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“The Land gives me rice, Rice gives me Life”

Feature Story | 2006-08-22 at 6:00

How did photographs taken by five rice farmers from Yunnan province, who’d never before held a camera, manage to capture the hearts and minds of urban consumers in some of China’s biggest cities? Four of the five farmer photographers, Bai Yun...

GE Rice

Standard Page | 2011-07-11 at 17:22

GE rice was on the verge of approval for commercialization in China, the birthplace of rice. This move would have had devastating consequences: GE rice will be a severe threat to the genetic heritage of thousands of local rice strains, as well as...

“Chinese” Genetically Engineered Rice in Foreign Patent Trap?

Publication | 2008-05-08 at 17:47

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...

Climate Change and Food Security in China 【summary】

Publication | 2008-10-14 at 6:00

Climate change has become one of the greatestchallenges faced by the human race. It affects almost all aspects of our society, including food supply. Agriculture has long been the foundation of China’s social and economic development. With a...

Majority polled "Say NO to GE", Public Commands a Mandatory Labelling System

Press release | 2008-02-28 at 7:00

Hong Kong,28th Feb 2008 – Greenpeace releases today its latest survey on “Public Attitude towards GE Foods” at the Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. 96% polls consider it is their rights to know whether the food...

The Problems

Standard Page | 2011-07-11 at 15:00

Chemical-intensive agriculture is taking its toll on China. The massive, widespread use of toxic chemical pesticides and fertilisers is poisoning lakes and rivers, damaging the soil, killing wildlife and sickening people. Genetic engineering,...

GE Foods

Standard Page | 2011-07-11 at 17:30

The safety of genetically engineered foods is still a giant unknown. There is no scientific consensus regarding its long-term safety.

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

Press release | 2011-04-20 at 11:10

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,...

The blame game

Feature Story | 2009-05-08 at 6:00

We asked Chinese shoppers who was responsible for making sure their food was safe. What do you think they said?

Illegal GE rice found in baby food, rice noodles

Feature Story | 2011-04-20 at 6:00

With milk scares such as melamine poisoning not so long ago, you might be forgiven for thinking that soy- or rice-based baby formulas are a safer alternative. But that may not be the case, according to recent testing by Greenpeace.

Chinese people say "NO" to GE rice

Feature Story | 2011-02-23 at 15:23

“We don’t want GE rice!” is the clear message that has rung loud and clear in China. Here at the Greenpeace office in Beijing, we have been getting more and more calls and emails from parents, housewives, college students, seed sellers, and even...

Lipton tea bags laced with toxic pesticides

Press release | 2012-04-24 at 10:12

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.

2010 Supermarket Ranking Guide

Publication | 2011-03-25 at 7:00

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...

60% of Food Brands Refused Non-GE Committment

Press release | 2008-04-29 at 16:38

Greenpeace launches the latest “Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding GE Food 2008”. Amongst nearly 600 common food brands in the market, only around 40% pledged not to use GE ingredients. In the categories of chips and biscuits, even a lower record of 20%...

Greenpeace: The 12th Five-Year Plan Must Drive a Green Transformation

Press release | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

2007 review

Feature Story | 2008-01-09 at 21:55

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

Supermarkets and Food Safety

Video | 2009-10-06 at 10:59

Consumers tell us that they believe supermarkets need to play a greater role in food safety.

China's Toxic Pesticide Cocktail

Video | 2009-04-09 at 12:05

There's a toxic cocktail of pesticides sprayed on to our vegetables and fruits everyday – strong enough to kill baby chicks that happen to walk into greenhouse at the wrong time.

Greenpeace campaigner

Image | 2008-02-28 at 7:00

Greenpeace campaigner, Apple Chow, handed in the survey result to Dr. Philip Ho, Consultant of the Centre’s Risk Assessment and Communication Division.

Greenpeace campaigner

Image | 2008-02-28 at 7:00

Greenpeace campaigner, Apple Chow, handed in the survey report to Dr. Philip Ho, Consultant of the Centre’s Risk Assessment and Communication Division.

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