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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...

These kumquats in Taiwan tested for over nine types of pesticides

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-15

Shoppers in Taiwan need to be beware that the juicy kumquats sitting on supermarket shelves may also contain a cocktail of potent chemicals . Greenpeace Taiwan have taken 58 pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables from supermarket...

We rank China's supermarkets: where you should shop and where you should not

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-01

Download our Supermarket Ranking 2011 infographic . According to our recent studies , most produce found at five supermarkets in China contain residues of one or more pesticides , and in some cases, these pesticides are either...

Time for an intervention: Tesco must end their pesticide habit

Feature Story | 2011-11-15 at 17:29

After three years of independent testing, produce sold at Tesco supermarkets in China continues to show levels of pesticides far above the legal limit. When is Tesco going to wake up and smell the chemically-doused produce? By Evan Brooks.

Greenpeace testing found genetically engineered

Image | 2011-04-20 at 13:00

Greenpeace testing found genetically engineered Roundup-Ready soy in Wyeth's "Nursoy" formula made for infants 0 to 12 months old.

The ingredient list of the Yili

Image | 2011-04-20 at 12:57

The ingredient list of the Yili-brand rice formula for infants 6-24 months, in which Greenpeace found genetically engineered Bt63 rice

Greenpeace testing found genetically engineered

Image | 2011-04-20 at 12:54

Greenpeace testing found genetically engineered Bt63 rice in 3 samples of dried rice noodles (2 of which were made in Guangdong), purchased in Hong Kong

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