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"Hands off our rice!"

Feature story | 18 March, 2009 at 1:00

The iconic Philippine rice terraces in Ifugao, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have been declared a 'GMO - Free Zone'. And the first 'rice art' was planted in Thailand as a symbol of solidarity against genetically modified rice.

Germany bans Monsanto's maize

Feature story | 15 April, 2009 at 2:00

We're thrilled with an historic victory against genetically engineered crops. Germany has just announced that it will become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810 - the only GE crop...

Rice is Life - traditional rice farming in China

Background | 20 May, 2009 at 1:23

Coming Soon - GM Rice

Video | 20 May, 2009 at 17:37

An important Public Service Announcement from your Government and The Biotech Industry (represented here by chemical giant Bayer) pronouncing the benefits of genetically modified rice strain - LL62.

GE Rice Action at Bayer in India

Image | 24 July, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace volunteers place placards reading "Bayer, Arrest Me Too - No To GM Rice" in front of Bayer Bio Science office in Tolichowki, Hyderabad. The protest is held in response to Bayer's recent criminal case filed against anti-GM (Genetically...

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2009 at 16:00

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...

Genetic Engineering Protest on the railway line Bern-Zurich

Image | 24 August, 2009 at 18:46

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.

Rice up against genetic engineering and climate change

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

Today we're celebrating Southeast Asia's rich heritage of rice cultivation with a giant organic work of art -- and reminding governments to protect our most important food crop from the threats of genetic engineering and climate change.

Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?

Video | 11 September, 2009 at 13:26

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

Kicking Genetic Engineering

Image | 24 September, 2009 at 11:00

24 September - Italy. This ‘rice art’, crafted from rice plants, shows a map of Italy ‘booting’ out the ‘GMO’ (genetically modified organism) logo. Read more in Italian .

Organic Farmer in Spain

Image | 11 October, 2009 at 3:00

Eduardo Campayo García, organic farmer born in 1961 in Albacete, Spain. Eduardo and his family switched to organic farming 12 years ago. He produces maize, alfalfa, peas, potatoes, wheat and wine. “I believe in organic farming because...

Mrs. Samnieng Huadlim, a Thai farmer

Image | 15 October, 2009 at 2:00

09 February - Thailand. A Thai farmer is preparing organic rice seedlings to be used for 'rice art' depicting farmers harvesting the world's most important food crop. Read more .

Farmer Spraying Crops

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 20:14

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 20:18

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...

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...

Kenya Overcomes Pests and Weeds with Ecological Solutions

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Kenyan farmers utilize local knowledge of ecological and sustainable farming practices to cope with pests, enhancing yields over industrial agriculture or monoculture, by up to 350 percent.

The costs of staying GE-free

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Genetically engineered (GE) crops impose numerous extra costs on farmers and on the public (for productions, storage, and for meeting GE-avoidance regulations, which are mandated by consumer protection laws), while opinion surveys consistently...

Rice Producers Pay for Accidental Release of Bayer’s Genetically-Engineered Rice

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Contamination of US rice crops with Bayer's genetically-engineered (GE) rice impacted rice markets and cost farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Soya Yields Less

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) "Round-up Ready" soya yields 5 to 10 percent less than natural varieties, costing farmers billions of dollars every year.

Genetically Engineered (GE) Cotton Fails to Perform in Colombia

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) cotton varieties sold to Colombian farmer failed in 2008-9, proving susceptible to pests and to herbicide, farmers had been earlier told would improve yields.

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