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Greenpeace further exposes pesticide contamination of fruits and vegetables in...

Press release | 2006-06-12 at 12:53

Greenpeace today exposes three major supermarket chains in Guangzhou – Vanguard, ParknShop and Carrefour – are selling produce with illegal pesticides or pesticide residue exceeding standard.

Greenpeace launches Rice Farmers’ Photo Exhibition to promote sustainable agriculture

Press release | 2006-06-07 at 8:00

Greenpeace launches a photo exhibition today in Beijing to showcase rice farmers’ livelihood and modes of traditional farming in Southwest China’s Yunnan province. These photos are taken by five farmers who have never used a camera before. The...

Greenpeace exposes two supermarket chains in HK selling vegetables containing illegal...

Press release | 2006-04-17 at 15:27

Greenpeace today exposes Parknshop and Wellcome, the biggest supermarket chains in the territory, are selling problem vegetables containing illegal pesticide and excessive pesticide residue. Greenpeace’s sampling and investigation was conducted...

Stop GE experiment on babies now

Press release | 2006-04-07 at 11:42

At eight o’clock this morning, more than ten Greenpeace activists blocked the main entrance of the Murray Building with more than fifty Heinz rice cereal products, fifty papayas and a big banner of 3.5 x 2 metres, with a slogan “STOP GE...

GE Rice contamination spreads to Hong Kong

Press release | 2006-04-03 at 13:08

Illegal GE rice was found for the first time in Hong Kong food market, Greenpeace China announces today. The product in question is Heinz’s Baby Rice Cereal, previously exposed in the mainland to be contaminated by Bt rice genetically engineered...

The HKSAR Government’s four big lies

Press release | 2006-03-21 at 16:00

Greenpeace issues final warning to HK Government on GE contamination incidents

Press release | 2006-03-21 at 16:00

In a press conference today, Greenpeace strongly urged the Hong Kong SAR Government to take immediate measures to stop genetically engineered (GE) papaya from spreading and implement strict control to prevent the potential irreversible damage of...

Greenpeace urges HK Government to withdraw the misleading remark

Press release | 2006-03-15 at 10:00

Greenpeace today issued a letter to the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Chow Yat-ngok and demanded the government to withdraw the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department’s (AFCD’s) misleading remark on genetically engineered...

Illegal genetically engineered rice found in Heinz baby food in China

Press release | 2006-03-14 at 10:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in a Heinz baby cereal product sold in Mainland China, the first time worldwide that illegal GE rice contamination has been detected in baby food.

Unsafe GE papaya seedlings distributed by Hong Kong Government

Press release | 2006-03-13 at 13:12

Greenpeace food safety patrols today helped an organic farmer remove all genetically engineered (GE) papayas growing in his field and prevented further GE contamination by these plants. The seedlings of this GE papaya were distributed by the...

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