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Illegal GE rice contamination spreads to major Chinese city

Press release | 2005-06-13 at 8:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Guangzhou people are exposed to risks of untested GE rice

Feature Story | 2005-06-13 at 8:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Yak and sheep bathing at Eling Lake

Image | 2005-06-12 at 9:00

Yak and sheep bathing at Eling Lake. The water level of Eling Lake has been reduced to a record low. In the past 50 years, the water level was reduced by 3-4 years. The wetlands along the lakes are seriously deteriorating.

A saline deposit is the only evidence left

Image | 2005-06-11 at 9:00

A saline deposit is the only evidence left of a small lake in the Star Sea Lake area which completely dried up only 4 years ago in 2001. Greenpeace believes the burning of fossil fuels has contributed to global warming and rapid lake water reduction.

A comparison of Halong Glacier between 1981

Image | 2005-06-08 at 9:00

A comparison of Halong Glacier between 1981 and 2005. According to the analysis done by the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the glacier retreated by over 400 metres between 1966...

This desert did not exist 2

Image | 2005-06-06 at 9:00

This desert did not exist 2-3 years ago and has already encroached around 8 kilometres into previously lush grassland.

This desert did not exist 2

Image | 2005-06-06 at 9:00

This desert did not exist 2-3 years ago and has already encroached around 8 kilometres into previously lush grassland.

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