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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Toxic Free Future - time to act!

Publication | 1 May, 2001 at 2:00

If you were to analyse the fat tissue from your body in a laboratory, you would find that synthetic chemicals such as DDT, HCH, PCBs, dioxins and other substances with equally daunting names have trespassed into your body without your even...

Contamination in Paulínia by Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin and other toxic chemicals...

Publication | 24 April, 2001 at 2:00

During the first week of February 2001, Shell publicly admitted being responsible for thecontamination of farms near the area where it produced pesticides in Paulínia, in the state ofSão Paulo, Brazil. The organochlorine pesticides endrin,...

Greenpeace calls on Dow to end Bhopal tragedy

Press release | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

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Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

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