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Glyphosate's under the spotlight

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | March 30, 2015 1 comment

Pesticide Action Week 2015 had just started when I had read some interesting news:  "Roundup weedkiller 'probably'* causes cancer, says WHO study" The  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  – an agency affiliated...

'Golden' rice

Hub | April 7, 2014 at 18:00

The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Golden Rice

Page | October 22, 2013 at 23:30

The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Greenpeace alarmed at US-backed GMO experiments on children

Press release | September 5, 2012 at 17:22

Greenpeace has expressed alarm at a recent scientific publication that suggests researchers, backed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), fed experimental genetically-engineered (GE) ‘golden rice’ to 24 children in China aged between six...

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Agri Dept overrun by “monster crops”

Image gallery | April 18, 2012

Problems with the relatives

Blog entry by Ditdit Pelegrina | April 17, 2012

Gene escape from Bt talong could create problem weeds in the Philippines Genetically engineered (GE) crops risk harm to the environment and our health. But exactly what are the dangers and how might they occur? One danger often...

Bt talong unsafe and dangerous to environmental health: report

Press release | April 17, 2012 at 16:25

A new report released today by Greenpeace confirms the dangers of cultivating genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). The report, which focuses on Bt eggplant, a GMO variety currently being field-tested in the Philippines, details how the spread...

Leading scientist deplores lax Philippine rules on GMO trials

Press release | March 6, 2012 at 17:08

Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, one of the world’s leading experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Tuesday scored the Philippine government’s policy of allowing open field trials of GMO crops despite the absence of prior testing in...

International Rice Research Institute Deputy

Image | April 14, 2010 at 6:00

International Rice Research Institute Deputy Director General for Research Achim Dobermann receives a rice cake with the message "IRRI GO GE-Free!" from a Greenpeace activist.

A security officer tries to cover the photographer's

Image | April 14, 2010 at 6:00

A security officer tries to cover the photographer's lens during a Greenpeace activity at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Greenpeace activists installed a 'historical' marker in the International Rice Research (IRRI).

US court ruling on GMO rice affirms danger of Bayer crops

Press release | December 9, 2009 at 8:00

A United States federal jury ruling on 4 December 2009, that Bayer CropScience LP must pay US$2 million to two Missouri farmers, affirms that the responsibility for the consequences of contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMO) rests...

Smart Breeding: Marker-Assisted Selection, a non-invasive biotechnology alterative to...

Publication | November 13, 2009 at 8:00

While genetically-engineered plants have gained much public attention, another modern breeding technique called MAS (marker-assisted selection) has gone through a silent revolution in recent years.

Greenpeace begins harvesting of organic rice art in Ratchaburi

Feature story | October 31, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today announced the commencement of the first phase of harvesting from the giant organic rice art project in Ratchaburi, beginning with the green rice variety. Greenpeace volunteers in Thailand planted the first 'Rice Art' project,...

Greenpeace begins harvesting of organic rice art in Ratchaburi

Press release | October 31, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today announced the commencement of the first phase of harvesting from the giant organic rice art project in Ratchaburi, beginning with the green rice variety. Greenpeace volunteers in Thailand planted the first 'Rice Art' project,...

GMOs not the answer – straight from the farmers’ mouth

Press release | October 15, 2009 at 8:00

A Thai woman is one of three farmers from around the world who are bringing the issue of the rejection of genetically modified (GMO) crops right to the European Commission’s front doorstep today. The farmers are meeting European Commissioner for...

Elephants for chang[e]

Feature story | September 14, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace embarked on an extraordinary 15-day journey with five elephants, to call upon world leaders, and Barack Obama in particular, to demonstrate audacious leadership and take immediate action to avert climate chaos. We all know that...

Food Security and Climate Change: The answer is biodiversity

Publication | September 2, 2009 at 8:00

A review of scientific publications on climate change adaptation in agriculture.

Negros: the Philippines' organic farming capital

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 25, 2009 3 comments

Last August 19, 2009  Greenpeace activists with 400 farmers and members of church and civic groups trooped today to the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP). The activity was...

Greenpeace volunteers unfurl a banner during

Image | August 19, 2009 at 19:30

Greenpeace volunteers unfurl a banner during a protest in front of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panglalawigan (SP) to uphold the ban on GMOs. Greenpeace is encouraging the Provincial Council to...

Negrenses rally to preseve the country's organic farming capital

Feature story | August 19, 2009 at 6:00

Around 400 farmers and members of church and civic groups trooped today to the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to uphold Provincial Ordinance 007, which bans the entry of genetically...

Greenpeace set up two doors in front of the

Image | August 19, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace set up two doors in front of the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to signify the choice between an organic, GMO-free Negros (Green) and a GMO-Contaminated future (black). Greenpeace challenged the Provincial Council members to...

Negros sustainable agriculture under attack

Press release | August 12, 2009 at 17:09

The Philippines is in danger of losing its organic farming capital because a provincial ordinance promoting sustainable agriculture is under attack. Greenpeace issued the warning today as a series of deliberations are launched in Negros...

Promote sustainable agriculture, support Negros's rejection of GMOs: Greenpeace

Press release | June 30, 2009 at 16:54

Greenpeace today called on the national government to follow the example of Negros Occidental in its vigilance against GMO crops (genetically modified organisms) to protect and promote sustainable agriculture in the country. The call came at the...

Greenpeace today marked the anniversary of

Image | April 25, 2009 at 23:11

Greenpeace today marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony to protest the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Calling for safe energy for the...

GMO Corn invades Filipino food and feed

Press release | April 23, 2009 at 19:05

Amidst continuing interception and seizures of illegal GMO corn varieties in Negros Occidental, Greenpeace today demanded that the Philippine Government issue an outright ban on all genetically-modified (GMO) food crops. Earlier this month,...

"Hands off our rice!"

Feature story | March 18, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine rice terraces in Ifugao, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have been declared a 'GMO - Free Zone'. And the first 'rice art' was planted in Thailand as a symbol of solidarity against genetically modified rice.

Ifugao Rice Terraces declared GMO-Free Zone

Feature story | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism (GMO)-Free zone. The historic declaration, which is in line with the province’s commitment to preserve...

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a geneticaly-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

Rice art in Thailand

Feature story | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show an...

Greenpeace supporters

Image | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice today in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show...

Greenpeace supporters

Image | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice today in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show...

Greenpeace supporters

Image | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice today in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show...

Lovers plant their love for Thai rice

Page | February 16, 2009 at 17:11

Bangkok, Thailand, 14 February 2009 -- Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valentine's Day today by planting rice at Suan Rot Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice". Jarunthada Karnasuta,...

Rice Love on Valentine’s

Feature story | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds turned up to plant rice on Valentine's day at a Greenpeace event designed to call on Thais to show real love for their own rice.

Couples plant rice seedlings on a model rice

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Couples plant rice seedlings on a model rice field. Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valetine's Day today by plating rice seedlings at Suan Rod Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice".

At the "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice" event

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

At the "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice" event to celebrate Valetine's Day, rice seedlings are prepared to be planted on a model rice field at Suan Rod Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice". Greenpeace is campaigning to protect...

Students plant rice in a demonstration field

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Students plant rice in a demonstration field. Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valetine's Day today by plating rice seedlings at Suan Rod Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice". Greenpeace...

Kids plant rice seedlings on a model rice

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Kids plant rice seedlings on a model rice field. Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valetine's Day today by plating rice seedlings at Suan Rod Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice".

Jarunthada Karnasuta

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Jarunthada Karnasuta, the permanent secretary of the MInistry of Agriculture, presided over the opening ceremonies by planting the first organic rice seedling at a model rice farm.Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists...

Thailand cyberactivists e-newsletter 29 January 2009

Page | January 29, 2009 at 12:06

Thailand supporters e-newsletter 29 January 2009

Page | January 29, 2009 at 10:45

The World is Watching

Page | December 9, 2008 at 16:04

Join activists from around the world by uploading your photo to be projected at this year's UN meeting on Climate Change. Let the government leaders know that the World is Watching what happens at this year's meeting.

Solar Generation and Greenpeace activists

Image | December 5, 2008 at 18:03

Solar Generation and Greenpeace activists along with coal impacted communities of Mae moh, install a photo voltaic solar energy system at the Occupational Patient Rights Network in Lampang, Thailand. The activity is part of Global Day of Action...

Stand up for your rice

Page | December 2, 2008 at 16:52

Top Filipino chefs pose for a photo after

Image | December 2, 2008 at 13:20

Top Filipino chefs pose for a photo after signing the “I Love my Rice GMO-Free” Chefs’ Charter at Mara’s Organic Market in Makati City. The Charter is a commitment to serve and prepare only non-genetically modified rice—or GMO-free rice—in...

I Love My Rice-GMO Free

Page | November 30, 2008 at 11:18

RP's top chefs unite to support GMO-Free rice

Feature story | November 30, 2008 at 7:00

The country's top chefs have signed up today as ambassadors for GMO-free rice.

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