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Problem: Our Food System Is Broken

Topic | 26 August, 2015 at 0:30

Greenpeace is launching a food revolution and we won’t be successful unless you and your friends take part. Our Food and Farming campaign envisions a future built upon “ecological farming.” It’s a future where progressive ecological farmers...

The Environmental Risks of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Publication | 12 January, 2017 at 10:00

Neonicotinoid pesticides were first introduced in the mid-1990s and since then their use has grown rapidly so that they have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the world, with the majority being used as seed coatings.

GMOs and Pesticides: A Toxic Mix

Background | 26 August, 2015 at 0:20

Industrial ag is a system with an expiration date. It’s only a few decades old, but just start adding up the environmental costs we are incurring by this broken system. More and more polluted waterways, clear-cut forests, inhumane treatment of...

Pesticides are not needed to feed the world, UN says

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 12 April, 2017 1 comment

“Pesticides, which have been aggressively promoted, are a global human rights concern, and their use can have very detrimental consequences on the enjoyment of the right to food.” This is the catchy introduction of the new report...

Europe's Pesticide Addiction

Publication | 13 October, 2015 at 10:00

Europe's dependency on chemical pesticides is nothing short of an addiction. Crops are routinely doused with a variety of chemicals, usually applied multiple times to single crops throughout the whole growing season. Industrial agriculture, with...

Europe's pesticide addiction threatens our environment - Greenpeace report

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 10:00

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 13 October 2015 – Industrial agriculture, with its heavy use of chemical pesticides, pollutes our water and soil and leads to loss of habitats and biodiversity, according to a Greenpeace report published today [1]. With almost...

After 18 years, Bhopal gas victims win legal battle against Corporate Criminal Warren...

Press release | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

The judgement by a Bhopal Court to reject the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea to dilute charges against prime accused Warren Anderson - former CEO of Union Carbide responsible for the disastrous gas leak - is a victory for the...

Exposure: The human cost of corporate crimes in Bophal portrayed in a photographic...

Press release | 13 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace today launched a touring exhibition of photographs of Bhopal by world renowned Magnum photographer, Raghu Rai (1).

Will the Monsanto Tribunal create a better food system for all of us?

Blog entry by Watcharapol Daengsubha | 19 October, 2016

Last weekend (14-16 October, 2016), farmers, scientists and activists from all over the world gathered at the Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, to present the case against destruction caused by one of the corporate giants...

An apple a day keeps the pesticides away

Blog entry by Federica Ferrario | 12 September, 2014 1 comment

The fields around Malles in the heart of the Venosta Valley in northern Italy are right now surrounded by thousands of yellow and red apples, ready to be harvested. These apples – the real "gold" of this area – will soon be produced...

Can you imagine a world without bees?

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 27 April, 2017 2 comments

I can’t imagine a world without bees. These fantastic little insects are not only a vital part of natural ecosystems, they also play a crucial role in food production. Worldwide,  three out of four of our food crops depend on...

Greenpeace joins Global Day of Action Against Corporate Crimes to Commemorate 19th...

Press release | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, Greenpeace and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB), held a global day of action against corporate crimes. The protests, in 16...

Survivors of worst chemical disaster confront industry executives

Press release | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two women survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical, Union Carbide's new owners. The survivors addressed...

GE Not the Answer - Straight from the Farmer's Mouth

Feature story | 15 October, 2009 at 19:45

From the paddy fields of Thailand, 62-year old rice farmer Samnieng Huadlim joined Spanish and Swedish farmers in Brussels to present the EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou with our 180,000-signature-strong petition against potential...

Bhopal survivors continue fight for justice

Feature story | 20 July, 2004 at 2:00

India's Supreme Court has ordered the government to release millions of dollars in compensation for victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. This, and other recent positive developments, are good news for the Bhopal survivors but far from the end...

Dow - Corporate criminal

Feature story | 31 March, 2003 at 2:00

Take one smooth, media savvy, corporate executive at the helm of the world's largest chemical company. Pit him against a few determined activists fighting for justice. Outcome a forgone conclusion? Throw a huge ongoing chemical disaster into the...

Bhopal: Lessons from history

Feature story | 22 November, 2002 at 1:00

India is the second most populous nation on earth and much of the population is under the age of 18. Greenpeace is relatively new to India and a large part of our work here is raising awareness with the younger generation of environmental...

Message in a bottle for Dow

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

It's 19 years since the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India. Deadly gas leaked from the poorly maintained and understaffed plant owned by Union Carbide, killing up to 20,000 people and leaving 120,000 chronically ill. For 19 years...

Hungry for justice

Feature story | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical. The survivors addressed shareholders and leadership at Dow's Annual...

Take the message direct to Dow Chemical

Feature story | 22 January, 2003 at 1:00

Despite having received over 15,000 emails and many thousands of postcards and letters urging them to clean up their mess in Bhopal, India, Dow Chemical is continuing to ignore growing public outcry. We want that to change today and that is why...

Dow refuses to take back its waste

Feature story | 7 January, 2003 at 1:00

Activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal wanted to give something back to Dow today: a few barrels of the waste the chemical giant refuses to clean up. Dow's response: arrests of over twenty activists.

How low can Dow go?

Feature story | 23 December, 2002 at 1:00

In a stunning example of corporate insensibility, Dow Chemical, the world´s largest chemical company, and new owner of Union Carbide, is to sue survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India. While the site of the disaster lies...

Dow gets what it deserves

Feature story | 2 December, 2002 at 1:00

Eighteen years is a long time to wait for anything. If you are waiting for the day your drinking water is free of poisons, a time when you have more than a few dollars compensation to help relieve the pain of chronic illnesses and an environment...

Playing with their future

Feature story | 19 November, 2002 at 1:00

Small children flying kites in the clear blue sky. Teenagers enjoying a game of cricket outside their homes while nearby water buffalo cool off in the local pond. Nothing from this scene portrays to me the dark fact that the land surrounding...

I'm trashin' it!

Press release | 6 April, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today exposed the role played by McDonald's in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. (1)

Survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster won Goldman Environmental Prize

Press release | 19 April, 2004 at 2:00

Two women survivors from the world's worst industrial disaster -the Bhopal gas tragedy- have won one of the most prestigious international environmental awards. Dubbed the "Nobel Prize for the Environment", the Goldman Environmental Prize (1) was...

Justice for Warren Anderson?

Feature story | 1 August, 2003 at 2:00

George Bush is willing to spend billions, sacrifice many innocent lives, break international laws and dole out summary justice in the pursuit of his misguided 'war on terror'. However if you are a rich American ultimately responsible for the...

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 24 June, 2013 at 8:12

Beijing, June 24, 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural...

The grass is always greener on the other side (as long your neighbor doesn’t use Roundup)

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | 22 April, 2015 5 comments

Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer . In the Netherlands, where I live,...

Your home garden at the bees' peril

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | 25 April, 2014

With spring comes home-gardening and lovingly tending to the outdoor flowers and plants you bought at the home hardware or ‘do-it-yourself’ store. Unfortunately, bees may not love your garden as much as you do.  After an analysis of...

Pesticides: the secret ingredient in Chinese herbal products?

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 24 June, 2013 16 comments

Traditional Chinese herbs have a strong reputation for their medicinal benefits, but a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed that these herbs are coated in a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, posing long-term health risks...

Toxic Free Future - time to act!

Publication | 1 May, 2001 at 2:00

If you were to analyse the fat tissue from your body in a laboratory, you would find that synthetic chemicals such as DDT, HCH, PCBs, dioxins and other substances with equally daunting names have trespassed into your body without your even...

Contamination in Paulínia by Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin and other toxic chemicals...

Publication | 24 April, 2001 at 2:00

During the first week of February 2001, Shell publicly admitted being responsible for thecontamination of farms near the area where it produced pesticides in Paulínia, in the state ofSão Paulo, Brazil. The organochlorine pesticides endrin,...

Greenpeace calls on Dow to end Bhopal tragedy

Press release | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

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Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

Bond reduced, Rainbow Warrior free

Feature story | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Supporters in 14 cities around the world protested in front of Spanish embassies. Over 30,000 cyberactivists sent emails to the Spanish government asking for the ship's release. Even rock stars and politicians offered their help. The result: ...

Rock star, politicians, activists rally for RW

Feature story | 3 July, 2003 at 2:00

Rock star Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders fame) hoisted a fifteen metre banner over the stage and invited the audience in Valencia to meet her at the Rainbow Warrior. Representatives of the local socialist party joined her on board, presenting...

A timely reminder

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Dow Chemicals plant in Mumbai, India, the Earth Summit and the voice of the people.

An international Greenpeace action to remove harmful pesticides has been successfully...

Feature story | 21 January, 2002 at 1:00

An international Greenpeace action to remove harmful pesticides has been successfully completed in Nepal.

Glyphosate's under the spotlight

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | 30 March, 2015 2 comments

Pesticide Action Week 2015 had just started when I had read some interesting news: "Roundup weedkiller 'probably'* causes cancer, says WHO study" The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – an agency affiliated...

DOW denies media reports on Bhopal responsibility

Press release | 3 December, 2004 at 1:00

Dow Chemical has not accepted full responsibility for the Bhopal disaster in India. The US multinational denied media reports today that it would liquefy Union Carbide, spend 12 billion USD on cleaning up the contaminated factory site, and...

20 years are more than enough: justice must be served in Bhopal

Press release | 2 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists around the world are remembering the world's worst industrial disaster, twenty years after a toxic gas leak killed and maimed thousands in the Indian city of Bhopal (1). Bearing candles and photos of people stricken by the...

Chemical Stockpiles at Union Carbide India Limited in Bhopal: an investigation

Publication | 8 January, 2003 at 1:00

Investigation into the chemical stockpiles at the abandoned Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India.

Opening Pandora' s Box: A Catalogue of 50 POPs Hotspots Worldwide

Publication | 1 September, 1999 at 2:00

This report gives over 50 examples of POPs Hotspots from around the world. These include large emission sources, contaminated sites and stockpiled materials, such as obsolete pesticides.

The Bhopal Legacy - Toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site...

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Research into toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site, Bhopal, India, 15 years after the Bhopal accident.

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