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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.

Problem: Our Food System Is Broken

Topic | 25 August, 2015 at 22:30

Greenpeace is launching a food revolution and we won’t be successful unless you and your friends take part. Our Food and Farming campaign envisions a future built upon “ecological farming.” It’s a future where progressive ecological farmers...

Europe's pesticide addiction threatens our environment - Greenpeace report

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 8:00

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 13 October 2015 – Industrial agriculture, with its heavy use of chemical pesticides, pollutes our water and soil and leads to loss of habitats and biodiversity, according to a Greenpeace report published today [1]. With almost...

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...

Pesticides are not needed to feed the world, UN says

Blog entry by Luís Ferreirim | 12 April, 2017 1 comment

“Pesticides, which have been aggressively promoted, are a global human rights concern, and their use can have very detrimental consequences on the enjoyment of the right to food.” This is the catchy introduction of the new report...

Exposure: The human cost of corporate crimes in Bophal portrayed in a photographic...

Press release | 13 August, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace today launched a touring exhibition of photographs of Bhopal by world renowned Magnum photographer, Raghu Rai (1).

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 24 June, 2013 at 6:12

Beijing, June 24, 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural...

After 18 years, Bhopal gas victims win legal battle against Corporate Criminal Warren...

Press release | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

The judgement by a Bhopal Court to reject the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea to dilute charges against prime accused Warren Anderson - former CEO of Union Carbide responsible for the disastrous gas leak - is a victory for the...

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