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

 

Weak regulations allow 30% of supermarket products to escape GMO labeling - Greenpeace

Press release | 2015-05-11 at 11:30

Beijing, May 11 2015- Greenpeace East Asia released findings today revealing food containing unlabeled genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and illegal GMO rice content, is being sold across China’s major cities. The investigation highlights...

Shanghai 1- Beijing 0. The latest score in a food safety match.

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2015-04-09

As a proud Beijing citizen, I was appalled to learn that neighbourhood markets in the city are selling vegetables which are not only contaminated with chemical pesticides well in excess of Chinese standards, but are even worse affected...

Food is life. And food is as precious and varied as life itself.

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | 2014-10-16 1 comment

Today’s hashtag #WFD2014 marks the day that the world dedicates to food and nutrition. We are celebrating World Food Day with Ida Frosk’s Food Art .    Of course, it’s easy to celebrate food and its variety if your plate is...

Save the bees, save the humans

Image | 2014-04-28 at 5:30

Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems. A third of all our food depends on their pollination. A world without pollinators would be devastating for food production.

"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 16:50

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

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