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Toxic pesticides cocktail found in Chinese herbs sold in Europe and North America

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 0:09

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed traditional Chinese herbal products being exported to Europe and North America are laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, many of them exceeding levels considered safe by food and...

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 2013-06-24 at 19:00

Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural chemicals.

Phosphate mining in earthquake-stricken area increases risk of further disaster and...

Press release | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Beijing, 16/04/2013: Greenpeace and Chengdu-based environmental NGO Hengduan Mountain Research Society have released a joint report on the hazards of phosphate mining activities in Longmen Mountain, an area severely stricken by the devastating...

Huge piles of hazardous solid waste dumped in Sichuan Province

Press release | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

Beijing, April 2, 2013 - Investigations made by Greenpeace East Asia have exposed the dumping of massive amounts of hazardous waste in the Southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The stacks of phosphogypsum, a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer...

Lipton tea bags laced with toxic pesticides

Press release | 2012-04-24 at 12:12

April 24, 2012, Beijing – A Greenpeace investigation has found that Lipton, the world’s best-selling tea brand, sold tea bags to Chinese consumers that violated Chinese laws and failed EU safety standards.

Banned pesticides found in teas produced by popular Chinese tea brands

Press release | 2012-04-11 at 13:00

A Greenpeace investigation has found pesticides banned for use on tea in the products marketed by some of China's top tea companies. Some of the firms, which include China Tea, Tenfu Tea and China Tea King, export tea products to Japan, the US...

Greenpeace finds banned pesticides

Press release | 2012-01-10 at 20:16

How safe is your produce? That produce you buy at the big, shiny retailer stores? Greenpeace finds that there's a chance your produce contains pesticides, the real dangerous ones. But that's where our supermarket guide comes in handy.

Tesco produce in China unsafe for three years now

Press release | 2011-11-14 at 20:00

Beijing – After three years of independent testing, produce sold at Tesco supermarkets in China continues to show levels of pesticides far above the legal limit, according to new results released by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace testing finds illegal pesticide levels in Tesco's China produce

Press release | 2011-09-08 at 18:46

Greenpeace has called on UK supermarket giant Tesco to sell safe food in China after testing revealed illegal levels of pesticides in agricultural products sold at Tesco's China stores. Greenpeace-commissioned testing of fruit, vegetables and...

Children and Infants in China at Risk of Eating Food Contaminated by Illegal GE Rice

Press release | 2011-04-20 at 13:10

Greenpeace testing has found illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in baby formulas and dried noodles, as well as rice purchased from restaurants near schools in Hubei province. Illegal GE rice was present in samples collected from Beijing,...

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