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Road of Rice

Feature Story | 2004-10-08 at 8:00

The United Nations has declared the year 2004 “The International Year of Rice” in order to promote sustainable production of rice. China is one of the centers of origin and biodiversity of rice. It is also the largest production and consumption...

Shoppers in a Hualian supermarket in Shanghai

Image | 2004-09-26 at 9:00

Shoppers in a Hualian supermarket in Shanghai, the first chain in China to label non-GE foods.

First Supermarket in China acts to protect consumer rights

Feature Story | 2004-09-26 at 8:00

Many Shanghai consumers are concerned about GE food but they have not been given the information to make their choice. Until now. The Hualian supermarket chain, in cooperation with Greenpeace, is labelling products 'non-GE' where manufacturers...

A rice farmer of the Hani people in Yunnan

Image | 2004-06-28 at 9:00

A rice farmer of the Hani people in Yunnan Province, China, holds a handful of rice grains. Traditionally farmed heirloom varieties of rice are under threat from GE varieties.

Hani women are weeding together a paddy terrace

Image | 2004-06-24 at 9:00

Hani women are weeding together a paddy terrace, Yunnan Province, China. Weeding a terrace together shows a strong cohesion within the community.

China - protecting the homeland of Soya

Feature Story | 2004-06-14 at 8:00

Soya originated in China and has an agricultural history spanning over 5,000 years, but with the advent of genetically engineered (GE) soya all of this is now under serious threat. Through our GE campaign and our Great Cyber Wall we want to make...

The Great Wall kept out foreign invaders

Image | 2004-06-11 at 9:00

The Great Wall kept out foreign invaders, our virtual wall will keep out GE

Greenpeace activists today occupy the cranes

Image | 2004-04-28 at 9:00

Greenpeace activists today occupy the cranes of the "Winner" to prevent its cargo of GMO soya from Argentina, reaching Spain. In the foreground Hungarian activist Atilla Soos.

Seventy-Eight Food Brands Go GE-Free in China

Feature Story | 2004-04-25 at 8:00

Seventy-eight food brands today announced they are now officially committed to not selling genetically engineered (GE) food in China. These non-GE brands are listed in the first ever Shoppers' Guide to Avoiding GE Food in mainland China, which...

Chinese consumer loses GE Food labelling case against Nestle but vows to continue

Feature Story | 2004-04-20 at 8:00

China's first consumer court case on the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food has been rejected on technical grounds. Last year, a young mother from Shanghai, Zhu Yanling, sued food giant Nestle for not labelling the Nesquik which she...

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