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Silver Power: Swiss grannies challenge Government’s weak climate policies

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 25 October, 2016

The Paris climate agreement got some new teeth today when more than 450 women aged 65 and older submitted a legal petition to force the Swiss government to take stronger action on climate change. The complaint alleges that weak...

Switzerland stands strong against GE

Feature story | 9 March, 2010 at 0:00

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 Originally enacted in 2005, Switzerland will stay GE-free until at least 2013.

Living banner by Swiss activists against GE crops

Image | 16 March, 2008 at 16:59

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

Genetic Engineering Action at Expo 02 in Murten

Image | 29 August, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists dressed in traditional Swiss costume - called for a moratorium in 2002.

Genetic Engineering Protest on the railway line Bern-Zurich

Image | 24 August, 2009 at 16:46

2009: Greenpeace activists sowed the word "Gentechfrei" (GE Free) on the railway line Bern-Zurich. This has now grown and is easily visible. Greenpeace Switzerland called for an extension of the moratorium on growing genetically engineered crops.

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