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China announces its imminent ratification of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as...

Press release | 23 February, 2004 at 1:00

China, the world's largest importer of genetically modified organisms, has announced it will soon ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. As the international community meets in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the implementation of the Protocol,...

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...

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.

Biosafety Protocol becomes law

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 2:00

When the tiny pacific nation of Palau ratified the UN Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety last Friday, the way was cleared for the world's first legally binding agreement that reaffirms the sovereign right of countries to reject imports of...

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...

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...

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...

WTO - "Straitjacket" on Right to Say No to GMOs

Press release | 21 July, 2003 at 2:00

 

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...

Mexico ratifies Biosafety Protocol

Feature story | 30 April, 2002 at 2:00

Today Mexico's senate ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, a crucial instrument of the Convention on Biodiversity that aims to establish a system for the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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.

Outdoors 'Pharming' of Drugs risks Contamination

Press release | 7 September, 2001 at 2:00

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace exposes dumping of GE soy in Thailand

Press release | 19 November, 2003 at 1:00

The environmental group Greenpeace today used inflatable boats off the port of Srichang Island, Thailand, to intercept a large bulk-carrier, the MV Poseidon, transporting genetically engineered (GE) soy from Argentina to Thailand. Activists...

Greenpeace enforces international law to stop GMOs entering Mexico

Press release | 12 September, 2003 at 2:00

As the World Trade Organisation meeting in Mexico looks set to leave developing countries at the mercy of the US and biotech companies like Monsanto, Greenpeace stopped the first shipment of genetically engineered maize entering Mexico after a...

A Bridge Too Far: Mexican Government under pressure to resist US GMO dumping

Press release | 18 August, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace caught a trainload of US maize as it tried to enter Mexico today in response to fresh evidence that the US was dumping genetically engineered crops across the border contravening international agreements, and undermining the diversity...

Greenpeace to Lamy: don't cave in to US corporate agenda on GMOs

Press release | 6 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today presented the EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and the Italian Trade Minister, Adolfo Urso, with two sacks of soy contaminated with genetically engineered (GE) varieties by the US-multinational GE company Monsanto, asking the...

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...

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.

Monsanto's seeds of destruction

Feature story | 18 August, 2003 at 2:00

Mexicans are being forced to swallow Monsanto's seeds of destruction, while back in the US, Monsanto is not allowed to grow its genetically engineered (GE) cotton for fear of GE contamination. To expose this double standard our activists blocked...

EU, don't cave in to US GMO agenda!

Feature story | 7 July, 2003 at 2:00

We gave two sacks of soy contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) varieties to Pascal Lamy (EU Trade Commissioner) and asked him to send them back to his US counterpart, Robert Zoellick. The right to say no to genetically...

Greenpeace calls on Lula to veto Monsanto Law

Press release | 22 March, 2005 at 1:00

In the coming days, Brazilian President Luis Lula Da Siva will have the last chance to adapt the Biosafety law passed in Brazil's lower house March 2nd and opens the way for all kinds of GE releases without the need for an environmental or health...

WTO: Dangerous fudge--not victory for multilateralism

Press release | 1 August, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace warned that the WTO deal in Geneva--agreed many hours after an alleged "drop dead" deadline--is a face-saving exercise that is likely to result in further trade liberalisation at the expense of people and the environment. The deal is...

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...

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.

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...

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.

GMO papaya scandal in Thailand

Press release | 27 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace, today, sealed off an experimental field of genetically engineered (GE) papaya at the agricultural research station of the Department of Agriculture in the province of Khon Kaen, declaring it the source of genetic contamination of one...

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

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.

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...

Bush suppresses GE crop warnings

Feature story | 18 October, 2004 at 2:00

Monsanto and the US Government have been telling the world that genetically engineered crops pose no contamination threat to natural indigenous species. But Greenpeace has learned from a leaked report that NAFTA disagrees and is recommending...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Free People from Forced Trade

Press release | 28 July, 2003 at 2:00

As Government Ministers sat down in a hotel in Montreal today to further the World Trade Organisation's attempts to further undermine international agreements which protect people and the environment, Greenpeace cordoned off the UN building...

UN Biosafety Protocol puts US-led GMO lobby on the defensive

Press release | 14 June, 2003 at 2:00

The aggressive US-led campaign to force worldwide acceptance of genetically engineered food and seeds suffered a setback on Friday when Palau became the 50th country to ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Greenpeace welcomes the entry...

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