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

 

The genetically engineered "Golden" Rice lacks lustre

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-05 1 comment

Last week we wrote of the rather disturbing news that 24 Chinese children had been fed genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice  in a trial backed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), despite state authorities having come out...

24 children used as guinea pigs in genetically engineered "Golden Rice" trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-08-31 1 comment

The above picture taken from our 2004 'Rice is Life' tour where we captured images from traditional, chemical-free paddy fields. How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed...

It's about to get a little safer to drink Chinese tea

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2012-07-23

You may remember earlier this year we bought 18 tea products at random from nine tea companies in China, and after sending the samples to be tested discovered that a whopping 12 of the 18 samples contained at least one pesticide...

Tips for avoiding pesticide consumption

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-07-12 1 comment

Image © Greenpeace / Alex Hofford As the saying goes, we are what we eat. Which is why we have to be super mindful about what we're putting in our bodies, if we want to stay healthy. But how can we rest assured about food quality...

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