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"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 16:50

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

Chinese Herbs

Publication | 2013-06-26 at 2:00

This report shows that Chinese herbal products were covered in pesticide residues considered highly hazardous by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some of the residue levels were hundreds of times higher than EU food safety standards. The...

Risky Business

Publication | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Continuous phosphate mining has increased the risk of disaster in the Longmen Mountain region with the dangers of mining near an earthquake zone seriously underestimated. The geological structure of these mountains combined with deep valleys, and...

Living with Danger

Publication | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

China is the world’s largest phosphate fertilizer producer. In its current state it is at serious overcapacity. By the end of 2011 this colossal phosphate fertilizer industry has left the country with 300 million tons of phosphogypsum, an...

Pesticide testing on Lipton Tea

Publication | 2012-04-24 at 12:00 1 comment

In February 2012, Greenpeace collected random samples of teabags made by the world's biggest tea brand – Lipton. Investigators randomly selected Lipton-branded green tea, jasmine tea, Iron Buddha tea and black tea from two supermarkets in Beijing...

Pesticides: Hidden Ingredients in Chinese Tea

Publication | 2012-04-11 at 12:30 1 comment

Tea drinking is one of China's most cherished customs; and tea a symbol of Chinese culture. Today, China is the world's biggest tea producer, with 20 tea-producing provinces and eight million tea growers. And the area of tea plantations and...

2010 Supermarket Ranking Guide

Publication | 2011-03-25 at 10:00

Does your supermarket make an effort to stock healthy, safe foods? Does your supermarket promise to eliminate five of the most hazardous kinds of pesticides? Find out which major supermarket chain in China and Hong Kong does the most for customer...

The Real Cost of Nitrogen Fertilizer (Summary)

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace has invited Professor Wen Tiejun and his team from the Renmin University’s School of Agriculture and Rural Area Development to present an analysis of China’s chemical fertilizer industry, nitrogen fertilizer use, its impacts, and...

“Chinese” Genetically Engineered Rice in Foreign Patent Trap?

Publication | 2008-05-08 at 19:47

Currently, climate change, deficiency of water resources and decreasing farmland threatens food production in China. At the same time the change of nutritional structure and population increase have resulted in rising consumption. There are...

Joint Statement on Fruit and Vegetable Legislation (only Chinese version available)

Publication | 2007-04-12 at 8:00

Joint Statement on Fruit and Vegetable Legislation (only Chinese version available)

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