After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Ukrainian government regular monitored the food and soil of the affected areas, this monitoring discontinued in 2009.In 2011, Greenpeace visited the Ukraine to carry out independent research. In one village alone, the Caesium-137 content of milk was 1.2-16.3 times above the allowed limit for children.
In remote villages of the Ukraine, contaminated food is part of daily life. There is no choice.
© Robert Knoth / Greenpeace
Living For A Cause is a series of web shorts presented by Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo. In episode three, Kumi reflects on civil disobedience and his experiences taking direct action.
In April 2013, four young Arctic ambassadors trekked to the North Pole on an expedition organised by Greenpeace. Their mission was to place a time capsule - carrying the "Flag for the Future" - on the seabed to call for the protection of the Arctic.
As Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) members gathered to meet in Mauritius, a flotilla of local fishermen held a joint protest with Greenpeace, calling on the IOTC to act now and clampdown on overfishing. Greenpeace is also attending the IOTC...
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