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Pesticide testing on Lipton Tea

Publication | 2012-04-24 at 12:00 1 comment

In February 2012, Greenpeace collected random samples of teabags made by the world's biggest tea brand – Lipton. Investigators randomly selected Lipton-branded green tea, jasmine tea, Iron Buddha tea and black tea from two supermarkets in Beijing...

Toxic tea turns up in China

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-04-18

Last week Sonia Legg of Reuters produced this report on our recent investigation into banned pesticides on some of China's most popular tea products: Transcript: China is the world's largest tea...

The bitter story of the Chinese word for tea

Feature Story | 2012-04-17 at 12:30 1 comment

The story behind the Chinese word for tea (茶) reveals two faces to a seemingly innocuous word. Next time you brew a pot, ask yourself, are you drinking pure tea, or something much more dangerous?

Organic farming on the hillside of Danba

Image | 2012-04-16 at 12:00

The Tibetan villagers in this area of Danba, Sichuan don't use chemical pesticides, and use only natural fertilizers like cow manure. In the backdrop the fog rolls in over the mountains making for a majestic setting.

Pesticide pollution: Chinese tea may not be safe to drink

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-04-13 5 comments

Drinking tea is an essential and much cherished part of Chinese culture. It's the pride of the nation, so to speak, and this tea is exported to around the globe. But is China's tea actually safe to drink? A few months ago we...

Pesticides: Hidden Ingredients in Chinese Tea

Publication | 2012-04-11 at 12:30 1 comment

Tea drinking is one of China's most cherished customs; and tea a symbol of Chinese culture. Today, China is the world's biggest tea producer, with 20 tea-producing provinces and eight million tea growers. And the area of tea plantations and...

Break-time in the rice fields of Weixi

Image | 2012-04-09 at 12:00

Five rice farmers from the Yunnan Province with no experience in photography were given a camera and asked to document their sustainable rice farming methods over the space of a year to highlight the potential of ecological agriculture. The...

Five myths surrounding genetically modified foods - BUSTED!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-13 1 comment

Image © Greenpeace / John Novis We believe genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should not be released into the environment since there is not an adequate scientific understanding of their impact on the environment and human...

China drafts legal proposal to completely shut down GE rice

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-22

We're ecstatic to announce a new legal initiative in China that's set to keep GE away from the country's staple food. "This is actually a world-first initiative that deals with GE food legislation at state law level," said Fang...

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