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Farmer Loses Right to Farm GE Free, Monsanto Wins Right to Genetic Pollution

Press release | 21 May, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace is appalled at the result today in the case of Monsanto versus Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who Monsanto claims did not acquire a licence to grow his crop of canola. His crop became contaminated by GE canola fields near...

False hope: radiation monitoring in the Fukushima area

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 23 October, 2012 10 comments

Last week, three Greenpeace radiation-monitoring teams took to the streets of Fukushima City and the heavily contaminated region of Iitate to again record and assess contamination threats. Like earlier trips, we noticed decreased...

Six months later: communities are still suffering from one of Brazil’s worst...

Blog entry by Alan Azevedo | 6 May, 2016

Six months have passed since one of the worst environmental tragedies in Brazil’s history: the Samarco dam collapse . On 5 November, 2015, Samarco’s mining waste dam gave way, releasing a torrent of contaminated mud that killed 19...

Why are there pesticides in our eggs?

Blog entry by Christiane Huxdorff and Davin Hutchins | 11 August, 2017 1 comment

In case you missed the news this week, here’s what we know so far: during the first week in August, the Dutch food safety authority (NWMA) announced that they discovered tens of thousands of eggs contaminated with fipronil - a toxic...

Official radiation monitoring stations in Fukushima unreliable: Greenpeace

Press release | 23 October, 2012 at 6:00

Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2012 – Following new radioactive contamination checks in Fukushima City and the heavily contaminated Iitate(1) last week, Greenpeace has found that official monitoring stations systematically underestimate the radiation...

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...

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...

GE Technology out of control: Greenpeace discovers contamination from Bayer's...

Press release | 10 October, 2006 at 16:55

Test results released today by Greenpeace International establish that rice products being sold in the Middle East region have also been contaminated by Bayer's illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice grown in field trials in the United States.

GE Trees Briefing

Publication | 29 May, 2008 at 13:13

Genetically engineered trees posespecific environmental risks that are even higher than those of annual crops suchas maize or soy. Trees are long lived, wild and undomesticated species that are partof natural food webs and ecosystems, and hence...

A personal reflection on Fukushima, from a Greenpeace radiation expert

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | 12 March, 2013 5 comments

I remember the oppressive feeling around my heart when the first news came about the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japan coast, including several nuclear power plants, on 11 March 2011. //

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