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Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As the biotechnology industry continues to hail GE (genetic engineering) as the solution to innumerable problems, the grim reality unfolds in our fields and in the market place. The stories contained in this dossier document these failures, both...

How does ‘organic food’ affect your body?

Blog entry by Kenji Ishihara | 19 December, 2016

Is the food you and your family eat everyday really free from synthetic chemical pesticides?  Join us. Challenge yourself to switch to organic food  and help promote pesticide-free food for families everywhere. Together, we can fix the...

International experts call for immediate clean up of Bhopal

Press release | 4 November, 2004 at 1:00

In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in history, an independent team of experts (1) today presented recommendations for a clean up operation of the contaminated Union Carbide (UC) site in Bhopal that could be...

The Stockholm Convention's entry into force a victory for the environment and our future

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 1:00

Today the 50th country ratified the Stockholm Convention, bringing it into legal force. From now on it will be mandatory for governments to protect the environment and human health from toxic chemicals. (1)

REACH impact assessment exposes industry scaremongering

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 2:00

Environmental NGOs welcome the new figures about the cost of the proposed new chemicals policy (REACH) presented today by the Commission to the chemicals industry, member states and environmental NGOs. According to the impact assessment (1),...

Dow: Pay your debt to the victims of Bhopal before investing in new textiles

Publication | 20 September, 2004 at 2:00

On the night of December 2nd - 3rd 1984, 40 tonnes of lethal gases leaked from the Union Carbide Corporation’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. 8,000 people died immediately, today the toll has reached some 20,000 people.Well over 150,000...

POPs in the Baltic - A review of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Baltic Sea

Publication | 1 April, 2001 at 2:00

This report draws together published scientific literature on levels of POPs that have been recorded in the sediments and biota of the Baltic Sea and studies of their possible impacts upon the highly specialised ecosystem of the region. It also...

Testimonies of Contamination

Publication | 1 April, 2009 at 2:00

Spanish farmers' testimonies demonstrate the devastating impacts of contamination from Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) maize.

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