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Greenpeace calls on UN biosafety conference to make: “genetic polluters pay”

Press release | 9 May, 2008 at 2:00

From 12-16 May, governments from around the world will gather in Bonn, Germany to hammer out the final details of global liability and redress measures for damage caused by genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Greenpeace will attend the 4th...

Bayer rice scandal could cost industry over $1.2 billion

Press release | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

The costs of last year's scandal in which Bayer's genetically engineered (GE) rice contaminated US rice stocks sold on the international market could exceed US $1.2 billion, according to a report by an independent economist published by...

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...

On a rice field near Lucknow

Image | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace and Bharatiya Kisan Farmers Union unfurl a giant banner in a rice field 25 km from Lucknow, protesting against any genetically engineered rice field trials in the region.

New report shows 2006 was worst year ever for contamination of crops by rogue...

Press release | 19 February, 2007 at 10:56

The huge and growing burden of contamination of non-GE crops by genetically engineered variants is highlighted today, as Greenpeace and GeneWatch publish “The GM contamination register report”, which provides a detailed overview of the...

GM contamination Register Report - Executive Summary

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 10:18

Annual review of cases of contamination, illegal planting andnegative side effects of genetically modified organisms.

GM Contamination Report Register

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 1:00

Annual review of cases of contamination, illegal planting and negative side effects of genetically modified organisms.

Rice Industry in Crisis

Publication | 6 February, 2007 at 10:31

Major rice markets close doors to genetically engineered riceafter contamination of the global food supply chain

1 million Europeans call for GMO labelling on milk, meat and eggs

Press release | 5 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today delivered to Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health, a petition containing 1,000,000 citizens' signatures calling for the labelling of milk, meat, eggs and other animal products where the animals have been fed with...

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.

10 years of continuing rejection

Press release | 18 January, 2007 at 1:00

A summary of ‘Global status of genetically engineered crops’, released by Greenpeace today, provides solid evidence that resistance to genetically engineered crops continues to grow, amongst farmers, consumers and governments. The Greenpeace...

Future of Rice

Publication | 15 November, 2006 at 1:00

Examining sustainable, long term solutions for rice production.

Crop circles appear on three continents to protest against GE crops

Press release | 3 October, 2006 at 2:00

October 3rd: Greenpeace activists today created giant crop circles in maize fields on three different continents (1) to mark the beginning of a global campaign to protect maize – one of the world’s most important staple foods – against...

World’s largest rice company halts all imports from USA:

Press release | 29 September, 2006 at 10:36

29th September 2006: In yet another blow to the US rice industry, the world’s largest rice processing company, Ebro Puleva,(1) which controls 30% of the EU rice market, has confirmed to Greenpeace International that it has stopped all imports of...

WTO undermines right to act with precaution:

Press release | 29 September, 2006 at 2:00

29th September 2006: Greenpeace International today released a legal assessment of the World Trade Organisation’s interim ruling in the highly publicised dispute regarding Genetically Engineered (GE) organisms.(1) The WTO is scheduled to announce...

Genetic Engineering and the WTO

Publication | 28 September, 2006 at 2:00

Analysis of the Report in the ‘EC-Biotech’ Case:A step backwards for international environmental law, but not the end of GE restrictions

EU restrictions on illegal US rice imports inadequate

Press release | 23 August, 2006 at 20:38

Greenpeace International criticized the announcement by the European Commission (EC) today as a minimal response to a serious contamination problem.

Mexican Crop Circle asks the question

Feature story | 14 August, 2006 at 2:00

John Lundberg, a professional cropcircle maker talks about his latest work, a giant question mark in a maize field in Mexico and working with us.

Crop circle makers.

Image | 14 August, 2006 at 2:00

Crop circle makers.

Greenpeace activists protest against the

Image | 14 August, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists protest against the contamination of Mexico's maize supply from genetically engineered maize.

GE Maps censored by French Court

Feature story | 27 July, 2006 at 2:00

If you fly over the south of France you might be tempted to believe that aliens have landed with a huge crop circle appearing in a field of maize. But the aliens aren't from a distant galaxy; it's Genetically Engineered (GE) maize from the...

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...

WTO ruling: GE chess game ends in stalemate

Feature story | 12 May, 2006 at 2:00

In a three-year game of international chess, the EU and US squared off at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in what was billed as a winner takes all game. At stake, consumer choice about what they put on their plate: the food they want to eat...

Right to remain GE-free overrides WTO ruling

Press release | 10 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace was dismissive of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling, due to be released today, on a US-sponsored case which was attempting to force EU countries to accept genetically engineered (GE) organisms, in spite of overwhelming public...

Papuans get a first hand view of the bridge

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 2:00

Papuans get a first hand view of the bridge of Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, which sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time on 14 March 2006. The Warrior is on a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last...

Impossible Coexistence

Publication | 4 April, 2006 at 12:00

Seven years of GMO's have contaminated organic and conventional maize: an examination of the cases in Catalonia and Aragon.

Weak GMO identification improvements insufficient to protect developing countries

Press release | 18 March, 2006 at 19:20

Curitiba, Brazil, Saturday, March 18, 2006 - Greenpeace today welcomed, with reservations, a last minute compromise at the Biosafety Protocol negotiations which improves standards of identification of genetically engineered organisms in...

Action Anxiety

Feature story | 17 March, 2006 at 11:58

Elvis had it right in 1968 when he sang the line, 'a little less conversation, a little more action.' Welcome to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), due to kick-off next week in Brazil.

Dramatic action by Greenpeace focuses world’s attention on protecting life on Earth

Press release | 16 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists hung a huge banner on the hand of the famous statue of Christ, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today which read ‘The future of the planet is in your hands’ to demand that governments act to protect life on Earth and ensure a safer...

Agro-biotech giant Syngenta plants illegal Genetically Engineered crop in Brazilian...

Press release | 15 March, 2006 at 1:00

Over one thousand farmers occupied the site of an illegal field trial of GE soybeans planted by agro-biotech giant Syngenta in the National Park of Iguacu in Parana, southern Brazil on Tuesday. The site of the illegal trails was occupied by...

First contamination report reveals worldwide illegal spread of genetically engineered...

Press release | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Amsterdam, Wednesday, March 8, 2006- The first report into the extent to which genetically engineered organisms have 'leaked' into the environment - released today - reveals a disturbing picture of widespread contamination, illegal planting and...

World Map: GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Map of the world showing current GMO Import Regulations

GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds: Country Overview

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Overview on the state of legal protection regarding import and labelling of genetically engineered organisms for food and feed in major countries of commodity imports and exports

GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds: Briefing

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

The 132 parties to the international Biosafety Protocol under the Convention on Biological Diversity, meeting in Curitiba from March 13 to 17, will try to agree on basic standards for identification and documentation of international shipments of...

GM Contamination Report: Executive Summary

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

This report is the first from the on-line GM Contamination Register and reviews cases reported in the public and scientific literature of contamination, illegal plantings and releases of GM organisms, and negative agricultural side-effects since...

GM Contamination Report: Full Report

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

This report is the first from the on-line GM Contamination Register and reviews cases reported in the public and scientific literature of contamination, illegal plantings and releases of GM organisms, and negative agricultural side-effects since...

Biosafety Needs Meaningful Documentation

Publication | 21 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace comments on Article 18.2(a) of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety regarding labeling and identification of living modified organisms (LMO) intended for food, feed or processing (FFP)

Implementation of Article 18.2(a) of the BSP

Publication | 21 February, 2006 at 1:00

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (BSP), now ratified by 132 states of the world, sets common minimum standards for transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs, outside the protocol usually called genetically modified organisms...

WTO Hong Kong 2005 Position

Publication | 2 December, 2005 at 1:00

The 6th WTO Ministerial Conference is set to take place in Hong Kong, China from the 13th to 18th of December 2005. After the collapse of the last Ministerial meeting in Cancun in 2003, governments aim to ensure at Hong Kong, that the “Doha...

The NAMA Drama

Publication | 2 December, 2005 at 1:00

Improved market access at the cost of the environment: the environmental risks of the NAMA negotiations. The liberalization of markets driven by the World Trade Organization (WTO) makes it difficult at both the national and international levels...

The Expanding Soybean Frontier

Publication | 15 November, 2005 at 12:10

Within the last 10 years, Argentina’s agricultural production system has become dominated by one crop: the genetically engineered Roundup Ready soybean developed by US agrochemical company Monsanto. The large scale environmental, social, and...

Let them eat Democracy

Feature story | 12 October, 2005 at 2:00

Dear Pascal, more than a year ago, the US government teamed up with Canada and Argentina to complain to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about the people of Europe.Europeans are simply too democratic, according to the US government, and public...

Genetically engineered organisms out of control in Romania

Press release | 10 October, 2005 at 2:00

Massive illegal cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops threatens farmers and the economy in Romania. At a Greenpeace press conference today in Bucharest, Monsanto's former general manager in Romania warned that Romanian authorities have...

Dairy industry must listen to concerns about GMOs in the food chain

Press release | 23 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today demanded that two of the largest European dairy companies must stop buying their milk from dairy farmers who grow GE maize, to avoid the potential contamination of the food chain. To illustrate the risk, a life-size sculpture of...

Greenpeace reveals Biotech giant Monsanto application for global pig patent

Press release | 2 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace researchers have uncovered patent application from the biotech giant Monsanto which, if granted, would give the company world-wide control over breeding of pigs and their offspring. Greenpeace warns that Monsanto's aggressive patent...

WTO to bulldoze European bans on GMOs?

Press release | 28 July, 2005 at 2:00

The right of consumers to say 'no' to genetically modified (GM) food is under attack by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Greenpeace warned today.

European and Asian consumers may already be eating GE contaminated papaya from Thailand

Press release | 7 July, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today dumped thousands of papayas at the offices of Thailand's Department of Agriculture in a protest against the government's utter disregard for consumer and environmental protection from threats caused by the spread of...

GE crops contaminate fields and food

Press release | 30 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace, farmers' organizations and community representatives today called on delegates to the Biosafety Protocol meeting to urgently introduce strict liability regulations to make companies accountable for the contamination and damage caused...

European Patent Office rules not to revoke Monsanto-patent

Press release | 6 April, 2005 at 2:00

The European Patent Office tonight decided to not to revoke the patent on Monsanto's Roundup Ready soy. The decision can pave the way for all biotech companies to patents on seeds.

Greenpeace and Farmers join forces to protect our food from Biotech Industry buy-out

Press release | 5 April, 2005 at 2:00

The genetic engineering (GE) industry could come a step closer to "owning" our food, through a disastrous decision by the European Patent Office due tomorrow. Greenpeace and one of the biggest farming organisations in Argentina are warning that a...

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