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

 

How ancient Chinese farmers had it right all along, and other eco-friendly rice...

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-01-03

In China's epic 7,000 year history of rice farming, all but the last 30 has been what we would call "totally organic." Unfortunately 30 years is enough to derail a very fine and long love affair, with two developments popping up to...

Why going organic is more than just a lifestyle

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-10-25

The above image currently making the rounds on the internet is a wry reminder that 'organic food', which is at different times branded as elitist, trendy, and only for yuppies, was once the everyday norm. And rather than seeing...

Romance in China's rice fields

Image | 2012-10-22 at 9:00

Having "Yangluo Rice" together is a way to show love for the young Dai people in Xinping country. Rice growing is an integral part of the community's history and culture. Just another example of why it is so important we protect China's rice...

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...

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