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 stench from the blue-green algae pollution is intense. This is Cao Lake in Anhui...

Image | 2009-01-08 at 13:52

The stench from the blue-green algae pollution is intense. This is Cao Lake in Anhui province, June 2008

Chemical farming is poisoning China’s water

Press release | 2009-01-08 at 10:00

Greenpeace reveals that in 20 out of 25 water samples collected in Lake Tai, the amount of fertiliser pollution exceeded the national standard. All of the samples are not fit for human use, and cannot even be used for industrial or agricultural...

The use of chemical fertilisers is causing

Image | 2009-01-08 at 10:00

The use of chemical fertilisers is causing a fetid blanket of algae covering huge areas of China's lakes.

Wildlife at Chao Lake in Anhui province covered in the blue-green algae sludge, June 2008

Image | 2009-01-08 at 10:00

Wildlife at Chao Lake in Anhui province covered in the blue-green algae sludge, June 2008

Blue-green algal bloom in Chao Lake in Anhui province. June 2008.

Image | 2009-01-08 at 10:00

Blue-green algal bloom in Chao Lake in Anhui province. June 2008.

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