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Vitamin A: Natural sources vs 'Golden' rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

How much vitamin A do people need to prevent deficiency?

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A 'Golden' rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Reality vs. Fiction

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.

'Golden' rice's lack of lustre

Publication | 9 November, 2010 at 2:00

'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...

Dripping Poison

Publication | 16 December, 2013 at 9:30

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out reviews of the neonicotinoid pesticides thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin in order to assess the possible risks posed by these systemic insecticides to bees.

Smart Breeding

Publication | 28 October, 2014 at 1:00

GE crops are very limited in sophistication, being almost completely dominated by herbicide tolerance and insect resistance traits. Could the numerous tools of biotechnology deliver better outcomes? This report tries to answer that question.

Pesticides and our Health

Publication | 12 May, 2015 at 11:00

Since 1950 the human population has doubled, yet the area of arable land used to feed these people has increased by only 10%. There are huge pressures to provide food, at low cost, on land that is becoming more and more degraded as nutrients are...

Food and Farming Vision

Publication | 18 May, 2015 at 11:00

We are living with a broken food system. It needs to be replaced urgently for the benefit of all people, and the planet. Greenpeace's Food and Farming Vision describes what Ecological Farming means, and how it can be summarised in seven...

Twenty Years of Failure

Publication | 5 November, 2015 at 9:00

Twenty years ago, the first genetically modified (GM) crops were planted in the USA, alongside dazzling promises about this new technology. Two decades on, the promises are getting bigger and bigger, but GM crops are not delivering any of them.

Ecological farming: Drought-resistant agriculture

Publication | 1 July, 2010 at 14:55

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...

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...

Herbicide tolerance and GM crops

Publication | 30 June, 2011 at 6:00

The widespread and increasingly intensive use of glyphosate in association with the use of GM (genetically modified) crops poses further risks to the environment and human health.

Bees in Decline

Publication | 9 April, 2013 at 7:30

Honeybees and wild pollinators play a crucial role in agriculture and food production. However, the current chemical-intensive agriculture model is threatening both, and thereby putting food supply at risk

The Bees' Burden

Publication | 16 April, 2014 at 9:30

This study reports concentrations of pesticides found in pollen brought back to hives by foraging bees, and sampled using pollen traps or direct from the comb. This is one of the most extensive studies of pesticides in bee-collected pollen...

A Toxic Eden

Publication | 24 April, 2014 at 14:13

This study reports results from the laboratory analysis of ornamental plants sourced from garden centres, supermarkets and DIY-stores in ten European countries.

Plan Bee – Living Without Pesticides

Publication | 7 May, 2014 at 13:00

The drastic decline of wild and managed bee populations recorded in recent years in Europe and North America is alarming given our reliance on these insect pollinators for biodiversity and global food security.

Thai Rice Industry at Risk

Publication | 12 October, 2010 at 9:46

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...

GM Contamination Register Report 2007

Publication | 28 February, 2008 at 8:55

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.

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | 19 July, 2010 at 9:00

The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.

Genetically Engineered Maize: The Reality Behind the Myths

Publication | 1 March, 2011 at 14:06

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 Livestock

Publication | 12 February, 2013 at 12:41

Options for reducing livestock production and consumption to fit within ecological limits, with a focus in Europe.

Golden Illusion

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 19:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

Recipes against hunger

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

Maize under threat

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

GE oilseed rape – out of control in Canada

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

The future of farming

Publication | 17 April, 2001 at 0:00

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

The impact of GM corn in Spain

Publication | 26 August, 2003 at 0:00

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 0:00

Precaution Before Profits - GE field trials put our environment, food and fields at risk

Publication | 2 July, 2003 at 0:00

Field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Thailand threaten irreversible environmental harm, increasing the risk of GE contamination in our food and in our fields.

Patented papaya - Extending control over food & fields

Publication | 2 July, 2003 at 0:00

Genetically engineered papaya - unknown plant

Publication | 3 July, 2003 at 0:00

Genetic engineering is a crude and old fashioned technology. The mechanism by which genetically engineered (GE) papaya is resistant to Papaya Ringspot virus (PRSV) is not known. The environmental risks of GE papaya are difficult to define because...

The European Union’s new labelling rules for food and feed - Implications for the...

Publication | 2 July, 2003 at 0:00

The European Union's new Regulation on genetically engineered (GE) food and feed together with the regulation on traceability were finally adopted on July 2nd 2003 by the European Parliament. These regulations will substantially change the rules...

Monsanto & Genetic Engineering - Risks for Investors

Publication | 16 April, 2003 at 0:00

GE company Monsanto received the lowest environmental rating from Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. This implies the firm has above risk exposure and less sophisticated management than peers. The report illustrates that Monsanto faces business...

Executive summary: Monsanto & Genetic Engineering - Risks for Investors

Publication | 16 April, 2003 at 0:00

Executive Summary of Innovest report on Monsanto's GE strategy

Monsanto’s risk evaluation

Publication | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

GE animal feed is sneaking into the food chain

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

The false promise of genetically engineered rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Glyphosate-tolerant crops in the EU

Publication | 30 October, 2012 at 15:51

Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace International to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by the authorisation of the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant, genetically-engineered...

Picking Cotton

Publication | 15 June, 2010 at 9:30

This case study shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically and without genetic engineering and toxic chemicals.

Monsanto out of our food

Publication | 23 January, 2003 at 0:00

A Greenpeace International Briefing prepared for the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 2003. Monsanto is the leading company responsible for contaminating the environment with genetically engineered crops. Its products accounted...

The False Promise of Genetically Engineered Rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

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...

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 0:00

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...

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

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 0:00

GE Bt rice Science briefing

Rice at Risk - Genetically engineered Bacterial Blight resistence rice

Publication | 13 April, 2005 at 0:00

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

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