2013 Food & Agriculture Feature Stories

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Urban Chinese Consumers' Attitude towards GE food and GE rice

Publication | 2005-03-14 at 10:00

Survey shows that Consumer rejection of GE foods is gathering pace in China. The survey was commissioned by Greenpeace East Asia in November, 2004 and was conducted by IPSOS Marketing Research & Consulting in December, 2004. The objective of the...

The Yunnan experience

Feature Story | 2004-11-03 at 10:00

The spectre of genetically engineered (GE) rice is looming on the horizon, especially in China where the government plans to introduce it soon. To see what is at risk from this dangerous gamble we have been visiting heartlands of rice production...

A child wearing traditional ethnic minority

Image | 2004-10-19 at 8:00

A child wearing traditional ethnic minority costume

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

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