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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...

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)...

Ecological solutions for drought resilient farming

Blog entry by gtyler | 2 July, 2010

Image: Dry canal in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, where the failing monsoons of 2009 left farmers struggling with drought and water-demanding crops, including rice and cotton. © Peter Caton / Greenpeace Reyes Tirado, a...

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | 19 July, 2010 at 11:00

The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2010 at 14:47

Activists in protective clothing display a banner reading 'No GMO's X' as they place GE corn into a container in a GE contaminated field. The team from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal genetically engineered (GE) crops...

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2010 at 15:15

Activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal genetically engineered (GE) crops being grown in Italy. © Matteo Nobili / Greenpeace. Activists were arrested but later released. Read More. TAKE ACTION! Help us...

Caption contest: Moms in pink t-shirts

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 September, 2010 7 comments

The story: Greenpeace activists in Sydney were arrested after having taken food safety into their own hands and labelling the baby formula, S-26 Soy at Woolworths in Neutral Bay, clearly tagging it as genetically modified and giving...

GMOs : Historic agreement but a small step for liability

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 11 October, 2010

After over 6 years of negotiations, the international community finally agreed last night in Japan to put in place a liability and redress regime in case of contamination caused by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This agreement...

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 9 December, 2010 24 comments

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it feels...

Pavement art unraveling

Image | 9 December, 2010 at 13:06

Greenpeace volunteers unravel the 380 square meter Kurt Wenner pavement art, a representing the millions names on the first EU citizens' initiative - with the demand for a moratorium on genetically modified crops.

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