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Chinese people say "NO" to GE rice

Feature Story | 2011-02-23 at 18:23

“We don’t want GE rice!” is the clear message that has rung loud and clear in China. Here at the Greenpeace office in Beijing, we have been getting more and more calls and emails from parents, housewives, college students, seed sellers, and even...

Greenpeace China gets action on food safety

Feature Story | 2010-04-29 at 19:04

We’ve done it. After months and months of lobbying, Greenpeace China has got some big supermarkets in China to make some key promises on food safety. Let’s see what we’ve done.

China sells illegal GE rice seeds

Feature Story | 2010-04-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace China has discovered that genetically-engineered (GE) rice seeds are being sold illegally in Hunan and Hubei, China’s largest rice producers. As it is rice planting season now this has massive implications for the safety of Chinese...

China Environment Ministry lacks bite after 2 years

Feature Story | 2010-03-29 at 16:02

It's amazing to think that just two years ago China didn't even have an environmental body at ministerial level. Here’s what Greenpeace thinks of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), which marked its second birthday over the weekend.

China okays GE rice, doesn’t tell public

Feature Story | 2010-03-26 at 10:00

Greenpeace is still reeling from a shocking fax it was sent yesterday. China has been keeping secret that more than a year ago it essentially approved genetically-engineered rice and corn.

Supermarkets: the buck stops here

Feature Story | 2009-11-20 at 17:29

Earlier this year we released a report which showed supermarkets across China were selling fruits and vegetables with toxic pesticide residues. This week the government responded.

Nestlé feeds Chinese babies GE

Feature Story | 2009-09-09 at 8:00

Would you feed your baby GE food? In China, Nestlé does.

Illegal GE papayas in China

Feature Story | 2009-05-14 at 8:00

The Japanese don’t want them. Nobody except China and the US grow them. So how do you feel about eating genetically-engineered papaya?

The blame game

Feature Story | 2009-05-08 at 8:00

We asked Chinese shoppers who was responsible for making sure their food was safe. What do you think they said?

Monsanto: hands off China’s food

Feature Story | 2009-04-28 at 8:00

For the Chinese, rice is life. That’s why we took to the streets of Beijing today and told Monsanto where to stick their GE seeds.

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