The Problem - Industrial Polluting Agriculture

How harmful are Genetically Engineered crops? Is relying on toxic chemicals the only way forward? Can 'business as usual' in agriculture provide food for the future? Greenpeace is working on all this and more. Join us.

Genetically Engineered crops won’t solve world hunger

  • Agriculture is responsible for 14 percent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. Ecological farming can help reduce these emissions, and help farmers cope with climate change.
  • Genetically Engineered crops make us dependent on toxic chemicals and corporate control of agriculture. They pose unknown risks to our environment - and ourselves.
  • Groundwater contamination, fewer places to fish and more pests resistant to pesticides: These are just some of the problems arising from industrial polluting agriculture's addiction to toxic chemicals.
  • Ecological farming can produce 30 percent more food per hectare. Ecological farming gives people access to food where it is needed most.

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Seeds Distribution for Typhoon Affected Farmers in The Philippine

Image | 19 December, 2014 at 14:30

Greenpeace volunteers prepare to distribute rice seeds for planting, to farmers whose fields where totally destroyed by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). A group of farmers from the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – strong movers of sustainable and...

GMO Monster Crops Protest in Philippines

Image | 19 April, 2012 at 10:12

Greenpeace activists dressed as GMO "monster crops" accompanied by "mad scientists" protest outside the Department of Agriculture in Manila. Greenpeace, together with other concerned organizations are demanding that the Philippine government...

Ministry of Agriculture Action in Mexico

Image | 8 March, 2012 at 9:45

Thirty Greenpeace activists take a three metre high mobile phone to the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA), in Mexico City. To send a message to the agency to not ignore the message of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food – Olivier de...

Ecological farming uses technology responsibly

Image | 31 March, 2010 at 17:03

31 March 2010 - Hungary. Mezo Jozsef is a tractor driver at Hortobagyi Gemmegorzo non-profit Ltd , an organic farm in the buffer zone of the Hortobagyi national park in Hungary. The farm works to preserve the genes of native animals. They also...

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 11:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

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