2007 Press Releases

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New report shows 2006 was worst year ever for contamination of crops by rogue...

Press release | 19 February, 2007 at 10:56

The huge and growing burden of contamination of non-GE crops by genetically engineered variants is highlighted today, as Greenpeace and GeneWatch publish “The GM contamination register report”, which provides a detailed overview of the...

Greenpeace calls for a Nuclear Free Middle East

Press release | 18 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today called for urgent discussions about a Nuclear Free Middle East to create a region free of all nuclear technology, civil and military, as essential to increasing peace and stability in the region. The international peace and...

Greenpeace Ready To Tow Stricken Japanese Whaling Ship Out of Danger and Prevent...

Press release | 16 February, 2007 at 1:00

The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza is less than twenty-four hours sailing from the disabled whaling factory ship, Nisshin Maru and has made a commitment to the fleet to assist the crew in any way possible and make an environmental impact assessment...

“Normalising” the IWC means Business as Usual

Press release | 15 February, 2007 at 7:18

After three days of meetings in Tokyo, the pro-whaling members of the International Whaling Commission have concluded that the best plan to move forward is to keep hunting more whales.

Greenpeace condemns Trafigura-Cote d’Ivoire deal as travesty of justice

Press release | 14 February, 2007 at 17:35

Greenpeace condemns the deal struck between the Presidency of the Cote d’Ivoire and the Trafigura group. Trafigura will reportedly pay € 152 million towards clean-up costs, without accepting liability or responsibility for the dumping of highly...

We Love Japan, But Whaling Breaks Our Hearts

Press release | 14 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists took to the streets across the globe on Valentine’s Day to send a message of love to Japan from twenty-eight different countries, while at the same time demanding the government end high seas whaling in the Southern Ocean...

High-Tech industry contaminating rivers and underground water in Asia and Mexico

Press release | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released ‘Cutting Edge Contamination: A study of environmental pollution during the manufacture of electronic products’ (1). The report shows that some of the electronics industries’ biggest brands, and their suppliers, are...

GMO contamination in Kuwait Revealed

Press release | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

In a Press conference today, Greenpeace released test results which revealed traces of genetically engineered organisms (GMOs) (1) in various maize based food products imported from the USA to the Middle East, including Kuwait.

illegal cod laundering in the Netherlands

Press release | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

Thousands of tons of illegally caught cod from the Barents Sea WAS landed in Dutch harbours in 2006, according to a new report released by Greenpeace Netherlands today (1). A lack of effective national legislation and poor international...

GE rice industry facing meltdown as global tide of rejection grows

Press release | 6 February, 2007 at 11:51

The global rejection of genetically engineered rice is revealed today as 41 of the world’s biggest exporters, processors and retailers issued written commitments to stay GE free. The worldwide tide of opposition is reflected in the new Greenpeace...

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