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Original Vegetation in the State of Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

Original vegetation in the state of Mato Grosso. 185, 587km² (an area twice the size of Hungary) of the once lush rainforest in the state of Mato Grosso has so far been destroyed, primarily because of cattle expansion.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

This map shows the extent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Community Mapping in the Amazon

Publication | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

121 communities have been mapped in the region of Belterra and Santarém.

Putting soya impacts on the map

Feature story | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of...

Media briefing – GMO debate

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 10:52

A media briefing on the GMO debate linked to the Ad hoc working group on the 24th of November and the Environment Council on the 4th of December 2008.This briefing covers why the debate is important, the likely outcomes of the meetings and...

Urgent changes needed in global farming practices

Press release | 15 April, 2008 at 16:13

Greenpeace welcomed the publication today of the first assessment of global agriculture as an historic opportunity to replace destructive chemical-intensive agriculture with methods that work with nature not against it.

IAASTD Briefing

Publication | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

Millions of people are facing food shortages, unaffordable food prices and in many cases, hunger. Global grainreserves are declining, and grain prices are skyrocketing. There are many underlying factors for the current crisis,from bad harvests...

Living banner by Swiss activists against GE crops

Image | 16 March, 2008 at 17:59

Swiss activists "sow-the-future" in a protest against GE crops. They created a living banner that read "GE Free".

GM Contamination Register Report 2007

Publication | 28 February, 2008 at 9:55

This is the third annual report from the online GM Contamination Register, which reviews reported cases of contamination and illegal plantings and releases of GM (genetically modified) organisms.

Stop climate-killing agriculture new report

Press release | 8 January, 2008 at 13:07

Agriculture is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Urgent changes need to be made if it is to be changed from a key contributor to climate change to a carbon sink, according to a new report published by Greenpeace today.

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...

MON 863: A chronicle of systematic deception

Publication | 13 March, 2007 at 1:00

An account of how Monsanto was granted licences for MON863 (a genetically-engineered maize variant) and of the campaign to unearth and evaluate data that demonstrates how MON863 is unfit for consumption.

GM contamination Register Report - Executive Summary

Publication | 19 February, 2007 at 10:18

Annual review of cases of contamination, illegal planting andnegative side effects of genetically modified organisms.

Bayer defends genetic contamination as "Act of God"

Feature story | 6 February, 2007 at 14:07

You might blame the dog for eating your homework, or a traffic jam for being late to work. But if you ever find yourself facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit for contaminating the world's number one food crop with an unapproved...

GE Rice Bad for Business: Company Statements

Publication | 30 November, 2006 at 12:50

Sodruzhestvo GE free company statement

Publication | 23 November, 2006 at 10:49

Sodruzhestvo, the biggest soya importer in Russia, which supplies 70% of all soya used in the Russian food and feed industry, has stated that it will turn its new factory currently under construction in Kaliningrad into a GE free zone.

Future of Rice

Publication | 15 November, 2006 at 1:00

Examining sustainable, long term solutions for rice production.

Maize Under Threat Briefing Paper

Publication | 3 October, 2006 at 2:00

The Mexican government is on the verge of approving field trials of GE maize for the first time since 1998, when it imposed a moratorium on the cultivation of GE maize. The government took this strong measure in 1998 because of significant...

Genetic Engineering and the WTO

Publication | 28 September, 2006 at 2:00

Analysis of the Report in the ‘EC-Biotech’ Case:A step backwards for international environmental law, but not the end of GE restrictions

Contamination by Genetically Engineered Papaya in Thailand

Publication | 1 June, 2006 at 2:00

This report shows the history of GE papaya contamination in Thailand. It has been two years since facts were made public that a research station under the Thai Government had illegally sold and distributed genetically engineered (GE) contaminated...

Papaya - The Failure of GE Papaya in Hawaii

Publication | 25 May, 2006 at 2:00

The ringspot virus-resistant genetically engineered (GE)papaya introduced in Hawaii in 1998 has been a commercial failure that has propelled the Islands’ papaya industry towards collapse.Fewer papayas are harvested in Hawaii now than at any time...

GE insect resistant (Bt) maize in Europe:

Publication | 13 May, 2006 at 2:00

Maize has been genetically engineered (GE) in a number of ways to produce different types of GE maize, including pharm GE maize types, which produce pharmaceuticals in the plant. However, commercial GE maize consists of only two major types,...

World Map: GM Import Laws and Dumping Grounds

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Map of the world showing current GMO Import Regulations

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...

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...

Canola Report

Publication | 24 May, 2005 at 2:00

Rice at Risk - Summary table of laboratory test results

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

Test results documenting GE rice contamination in China.

GE rice: Illegal and unwanted in China

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

As of April 2005, no varieties of genetically engineered (GE) rice have been approved in China. However Greenpeace has discovered that GE rice seeds have been sold and grown commercially for a number of years. The GE rice is illegal, and has not...

Rice at Risk - Genetically engineered Bt rice - food saftey concerns and...

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

GE Bt rice Science briefing

Rice at Risk - BB rice media brief

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

BB rice short media briefing

Rice at Risk - Genetically engineered Bacterial Blight resistence rice

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 2:00

Scientists in China are proposing the commercial release of GE rice that is resistent to bacterial blight disease.

Greenpeace and Farmers join forces to protect our food from Biotech Industry buy-out

Press release | 5 April, 2005 at 2:00

The genetic engineering (GE) industry could come a step closer to "owning" our food, through a disastrous decision by the European Patent Office due tomorrow. Greenpeace and one of the biggest farming organisations in Argentina are warning that a...

Rice, Biodiversity & Nutrients

Publication | 17 March, 2005 at 1:00

What happened to the rice landraces during the 'Green Revolution'? There are few sectors in agriculture where the so-called Green Revolution had such an overwhelming impact as in rice production. In 1966, the International Rice Research Institute...

Vitamin A Solutions

Publication | 17 March, 2005 at 1:00

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects about 40% of the world population. Many of those affected from vitamin and mineral deficiencies (VMD) appear to have enough to eat but still regularly miss vitamins and micronutrients such as iron, iodine or...

Monitoring of Genetically engineered crops: European commission fails to protect EU...

Publication | 15 February, 2005 at 1:00

EU comission misleads member states when asserting that Monsanto's GE maize Mon810 has been thouroughly assessed for environmental risk and meets all EU requirements under current EU legisalation.

Genetically Engineered Fish - New Threats to the Environment

Publication | 5 January, 2005 at 1:00

This briefing examines the development of genetically engineered (GE) fish, which could soon be produced on a commercial scale.

Genetically Engineered Rice: Not Sustainable Agriculture

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

The genetic industry is trying to commercialise genetically engineered (GE, sometimes called genetically modified, GM, or transgenic) rice because they believe GE rice will open the Asian engineering market to other GE crops (Brookes and Barfoot...

Rice at Risk: Will there be a choice with GE Rice?

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

Proponents of genetic engineering argue that "co-existence" of genetically engineered (GE, sometimes called genetic modified, GM or transgenic) and non-GE rice is possible.They argue that countries, and even neighbouring farmers, will be able to...

The European Union's new labelling rules for genetically engineered food and feed

Publication | 16 June, 2004 at 2:00

The European Union implemented new labelling and traceability legislation for genetically modified food, feed and ingredients in April 2004. They are the strictest world-wide. These new rules, which apply to the world's largest single market,...

No old GMOs in new Europe

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

With the enlargement of the European Union a lot of things will change, but one will remain the same: the EU-wide permission for the 18 Gentically Modified Organisms (GMO)currently authorized within the EU. However, the area for which they are...

CEC findings on Maize contamination in Mexico

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

This document outlines the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's (CEC) scientific findings on Maize contamination in Mexico produced on behalf of the indigenous and local communities in Oaxaca whose territories have been contaminated by...

Herbicide usage increases with herbicide tolerant genetically engineered plants

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

After eight years of cultivation in the United States, a new evaluation on the impact of genetically engineered (GE) plants in agriculture shows dramatically increasing amounts of herbicides being used with herbicide tolerant GE crops. This...

Hanging in the balance: GE battle in Brazil

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

Half the world's soya is now Genetically Engineered (GE), and for several years Brazil has been the only major soya exporting country with a ban on GE soya. Consumers in Brazil and in the major markets for Brazilian soya remain strongly opposed...

The true cost of gene patents

Publication | 15 June, 2004 at 2:00

The patenting of living organisms continues to be extremely controversial in Europe. Large sections of the general public and politicians continue to reject the patenting of genes and living organisms. This document outlines the social and...

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry

Publication | 13 May, 2004 at 2:00

GM and Dairy Cow Feed: Steps to a GM-free Future for the UK Dairy Industry illustrates how the UK dairy industry can be both GE-free and independent of imports in the future by growing protein-rich crops such as lupins for cattle feed.

The impact of GM corn in Spain

Publication | 26 August, 2003 at 2:00

Spain is the only country in the European Union that tolerates the release of genetically engineered crops on a commercial scale. Though only cultivated on relatively small areas, the potential impact of Syngenta's GE maize on environment,...

Al grano: impacto del maíz transgénico en España

Publication | 26 August, 2003 at 2:00

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