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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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Publications

Topic | 14 April, 2010 at 2:00

Agriculture

Background | 20 April, 2010 at 16:06

Here you can find the reports related to our Agriculture campaign

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Beware the EU Commission bearing gifts

Blog entry by gtyler | 1 July, 2010 3 comments

By Myrto Pispini, Greenpeace Agriculture Campaigner. Lately there has been media hype in Brussels regarding a new proposal by the European Commission aiming to solve a deadlock in the authorization of genetically engineered (GE)...

Ecological farming: Drought-resistant agriculture

Publication | 1 July, 2010 at 16:55

Human-induced climate change is resulting in less and more erratic rainfall, especially in regions where food security is very low. The poor in rural and dry areas will suffer the most and will require cheap and accessible strategies to adapt to...

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.

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...

Unauthorised GE potato unleashed in Sweden

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 14 September, 2010 3 comments

News from Sweden-. In the North, in Haparanda, Greenpeace activists marked and sealed off the potato fields that were recently discovered to be contaminated with the illegal, unauthorised genetically engineered potato, named Amadea.

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...

'Golden' rice's lack of lustre

Publication | 9 November, 2010 at 3:00

'Golden' rice has been in development for almost 20 years and has still not made any impact on the prevalence of VAD (vitamin A deficiency). Not only has it failed to have any impact on VAD while using money and resources that could have been...

German legal victory a slap in the face to the genetic engineering industry

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 25 November, 2010 5 comments

The genetic engineering (GE)  free movement in Germany and all farmers, producers and consumers who don’t want GE on the fields and in the food have a big reason to celebrate!. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany reaffirmed...

American judges, European citizens – and the Vatican: It's NO to GE!

Blog entry by Daniel Kramb | 7 December, 2010 12 comments

Organic carrots. The future of agriculture is about ecological farming aligned with nature, not GE crops. © Greenpeace / Emma Stoner On genetic engineering (GE), the good news just keeps coming in: German and US courts are...

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | 9 December, 2010 24 comments

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it feels...

Your name: signed, designed and delivered!

Blog entry by LisaV | 9 December, 2010 16 comments

This morning, in the middle of Brussels at the EU Commission, over one million signatures calling for a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops were delivered by Avaaz and Greenpeace to the Commissioner of Health and Consumer...

A celebration of soils

Blog entry by Gopi Krishna | 4 February, 2011 4 comments

Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers over several decades has been sucking life out of Indian soils, and thereby putting the country’s food security at stake. But the government has continued to mindlessly promote chemical...

BT Eggplant Field Decontamination

Image | 17 February, 2011 at 17:25

17 February 2011 - Philippines. A member of a decontamination unit from Greenpeace removes genetically engineered Bt talong (eggplant) from an experimental field trial site in Bay town in an effort to contain contaminants. Greenpeace believes...

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...

Ecological agriculture = Romantic vision?

Blog entry by Dirk Zimmermann, Greenpeace Germany | 10 March, 2011 7 comments

A seedling grows in an organic field, on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka. Image: Vivek M Agriculture is facing numerous important problems: food supply, social justice, ecology, climate change. We are told by the...

The milk of Chernobyl

Blog entry by Aslihan Tumer | 11 March, 2011 12 comments

As a child, I really did not like the milk no matter how much my mother tried to put sugar or chocolate in it. I still don’t  like it much. This was a little issue when I grew up between my mother and me. Today I am a Greenpeace...

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