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Beware the EU Commission bearing gifts

Blog entry by gtyler | 1 July, 2010 3 comments

By Myrto Pispini, Greenpeace Agriculture Campaigner. Lately there has been media hype in Brussels regarding a new proposal by the European Commission aiming to solve a deadlock in the authorization of genetically engineered (GE)...

Don’t mention the spill!

Blog entry by gtyler | 22 June, 2010 6 comments

What do oil and genetically engineered (GE) rice have in common? The ability to get multinationals in a whole lot of trouble, apparently. BP is battling the oil spill in the Gulf and desperately trying to employ some sort of brand...

Ecological agriculture = Romantic vision?

Blog entry by Dirk Zimmermann, Greenpeace Germany | 10 March, 2011 7 comments

A seedling grows in an organic field, on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka. Image: Vivek M Agriculture is facing numerous important problems: food supply, social justice, ecology, climate change. We are told by the...

AquaBounty salmon smells fishy

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 28 October, 2011 2 comments

The thought of having fish sticks for dinner made from genetically engineered fish is rather unappetizing - so you are not likely to ever see it announced on today’s menu at your local bistro. Yet US company AquaBounty is currently...

Linseed

Image | 11 September, 2009 at 19:37

Bayer finally gets the message – we don’t want GE!

Blog entry by gtyler | 24 June, 2010 4 comments

It has taken a long time - 8 years to be precise. In 2002 Bayer first applied for approval for Brazilian farmers to be allowed to grow their genetically engineered (GE) rice . The only problem with their plan is that Brazilian rice...

Picking GE cotton: a pricy move for Indian cotton farmers

Blog entry by ehill | 15 June, 2010 5 comments

A blog entry by Glen Tyler. GE cotton cultivation in India has been hailed as a success for the GE industry, and it has indeed been a success - for the seed industry. Companies like Monsanto (1) have made millions...

Month in Pictures, February

Image gallery | 1 March, 2012

Ministry of Agriculture Action in Mexico

Image | 8 March, 2012 at 9:45

Thirty Greenpeace activists take a three metre high mobile phone to the Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA), in Mexico City. To send a message to the agency to not ignore the message of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food – Olivier de...

Ecological farming uses technology responsibly

Image | 31 March, 2010 at 17:03

31 March 2010 - Hungary. Mezo Jozsef is a tractor driver at Hortobagyi Gemmegorzo non-profit Ltd , an organic farm in the buffer zone of the Hortobagyi national park in Hungary. The farm works to preserve the genes of native animals. They also...

Living banner by Swiss activists against GE crops

Image | 16 March, 2008 at 16:59

Swiss activists "sow-the-future" in a protest against GE crops. They created a living banner that read "GE Free".

Organic Rice Art Ratchaburi

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 18:15

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...

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

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 0:00

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 0:00

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.

The Philippine Rice Terraces declared a GMO-free zone

Image | 18 March, 2009 at 13:34

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...

May 08 - Deeper Solutions

Background | 27 February, 2009 at 14:43

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...

Genetic Engineering Protest on the railway line Bern-Zurich

Image | 24 August, 2009 at 16:46

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.

Greenpeace volunteers against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Image | 22 February, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace volunteers building a message against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Around 500 activists sitting on tables, forming a "No" in front of a banner reading "to GMO food". The activists eating GMO free potato dishes to...

Genetic Engineering Action at Expo 02 in Murten

Image | 29 August, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists dressed in traditional Swiss costume - called for a moratorium in 2002.

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 11:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

Banner against GM maize in Mexico

Image | 28 February, 2010 at 11:40

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner of 16 meters long with a message: "No to GMO’s (genetically modified organism). FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), protects the Maize” and "Now, we fight for our maize"! on the at the monument to the...

Dry Grapes in a Vineyard in France

Image | 25 August, 2009 at 0:00

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...

Greenpeace Year in Pictures 2011

Video | 20 December, 2011 at 15:41

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution and to the...

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail")

Image | 20 May, 2009 at 0:00

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...

Give Earth a Hand

Video | 22 April, 2010 at 10:14

This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you.

BT Eggplant Field Decontamination

Image | 17 February, 2011 at 16:25

17 February 2011 - Philippines. A member of a decontamination unit from Greenpeace removes genetically engineered Bt talong (eggplant) from an experimental field trial site in Bay town in an effort to contain contaminants. Greenpeace believes...

Potato Trail

Image | 20 May, 2009 at 0:00

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...

GE-free tour extends to Germany and Sweden

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 13 April, 2010

Greenpeace activists close down GE potato depot 12/04/2010 The banner reads, 'EU GE Potato Depot Closed' There is 360 tons of GMO potato Amflora stored waiting for transportation to the Czech republic. As the GE Free Bus is...

Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?

Video | 11 September, 2009 at 11:26

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

Farmer Spraying Crops

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 18:14

Farmers spray GE crops with chemical pesticides as advised by Bt cotton seed companies and dealers.

Organic Cotton Farmers in India

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 18:18

Organic cotton farmer Gullapalilli Rajeswari and her husband pick cotton in their field in Kishtapur, Andhra Pradesh. They have been growing organic cotton for 4 years while building ecological pest protection with natural methods. They have...

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2009 at 14:00

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...

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