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GE-Free Future Tour - Hungary

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 7 April, 2010

March 31: How to protect genes and nature? – a good example from "The Puszta" After a long, exhausting journey, the GE-Free Future bus tour arrived to Hungary in the evening of 29th of March with its’ enthousiastic crew: Emma,...

Driver shops organic in Budapest

Image | 7 April, 2010 at 22:57

Driver and logistics co-ordinator Jean-Jaques Schweinzfeier shops for organic fruit in Budapest, a stop for the GE Free Future Bus. The Greenpeace bus is on tour around Europe - calling for a moratorium on all genetically engineered produce in...

Protest against GE Potato in Sweden

Image | 11 April, 2010 at 15:23

11 April - Sweden. An activist wearing a bee-costume in a protest against the farming of GMO potatoes. Sign the petition .

GE-free tour extends to Germany and Sweden

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 13 April, 2010

Greenpeace activists close down GE potato depot 12/04/2010 The banner reads, 'EU GE Potato Depot Closed' There is 360 tons of GMO potato Amflora stored waiting for transportation to the Czech republic. As the GE Free Bus is...

GE-Free Future Tour - Danish Environment Minister wants national GE potato ban

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 16 April, 2010

"Denmark will introduce a national ban on the BASF GE potato Amflora". This was what the Danish minister of environment, Karen Ellemann, told media and public yesterday when they gathered at a Greenpeace rally to eat GE-free organic...

GE: a 'recipe' for disaster

Feature story | 20 April, 2010 at 16:17

Billboards of European Health Commissioner John Dalli and President of the Commission José Manuel Barroso depicted as chefs cooking up 'GE recipes for disaster' were placed around Brussels today. This is part of Greenpeace's response to the...

GE Maize Field Trial Action in Belgium

Image | 27 April, 2010 at 14:39

27 April - Belgium. Greenpeace activists enter a test field of the Flemish Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research in Wetteren, close to Ghent. They sowed organic flowers on what a few hours later would turn into the first Belgian field...

GE Free Future - India

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010

This blog entry was originally written by Teresa on April 20th, but due to our website migration appears to be from a different date and author. Citizens demand arrest of Minister Prithiviraj Chavan, demand BRAI bill be withdrawn ...

Picking GE cotton: a pricy move for Indian cotton farmers

Blog entry by ehill | 15 June, 2010 5 comments

A blog entry by Glen Tyler. GE cotton cultivation in India has been hailed as a success for the GE industry, and it has indeed been a success - for the seed industry. Companies like Monsanto (1) have made millions...

Don’t mention the spill!

Blog entry by gtyler | 22 June, 2010 6 comments

What do oil and genetically engineered (GE) rice have in common? The ability to get multinationals in a whole lot of trouble, apparently. BP is battling the oil spill in the Gulf and desperately trying to employ some sort of brand...

Bayer finally gets the message – we don’t want GE!

Blog entry by gtyler | 24 June, 2010 4 comments

It has taken a long time - 8 years to be precise. In 2002 Bayer first applied for approval for Brazilian farmers to be allowed to grow their genetically engineered (GE) rice . The only problem with their plan is that Brazilian rice...

Beware the EU Commission bearing gifts

Blog entry by gtyler | 1 July, 2010 3 comments

By Myrto Pispini, Greenpeace Agriculture Campaigner. Lately there has been media hype in Brussels regarding a new proposal by the European Commission aiming to solve a deadlock in the authorization of genetically engineered (GE)...

Ecological solutions for drought resilient farming

Blog entry by gtyler | 2 July, 2010

Image: Dry canal in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, where the failing monsoons of 2009 left farmers struggling with drought and water-demanding crops, including rice and cotton. © Peter Caton / Greenpeace Reyes Tirado, a...

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | 19 July, 2010 at 11:00

The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2010 at 14:47

Activists in protective clothing display a banner reading 'No GMO's X' as they place GE corn into a container in a GE contaminated field. The team from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal genetically engineered (GE) crops...

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2010 at 15:15

Activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal genetically engineered (GE) crops being grown in Italy. © Matteo Nobili / Greenpeace. Activists were arrested but later released. Read More. TAKE ACTION! Help us...

Caption contest: Moms in pink t-shirts

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 September, 2010 7 comments

The story: Greenpeace activists in Sydney were arrested after having taken food safety into their own hands and labelling the baby formula, S-26 Soy at Woolworths in Neutral Bay, clearly tagging it as genetically modified and giving...

GMOs : Historic agreement but a small step for liability

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 11 October, 2010

After over 6 years of negotiations, the international community finally agreed last night in Japan to put in place a liability and redress regime in case of contamination caused by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This agreement...

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 9 December, 2010 24 comments

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it feels...

Pavement art unraveling

Image | 9 December, 2010 at 13:06

Greenpeace volunteers unravel the 380 square meter Kurt Wenner pavement art, a representing the millions names on the first EU citizens' initiative - with the demand for a moratorium on genetically modified crops.

One million signatures - close up

Image | 9 December, 2010 at 13:42

09 December - Belgium. One million signatures appear on the 380 square meter 3D pavement art that accompanied the first European Citizens’ Initiative to the European Commission.

Delivery of a million signatures

Image | 9 December, 2010 at 13:59

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to EU Health Minister John Dalli. Over a million names demanding a moratorium on genetically modified crops surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art.

Commisioner Dalli and million signatures

Image | 9 December, 2010 at 14:46

Avaaz and Greenpeace deliver the first European Citizens' Initiative to EU Commissioner John Dalli signed by over 1 million European citizens.

Fish eye view of pavement art

Image | 9 December, 2010 at 15:29

09 December - Belgium. A fish eye view as cyclist rides over the million signatures for a moratorium on genetically modified crops 3D pavement art in Brussels. Read more

Your name: signed, designed and delivered!

Blog entry by LisaV | 9 December, 2010 16 comments

This morning, in the middle of Brussels at the EU Commission, over one million signatures calling for a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops were delivered by Avaaz and Greenpeace to the Commissioner of Health and Consumer...

22,000 Germans rally against polluting agriculture

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 26 January, 2011 1 comment

"We are fed up with it, we are fed up with it" or "We are able to change it" were the chantings in the city of Berlin last weekend. 22,000 people came together and demonstrated from the main train station through the government...

The Chinese people say “NO” to GE rice

Blog entry by Pan Wenjing | 22 February, 2011 3 comments

“We don’t want GE rice!” is the clear message that has rung loud and clear in China. Here at the Greenpeace office in Beijing, we have been getting more and more calls and emails from parents, housewives, college students, seed ...

Greenpeace block GMO potato warehouse

Image | 19 May, 2011 at 16:52

19 May 2011 - Sweden. It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato...

Risky potato plan mashed by activists

Feature story | 19 May, 2011 at 18:45

It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato “Amflora.”

Activists blocking warehouse in Sweden arrested

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 24 May, 2011

The activists occupying a warehouse storing GMO potatoes for planting in Sweden have been arrested, taken into custody and released today. The activists spent 6 days in a blockade to hinder the German chemical company BASF from...

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...

AquaBounty salmon smells fishy

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 28 October, 2011 2 comments

The thought of having fish sticks for dinner made from genetically engineered fish is rather unappetizing - so you are not likely to ever see it announced on today’s menu at your local bistro. Yet US company AquaBounty is currently...

China says 'no' to genetically engineered rice

Feature story | 31 January, 2012 at 12:15

It took seven years, teams of young campaigners and hordes of devoted supporters, but September 2011 the Chinese government finally said it was suspending the commercialisation of genetically-engineered (GE) rice.

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 10 February, 2012 37 comments

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by Friends...

Problems with the relatives

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | 17 April, 2012

Gene escape from GE insect resistant eggplants could create aggressive weeds in South and South-East Asia We know that growing genetically engineered (GE) crops risks harm to the environment and our health, but exactly what are the...

India and the Philippines at forefront of campaign to protect eggplant diversity

Blog entry by Didit Pelegrina | 7 May, 2012 1 comment

Recently, Greenpeace in the Philippines dressed up as genetically engineered (GE) monster crops and filed a case before the Supreme Court asking to stop the on-going field trials of the GE insect resistant Bt eggplant, on the...

GE Action Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Image | 14 May, 2012 at 11:45

150 people, including members from the Mayan community, form human banners in 8 archeological sites to demand ‘NO GMO’ (in Mayan: ‘MA OGM’). To draw attention to the risks of contamination to their honey production by transgenic soybean farming.

Greenpeace wins landmark GE eggplant court case

Blog entry by Didit Pelegrina | 14 May, 2012

In a landmark decision the Philippine Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Greenpeace Philippines and other petitioners who launched a court case against on-going field trials of genetically engineered (GE) Bt eggplant. The...

Mayan people join action to keep honey GE free

Blog entry by Aleira Lara | 16 May, 2012 4 comments

Recently members of the  Mayan people  living on the Yucatan Peninsula in  Mexico joined Greenpeace activists  and said no to genetically engineered crops. Using their own bodies to form the message ‘MA OGM’ or ‘No to GE’, 2000...

Facing up to the costs of stamping out GE corn

Blog entry by Federica Ferrario | 22 May, 2012 3 comments

Imagine you stumble upon an oil spill that needs immediate attention to prevent substantial environmental damage, but even when you contact the authorities nothing happens. You feel completely lost when you realise no one cares. What...

Why the EU should not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Blog entry by Lasse Bruun | 12 November, 2012 5 comments

When a warning comes loud and clear from someone who has lived through what can only be described as agricultural Armageddon, it’s usually a good idea to heed their advice. This week Greenpeace has linked European farmers,...

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