Our Work to Safeguard Food & Agriculture

Standard Page - 2010-11-12
We are working to stop the commercialisation of genetically engineered rice in China and to replace the current chemical-intensive agriculture with ecological agriculture. Doing so will not only improve food safety for consumers in China and Hong Kong but also protect our environment, improve farmers’ livelihood sand sustain our food supply.

We are working to stop the commercialisation of genetically engineered rice in China and to replace the current chemical-intensive agriculture with ecological agriculture. Doing so will not only improve food safety for consumers in China and Hong Kong but also protect our environment, improve farmers’ livelihood sand sustain our food supply.

Greenpeace food safety patrol activists help an organic farmer to remove all GE papaya trees and other contaminated papayas from his organic farm in Kam Tin, Hong Kong.

Greenpeace is working with the public, farmers, scientists, retailers and governments to promote the sustainable development of ecological agriculture.

Here’s what we are doing.

  • Investigation and testing: Greenpeace is conducting tests of fruit, vegetables and other foods for hazardous pesticides and genetically engineered ingredients for critical evidence to campaign for increased food safety.
  • Confronting supermarkets: Using evidence from our investigation and testing (see above), we pressure supermarkets and retailers to take greater responsibility for their supply chain and the health and safety of their customers.
  • Confronting food producers: Using evidence from food testing and consumer preferences, we pressure companies to adopt a non-GE policy for their food products
  • Supporting ecological agriculture: Greenpeace works with grassroots organizations, farmers and scientists to promote and research ecological agriculture.

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