Safeguarding Food & Agriculture

Greenpeace is campaigning for safe, ecological agriculture that's good for the planet and good for people.

China has one of the world's greatest agricultural dilemmas: it must feed over one-fifth of the world's population on just a fraction of the world's land.

Unfortunately, China has adopted an unsustainable solution: a chemical-intensive system of agriculture, with high levels of chemical pesticide and fertiliser use. What's more, our food supply is also threatened by genetically engineered foods – a move that would gamble with the health of millions of people.

Greenpeace is working in China and Hong Kong to protect our food from dangerous chemicals and genetically engineered ingredients, for the sake of our families and our future.

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Save the bees, save the humans

Image | 2014-04-28 at 5:30

Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems. A third of all our food depends on their pollination. A world without pollinators would be devastating for food production.

"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 16:50

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 23:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

This 'Sanqi' flower has a toxic secret

Image | 2013-09-30 at 8:00

A close-up of the Panax pseudoginseng, or 'Sanqi' flower. Wenshan, Yunnan Province. Panax pseudo-ginseng, has been well reputed since ancient times for its ability to quicken blood flow, dissolve stasis, and eliminate swelling and pains. Wenshan...

The 1960s "Green Revolution" was wrong - but we can get it right

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2013-09-24

The following is an excerpt from our report 'Chinese Herbs: Elixir of Health or Pesticide Cocktail?',  which can be read in full here . The so-called "Green Revolution" that William Gaud, Former Director of the US Agency for...

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