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Smart breeding: The next generation

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 16:51

While genetic engineering is in the public spotlight but has progressed little, a silent transformation in conventional plant breeding has taken place through the use of marker assisted selection (MAS).

European Parliament backs biodiversity over pesticides

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 13:49

Today the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides, rejecting an attempt by the Parliament’s agriculture committee to block...

Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:10

Brussels – The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI).

EU farming plan could spell disaster for environment, Greenpeace

Press release | June 1, 2018 at 11:56

The European Commission proposal for the new common agricultural policy (CAP) fails the environment and the climate, according to Greenpeace.

EU court tells Germany to cut the crap

Press release | June 21, 2018 at 12:01

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms to pollute water.

Letter to EU Commissioners on the future of CAP

Publication | March 20, 2018 at 10:00

Environmental NGOs, farmers, food movements and animal welfare groups wrote to EU Commission First Vice-President Timmermans, and Commissioners Günther Oettinger, Jyrki Katainen, Karmenu Vella and Phil Hogan to voice concerns about the reform of...

Environment and health concerns ignored by EU agriculture ministers

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 14:19

A statement by European agriculture ministers on the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) ignores the impacts on public health and the environment, according to Greenpeace.

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

Out of Balance - industry links in the European Parliament AGRI committee

Publication | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

For 56 years, European farming has been guided by the European Union’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the subsidies it distributes to European farmers. The CAP currently accounts for almost 40 percent of the EU’s total budget – €59 billion...

A Toxic Eden: Poisons in your Garden

Publication | April 24, 2014 at 16:06

The Greenpeace report “A Toxic Eden: Poisons in your Garden - an analysis of pesticides in ornamental plants sold in Europe” highlights the wide use of bee-killing pesticides in the horticulture sector.

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