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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...

'Smart Breeding': biotechnology innovation that looks to the future but delivers today

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 1:00

Amsterdam, 28 October 2014 - Greenpeace today announced their support of Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), or Smart Breeding, as a way to develop plant traits required to face the different challenges of today's agriculture: from disease-resistance...

Papaya - The Failure of GE Papaya in Hawaii

Publication | 25 May, 2006 at 2:00

The ringspot virus-resistant genetically engineered (GE)papaya introduced in Hawaii in 1998 has been a commercial failure that has propelled the Islands’ papaya industry towards collapse.Fewer papayas are harvested in Hawaii now than at any time...

Rice at Risk - BB rice media brief

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

BB rice short media briefing

Rice at Risk - Genetically engineered Bacterial Blight resistence rice

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

Scientists in China are proposing the commercial release of GE rice that is resistent to bacterial blight disease.

Rice, Biodiversity & Nutrients

Publication | 17 March, 2005 at 1:00

What happened to the rice landraces during the 'Green Revolution'? There are few sectors in agriculture where the so-called Green Revolution had such an overwhelming impact as in rice production. In 1966, the International Rice Research Institute...

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry

Publication | 13 May, 2004 at 2:00

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry illustrates how the UK dairy industry can be both GE-free and independent of imports in the future by growing protein-rich crops such as lupins for cattle feed.

Precaution Before Profits - GE field trials put our environment, food and fields at...

Publication | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

2003 Update version - Field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Thailand threaten irreversible environmental harm, increasing the risk of GE contamination in our food and in our fields.

Record harvest - record hunger: Starving in GE Argentina

Publication | 9 June, 2002 at 2:00

This report focuses on the Argentinean experience. Despite promises from the GE industry that GE crops will help fed the world, events in Argentina illustrate the opposite is true.

A summary of research on the impacts of Bt cotton in China

Publication | 4 June, 2002 at 2:00

This report shows the adverse environmental impacts of cultivation of genetically engineered Bt cotton in China.

Recipes against hunger - success stories for the future of agriculture

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 2:00

The study includes projects from over four million farms in 52 countries. It explores how the world’s poor can feed themselves using cheap, locally-available technologies that will not damage the environment.

Media briefing – GMO debate

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 10:52

A media briefing on the GMO debate linked to the Ad hoc working group on the 24th of November and the Environment Council on the 4th of December 2008.This briefing covers why the debate is important, the likely outcomes of the meetings and...

Genetically engineered wheat - Changing our daily bread

Publication | 1 June, 2002 at 2:00

Wheat is grown on an enormous scale world wide. The 560 million tonnes of wheat produced each year makes up more than one quarterof the world cereal output. Wheat forms an important part of many people’s diet in both the developedand developing...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 December, 2015 16 comments

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

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...

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...

2013: The Year In Photos

Feature story | 24 December, 2013 at 14:30

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in Indonesia,...

Golden Illusion

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 19:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | 9 January, 2015 10 comments

Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that. But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is...

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