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Putting soya impacts on the map

Feature story | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of...

Original Vegetation in the State of Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

Original vegetation in the state of Mato Grosso. 185, 587km² (an area twice the size of Hungary) of the once lush rainforest in the state of Mato Grosso has so far been destroyed, primarily because of cattle expansion.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

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

Land Use and Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:11

This map shows the extent to which cattle pasture is the main use of deforested land in Mato Grosso.

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.

May 08 - Deeper Solutions

Background | 27 February, 2009 at 15:43

Since the late Pleistocene, 100,000 years ago, when a few thousand Homo sapiens poked around Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, human population has doubled 22 times. We have one more such doubling left, and that's it. Human population will...

The Philippine Rice Terraces declared a GMO-free zone

Image | 18 March, 2009 at 14:34

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism (GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

Agriculture at a crossroads

Press release | 16 April, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on G8 agriculture ministers to stop business-as-usual and start supporting a transition to an ecological agriculture that feeds people while protecting the environment. The first G8 meeting dedicated to Agriculture is being...

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail")

Image | 20 May, 2009 at 2:00

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail") is a 1000 kilometer long cycling tour designed to raise awareness about the importance of ecological farming in the Netherlands by encouraging members of the public to get out into the countryside and...

Potato Trail

Image | 20 May, 2009 at 2:00

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail") is a 1000 kilometer long cycling tour designed to raise awareness about the importance of ecological farming in the Netherlands by encouraging members of the public to get out into the countryside and...

Climate change video FAQs

Background | 23 July, 2009 at 17:54

The answers to climate change are here ... These are the most frequently asked questions about climate change determined by you - Greenpeace supporters. Our busy climate campaigners have sat down for a video one-to-one to give you the answers.

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2009 at 16:00

July 30 2010- An activist in protective clothing displays a banner reading 'No GMO's X' in a GE contaminated field in Pordenone, Italy- Friday 30 July 2010. The team from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal Genetically...

Genetic Engineering Protest on the railway line Bern-Zurich

Image | 24 August, 2009 at 18:46

2009: Greenpeace activists sowed the word "Gentechfrei" (GE Free) on the railway line Bern-Zurich. This has now grown and is easily visible. Greenpeace Switzerland called for an extension of the moratorium on growing genetically engineered crops.

Dry Grapes in a Vineyard in France

Image | 25 August, 2009 at 2:00

Dry grapes and leaves due to lack of rain. If temperatures increase beyond 2°C, France will be faced with a runaway geographical displacement of both its natural and cultivated ecosystems, and the effects on the sustainability of wine production...

Aerial view of ‘Rice Art’ in Thailand’s Central Plains

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 2:00

18 March - Thailand. Hundreds of Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers plant organic rice to create the first ever ‘art ‘ rice field in Ratchaburi province. Read more .

Organic Rice Art Ratchaburi, Thailand

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 2:00

Aerial view of ‘Rice Art’, depicting farmers wearing straw hats and using sickles planted in Thailand’s Central Plainsplanted by local volunteers and Greenpeace activists.

Organic Rice Art Ratchaburi

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 20:15

Greenpeace unveiled a massive living sculpture in an organic rice field to celebrate Southeast Asia’s rich natural heritage in rice production, while at the same time reminding governments to protect the region’s most important food crop from the...

Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?

Video | 11 September, 2009 at 13:26

Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate, this video explains how.

Linseed

Image | 11 September, 2009 at 21:37

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