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Clone of Global campaigns

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Greenpeace is an international organisation, working across the globe on several priority campaigns. As well as the campaigns we're currently focusing on in the UK - climate change, protecting forests, defending oceans, and working for peace - other Greenpeace offices continue to work on challenging nuclear power, promoting sustainable agriculture and eliminating toxic chemicals.

Challenging nuclear power


Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants.

Owen Paterson accuses Greenpeace of witchcraft

Posted by Graham Thompson — 6 March 2015 at 5:39pm - Comments
by-nc-sa. Credit: Ben Stewart/Greenpeace
Where does he get his information from?

Owen Paterson MP, former Environment Secretary, climate sceptic and committed scourge of the ‘Green Blob’, is in South Africa promoting GM crops. Greenpeace has seen a press release issued on his behalf by a GM lobbyist, in which the following passage appears –

He castigated the fearmongering activities of Greenpeace, the anti-GMO activists… "Do Greenpeace supporters understand that they are truly wicked? It is eco-terrorism. It is witchcraft,” he emphasised.

Eco-terrorism and witchcraft. Crikey.

Owen Patterson on GM crops - Greenpeace response

Last edited 20 June 2013 at 2:08pm
20 June, 2013

In response to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ speech on GM crops at Rothamsted Research today, Greenpeace UK’s Chief Scientist, Dr Doug Parr said –

“It's a bit hard to take lessons on science from a climate change sceptic. Patterson’s inability to see the whole picture means he is missing the revolution in non-GM biotechnology which is making a real difference to lives now, while the GM lobbyists just carry on making promises. Patterson should be asking what works rather than blindly following agribusiness propaganda.

Greenpeace, GM food aid and Zambia

Last edited 4 November 2010 at 3:37pm

Maize from the World Food Programme in Zambia (c) Matt & Polly

Image (c) Matt & Polly

The programme What the Green Movement Got Wrong alleges that:

Greenpeace, Golden Rice and vitamin A deficiency

Last edited 4 November 2010 at 3:26pm

Greenpeace campaign about Golden Rice

Our 2001 campaign explained that there are cheaper and more effective methods of tackling vitamin A deficiency than genetically-engineered Golden Rice

Greenpeace, GM crops and world hunger

Last edited 4 November 2010 at 3:21pm

Global campaigns

Last edited 24 May 2016 at 7:45am

Greenpeace is an international organisation, working across the globe on several priority campaigns. As well as the campaigns we're currently focusing on in the UK - climate change, protecting forests, defending oceans, and working for peace - other Greenpeace offices continue to work on challenging nuclear power, promoting sustainable agriculture and eliminating toxic chemicals.

Challenging nuclear power


Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants.

Rice up against the twin threats of genetic engineering and climate change

Posted by jossc — 15 September 2009 at 11:38am - Comments

Last March hundreds of Thai Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers took part in an amazing experiment - to create a giant, beautiful organic work of art in the rice fields of Thailand's Central Plains.

Does rice really need to be genetically modified?

Posted by christian — 16 April 2009 at 1:03pm - Comments

The Philippine rice terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, has been declared a genetically-modified organism (GMO) free zone

In the world of food staples, rice has a pretty iconic status. Over half of the global population eat it every day. It has been grown around the world for over 10,000 years. It's cultivated in 113 countries. If rice was a pop group, it would be the Beatles.