Pesticides and our Health – a growing concern

Abstract Extract: The only sure approach to reducing our exposure to toxic pesticides is through a move towards a more long-term and sustainable approach to producing food. This will require legally-binding agreements to immediately phase-out all pesticides that are toxic to non-target organisms implemented at both national and international level.
Fundamentally changing our approach to farming involves a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture, which relies heavily on chemical additives, towards the full implementation of ecological farming as the only means of feeding the population and protecting the ecosystems we live in. Ecological farming is a modern and effective approach to farming that does not rely on toxic chemicals, and delivers healthy and safe food.

 

Contributor Greenpeace
Year Published 2015
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/agriculture/2015/Pesticides-and-our-Health.pdf

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

Abstract 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 Ecological Farming means, and how it can be summarised in seven overarching, interdependent principles – based on a growing body of scientific evidence.
Contributor Greenpeace
Year Published 2015
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/Campaign-reports/Agriculture/Food-and-Farming-Vision/

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The Real Green Revolution: Organic and Agroecological farming in the South

Content This report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges of establishing an organic farming movement that “can increase food security, reduce poverty and protect environmental resources” in the Southern hemisphere. Even though the report asserts that government policies are still needed to encourage the extension of organic farming, several positive trends are identified through a number of worldwide case studies.
Author Nicholas Parrott, Terry Marsden
Contributor Greenpeace
Year Published 2002
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country INDIA, INDONESIA
Country BURKINA FASO, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, MALI, TANZANIA
Country PERU
Link http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2002/1/the-real-green-revolution.pdf

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Ecological farming Drought-resistant agriculture

Abstract The report explores how farming can be more drought-resistant and more resilient to extreme events.
Contributor Greenpeace
Year Published
Link http://tinyurl.com/6weeq2o

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Defining Ecological Farming

Abstract The paper defines ecological farming.
Contributor Greenpeace
Year Published
Link http://tinyurl.com/d3png7n

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