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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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...

The people of China want THEIR say regarding genetic modification

Blog entry by Yu Jiangli | 2013-07-04

Last month China's Department of Agriculture approved three biosafety certificates for soybean imports. Their decision triggered a heated debate among the Chinese public and media. China first approved the import of genetically...

Exported: Chinese herbs laced with toxic pesticides

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 2013-07-03

Although widely known since 2009 as the world's largest exporter, a new Greenpeace East Asia investigation has now revealed that China is also exporting traditional Chinese herbs laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues. ...

Toxic pesticides cocktail found in Chinese herbs sold in Europe and North America

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 0:09

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed traditional Chinese herbal products being exported to Europe and North America are laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, many of them exceeding levels considered safe by food and...

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