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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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...

The deadly price of Sichuan's not-so-natural disasters

Blog entry by Lang Xiyu | 2013-08-28

Last month the Chinese province of Sichuan was victim to a prolonged and devastating rainstorm. According to online news outlets, the floods killed at least 68 people, with 179 missing and over three million people affected. In...

There's no such thing as pesticides on good bee-haviour

Feature Story | 2013-08-15 at 8:00

Whenever beekeepers run into Uncle Lee, they tend to bring up pesticides and ask when he's planning to spray. That's because Uncle Lee's honeysuckle field is located right next to a bee farm, and bees are highly sensitive to pesticides. As the...

Chickens, but no children, afforded protection from pesticides

Feature Story | 2013-08-14 at 8:00 1 comment

It's a common story across China: the young people have jobs or do business in the cities, leaving the elderly to tend to the village farms. Auntie Ye is illiterate, like so many of the honeysuckle growing farmers in the area. When asked how to...

Chinese farmers: working blind with toxic pesticides

Feature Story | 2013-08-08 at 8:00

Xiaogui belongs to the Hmong people, and already has seven or eight years experience in planting the herb Sanqi. Like so many people in his village, both him and his sister's sole income is dependent on farming, and their children often pitch in...

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