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Buy Local Farms and Eco-Farming

Background | 26 August, 2015 at 1:26

Industrial ag giants want us to believe that eco-farming is a return to the past… that we can’t feed the world without mechanized methods that destroy our ecosystem in the process. Nothing is further from the truth. Look around and you will see...

Seeing is believing: Growing food for people, with people and with nature in Cuba

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 13 January, 2017 2 comments

“Ojos hacen fe.” Those are the words of Lucy Martín, an inspiring Cuban researcher with Oxfam in Havana. She has lived through decades of change in Cuba, while remaining grounded in the reality of farmers there. She uses...

Farmers at losing end of GE industry

Feature story | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

Farmers, consumers, even people in developing countries are under intense pressure to accept genetic engineering as an improvement on nature. But a new report documenting 10 years of experience by North American farmers shows that virtually every...

Greenpeace Crop Circle: 'X' marks the spot in French GE maize field

Press release | 27 July, 2006 at 15:00

Early this morning a group of Greenpeace activists entered a GE maize field in Grezet Cavagnan, Southern France and carved a giant "crop circle" with an "X" in the GE maize, marking the field as a contamination zone. The action was in response to...

Global Status of Genetically Engineered Crops

Publication | 18 January, 2007 at 8:15

2006 – a year of rejection by consumers, farmers, and governments around the world.

Fences don't stop contamination, but they do stop consultation

Feature story | 22 October, 2002 at 2:00

Jim Thomas woke up to another sleepy day in Brussels, but the police were up long before. The day’s mission – protecting the powerful GE seed industry from protestors while they plot the contamination of the European food supply. Jim tells 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...

Bayer's costly GE rice scandal

Feature story | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

When an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) crop was discovered in American rice last year, it triggered the biggest marketing and financial disaster in the history of the US rice industry. We commissioned an independent economist to do some...

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

GE Contamination in Spain: a warning for Europe

Press release | 4 April, 2006 at 2:00

The spiralling uptake of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Spain is causing massive genetic contamination, threatens the livelihood of farmers and urgently needs to be suspended, says Greenpeace. In a new report 'Impossible Coexistence',...

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...

Biggest rice exporters say no to GE as new US contamination found in the Philippines

Press release | 28 November, 2006 at 8:42

Rice producers from Thailand and Vietnam, together the world's biggest exporter, have announced their commitment to only growing GE free rice, in a new Memorandum of Understanding announced last week. The two countries account for more than half...

Contamination by Genetically Engineered Papaya in Thailand

Publication | 1 June, 2006 at 2:00

This report shows the history of GE papaya contamination in Thailand. It has been two years since facts were made public that a research station under the Thai Government had illegally sold and distributed genetically engineered (GE) contaminated...

Greenpeace position on Coexistence

Publication | 1 March, 2006 at 1:00

Coexistence is the term used for measures to separate genetically engineered (GE) and non-GE crops and foods. But mounting evidence shows that coexistence is impossible and that GE organisms, which are living organisms, once released into the...

Diverse farming protects against climate change

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As climate change increasingly impacts on agriculture around the world, ecological and sustainable agricultural solutions prove best for climate resilience, farmers and the environment.

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...

Smart Breeding

Publication | 13 November, 2009 at 1:00

Marker-assisted selection (MAS) is a modern plant breeding technique that can offer benefits to farmers developing climate or diseases resistant varieties, without the need for genetic engineering.

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.

Kadia, this is for you…

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 March, 2012 2 comments

“My rice crops dried.. as if they were burnt with fire… I did not harvest rice the year before too… Last year the rain started well, but it suddenly stopped… Some days we can not find food for our children ...” these plaintive words...

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