2013 Food & Agriculture Feature Stories

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No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job

Feature Story | 2008-11-12 at 15:09

New research from Austria shows that a commercial strain of Monsanto-made GE corn causes mice to have fewer and weaker babies. What is this doing to human fertility?

GE rice: not all it’s quacked up to be

Feature Story | 2008-10-20 at 6:00

Farmers across Asia are taking to bird-rice farming like a duck to water. It's not such a bird-brained idea. In fact the duck-rice farming method beats GE rice hands down when it comes to guaranteeing food security. Greenpeace tells you why.

Voice out for Mandatory labelling on GE food

Feature Story | 2008-06-12 at 10:42

Consumers have just won the battle in nutrition labelling legislation. But the fight for consumer's right to know has yet to finish. On 8th July, Hong Kong's Legislative Council will hold a committee meeting on Food Safety and Environmental...

Contaminated Chinese rice found in Europe

Feature Story | 2006-09-13 at 22:43

The genetic engineering industry sank to a new low when it was revealed recently that US company Bayer's field trials of genetically engineered (GE) rice had contaminated rice exports. Japan moved fast and banned the US rice from coming into its...

“The Land gives me rice, Rice gives me Life”

Feature Story | 2006-08-22 at 6:00

How did photographs taken by five rice farmers from Yunnan province, who’d never before held a camera, manage to capture the hearts and minds of urban consumers in some of China’s biggest cities? Four of the five farmer photographers, Bai Yun...

Doubled Food Brands Go GE-Free

Feature Story | 2005-09-15 at 6:00

While consumers in Mainland China enjoy the rights of being informed over GE foods as the government is practicing mandatory labeling, Hong Kong people have no idea on what is contained in the food that we consume everyday.

Illegal GE rice contaminated leading retailer in China

Feature Story | 2005-08-03 at 18:41

Greenpeace discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Carrefour’s store in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China. Carrefour is the largest foreign-owned supermarket chain store in China and the second largest retailer in the...

Future of rice hangs in the balance as Chinese Biosafety Committee meets

Feature Story | 2005-06-22 at 12:30

The Chinese Biosafety Committee, an official advisory group under the Ministry of Agriculture, is meeting in Beijing this week to discuss the possible approval of genetically engineered (GE) rice. We urge the Committee to call for immediate...

Guangzhou people are exposed to risks of untested GE rice

Feature Story | 2005-06-13 at 6:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Scandal: Greenpeace exposes illegal GE rice in China

Feature Story | 2005-04-13 at 6:00

In a startling development that may have repurcussions on exports of China's biggest crop, Greenpeace has uncovered genetically engineered (GE) rice, unapproved for human consumption, that appears to have been planted and sold illegally in China...

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