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U.S. shipment of GE maize blocked in U.K. waters

Press release | 21 June, 2004 at 0:00

A huge cargo of GE maize from the United States has been stopped from entering the port of Bristol in the UK today by Greenpeace. The MV Etoile is carrying GE maize destined for dairy farms that supply milk to Britain's biggest supermarkets.

US Administration ready to ship weapons plutonium to France

Press release | 21 June, 2004 at 0:00

Despite warnings by US Department of Homeland Security that the US is at increased risk of terrorist attack through the late summer, the US Government plans to ship150 kilograms of bomb-grade plutonium via the U.S. port of Charleston, South...

Argentina halts expansion of genetically engineered soya

Press release | 18 June, 2004 at 0:00

Argentina, one of the world's main soya producers, has banned any further expansion of land used to grow genetically engineered soya in Santiago del Estero, a key region in its plans to increase soya production. (1)

Corporations off the hook?

Press release | 16 June, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace, Oxfam, Third World Network (TWN) and Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) today called on Ministers arriving at the eleventh UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XI) to ensure that global corporations do not undermine...

Global food industry leaders must listen to their consumers - Don't sell GE food!

Press release | 16 June, 2004 at 0:00

Hundreds of messages rejecting GMOs in the food chain, from European consumers have been delivered to food industry executives assembled for the World Food Business Summit in Rome. The consumer messages from the 25 EU nations, gathered during...

Samsung Commits to phase out hazardous chemicals

Press release | 10 June, 2004 at 0:00

Consumer electronics company Samsung has decided to phase out hazardous chemicals used in its consumer electronics. These chemicals are those that persist in the environment because they are not easily degraded. Samsung's decision was prompted...

Greenpeace challenges 'research' whalers to tell the truth.

Press release | 9 June, 2004 at 0:00

The fleet of 'research' whalers expected to depart Japan June 10th is sailing under false pretences Greenpeace said today.Last year the 'research' whalers marketed 3,000 tonnes of whale meat for 52 million dollars.

G-8 Summit: critical test of global will to stop nuclear proliferation

Press release | 8 June, 2004 at 0:00

On the opening day of the G-8 Summit, Greenpeace is urging leaders to support the global effort to stop production of all plutonium, the key radioactive ingredient to nuclear weapons, and to remove existenting nuclear material from any commercial...

Greenpeace Acts to Expose High Seas Destruction as United Nations Talks of Protection...

Press release | 8 June, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today exposed the reality of the most destructive fishing practice on the high seas, after discovering the New Zealand flagged "Amaltal Voyager'' bottom trawl fishing in international waters of the Tasman...

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition seeks United Nations resolution to halt destruction...

Press release | 7 June, 2004 at 0:00

A broad international coalition of environmentalists today called on the United Nations to suspend the most destructive fishing practice on the high seas. Bottom trawl fishing in international waters may be wiping out hundreds or even thousands...

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