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Seeing is believing: Growing food for people, with people and with nature in Cuba

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | January 16, 2017

“Ojos hacen fe.” Those are the words of Lucy Martín, an inspiring Cuban researcher with Oxfam in Havana. She has lived through decades of change in Cuba, while remaining grounded in the reality of farmers there. She uses...

Hungary and the freedom I stand for

Blog entry by Katalin Rodics | April 9, 2017

In the winter of 2017, I received a call from a colleague about a small community in the Hungarian countryside, far from the busy streets of Budapest, that needed help. A Lutheran organisation had just launched a project with disabled...

Battle of the parodies - Fonterra answers Greenpeace video spoof with parody of its own

Blog entry by Phil Vine | June 15, 2017

“OMG - Dairy Bosses discover climate change - 20 years too late” Hot on the heels of Greenpeace’s parody video about Pure Dairy, the industry leadership has countered with a parody of its own. The Dairy Action plan 2017-2018, ...

The dairy farmer's daughter who locked herself inside an irrigation pipe to protest...

Blog entry by Rosemary Penwarden | August 26, 2017

I'm inside a pipe on the Canterbury Plains with Olga from Greenpeace. We each have an arm secured into a tube inside a two and a half metre irrigation pipe. We're in a ditch between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. Our pipe is one of...

11 things political parties should do now if they are serious about climate change

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | August 31, 2017

It’s the greatest challenge of our time and also a huge opportunity. Climate change is not merely an ‘environmental’ issue. It’s an existential threat to all aspects of our society and way of life. Acting now is a moral choice we must...

FAQ for September 14th Peaceful Disobedience

Blog entry by Andrew Tobert | September 13, 2017

If you’ve got loads of burning questions and want to know more then come along to the briefing on Wednesday, September 13th at Halo, 66B Wharenui Road.  Make sure you’re registered to get updates. How long do I have to stay?

From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 11, 2016

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

Budget 2016: If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.

Blog entry by Russel Norman | May 27, 2016

This budget shows that the Government’s fossil-fuel driven extractive industry based economic strategy is a slow moving train-wreck. After proclaiming in previous years that industrial dairy, coal, and oil would be the economic...

Is there a dirty big irrigation scheme planned near you?

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | September 2, 2016

In the last two weeks, one third of people in Havelock North have fallen ill with a gastro illness that originated in the town’s water supply. The source? Most likely contamination from cows, sheep or deer. By all accounts the...

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | February 19, 2013

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

Climate change, spiraling food prices and what the world must do next

Blog entry by Julian Oram | July 16, 2012

Finally, people are coming out in droves and talking openly about the links between climate change, extreme weather events… and food prices. In the US, one of the largest producers of wheat, soy and corn, the Department of...

Hope emerges from Fieldays

Blog entry by sboxer | June 16, 2009

The economic downturn in dairying is New Zealand’s best chance for a farming revolution. Our ‘Tried and True’ dairy at the 2009 Fieldays worked a treat. We were able to communicate directly with the farming and rural sector about how...

Bovines on buses

Blog entry by Kathy | October 6, 2008

It’s not quite snakes on planes, but Greenpeace’s new advertising campaign featuring cows on buses certainly gives new meaning to the term “movable feast” (if you’re not a vegetarian that is). The ads are intended to highlight the work...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

Brewing climate friendly tea in the garden

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | February 17, 2012

Recently, when I was attending my local community seed swop in rural Lewes in East Sussex, in England, I came across an allegedly environmentally friendly version of charcoal called biochar , which the industry mouthpieces are...

Wake up or become clones!

Blog entry by jacko | April 19, 2010

Okay, perhaps the headline is a tad sensationalist but after yesterday’s announcement that the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has approved genetically modified goats, sheep and cows at AgResearch’s Ruakura research...

An important message from a right wing capitalist

Blog entry by Geoff Ross | July 31, 2009

There's been some debate recently about the cost of setting emission reduction targets. To debate the costs is to have the wrong debate. It should be about the potential profit of emissions targets. New Zealand's biggest industries...

Hannibal Lactater

Blog entry by Kathy | April 6, 2009

Saturday was agriculture’s day in the sun at the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, with delegates discussing options for reducing the sector’s growing greenhouse gas. New Zealand made a presentation during the day and then in the...

Don the Swan Don!

Blog entry by Kathy | November 4, 2008

This is how good Fed Farmers President Don Nicholson would look in his personalised Swandri, if he was just brave enough to slip it on. Back in July, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to new Federated Farmers President Don...

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Smartfarming goes lakeside!

Blog entry by Kathy | October 13, 2008

Greenpeace fundraiser Chris talks through our Smartfarming campaign. Greenpeace took its Smartfarming message to the Central North Island at the weekend, with a presence at the hugely successful three-day Taupo ECOshow . Attended by...

Weaning off the pasture crack

Blog entry by Kathy | August 6, 2008

Another fantastic edition of new magazine GOOD has just hit the shelves, with one of the highlights being the article “The Real Dirt on Dairy Farms” (see page 4). Written by environmental reporting stalwart Dave Hansford, the piece...

Pedersen’s parting shot way off target

Blog entry by jacko | June 26, 2008

I get really annoyed with the rants from departing industry heads as they try to ‘leave us wanting more’ before they exit stage left. And so it was with Charlie Pedersen, soon to be ex-federated farmers president. Yesterday he...

Spades in boots

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2008

All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the...

What the heck are we doing here?

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

It was after about 11 hours of running between bunk and toilet late yesterday that I began to ask myself: "what the $%#@ am I doing? Is this really worth it? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME????!?!". Which brings me to what I am doing.

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...

Chinese children used in US-backed GE food trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan, GREENPEACE EAST ASIA | September 3, 2012

How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed a group of 24 children aged between six and eight years of age a potentially dangerous product that had yet to be tested on animals...

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto | December 10, 2010

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it...

Last refuge for scoundrels

Blog entry by Kathy | April 10, 2008

The Rainbow Warrior in Wellington with the Beehive in the background (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV There is a worrying trend among our political leaders to use an age-old but completely nonsensical and deplorable excuse for doing bad...

Extreme gardening

Blog entry by Tia | April 8, 2008

Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our...

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...

100 per cent pure misnomer – how clean green NZ is slipping from its perch.

Blog entry by Kathy | June 5, 2008

Land conversion happening in the Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo on the North Island. The land is being converted into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Greenpeace/John Cowpland Today New Zealand is playing host to the UN-sponsored...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by nyoung | February 13, 2012

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by...

Negotiation snakes and ladders

Blog entry by Phil | June 10, 2010

One of New Zealand's senior negotiators Helen Plume has reported back on behalf of the negotiators (it seems she got the short straw and chaired the attempt to get consensus) to report there was no consensus. So that means both the...

End of the tour but the fight goes on

Blog entry by Kathy | April 16, 2008

Waving goodbye to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Six weeks ago I packed my trunk in my bedroom in Grey Lynn Auckland, boarded a bus and rode downtown to Princes Wharf. There I walked up the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior. It...

Drama at climate talks – NZ agriculture plans in the balance

Blog entry by Phil | June 10, 2010

I’m currently sitting in one of the main meeting rooms at the climate change negotiations in Bonn while a major drama is unfolding – one that will determine the fate of New Zealand’s agriculture proposal in these talks. Two days ago...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:37

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:00

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:20

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:40

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008,Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:35

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Rotary hoeing "climate crime" into fresh pasture

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:59

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, rotary hoeing 4-metre high letters reading "climate crime" into fresh pasture. 2008 NOT FOR ARCHIVE OR RESALE

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming

Image | April 8, 2008 at 4:15

Greenpeace volunteer Tanith Carrington in the process of planting a tree as part of the Greenpeace reforestation activity on Landcorp land, near Taupo. Over 30 Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:50

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:48

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:46

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms.

Fighting Fonterra Climate Crimes 2009

Video | December 1, 2009 at 10:23

In 2009 Greenpeace exposed Fonterra's impact on climate change through a series of high profile activities revealing the dairy giant's climate crimes in New Zealand and overseas.

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