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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Background | 1 January, 2014 at 15:30

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Agriculture

Background | 20 April, 2010 at 14:06

Here you can find the reports related to our Agriculture campaign

Climate change video FAQs

Background | 23 July, 2009 at 15:54

The answers to climate change are here ... These are the most frequently asked questions about climate change determined by you - Greenpeace supporters. Our busy climate campaigners have sat down for a video one-to-one to give you the answers.

May 08 - Deeper Solutions

Background | 27 February, 2009 at 14:43

Since the late Pleistocene, 100,000 years ago, when a few thousand Homo sapiens poked around Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, human population has doubled 22 times. We have one more such doubling left, and that's it. Human population will...

Labelling

Background | 1 October, 2004 at 13:54

When consumers began to realise they were eating genetically engineered (GE) food without their knowledge or consent, there were immediate calls for mandatory segregation and labelling. Surveys have found that most people want to know if their...

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