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GE-free rice: victory for farmers and consumers in Southeast Asia!

Blog entry by Natwipha Ewasakul | 2 June, 2011 7 comments

This week is Rice and Farmers’ week in Thailand and we’re celebrating a little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms.  Because of the policy, everyone...

Herbicide tolerance and GM crops

Publication | 30 June, 2011 at 8:00

The widespread and increasingly intensive use of glyphosate in association with the use of GM (genetically modified) crops poses further risks to the environment and human health.

Time to End the Chemical War Against Superweeds

Blog entry by Lasse Bruun | 30 June, 2011 16 comments

Have you ever thought about how your favourite picnic spot in the local city park is managed? Or what happens when herbicides are sprayed on the crops that make up your breakfast cereal? The truth is that in both city parks and the...

Daily News: Radioactive caesium found in Tokyo tap water;Italian police break-up...

Blog entry by Josh S | 4 July, 2011

Top news: For the first time since April, Tokyo’s taps produce radioactive water; ministers and animal rights activists call Italian police to disperse feast of bear-meat attended by Berlusconi supporters; top Australian scientific...

Daily News: Genetically modified food to cost Australian farmers billions; Canadian...

Blog entry by Josh S | 7 July, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace report shows Australia’s adoption of GM wheat will cost farmers billions in export sales as both competitors and consumers reject the risky tech; Canadian military is planning its largest ever military exercise in...

GE contamination – it’s not worth the risk

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | 14 July, 2011 9 comments

The growing of genetically engineered (GE) crops is something that Greenpeace has long opposed, due to the risks posed to both human health and the environment, and unwanted contamination of our food due to the difficulties of...

Daily news: Australian tuna goes sustainable, Greenpeace shows how Monsanto’s...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 12 August, 2011 1 comment

© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Top news: Australian children educate their parents about climate change; Australian tuna industry stops overfishing; glyphosate, Monsanto’s shadow on Europe; super mice invade Europe.   ...

Daily News: Cairn’s Arctic Oil Spill-Response Plan Finally Appears; US Farmers Grow...

Blog entry by Josh S | 16 August, 2011 1 comment

Top News: Greenland publish oil-spill plan six-months after Cairn’s risky Arctic operation begins; Greenpeace flagship sets sail for a new life; American farmers grow first GM corn that’s for fuel, not food; Bill Gates Foundation...

EU court bans honey contaminated by GE crops

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 8 September, 2011 8 comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that honey contaminated with pollen from a genetically engineered maize produced byMonsanto cannot be sold on the market. This means that if beekeepers keep beehives in areas where the...

The Biotech industry’s latest desperate ploy: blame the people

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 21 October, 2011 4 comments

A story in today’s UK newspaper The Guardian , tells how a leaked document has exposed a major #fail by the European biotech industry association . EuropaBio is really clutching at straws by preparing an outreach program to change...

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