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CETA trade deal puts EU food and agriculture standards at risk

Blog entry by Kees Kodde | 20 September, 2017

Do you remember TTIP , the proposed trade deal between the US and the EU? Its negotiations were stopped by the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in the capitals of Europe. 3.3 million signatures were collected...

5 helpful vegetarian diet tips for meat-free newbies

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 30 April, 2016 3 comments

Cutting back on red meat and dairy can be one of the biggest steps to reduce your carbon footprint. While Greenpeace campaign for renewable energy and a transition from fossil fuels, we're also looking at other ways we can protect...

Agricultural revolution in Germany: we want it and we can do it

Blog entry by Dirk Zimmermann | 25 January, 2017 1 comment

We are fed up. You, me and a lot of our farmers. In Berlin, Germany, some 18,000 people just took to the streets to protest against industrial agriculture. It is clear we no longer want a food system that is dependent on pesticides,...

Glyphosate-tolerant crops in the EU

Publication | 30 October, 2012 at 15:51

Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace International to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by the authorisation of the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant, genetically-engineered...

Philippines’ Supreme Court bans development of genetically engineered products

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 7:16

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...

Bayer defends genetic contamination as "Act of God"

Feature story | 6 February, 2007 at 14:07

You might blame the dog for eating your homework, or a traffic jam for being late to work. But if you ever find yourself facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit for contaminating the world's number one food crop with an unapproved...

Switzerland stands strong against GE

Feature story | 9 March, 2010 at 1:00

The Swiss Parliament has just extended its ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) plants for three more years. Originally enacted in 2005, Switzerland will stay GE-free until at least 2013.

GE: a 'recipe' for disaster

Feature story | 20 April, 2010 at 16:17

Billboards of European Health Commissioner John Dalli and President of the Commission José Manuel Barroso depicted as chefs cooking up 'GE recipes for disaster' were placed around Brussels today. This is part of Greenpeace's response to the...

Picking Cotton

Publication | 15 June, 2010 at 11:30

This case study shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically and without genetic engineering and toxic chemicals.

Thai Rice Industry at Risk

Publication | 12 October, 2010 at 11:46

Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world, and the Thai rice industry is therefore heavily dependent on the perceptions of its export customers. An unintended release of GE rice would disrupt Thailand’s rice grain merchandising...

'Golden' rice's lack of lustre

Publication | 9 November, 2010 at 3:00

'Golden' rice has been in development for almost 20 years and has still not made any impact on the prevalence of VAD (vitamin A deficiency). Not only has it failed to have any impact on VAD while using money and resources that could have been...

China says 'no' to genetically engineered rice

Feature story | 31 January, 2012 at 12:15

It took seven years, teams of young campaigners and hordes of devoted supporters, but September 2011 the Chinese government finally said it was suspending the commercialisation of genetically-engineered (GE) rice.

The grass is always greener on the other side (as long your neighbor doesn’t use Roundup)

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | 22 April, 2015 5 comments

Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer . In the Netherlands, where I live,...

How our breakfast choice can change the food system

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 18 May, 2015 2 comments

8:00 am, Monday, southern Spain: "What's for breakfast, Mom?" Everyday, at least three times a day, we are faced with the same question: What to eat? For almost 1 billion people in the world this is a painful question, with an...

Rice at Risk - Genetically engineered Bacterial Blight resistence rice

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

Scientists in China are proposing the commercial release of GE rice that is resistent to bacterial blight disease.

Grrrowd: How much justice can we crowdsource?

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 24 December, 2014

Take a crowd, add a Grrrowl, and what have you got? A Grrrowd. Think of it as a Kickstarter or Indiegogo for justice. Citizens band together to fund not just good causes, but good cases: legal action that can bring down polluting...

Contamination from GE crops does happen: nearly 400 incidents since GE crops were...

Blog entry by Janet Cotter and Becky Price | 12 November, 2014 1 comment

Genetically engineered (GE - also called genetically modified, GM) crops raise many concerns, particularly for the environment. One of the main concerns for consumers, farmers and traders is contamination from GE crops. Now, a...

Food is life. And food is as precious and varied as life itself.

Blog entry by Pat Cuonzo | 16 October, 2014 1 comment

Today's hashtag #WFD2014 marks the day that the world dedicates to food and nutrition. We are celebrating World Food Day with Ida Frosk's Food Art . Of course, it's easy to celebrate food and its variety if your plate is...

A magic moment: Tetley starts a journey towards ecological tea

Blog entry by Melissa Shinn | 1 October, 2014 1 comment

Ever have a moment when you feel like something extraordinary just happened, a small step that might start something really big? Last Monday I had one of those moments. I read an announcement by the makers of Tetley tea in India...

Clean Chai Now! Let's demand our tea to be chemicals free

Blog entry by Melissa Shinn | 11 August, 2014 7 comments

Tea anyone? I'm a self confessed 'queen of tea' – preferably green and, if I can get it, especially green chai! All the healthy properties of green tea spiced with the flavours and traditions of India, one of the world's greatest tea...

Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | 12 June, 2014 1 comment

When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, "agriculture". It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product...

Your home garden at the bees' peril

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | 25 April, 2014

With spring comes home-gardening and lovingly tending to the outdoor flowers and plants you bought at the home hardware or ‘do-it-yourself’ store. Unfortunately, bees may not love your garden as much as you do.  After an analysis of...

Brazil, and the world, ought to invest in ecological farming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 26 March, 2014

Yesterday, I joined a panel at the Global Agribusiness Forum in São Paolo (Brazil) to talk about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production. You might be surprised that Greenpeace was at an agribusiness...

'Fed Up' with big AgriBusiness

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 21 January, 2014

Since ancient times food has not only been about eating, but also about sharing. Whether it's the same plate, the same table, or the same central Berlin square; food is an important force for social gathering. Sharing conversations,...

Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter | 17 December, 2013

Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...

Fighting world hunger: Who deserves our praise?

Blog entry by Christine Campeau | 16 October, 2013 1 comment

Today is World Food Day, a chance to celebrate the millions of farmers around the world who put food on our tables. Yesterday, some of these farmers were awarded the Food Sovereignty Prize by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance,...

Pesticides: the secret ingredient in Chinese herbal products?

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 24 June, 2013 16 comments

Traditional Chinese herbs have a strong reputation for their medicinal benefits, but a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed that these herbs are coated in a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, posing long-term health risks...

The fake promises of GE crops

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | 21 June, 2013 5 comments

There's been a lot of 'noise' recently about how genetically engineered (GE) crops can help "feed the world", and that they can help agriculture in a climate-affected world. But are these promises real or just hype? If we look at...

Farmers can feed the world without technical fixes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 April, 2010 1 comment

This is an editorial I wrote together with Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey . It was first published as an OpEd in the Daily Monitor . Genetic engineering is a technology in search of a problem; a product in...

Victories in Mexico for healthy food

Blog entry by Aleira Lara | 24 October, 2015

Let me share some good news! So far 2015 has been a promising year for our campaign for healthy food in Mexico. This doesn't mean that everything related to food and agriculture is now perfect in Mexico… far from it! However, I am now...

5 ways to celebrate World Food Day (and fix our broken food system)

Blog entry by Amanda Graupner | 16 October, 2015

Today is World Food Day and food lovers have found some fabulous ways to celebrate. Food that's good for people and our planet is a human right: from farmers in Argentina and city folk in France, to children in the Philippines and...

Cows, conspiracies, and Greenpeace

Blog entry by Robin Oakley | 19 October, 2015 84 comments

You're probably reading this blog because you have some questions raised by the film Cowspiracy. I'd like to address these directly – and tell you a little about our work on animal agriculture around the world. We all share...

Urgent changes needed in global farming practices

Press release | 15 April, 2008 at 16:13

Greenpeace welcomed the publication today of the first assessment of global agriculture as an historic opportunity to replace destructive chemical-intensive agriculture with methods that work with nature not against it.

Stop climate-killing agriculture new report

Press release | 8 January, 2008 at 13:07

Agriculture is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Urgent changes need to be made if it is to be changed from a key contributor to climate change to a carbon sink, according to a new report published by Greenpeace today.

Greenpeace activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Press release | 30 July, 2010 at 12:34

Pordenone, Italy - Greenpeace activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal Genetically Engineered (GE) crops being grown in Italy. Wearing safety equipment to protect against contamination, the activists are...

US farmers warn EU: do not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Press release | 22 October, 2012 at 12:55

Warsaw, 22 October 2012 – European agriculture will be irreparably damaged if the European Commission were to follow the US and authorise the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, Greenpeace warned today. The...

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 24 June, 2013 at 8:12

Beijing, June 24, 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural...

'Smart Breeding': biotechnology innovation that looks to the future but delivers today

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 1:00

Amsterdam, 28 October 2014 - Greenpeace today announced their support of Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), or Smart Breeding, as a way to develop plant traits required to face the different challenges of today's agriculture: from disease-resistance...

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

Rice at Risk - BB rice media brief

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

BB rice short media briefing

Rice, Biodiversity & Nutrients

Publication | 17 March, 2005 at 1:00

What happened to the rice landraces during the 'Green Revolution'? There are few sectors in agriculture where the so-called Green Revolution had such an overwhelming impact as in rice production. In 1966, the International Rice Research Institute...

Vitamin A Solutions

Publication | 17 March, 2005 at 1:00

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects about 40% of the world population. Many of those affected from vitamin and mineral deficiencies (VMD) appear to have enough to eat but still regularly miss vitamins and micronutrients such as iron, iodine or...

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.

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.

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