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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...

Greenpeace holds GE soya importers responsible for their actions

Press release | 10 May, 2004 at 2:00

Seventy Greenpeace activists this morning uncovered thousands of tonnes of Genetically Engineered (GE) soya in warehouses in the Italian port of Ravenna. Recent samples taken from one of the warehouses have proven to be GE positive. Activists...

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...

Global food industry leaders must listen to their consumers - Don't sell GE food!

Press release | 16 June, 2004 at 2:00

Hundreds of messages rejecting GMOs in the food chain, from European consumers have been delivered to food industry executives assembled for the World Food Business Summit in Rome. The consumer messages from the 25 EU nations, gathered during...

Illegal genetically modified organisms found in Germany

Feature story | 11 September, 2009 at 2:00

Residents of Germany, (and the rest of you Europeans) watch your breakfast! We've just learned there's a secret genetically-engineered ingredient in some of your food that shouldn't be there.

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...

The end of organic crops?

Feature story | 5 April, 2006 at 12:17

"This year I will again sow maize. But if it is again contaminated [with genetically engineered maize] I will abandon the growing of organic maize. It is obvious that I cannot carry on my shoulders the episodes of contamination like these, year...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Stop GM crops, save our food!

Press release | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

In an a-maize-ing feat at the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels this morning, Greenpeace activists climbed a building on Schuman square to display a giant banner of a 'scary' genetically modified (GM) corn plant bearing the slogan Stop GMOs'.

Increasing rejection of GE Food in China

Press release | 26 April, 2004 at 2:00

Seventy-eight food brands in China, the world's largest food market announced today they are now officially committed to not selling genetically engineered (GE) food. These non-GE brands are listed in the Shoppers' Guide to Avoiding GE Food,...

Greenpeace steps up global campaign against GE soya and GE food

Press release | 16 April, 2004 at 2:00

Two days before new European Union rules on labelling and traceability of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) come into effect, international environmental group Greenpeace announced that it was stepping up its campaign against the spread of...

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...

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...

Genetically engineered wheat - Changing our daily bread

Publication | 1 June, 2002 at 2:00

Wheat is grown on an enormous scale world wide. The 560 million tonnes of wheat produced each year makes up more than one quarterof the world cereal output. Wheat forms an important part of many people’s diet in both the developedand developing...

Article 18 Position Paper

Publication | 1 May, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace position paper on Article 18 issues: Sampling, detection and the problem of illegal transboundary movements.Prepared for the Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Bonn, Germany, 12-16 May, 2008.

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?

Position paper on Liability and Redress

Publication | 1 May, 2008 at 2:00

Overview of the current text under negotiation on liability and redress under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.Prepared for the Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Bonn, Germany, 12-16 May, 2008.

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.

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?

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...

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.

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...

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.

Bayer's Double Trouble

Publication | 6 April, 2009 at 20:02

Bayer's genetically engineered (GE) rice - designed to be tolerant of the herbicide glufosinate - will lead to increased use of herbicides, and threatens non-GE varieties with contamination and farmers with economic insecurity.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Testimonies of Contamination

Publication | 1 April, 2009 at 2:00

Spanish farmers' testimonies demonstrate the devastating impacts of contamination from Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) maize.

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...

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...

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...

Diverse farming protects against climate change

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

As climate change increasingly impacts on agriculture around the world, ecological and sustainable agricultural solutions prove best for climate resilience, farmers and the environment.

GE Contamination Devastates Canadian Linseed Industry

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Genetically engineered linseed (flax) seed contamination of natural varieties in Canada has brought about huge economic losses to the industry.

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.

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