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Bayer finally gets the message – we don’t want GE!

Blog entry by gtyler | 24 June, 2010 4 comments

It has taken a long time - 8 years to be precise. In 2002 Bayer first applied for approval for Brazilian farmers to be allowed to grow their genetically engineered (GE) rice . The only problem with their plan is that Brazilian rice...

Don’t mention the spill!

Blog entry by gtyler | 22 June, 2010 6 comments

What do oil and genetically engineered (GE) rice have in common? The ability to get multinationals in a whole lot of trouble, apparently. BP is battling the oil spill in the Gulf and desperately trying to employ some sort of brand...

Picking GE cotton: a pricy move for Indian cotton farmers

Blog entry by ehill | 15 June, 2010 5 comments

A blog entry by Glen Tyler. GE cotton cultivation in India has been hailed as a success for the GE industry, and it has indeed been a success - for the seed industry. Companies like Monsanto (1) have made millions...

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.

Daily News: No diplomatic solutions yet in the International Whaling Commission

Blog entry by Teresa | 23 April, 2010 2 comments

The IWC disappoints Greenpeace activists set up a whale graveyard in front of the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, known as the Beehive. The protest is a reaction to further details released today from...

Solution: An Eco-Farming Revolution

Topic | 23 April, 2010 at 14:07

Greenpeace's Food and Farming vision outlines a way forward with Ecological Farming (we call it eco-farming for short). Eco-farming combines modern science and innovation with respect for nature and biodiversity. It ensures healthy farming and...

Give Earth a Hand

Video | 22 April, 2010 at 12:14

This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you.

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...

Agriculture

Background | 20 April, 2010 at 16:06

Here you can find the reports related to our Agriculture campaign

Publications

Topic | 14 April, 2010 at 2:00

GE-Free Future Tour - France, Perpignan

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 13 April, 2010

This is a post by Jonas Hulsens, Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner from Belgium who is on our GE-free bus tour of Europe This morning, standing on the balcony of our hotel room, the peaceful view on the snow-covered slopes of...

GE-free tour extends to Germany and Sweden

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 13 April, 2010

Greenpeace activists close down GE potato depot 12/04/2010 The banner reads, 'EU GE Potato Depot Closed' There is 360 tons of GMO potato Amflora stored waiting for transportation to the Czech republic. As the GE Free Bus is...

Farmers can feed the world without technical fixes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 April, 2010 1 comment

This is an editorial I wrote together with Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey . It was first published as an OpEd in the Daily Monitor . Genetic engineering is a technology in search of a problem; a product in...

Ecological farming uses technology responsibly

Image | 31 March, 2010 at 19:03

31 March 2010 - Hungary. Mezo Jozsef is a tractor driver at Hortobagyi Gemmegorzo non-profit Ltd , an organic farm in the buffer zone of the Hortobagyi national park in Hungary. The farm works to preserve the genes of native animals. They also...

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.

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 12:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

Banner against GM maize in Mexico

Image | 28 February, 2010 at 12:40

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner of 16 meters long with a message: "No to GMO’s (genetically modified organism). FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), protects the Maize” and "Now, we fight for our maize"! on the at the monument to the...

Greenpeace volunteers against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Image | 22 February, 2010 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers building a message against GMO food at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Around 500 activists sitting on tables, forming a "No" in front of a banner reading "to GMO food". The activists eating GMO free potato dishes to...

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...

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Sustainable agriculture that embraces diversity over monoculture, as demonstrated by traditional forms of Chinese rice farming, has multiple benefits including greater yields, pest and weed control, disease resistance, increased nitrogen...

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.

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.

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...

Genetic Engineering Protest on the railway line Bern-Zurich

Image | 24 August, 2009 at 18:46

2009: Greenpeace activists sowed the word "Gentechfrei" (GE Free) on the railway line Bern-Zurich. This has now grown and is easily visible. Greenpeace Switzerland called for an extension of the moratorium on growing genetically engineered crops.

Activists quarantine illegal GE crops in Italy

Image | 30 July, 2009 at 16:00

July 30 2010- An activist in protective clothing displays a banner reading 'No GMO's X' in a GE contaminated field in Pordenone, Italy- Friday 30 July 2010. The team from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining illegal Genetically...

Climate change video FAQs

Background | 23 July, 2009 at 17:54

The answers to climate change are here ... These are the most frequently asked questions about climate change determined by you - Greenpeace supporters. Our busy climate campaigners have sat down for a video one-to-one to give you the answers.

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail")

Image | 20 May, 2009 at 2:00

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail") is a 1000 kilometer long cycling tour designed to raise awareness about the importance of ecological farming in the Netherlands by encouraging members of the public to get out into the countryside and...

Potato Trail

Image | 20 May, 2009 at 2:00

The PieperPad (Dutch for "Potato Trail") is a 1000 kilometer long cycling tour designed to raise awareness about the importance of ecological farming in the Netherlands by encouraging members of the public to get out into the countryside and...

Agriculture at a crossroads

Press release | 16 April, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on G8 agriculture ministers to stop business-as-usual and start supporting a transition to an ecological agriculture that feeds people while protecting the environment. The first G8 meeting dedicated to Agriculture is being...

The Philippine Rice Terraces declared a GMO-free zone

Image | 18 March, 2009 at 14:34

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism (GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

May 08 - Deeper Solutions

Background | 27 February, 2009 at 15:43

Since the late Pleistocene, 100,000 years ago, when a few thousand Homo sapiens poked around Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, human population has doubled 22 times. We have one more such doubling left, and that's it. Human population will...

Cattle ranching expansion in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:12

Between 1996 and 2006 the area of cattle pastures in the Brazilian Amazon grew by approximately 10 million hectares – an area about the size of Iceland.

Land Use and Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:11

This map shows the extent to which cattle pasture is the main use of deforested land in Mato Grosso.

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