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Genetic Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture

Hub | January 24, 2007 at 4:31

How harmful is Genetic Engineering? Is relying on toxic chemicals the only way forward? Can 'business as usual' in agriculture provide food for the future? Greenpeace is working on all this and more.

GE rice not wanted

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:00

In 2006 two scandals erupted when unapproved genetically engineered rice contaminated the global rice supply: LL601 and Bt63. These two events provide an insight into the real world implications of the growing of GE rice.

The case against GE

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:08

For thousands of years people have bred and grown crops for food. Seeds have been handed down from generation to generation until...

Herbicide use

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:09

It is not true that GE is a ‘green’ technology, which allows farmers to use less herbicides.

Is GE food safe?

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:12

Most genetically engineered (GE) crops are processed into food for humans and animals – but are they safe to eat?

Will GE feed the world?

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:14

Genetic engineering will not feed the world.

What is GE?

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:18

Genes are the tiny building blocks that make up every living thing. Genetic engineering is when genes from plants, animals or bacteria are inserted into plants or animals in a laboratory to create new organisms that would not occur naturally.

Bad for farmers

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:20

GE crops are not good for farmers. In USA and Canada where GE crops have now been grown for a decade, genetic engineering in agriculture has significantly increased the economic uncertainty of family farmers throughout the U.S. and the world.

GE medicine

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:24

Greenpeace's expertise is in environmental issues and focuses on the ecological risks connected with the release of GE organisms into the environment.

Food labelling in NZ

Page | February 1, 2007 at 3:37

New Zealand has poor food labelling regulations. We want them improved, so GE products are identified. We have the right to know.

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

New Greenpeace GE-Free Food Guide released

Press release | January 30, 2008 at 0:00

The latest Greenpeace GE Free Food Guide reflects a strong ongoing non-GE position from New Zealand food companies and an unprecedented anti-GE stance from Australasia’s largest food company.

New GE-Free Food Guide out now!

Feature story | January 30, 2008 at 0:00

The eagerly awaited sixth edition of Greenpeace's popular GE Free Food Guide is now out!

Greenpeace volunteer Aritra Ray hands out the GE Free Food Guide

Image | January 30, 2008 at 3:06

Greenpeace volunteer Aritra Ray (right) gives Kristine Walsh a GE Free Food Guide at Harvest Wholefoods in Auckland

GE Free Food Guide - 6th Edition

Blog entry by Nick | January 31, 2008

The sixth edition of our very popular GE Free Food guide was released this week. You can grab a copy at one of the many outlets around the country stocking the guide, you can download a PDF version to print or you can simply...

Farming and climate change

Blog entry by geoff | February 15, 2008

New Zealand's farmers are currently experiencing a severe drought that dairy farmer cooperative Fonterra warns may cost farmers $500M. The Government has been meeting with farmers this week to arrange a support package. The effects...

Emissions trading in the dairy sector

Blog entry by Nick | February 20, 2008

Tim Cronshaw had a very one sided article in the Press yesterday about what the Government's 'Emissions Trading Scheme' (ETS) may cost dairy farmers to reduce their emissions from cows, on the farm and energy used in the...

A quick response to the forest friendly furniture guide

Blog entry by Nick | February 26, 2008

The Forest Friendly Furniture guide released last month has made a splash almost straight away - and that's before we've sent it out to the 40,000 Greenpeace members. The Warehouse scored well and lost no time on making sure that...

Dairy farming and climate change

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:40

Agriculture and climate change

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:48

New Zealand is unique amongst developed countries in that almost half of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture sector. One third of these emissions are from nitrous oxide (from livestock urine, manure and artificial fertiliser)...

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