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.

The latest updates


China's Toxic Pesticide Cocktail

Video | 2009-04-09 at 14:05

There's a toxic cocktail of pesticides sprayed on to our vegetables and fruits everyday – strong enough to kill baby chicks that happen to walk into greenhouse at the wrong time.

Pesticides: not your problem?

Feature Story | 2009-04-09 at 8:00

Hungry? Well, you won’t be after you watch our video below on pesticide use in China or hear about our latest research which puts big name supermarkets to shame.

Our polar bear wallpapers list out which

Image | 2009-01-15 at 10:00

Our polar bear wallpapers list out which brands of snack foods and drinks have said no to GE and those which haven't.

China's dead lakes

Feature Story | 2009-01-09 at 10:00

In the summer of 2007 a thick toxic blanket of blue-green algae covered Lake Tai (Taihu) in Jiangsu province. The government earmarked billions of renminbi to clean it up but next year the same thing happened again. What is going wrong?

Tai Lake in summer 2007 was covered in a fetid algal bloom. Despite government...

Image | 2009-01-08 at 14:26

Tai Lake in summer 2007 was covered in a fetid algal bloom. Despite government efforts the same happened in 2008.

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