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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...

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.”

A growing tide in Europe says again: "GMOs, no thank you!"

Blog entry by Timothy Eden | 16 November, 2015 1 comment

Despite years of pressure and efforts by the European Union political elite in favour of genetically engineered (GE) crops, European citizens (all of you) and national governments from a broad range of political backgrounds have won a...

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | 24 January, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still can't stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals could...

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...

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.

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...

"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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

6 things you need to know about the TTIP

Blog entry by Susan Cohen Jehoram | 13 May, 2016 4 comments

Earlier this month, Greenpeace Netherlands released secret documents from the TTIP negotiations – the controversial trade deal between the United States and Europe that has big implications for the environment and more than 800 million...

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.

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.

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?

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...

One step at a time we are getting closer to a GE-free Europe

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 22 December, 2014

When the year comes to a close it's often a time for balances, and even if progress is slow it's good to stop for a moment to take stock. Take genetically engineered (GE) crops (also referred to as GMOs), for example. In Europe,...

Contamination from GE crops does happen: nearly 400 incidents since GE crops were...

Blog entry by Janet Cotter and Becky Price | 12 November, 2014 1 comment

Genetically engineered (GE - also called genetically modified, GM) crops raise many concerns, particularly for the environment. One of the main concerns for consumers, farmers and traders is contamination from GE crops. Now, a...

Knowledge is key to biodiversity, not technology

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | 14 May, 2013

Agribusiness and commodity traders are thin on the ground at this week’s FAO conference in Rome on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Despite its title, this event is of little interest to Big Food. After all, this conference is...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

The long march of the food movement in the US

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 13 March, 2013 11 comments

Whole Foods Market, the eighth largest food and drug store in the US, has announced that it will start to label all food made from genetic engineering (GE) within 5 years. As the US (and Canada) is one of the rare so-called...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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