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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.

Genetic engineering not a priority for agriculture, International Assessment concludes

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

A global review of agricultural development with 400 participating scientists concludes that industrial agriculture cannot continue, and GE is not a priority.

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.

The costs of staying GE-free

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Genetically engineered (GE) crops impose numerous extra costs on farmers and on the public (for productions, storage, and for meeting GE-avoidance regulations, which are mandated by consumer protection laws), while opinion surveys consistently...

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.

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.

Herbicide Resistance Forces Farmers to Weed by Hand

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE)crops has lead to increasing resistance to the chemical among weeds in the US.

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.

Kenya Overcomes Pests and Weeds with Ecological Solutions

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Kenyan farmers utilize local knowledge of ecological and sustainable farming practices to cope with pests, enhancing yields over industrial agriculture or monoculture, by up to 350 percent.

Smart Breeding

Publication | 13 November, 2009 at 1:00

Marker-assisted selection (MAS) is a modern plant breeding technique that can offer benefits to farmers developing climate or diseases resistant varieties, without the need for genetic engineering.

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...

Organic Cotton Farmers in India

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 20:18

Organic cotton farmer Gullapalilli Rajeswari and her husband pick cotton in their field in Kishtapur, Andhra Pradesh. They have been growing organic cotton for 4 years while building ecological pest protection with natural methods. They have...

Farmer Spraying Crops

Image | 18 October, 2009 at 20:14

Farmers spray GE crops with chemical pesticides as advised by Bt cotton seed companies and dealers.

Linseed

Image | 11 September, 2009 at 21:37

Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?

Video | 11 September, 2009 at 13:26

Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate, this video explains how.

Organic Rice Art Ratchaburi

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 20:15

Greenpeace unveiled a massive living sculpture in an organic rice field to celebrate Southeast Asia’s rich natural heritage in rice production, while at the same time reminding governments to protect the region’s most important food crop from the...

Aerial view of ‘Rice Art’ in Thailand’s Central Plains

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 2:00

18 March - Thailand. Hundreds of Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers plant organic rice to create the first ever ‘art ‘ rice field in Ratchaburi province. Read more .

Organic Rice Art Ratchaburi, Thailand

Image | 1 September, 2009 at 2:00

Aerial view of ‘Rice Art’, depicting farmers wearing straw hats and using sickles planted in Thailand’s Central Plainsplanted by local volunteers and Greenpeace activists.

Dry Grapes in a Vineyard in France

Image | 25 August, 2009 at 2:00

Dry grapes and leaves due to lack of rain. If temperatures increase beyond 2°C, France will be faced with a runaway geographical displacement of both its natural and cultivated ecosystems, and the effects on the sustainability of wine production...

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