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Golden Rice

Page | March 1, 2013 at 21:00

The so-called ‘Golden’ rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE ‘Golden’ rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Philippines’ Supreme Court bans development of genetically engineered products

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 11:05

Manila, 11 December 2015 - The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of genetically engineered (GE) eggplant and a temporary halt on approving applications for the “contained use, import, commercialisation...

Musim Mas and KLK policies

Press release | December 5, 2014 at 17:55

Following last week’s strong pro-peatlands and forests commitment by new Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, two of the world’s largest palm oil producers and traders have announced policies to address criticism of deforestation in their...

Open Letter to the Plantation Industry in Indonesia

Feature story | October 29, 2015 at 20:00

Forest fires are once again raging out of control across Indonesia. In Pekanbaru and other cities across Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua, millions of people are suffering. A state of emergency has been declared in several regions as the authorities...

Indonesia Fans Flames

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 11:00

As Indonesia chokes the region with smoke haze borne from deforestation, the Indonesian government has indicated it aims to replace the No Deforestation commitments made last year by palm oil traders who signed the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge. [1]

GE-free rice policy: a celebration for farmers and consumers in Southeast Asia!

Feature story | June 2, 2011 at 10:00

This week is Thai Rice and Farmers’ week and we’re celebrating a little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms. Because of the policy, farmers and consumers –...

Stopping Thai Union from trashing our seas

Feature story | May 17, 2016 at 13:56

I’m onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Western Indian Ocean on an important tuna quest.

Astra Agro Takes the Progressive IPOP Pledge

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 18:51

Jakarta, 18 February 2016 -- Indonesia’s second-largest palm oil grower PT Astra Agro Lestari this week added its signature to the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge, showing that industry commitment to No Deforestation continues to grow. [1]

Palm Oil Transparency Slow to Arrive, Limited in Scope

Press release | December 22, 2015 at 15:00

Greenpeace is pleased that the RSPO will next year finally go ahead with its 2013 resolution to publish concession maps of oil palm plantations owned by RSPO grower members. However the plan only covers concessions directly owned by members,...

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