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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 2 comments

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...

It's about to get a little safer to drink Chinese tea

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2012-07-23

You may remember earlier this year we bought 18 tea products at random from nine tea companies in China, and after sending the samples to be tested discovered that a whopping 12 of the 18 samples contained at least one pesticide...

Tips for avoiding pesticide consumption

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-07-12 2 comments

Image © Greenpeace / Alex Hofford As the saying goes, we are what we eat. Which is why we have to be super mindful about what we're putting in our bodies, if we want to stay healthy. But how can we rest assured about food quality...

Soldiers on the border between Burma and China

Image | 2012-07-02 at 7:00

Burmese soldiers are seen here on the border between Burma and China. Taken in 2005 as part of a project entitled 'Rice is Life'. The project presented evidence showing the importance of rice and ecology and the interaction between rice and...

Think twice about China's soy

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-06-26

There are some foods that are just too important to mess with. In China, that's soybean. And yet every day we are seeing the security of this vital staple food become slowly eroded by the introduction of genetically engineered soy. ...

Snow White takes her message to the RT Mart HQ

Image | 2012-06-04 at 13:00

After a month of releasing a report that detailed RT Mart's pesticide addiction and collecting 4000 signatures for their petition, Greenpeace activists in Taiwan brought their message to the RT Mart headquarters. One of the campaigners delivered...

Vegetables in major HK supermarkets turn up with toxic pesticides

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-05-23

Last week Greenpeace campaigners in Hong Kong published testing results from some of Hong Kong's biggest supermarkets and found illegal pesticides and mixed pesticide use on many fresh produce samples. With Mainland China a major...

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