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Greenpeace activists

Image | 15 September, 1999 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as a genetically engineered tomato and Bill Clinton sharing a bed together. Greenpeace demonstrated in front of the United Nation building where the Biosafety Protocol negotiations are being held. Greenpeace demanded...

Genetic Engineering Action at Expo 02 in Murten

Image | 29 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists dressed in traditional Swiss costume - called for a moratorium in 2002.

Save our seeds!

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 2:00

As the European Union prepares to implement regulations that will further close the market to genetically engineered (GE) food and crops, a new legislative threat to Europe’s de facto non-GE status is emerging: the prospect of legally allowed GE...

GE Soy? No, Minister

Feature story | 26 November, 2002 at 1:00

Last night was a particularly gruelling one for the crew of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza. We maintained our day-long blockade of the "Greek Oil Mills" soybean-processing factory in Greece. Our demand: that Greek Oil Mills and other European...

Slice of Life

Generic multimedia item | 26 February, 2003 at 1:00

Monsanto would like to introduce Genetically Engineered wheat in North America. Listen to why farmers, bakers, and food specialists say the result could be a disaster for one of the world's most important food sources.

The future of farming: Industrial Agriculture and the Growth of GM is adding to the...

Publication | 1 September, 2003 at 2:00

Not since the hunger crisis of 1984 in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa has the issue of "feeding the hungry" been so prominent in the global news agenda. In the year between the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg and the WTO...

Protest against GM crops in Europe

Image | 10 March, 2005 at 18:34

European citizen protests genetically modified crops in front of the EU Commission.

Free Thailand's papaya activists!

Feature story | 27 April, 2005 at 2:00

Why are two activists facing 5 years of prison for exposing an environmental crime?

The US Assault on Biosafety – The WTO dispute on GMOs

Publication | 28 July, 2005 at 2:00

On May 13, 2003 the US government filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union’s de facto moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as a number of EU member states’ national bans on GMOs.

Green revolution in France?

Feature story | 26 October, 2007 at 2:00

Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President, yesterday called for an environmental "revolution". Among other measures, he promised to outlaw energy wasting lightbulbs by 2010, ban commercial growing of genetically modified food and feed crops, and use...

Risky Business

Publication | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

Total costs incurred around the world as a result of LL601 rice contamination are estimated in the range of $741 million to $1.285 billion. Farmers who incurred direct and indirect losses as a result of Liberty Link rice contamination are...

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...

Risky Business - briefing

Publication | 6 November, 2007 at 10:23

Total costs incurred around the world as a result of LL601 rice contamination are estimated in the range of $741 million to $1.285 billion. Farmers who incurred direct and indirect losses as a result of Liberty Link rice contamination are...

Argentinean forest law victory

Feature story | 23 November, 2007 at 1:00

The forests of Argentina are being cleared at a rate of 40 football fields every hour. To stop the destruction we took to the trees - and to the streets. While our activists protested in the forest, we joined forces with other environmental...

Living banner by Swiss activists against GE crops

Image | 16 March, 2008 at 17:59

Swiss activists "sow-the-future" in a protest against GE crops. They created a living banner that read "GE Free".

Romania says 'No' to GE and declares its future organic

Feature story | 27 March, 2008 at 17:28

In an historic move, the Romanian Government today announced it will ban genetically engineered (GE) maize and embrace organic agriculture. The move is particularly significant as GE maize is the only commercially cultivated GE crop permitted in...

Austria bans Monsanto’s GE maize

Feature story | 25 July, 2008 at 2:00

Austria has banned the import of the highly dangerous genetically engineered maize MON 863. The maize (corn) is produced by US agro-chemical giant Monsanto.

09 October 2008

Image | 9 October, 2008 at 2:00

09 October 2008 - Austria. The message "NO GMO" is spelt out in organic buckwheat - a message targeted at the European Unions GMO-policy. ©Greenpeace/Barbara Tschann

Genetically-engineered food: potential threat to fertility

Press release | 11 November, 2008 at 12:00

A study published today by the Austrian government identified serious health threats of genetically engineered (GE) crops. In one of the very few long-term feeding studies ever conducted with GE crops, the fertility of mice fed with GE maize was...

Calling on the EU to save our food

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

European Environment Ministers were asked to agree on strict controls ensuring food safety today, by our activists in Brussels. A giant banner displaying a ‘scary’ genetically modified corn plant and bearing the slogan Stop GMOs’ was dropped...

"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.

Herbicide Resistance Forces Farmers to Weed by Hand

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE)crops has lead to increasing resistance to the chemical among weeds in the US.

Problems with Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops in the Field

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Crops genetically engineered to produce herbicide have repeatedly lead to the development of herbicide resistance among weeds, and also have many unpredictable impacts on ecosystems.

Safety first: India gives Monsanto a moratorium

Feature story | 10 February, 2010 at 1:00

Following nationwide protests against the introduction of India's first commercial genetically engineered (GE) food crop -- the Indian government has made a giant step towards charting a path for sustainable agriculture and food security.

Minister Ramesh greets GE protesters

Image | 10 February, 2010 at 15:11

Minister Ramesh greets Bt Brinjal protesters in India before putting a moratorium on this GE crop.

Majority opposed to Monsanto's Bt brinjal

Image | 10 February, 2010 at 15:15

The majority of people were opposed to Monsanto's Bt brinjal at public consultations in India.

Activists to protest against GE crops

Image | 10 February, 2010 at 15:18

Activists dressed up as aubergines to protest against Monsanto's latest attempt to commercialise a GE crop in India.

Banner against GM maize in Mexico

Image | 28 February, 2010 at 12:40

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner of 16 meters long with a message: "No to GMO’s (genetically modified organism). FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), protects the Maize” and "Now, we fight for our maize"! on the at the monument to the...

GE food: COMING SOON!?!?! - to a supermarket near you?

Feature story | 2 March, 2010 at 1:00

Just when we thought the threat to our environment couldn't get any worse after world leaders failed to secure a deal to save the climate in Copenhagen - we're now stunned to discover that the EU Commission is exploiting a 'backdoor' loophole to...

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 12:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

Switzerland stands strong against GE

Feature story | 9 March, 2010 at 1:00

The Swiss Parliament has just extended its ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) plants for three more years. Originally enacted in 2005, Switzerland will stay GE-free until at least 2013.

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