2007 Food and Agriculture Press Releases

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Unauthorized U.S. genetically engineered rice found in Beijing

Press release | 2007-11-20 at 10:00

Greenpeace warned that unauthorized genetically engineered (GE) rice from the U.S. was found for the first time on supermarket shelves in Beijing. The environmental group urges the U.S. government to strengthen export control of food products...

Greenpeace Found GE Ingredients in Glico and Metro Products

Press release | 2007-06-14 at 8:00

Japanese food producer Glico and German retail chain Metro were found to be selling genetically engineered (GE) food products in China, according to a test by Greenpeace. The environmental group criticized the two companies for having a...

Escalating pressure to prompt food safety legislation timetable

Press release | 2007-04-16 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists today occupy the lift lobby of Central's Murray Building, where the headquarters of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau (HWFB) is located, with a banner "Safe Vegetables Now!", showing their dissatisfactory on the...

Greenpeace further exposes loopholes in vegetables monitoring

Press release | 2007-04-12 at 8:00

Greenpeace today further exposes loopholes in Hong Kong vegetables monitoring system, including banned pesticide still being found in vegetables available in wet markets; Man Kam To Food Control Office have exaggerated the frequency of sampling...

Greenpeace demands for clear standards for residual pesticides

Press release | 2007-01-24 at 10:00

Greenpeace offered a bottle of toxic fruits to Mr. York Chow, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, today before the Legislative Council Motion debate for food safety. The group strongly condemns the SAR government’s incompetence and...

Urgency for food safety legislation as toxic fruits and vegetables found repeatedly

Press release | 2007-01-23 at 10:00

Fruit samples were found for the first time by Greenpeace to contain methamidophos, a banned pesticide of high toxicity, including on popularly consumed strawberry and tangerines. One sample was even found contaminated by 13 types of pesticide.

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