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Precaution Before Profits - GE field trials put our environment, food and fields at...

Publication | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

2003 Update version - Field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Thailand threaten irreversible environmental harm, increasing the risk of GE contamination in our food and in our fields.

Genetically engineered wheat - Changing our daily bread

Publication | 1 June, 2002 at 2:00

Wheat is grown on an enormous scale world wide. The 560 million tonnes of wheat produced each year makes up more than one quarterof the world cereal output. Wheat forms an important part of many people’s diet in both the developedand developing...

Record harvest - record hunger: Starving in GE Argentina

Publication | 9 June, 2002 at 2:00

This report focuses on the Argentinean experience. Despite promises from the GE industry that GE crops will help fed the world, events in Argentina illustrate the opposite is true.

A summary of research on the impacts of Bt cotton in China

Publication | 4 June, 2002 at 2:00

This report shows the adverse environmental impacts of cultivation of genetically engineered Bt cotton in China.

Recipes against hunger - success stories for the future of agriculture

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 2:00

The study includes projects from over four million farms in 52 countries. It explores how the world’s poor can feed themselves using cheap, locally-available technologies that will not damage the environment.

Media briefing – GMO debate

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 10:52

A media briefing on the GMO debate linked to the Ad hoc working group on the 24th of November and the Environment Council on the 4th of December 2008.This briefing covers why the debate is important, the likely outcomes of the meetings and...

Papaya - The Failure of GE Papaya in Hawaii

Publication | 25 May, 2006 at 2:00

The ringspot virus-resistant genetically engineered (GE)papaya introduced in Hawaii in 1998 has been a commercial failure that has propelled the Islands’ papaya industry towards collapse.Fewer papayas are harvested in Hawaii now than at any time...

Rice at Risk - Genetically engineered Bt rice - food saftey concerns and...

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

GE Bt rice Science briefing

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry

Publication | 13 May, 2004 at 2:00

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry illustrates how the UK dairy industry can be both GE-free and independent of imports in the future by growing protein-rich crops such as lupins for cattle feed.

GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds: Country Overview

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Overview on the state of legal protection regarding import and labelling of genetically engineered organisms for food and feed in major countries of commodity imports and exports

GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds: Briefing

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

The 132 parties to the international Biosafety Protocol under the Convention on Biological Diversity, meeting in Curitiba from March 13 to 17, will try to agree on basic standards for identification and documentation of international shipments of...

GM Contamination Report: Full Report

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

This report is the first from the on-line GM Contamination Register and reviews cases reported in the public and scientific literature of contamination, illegal plantings and releases of GM organisms, and negative agricultural side-effects since...

Rice at Risk - Summary table of laboratory test results

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

Test results documenting GE rice contamination in China.

No old GMOs in new Europe

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

With the enlargement of the European Union a lot of things will change, but one will remain the same: the EU-wide permission for the 18 Gentically Modified Organisms (GMO)currently authorized within the EU. However, the area for which they are...

Hanging in the balance: GE battle in Brazil

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

Half the world's soya is now Genetically Engineered (GE), and for several years Brazil has been the only major soya exporting country with a ban on GE soya. Consumers in Brazil and in the major markets for Brazilian soya remain strongly opposed...

The true cost of gene patents

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

The patenting of living organisms continues to be extremely controversial in Europe. Large sections of the general public and politicians continue to reject the patenting of genes and living organisms. This document outlines the social and...

Genetic engineering not a priority for agriculture, International Assessment concludes

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

A global review of agricultural development with 400 participating scientists concludes that industrial agriculture cannot continue, and GE is not a priority.

Problems with Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops in the Field

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Crops genetically engineered to produce herbicide have repeatedly lead to the development of herbicide resistance among weeds, and also have many unpredictable impacts on ecosystems.

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | 19 July, 2010 at 11:00

The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.

Maize Under Threat Briefing Paper

Publication | 3 October, 2006 at 2:00

The Mexican government is on the verge of approving field trials of GE maize for the first time since 1998, when it imposed a moratorium on the cultivation of GE maize. The government took this strong measure in 1998 because of significant...

World Map: GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Map of the world showing current GMO Import Regulations

GM Contamination Report: Executive Summary

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

This report is the first from the on-line GM Contamination Register and reviews cases reported in the public and scientific literature of contamination, illegal plantings and releases of GM organisms, and negative agricultural side-effects since...

Canola Report

Publication | 24 May, 2005 at 2:00

Monitoring of Genetically engineered crops: European commission fails to protect EU...

Publication | 15 February, 2005 at 1:00

EU comission misleads member states when asserting that Monsanto's GE maize Mon810 has been thouroughly assessed for environmental risk and meets all EU requirements under current EU legisalation.

Genetically Engineered Fish - New Threats to the Environment

Publication | 5 January, 2005 at 1:00

This briefing examines the development of genetically engineered (GE) fish, which could soon be produced on a commercial scale.

The European Union's new labelling rules for genetically engineered food and feed

Publication | 16 June, 2004 at 2:00

The European Union implemented new labelling and traceability legislation for genetically modified food, feed and ingredients in April 2004. They are the strictest world-wide. These new rules, which apply to the world's largest single market,...

CEC findings on Maize contamination in Mexico

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

This document outlines the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's (CEC) scientific findings on Maize contamination in Mexico produced on behalf of the indigenous and local communities in Oaxaca whose territories have been contaminated by...

Herbicide usage increases with herbicide tolerant genetically engineered plants

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

After eight years of cultivation in the United States, a new evaluation on the impact of genetically engineered (GE) plants in agriculture shows dramatically increasing amounts of herbicides being used with herbicide tolerant GE crops. This...

The advantages of non-genetically engineered corn and soya for the Brazilian market

Publication | 6 June, 2002 at 2:00

Brazil has a golden opportunity to take advantage of its status as a top world soya producer that does not permit genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Genetically Engineered Maize: The Reality Behind the Myths

Publication | 1 March, 2011 at 15:06

Currently the world’s big agrochemical firms that produce GE seeds – notably Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta - are investing millions of dollars every year to promote so-called benefits of the use of their GE technology. But the truth is that many...

Future of Rice

Publication | 15 November, 2006 at 1:00

Examining sustainable, long term solutions for rice production.

Genetically Engineered Rice: Not Sustainable Agriculture

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

The genetic industry is trying to commercialise genetically engineered (GE, sometimes called genetically modified, GM, or transgenic) rice because they believe GE rice will open the Asian engineering market to other GE crops (Brookes and Barfoot...

Rice at Risk: Will there be a choice with GE Rice?

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

Proponents of genetic engineering argue that "co-existence" of genetically engineered (GE, sometimes called genetic modified, GM or transgenic) and non-GE rice is possible.They argue that countries, and even neighbouring farmers, will be able to...

Maize Under Threat - GE Maize Contamination in Mexico

Publication | 18 August, 2003 at 2:00

Hands Off Our Maize Briefing Package.

Impact of Proposed GE Seed Contamination Directive on Arable Land of EU Accession...

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 2:00

Close to 6.9 million hectares of arable land in the 13 EU accession countries (inc Turkey) are currently planted with maize or oilseed rape. Since one variety of genetically engineered (GE)oilseed rape and two varieties of GE maize already have...

Genetically Engineered (GE) Soya Yields Less

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) "Round-up Ready" soya yields 5 to 10 percent less than natural varieties, costing farmers billions of dollars every year.

GE rice: Illegal and unwanted in China

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

As of April 2005, no varieties of genetically engineered (GE) rice have been approved in China. However Greenpeace has discovered that GE rice seeds have been sold and grown commercially for a number of years. The GE rice is illegal, and has not...

Food Aid: US Attempts to force GMO aid on Africa

Publication | 3 September, 2002 at 2:00

The famine conditions developing in southern Africa, and requests of African governments forGM-free food aid, have highlighted the fact that much of the maize and soy currently found in USfood aid stocks is actually genetically modified.Presently...

IAASTD Briefing

Publication | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

Millions of people are facing food shortages, unaffordable food prices and in many cases, hunger. Global grainreserves are declining, and grain prices are skyrocketing. There are many underlying factors for the current crisis,from bad harvests...

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

Rice Producers Pay for Accidental Release of Bayer’s Genetically-Engineered Rice

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Contamination of US rice crops with Bayer's genetically-engineered (GE) rice impacted rice markets and cost farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

GM contamination Register Report - Executive Summary

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 10:18

Annual review of cases of contamination, illegal planting andnegative side effects of genetically modified organisms.

Diverse farming protects against climate change

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As climate change increasingly impacts on agriculture around the world, ecological and sustainable agricultural solutions prove best for climate resilience, farmers and the environment.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Cotton Fails to Perform in Colombia

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) cotton varieties sold to Colombian farmer failed in 2008-9, proving susceptible to pests and to herbicide, farmers had been earlier told would improve yields.

Herbicide Resistance Forces Farmers to Weed by Hand

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE)crops has lead to increasing resistance to the chemical among weeds in the US.

Slaughterhouses and Roads in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:11

This map shows how the main roads which opened up in the1970s link with extensive networks of unofficial roads (not shown on official charts) has led to cattle ranching expanding into remote areas, hundreds of kilometres from slaughterhouses.

Cattle ranching expansion in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:12

Between 1996 and 2006 the area of cattle pastures in the Brazilian Amazon grew by approximately 10 million hectares – an area about the size of Iceland.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

This map shows the extent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Community Mapping in the Amazon

Publication | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

121 communities have been mapped in the region of Belterra and Santarém.

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