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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...

Greenpeace Welcomes Kraft Foods’ Commitment to Supply Non-GE Food in China

Press release | 2005-12-19 at 15:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the commitment from Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, to supply only non-GE food in China, starting from 1 January 2007.

Coca Cola and 106 Food Brands Commit to Supply Non-GE Products in China

Press release | 2005-11-13 at 23:03

Greenpeace today released in Beijing and Guangzhou the 'Shoppers' Guide to Avoiding GE Food 2005' based on the commitments made by Coca Cola and 106 other food brands to using only non-GE (genetically engineered or modified) ingredients in their...

UN World Food Day - Asians Call for Ban on GE Rice

Press release | 2005-10-14 at 8:00

Greenpeace, together with a coalition of 16 organisations from across Asia today issued a World Food Day statement calling for a global ban on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) rice.

Greenpeace launches “Shopper’s Guide to avoiding GE Food” with doubled Food Brands go...

Press release | 2005-09-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace today launched the 2005 edition of the “Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding GE-Food”. “We received the good news that two famous moon cake brands, Wing Wah and Kee Wah, have reacted positively to consumer demand this year and promised to phase...

Illegal GE rice found in Chinese supermarket

Press release | 2005-08-03 at 13:51

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Carrefour’s store in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China. Greenpeace demands Carrefour to withdraw and stop selling rice from Hubei, and warns that other retailers...

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

Press release | 2005-06-21 at 8:00

The Chinese Biosafety Committee is meeting in Beijing this week to discuss the possible approval of genetically engineered (GE) rice, amid growing national and international turmoil over the illegal spread of untested GE rice from field trials in...

Illegal GE rice contamination spreads to major Chinese city

Press release | 2005-06-13 at 8:00

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.

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