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Problem: Our Food System Is Broken

Topic | 26 August, 2015 at 0:30

Greenpeace is launching a food revolution and we won’t be successful unless you and your friends take part. Our Food and Farming campaign envisions a future built upon “ecological farming.” It’s a future where progressive ecological farmers...

The Environmental Risks of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Publication | 12 January, 2017 at 10:00

Neonicotinoid pesticides were first introduced in the mid-1990s and since then their use has grown rapidly so that they have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the world, with the majority being used as seed coatings.

GMOs and Pesticides: A Toxic Mix

Background | 26 August, 2015 at 0:20

Industrial ag is a system with an expiration date. It’s only a few decades old, but just start adding up the environmental costs we are incurring by this broken system. More and more polluted waterways, clear-cut forests, inhumane treatment of...

Europe's Pesticide Addiction

Publication | 13 October, 2015 at 10:00

Europe's dependency on chemical pesticides is nothing short of an addiction. Crops are routinely doused with a variety of chemicals, usually applied multiple times to single crops throughout the whole growing season. Industrial agriculture, with...

Europe's pesticide addiction threatens our environment - Greenpeace report

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 10:00

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 13 October 2015 – Industrial agriculture, with its heavy use of chemical pesticides, pollutes our water and soil and leads to loss of habitats and biodiversity, according to a Greenpeace report published today [1]. With almost...

After 18 years, Bhopal gas victims win legal battle against Corporate Criminal Warren...

Press release | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

The judgement by a Bhopal Court to reject the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea to dilute charges against prime accused Warren Anderson - former CEO of Union Carbide responsible for the disastrous gas leak - is a victory for the...

Exposure: The human cost of corporate crimes in Bophal portrayed in a photographic...

Press release | 13 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace today launched a touring exhibition of photographs of Bhopal by world renowned Magnum photographer, Raghu Rai (1).

Will the Monsanto Tribunal create a better food system for all of us?

Blog entry by Watcharapol Daengsubha | 19 October, 2016

Last weekend (14-16 October, 2016), farmers, scientists and activists from all over the world gathered at the Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, to present the case against destruction caused by one of the corporate giants...

An apple a day keeps the pesticides away

Blog entry by Federica Ferrario | 12 September, 2014 1 comment

The fields around Malles in the heart of the Venosta Valley in northern Italy are right now surrounded by thousands of yellow and red apples, ready to be harvested. These apples – the real "gold" of this area – will soon be produced...

Pesticides are not needed to feed the world, UN says

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 12 April, 2017 1 comment

“Pesticides, which have been aggressively promoted, are a global human rights concern, and their use can have very detrimental consequences on the enjoyment of the right to food.” This is the catchy introduction of the new report...

Can you imagine a world without bees?

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 27 April, 2017 2 comments

I can’t imagine a world without bees. These fantastic little insects are not only a vital part of natural ecosystems, they also play a crucial role in food production. Worldwide,  three out of four of our food crops depend on...

I'm trashin' it!

Press release | 6 April, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today exposed the role played by McDonald's in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. (1)

Greenpeace joins Global Day of Action Against Corporate Crimes to Commemorate 19th...

Press release | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, Greenpeace and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB), held a global day of action against corporate crimes. The protests, in 16...

Survivors of worst chemical disaster confront industry executives

Press release | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two women survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical, Union Carbide's new owners. The survivors addressed...

GE Not the Answer - Straight from the Farmer's Mouth

Feature story | 15 October, 2009 at 19:45

From the paddy fields of Thailand, 62-year old rice farmer Samnieng Huadlim joined Spanish and Swedish farmers in Brussels to present the EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou with our 180,000-signature-strong petition against potential...

Bhopal survivors continue fight for justice

Feature story | 20 July, 2004 at 2:00

India's Supreme Court has ordered the government to release millions of dollars in compensation for victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. This, and other recent positive developments, are good news for the Bhopal survivors but far from the end...

Dow - Corporate criminal

Feature story | 31 March, 2003 at 2:00

Take one smooth, media savvy, corporate executive at the helm of the world's largest chemical company. Pit him against a few determined activists fighting for justice. Outcome a forgone conclusion? Throw a huge ongoing chemical disaster into the...

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