides: A Toxic Mix

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 22:20

Industrial ag is a system with an expiration date. It’s only a few decades old, but just start adding up the environmental costs we are incurring by this broken system. More and more polluted waterways, clear-cut forests, inhumane treatment of...

12 Things You Can Do

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 22:06

We literally have the power to change the world. When we tell our families and friends why ecological farming makes sense, we start to heal our bodies and the planet. We can make smarter food choices when we shop, cook or go out to eat. When we...

Eating Less Meat, More Plants Helps the Environment

Background | 25 August, 2015 at 20:35

Meat is an important part of heritage and identity. It’s a cultural staple in many communities across the globe. But with a rising middle class, societies are becoming meat obsessed. Nowhere else is this more prevalent than rich nations whose...

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