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How does ‘organic food’ affect your body?

Blog entry by Kenji Ishihara | 19 December, 2016

Is the food you and your family eat everyday really free from synthetic chemical pesticides?  Join us. Challenge yourself to switch to organic food  and help promote pesticide-free food for families everywhere. Together, we can fix the...

Special Report: Golden Rice

Topic | 7 April, 2014 at 12:00

'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have promoted GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Golden Illusion

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 19:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

GM: not the promised route to food security

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | 21 February, 2013 2 comments

Hunger and malnutrition is an issue that governments around the world are grappling with and its impact can be felt more severely in the developing and under-developed nations. India is no different in this regard; we stand towards...

Will big biotech giants destroy Mexican corn? Join us and say no!

Blog entry by Aleira Lara | 11 January, 2013 45 comments

The Mexican government is likely to authorise the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) corn in Mexico. And until now Mexican citizens, with the help of organisations like Greenpeace ,  have managed to prevent agribusiness giants...

US farmers warn EU: do not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Press release | 22 October, 2012 at 12:55

Warsaw, 22 October 2012 – European agriculture will be irreparably damaged if the European Commission were to follow the US and authorise the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, Greenpeace warned today. The...

Chinese children used in US-backed GE food trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 31 August, 2012 32 comments

How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed a group of 24 children aged between six and eight years of age a potentially dangerous product that had yet to be fully characterized?

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...

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.

Chemical giant BASF flees Europe - no bad potatoes here please!

Blog entry by Marco Contiero & Lasse Bruun | 20 January, 2012 9 comments

The biggest chemical company in the world, BASF, is moving to the US because Europeans don’t want its genetically engineered potatoes. Just days ago, the company announced its decision to move its main laboratory for the development of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Genetically Engineered Maize: The Reality Behind the Myths

Publication | 1 March, 2011 at 15:06

Currently the world’s big agrochemical firms that produce GE seeds – notably Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta - are investing millions of dollars every year to promote so-called benefits of the use of their GE technology. But the truth is that many...

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 ...

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...

Stopping genetically engineered crops in the Philippines

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | 11 January, 2011 11 comments

These past few months have been a whirlwind of forums and meetings with different groups including NGOs, the church, farmers, students, women, organic traders etc. - all because of the plans to commercialise Monsanto's Bt eggplant...

Wikileaks: US engineers ways to force feed Europeans with GE crops

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 21 December, 2010 9 comments

Documents exposed recently by Wikileaks reveal that the US has been putting pressure on European countries to accept genetically engineered  (GE) crops. Although US government support for biotech companies in this way is nothing new -...

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

German legal victory a slap in the face to the genetic engineering industry

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 25 November, 2010 5 comments

The genetic engineering (GE)  free movement in Germany and all farmers, producers and consumers who don’t want GE on the fields and in the food have a big reason to celebrate!. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany reaffirmed...

Thai Rice Industry at Risk

Publication | 12 October, 2010 at 11:46

Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world, and the Thai rice industry is therefore heavily dependent on the perceptions of its export customers. An unintended release of GE rice would disrupt Thailand’s rice grain merchandising...

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 1 million Europeans call for a GE-free future

Blog entry by LisaV | 7 October, 2010 3 comments

Less than seven months ago, Avaaz started collecting signatures for an unprecedented EU-wide citizens’ initiative aimed at the European Commission - calling for a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops. We thought it was...

Caption contest: Giant baby bottle

Blog entry by JulietteH | 30 September, 2010 4 comments

The Story: Greenpeace action outside Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. Mothers demanding action on contaminated baby food are delivering the world's biggest bottle of baby formula to Parliament House in Canberra today. The...

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...

Unauthorised GE potato unleashed in Sweden

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 14 September, 2010 3 comments

News from Sweden-. In the North, in Haparanda, Greenpeace activists marked and sealed off the potato fields that were recently discovered to be contaminated with the illegal, unauthorised genetically engineered potato, named Amadea.

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...

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...

Greenpeace activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Press release | 30 July, 2010 at 12:34

Pordenone, Italy - Greenpeace activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal Genetically Engineered (GE) crops being grown in Italy. Wearing safety equipment to protect against contamination, the activists are...

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.

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Picking Cotton

Publication | 15 June, 2010 at 11:30

This case study shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically and without genetic engineering and toxic chemicals.

Picking Cotton

Photo essay | 14 June, 2010 at 18:17

The choice between organic and genetically engineered cotton for farmers in South India. This photo-essay has been released to accompany a case study that shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically...

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 ...

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: 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-Free Future Tour - Spain

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 16 April, 2010

An entry by GE-free future bus crew member Jonas Hulsens After the crossing of the Mediterranean Pyrenees iwe arrived in Spain, with 76.000 hectares the only European country that grows Monsanto's GE maize MON810 on a significant...

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-Free Future Tour - France, Perpignan

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 13 April, 2010

This is a post by Jonas Hulsens, Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner from Belgium who is on our GE-free bus tour of Europe This morning, standing on the balcony of our hotel room, the peaceful view on the snow-covered slopes of...

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...

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