Ecological Farming and Food campaign

Greenpeace is campaigning for agriculture that is good for the planet and people. Healthy food grown with the environment — not against it. Farming that helps cope with climate change. Get involved.

Rice Farmers Planting Rice, Banaue, Philippines. The Banaue rice terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces were declared a GE free zone, by the provincial government in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

Quick facts about agriculture:

  • Ten corporations control nearly 70 percent of the world's seed market. This corporate control of agriculture means farmers have less choice.
  • Genetic Engineering does not feed the world. 99.5 percent of farmers around the world do not grow Genetically Engineered crops.
  • Industrial polluting agriculture uses synthetic fertilizers and toxic chemicals which pollute our water and soils – the very things we need in order to provide healthy food now and in the future.
  • Excessive use of synthetic fertilizers in industrial polluting agriculture contributes to climate change.

The latest updates

 

China hammers nails into the GE coffin – what country is next?

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | February 27, 2012

Recently China proposed to legislate against genetically engineered (GE) grains. This means that staple foods, such as rice cannot be researched, planted or sold on the Chinese market nor can it be exported. Greenpeace China has...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | February 14, 2012 2 comments

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...

Sustainable Agriculture Congress

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | August 24, 2011

Beyond population growth, and the bleak availability of food for a majority of people and climate change impacts, there are many compelling reasons to start growing for all of us to opt for sustainable agriculture. In fact, it is long...

In response to the Department of Agriculture

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | August 17, 2011

This letter is in Response to the article, “ DA biotech experts rap Greenpeace ” (Business Mirror, 15 August 2011, page B3). We feel that Dr. Candida Adalla, chief of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Biotechnology...

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