The problem with Genetic Engineering

How harmful is Genetic Engineering? 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.

  • 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.
  • Genetic Engineering makes us dependent on toxic chemicals and corporate control of agriculture. It poses 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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FACTSHEET: Genetic Engineering

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 14:56

Genetic engineering in our food and environment is unnecessary, unpredictable and poses serious threats to ecosystems and risks to our health.

DRAFT: Greenpeace submission 7001

Publication | October 28, 2008 at 3:42

Greenpeace submission on the 7001 application by AgResearch.

Greenpeace Submission to ERMA on Brassica

Publication | December 11, 2006 at 0:00

This submission requests that ERMA decline the field trial application. Greenpeace opposes the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment due to the irreversible and unpredictable nature of GMOs which pose a variety of...

Impossible Coexistence

Publication | April 4, 2006 at 0:00

Seven years of GMO's have contaminated organic and conventional maize: an examination of the cases in Catalonia and Aragon.

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