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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Pseudo-ginseng farms in Yunnan, China

Image | 2013-07-01 at 8:00

A field covered in black netting enclosures a pseudo-ginseng farm in Dehou Town, Wenshan County, Yunnan Province. Wenshan is the origin and main production area for pseudo-ginseng and accounts for almost 98 percent of China's total pseudo-ginseng...

Chinese Herbs

Publication | 2013-06-26 at 2:00 1 comment

This report shows that Chinese herbal products were covered in pesticide residues considered highly hazardous by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some of the residue levels were hundreds of times higher than EU food safety standards. The...

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 2013-06-24 at 19:00

Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural chemicals.

Pesticides Cocktail

Image gallery | 2013-06-24

Bad neighbor: Yingfeng Chemical Plant in Sichuan

Image | 2013-04-22 at 8:00

Vegetables grow nearby Yingfeng Chemical Plant. Shifang City, Sichuan Province. Greenpeace has investigated the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer in Sichuan. Chemical fertilizers play an integral role in industrial agriculture and food...

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