A broken system

Our future is threatened by a runaway broken food system. Powerful forces are feeding our addiction to meat and dairy.

Corporations are destroying forests – grabbing land for cattle grazing, as well as for corn and soy feed. Cows, pigs and chickens are abused and slaughtered in factories.

And, livestock farming emits as much planet-heating gasses into the air as all cars and trucks globally.

What’s worse, megafarms receive obscene amounts of money from governments to expand. These farms expel animal waste pollution into our waterways that kills off marine life.

If we continue down this path, we will push nature to the brink and risk the spread of animal diseases that harm our own health.

Sustainable food for all

Greenpeace demands a healthy future that ensures our children live in a world with fresh air, abundant forests and a stable climate.

Luckily, a global movement is growing in response: one with the appetite for a better way of eating and producing food.

We must say no to massive government subsidies to expand megafarms. We must eat less meat and dairy and more plants.

We must demand a global food system that is fair and sustainable for farmers and food workers.

Together, we’re determined to change the future of food.

Things you can do

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Publications

Making Mincemeat of the Pantanal

March 2021

World’s largest meat processor JBS and its leading competitors slaughtered cattle purchased from ranchers linked to the 2020 Pantanal fires.

The Wild West Atlantic: The Impact of Overfishing in the South West Atlantic Ocean

October 2019

The Blue Hole is in danger from overfishing, destructive fishing practices and the inability of states to cooperate to ensure that marine ecosystems are effectively protected, and fisheries sustainably managed.

Sharks Under Attack

June 2019

Shark catches must be dramatically reduced if we want to see healthy oceans for future generations.

A Waste of Fish

June 2019

Regional fish stocks essential to food security and livelihoods of communities in West Africa are under threat from the fishmeal and fish oil industry.

Licence to Krill

March 2018

Greenpeace investigations reveal how krill-fishing companies are expanding operations in the fragile Antarctic ocean, putting an entire food web at risk.

Less Is More

March 2018

Reducing meat and dairy for a healthier life and planet — the Greenpeace vision of the meat and dairy system towards 2050.

The Environmental Risks of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

January 2017

Neonicotinoid pesticides were first introduced in the mid-1990s and since then their use has grown rapidly so that they have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the…

Made in Taiwan

April 2016

Illegality and criminal wrongdoing in Taiwanese fisheries are increasingly well documented. Yet too often these very serious problems are reported and dealt with by Taiwanese authorities as if they were…

This Far, No Further

March 2016

Investigations by Greenpeace have shown industrial fishing fleets using destructive bottom trawling are invading previously pristine areas of the Barents Sea in the Norwegian Arctic.

Twenty Years of Failure

November 2015

Twenty years ago, the first genetically modified (GM) crops were planted in the USA, alongside dazzling promises about this new technology. Two decades on, the promises are getting bigger and…

Europe’s Pesticide Addiction

October 2015

Europe’s dependency on chemical pesticides is nothing short of an addiction. Crops are routinely doused with a variety of chemicals, usually applied multiple times to single crops throughout the whole…

Ecological Farming: The seven principles of a food system that has people at its heart

May 2015

We are living with a broken food system. It needs to be replaced urgently for the benefit of all people, and the planet. Greenpeace’s Food and Farming Vision describes what…

Pesticides and our Health

May 2015

Since 1950 the human population has doubled, yet the area of arable land used to feed these people has increased by only 10%. There are huge pressures to provide food,…

Smart Breeding

October 2014

GE crops are very limited in sophistication, being almost completely dominated by herbicide tolerance and insect resistance traits. Could the numerous tools of biotechnology deliver better outcomes? This report tries…

Plan Bee – Living Without Pesticides

May 2014

The drastic decline of wild and managed bee populations recorded in recent years in Europe and North America is alarming given our reliance on these insect pollinators for biodiversity and…

The Bees’ Burden

April 2014

This study reports concentrations of pesticides found in pollen brought back to hives by foraging bees, and sampled using pollen traps or direct from the comb. This is one of…

Golden Illusion

October 2013

GE ‘Golden’ rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE ‘Golden’ rice…

Oceans in the Balance

May 2013

Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Billions of people rely on our oceans for their food and for employment. In return, we are plundering the oceans of…

The Need for a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

May 2013

The current way of managing the high seas puts short-term corporate interests before the long-term health of our oceans. Unless action is taken to restore and protect the health of…

Bees in Decline

April 2013

Honeybees and wild pollinators play a crucial role in agriculture and food production. However, the current chemical-intensive agriculture model is threatening both, and thereby putting food supply at risk.

Ecological Livestock

February 2013

Human pressure on the planet is reaching a scale that could compromise the stability of the Earth’s systems. A group of influential scientists have recently identified nine planetary boundaries related…

Defining Ecological Farming

May 2011

Ecological Farming ensures healthy farming and healthy food for today and tomorrow, by protecting soil, water and climate, promotes biodiversity, and does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs or…

Emergency Oceans Rescue Plan

October 2010

Our oceans are in crisis. Hardly a week goes by without another major study linking the loss of marine biodiversity with human activity. Scientists repeatedly warn that many ocean ecosystems…